The weekend's almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.
This is a hand-picked list of free apps we've noticed this week while assembling our regular App Deals roundup of new and discounted apps. We haven't reviewed them and we don't endorse them. As with the main App Deals column, apps can stop being free at a moment's notice if they're discounted, so grab them quickly if you're interested.
Ride 'Em Rigby - Regular Show From the publisher's description: "Help Rigby hang on for dear life as Muscle Man rampages through the park. Jump, duck and grab power-ups to keep your ride going as long as you can."
Tribal Rivals From the publisher's description: "Tribal Rivals is an exciting combat strategy game set in early 20th century Arabia. An epic story of revenge, leadership, and perseverance will lead you to build your village, train your troops, start or join a tribe, and wage battles against enemies and thousands of other players."
Sky From the publisher's description: "Fly, Jump and Clone yourself into a fantastic adventure with SKY. In this new game developed by the same team behind Phases and The Line Zen, you're in control of multiple characters as they run through a 3D mystical world filled with trouble."
Bloodline Beta From the publisher's description: "Join the last Royal Vampire, Lilo.I, and her companion Ron in their quest to save their loved ones from the Holyland in this new role playing card game that combines party-based combat, character customization and deep PvE, PvP, and GvG (Guild vs Guild) gameplay into one extraordinary package!"
Slow Down From the publisher's description: "Control time with the tip of your finger! Just tap the screen to Slow Down. Avoid all obstacles and collect stars to unlock new balls!"
Crazy Wheels From the publisher's description: "Crazy Wheels offers an exhilarating mix of amazing tracks and intense challenges. Feel the speed as you negotiate your way through the deadly survival courses. Perform death defying wild stunts, witness bone cracking impacts and lose a limb or few, and take it to the extreme!"
Time Adventure From the publisher's description: "Imte is an alien sent to investigate the forests of the alien planet “Threa.” But, he was absorbed in investigation and forgot where he parked his spaceship. You run into him while he his wandering around lost and he begs you to guide him back to his spaceship."
Doodle Jump SpongeBob SquarePants From the publisher's description: "The diabolical Plankton and his jailhouse crew have stolen the Krabby Patty Secret Formula! With Doodle Jump SpongeBob SquarePants, jump up and across Bikini Bottom, blast bubbles at baddies, and restore order to the sea."
To No End From the publisher's description: "A fast paced minimalist endless runner game that's easy to pick up but hard to master. Good luck!"
Uri and Cosmos From the publisher's description: "Uri and Cosmos are lost in space. Help Uri and Cosmos find a way home. The voyage will be difficult and Uri and Cosmos must make use of any technology available to them to meet each challenge in their journey."
Epic Adventures: La Jangada HD From the publisher's description: "Embark on an unforgettable journey in this epic adventure based on a Jules Verne’s novel! After Minha agrees to marry Dr. Manuel Valdez, they decide to hold the wedding in Brazil. However her father’s dark past threatens her happy marriage."
Tropical Farm Remix From the publisher's description: "Try to create a beautiful farm on a tropical island. At your disposal there will be goats, ostriches and even peacocks! Do not want to care for animals? Then you can grow a beautiful garden and harvest."
Eternity Warriors 4 From the publisher's description: "Hack through enemies as the mighty Warrior, slash them with the lightning-fast Assassin or rain down fire upon them as the unstoppable Mage. Choose which hero best fits your play-style and jump into the action!"
Exiled Gods From the publisher's description: "The Holy Gate has opened! It' time to build your legion of mythical heroes and lead them to fight against the most dangerous monsters and fiends. In Exiled Gods, you are the strategist who can choose from a diverse range of skills. Command your heroes and expel the darkness with destructive skills. A dangerous clash of the gods has begun."
Real Bowling Star From the publisher's description: "Real Bowling Star is one of the best bowling games in the Windows market. The high-quality graphics make players feel like they are at their local bowling alley."
2048 Colors + From the publisher's description: "Swipe to move the tiles. When two tiles with the same color touch, they merge to get new color! Try to climb up the score ladder."
Grim Legends 2 From the publisher's description: "Embark on a dangerous quest through mysterious ruins and magical woods in the second chapter of Grim Legends series. Save the young queen from a mortal danger and change the faith of the entire kingdom!"
Bubble Pet Journey From the publisher's description: "A lovely and cute graphic game with many cute pet animal tiger, frog, cat, dog...etc..covered by bubble, look kute, kawaii !"
Basket+ From the publisher's description: "Basket+ is an addictive ball game, the fun part in this game is that you can throw different balls on different courts. Check out which ball and court suits you most."
Imperia Online: The Great People From the publisher's description: "Join thousands of players in an universe that never sleeps! Take control of your state and expand it into a mighty empire!"
Tiltagon From the publisher's description: "Tilt. Fall. Repeat. Tiltagon is a hard arcade game where you tilt and fall. Many times. Sometimes you also explode."
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