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.
Fallout Pip-Boy From the publisher's description: "This app lets your portable device interact with Fallout 4 on your Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or PC. Away from your game system? No problem! Pip-Boy will remember your status and allow you to access your data while on the go."
Fast Like A Fox From the publisher's description: "One of the most fun and fastest platformers ever created with unique tap control! Play now for free! The game uses your device’s internal sensors to detect movement. Make the Fox run by tapping the back of your device with your fingers! Shaking and tilting the device will also work, but you will lose precision."
Dead Effect 2 From the publisher's description: "Looking to push the boundaries of mobile gaming to another level, Dead Effect 2 is a console-quality action sci-fi shooter with RPG elements. Follow the enticing storyline, train and develop your character, collect and upgrade weapons, gear and high-tech body implants."
Jungle Legend From the publisher's description: "Let`s create legend with Elvis! Crush enemies and complete the mission! Beat the crazy Ironhide, collect cute pets, and find the hidden secrets together."
King's Command From the publisher's description: "Based on a classic fantasy world, King’s Command is a Real-time Strategy Simulation Game based on the fierce power struggle between the 3 kingdoms."
Amazing Loot Grind From the publisher's description: "All the fun of opening the chest, without having to run the dungeon! The evil wizard, RNG, has stolen all of your hard-earned loot, and hidden it in countless treasure chests! To get it back, you must use your skill at opening treasure chests, to, well... open treasure chests."
Rayman Fiesta Run From the publisher's description: "If you enjoyed Rayman Jungle Run, winner of the App Store’s BEST of 2012, you will love Rayman Fiesta Run and its new wacky Fiesta world! Lunge for cocktail umbrellas, leap on limes and punch those piñatas…the sky’s the limit!"
Magic Touch: Finger Twister From the publisher's description: "Magic touch promises fun for everyone – you can play over 80 levels as a single player or, have a party: Magic Touch also offers over 200 levels with simultaneous multiplayer gameplay for 1,2,3,4 or up to 11 players at a time."
Stratego Multiplayer From the publisher's description: "Play the best Strategy game ever! The classic board game of battlefield strategy, now available on iOS! Do you have what it takes to achieve victory against players all over the world on the battlefield? Defeat your opponents in the official Stratego ® Multiplayer battles!"
Asgard Run From the publisher's description: "Sprint into a high-speed adventure with your chosen hero on a quest to save Asgard! Use speedy reflexes to avoid hazards and grab awesome power-ups. Time epic attacks against gruesome mythological foes in high-speed running battles."
Tesla Wars From the publisher's description: "Gather up all the strategic thinking and all the reaction speed you have to beat off the endless attacks of merciless enemies armed with chainsaws, fuel tanks and missiles. Shoot the sole Tesla Tower charges to crush the land, air and even underground strikes."
Retroids From the publisher's description: "Ah!, the ARCADE. That one place where kids growing up in the ’80s could stay for hours on end every day of the week playing the Best Classic Arcade Games. Where we first discovered maze patterns, punching kangaroos and outer space madness. It was a place where putting your quarter up on the machine meant you were next in line. A place where new games could pop up any day of the week."
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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