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.
UniWar From the publisher's description: "UniWar is a classic multiplayer turn-based strategy game with an online community. Players take turns building their army and fighting against each other. It is like chess with multiple races and boards where terrain affects attack and mobility of units."
Gunship Strike 3D From the publisher's description: "Gunship Strike puts you in the gunner seat of the most powerful combat helicopters. Strategically fire your powerful machines guns and devastating missiles to slay hordes of enemies across the world. Guide with precision your combat helicopter and demolish the enemy military bases in the world’s greatest combat experience!"
Tap Heroes RPG From the publisher's description: "Tap Heroes will tell you an amazing story full of fantastic adventures. Your hero will gain experience and become stronger. He will learn many skills and abilities to defeat the insidious enemies. Along the way you will come across all sorts of shops where you can buy new equipment and weapons."
Atlantic Fleet Lite From the publisher's description: "Atlantic Fleet is a turn-based tactical and strategic simulation of the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II. Take command of surface ships, submarines as well as carrier and land based aircraft in a deadly struggle for control of the shipping lanes."
VR Aquadrome Virtual Racing From the publisher's description: "Finals of the extreme motorboat racing championship are in their climax! Five audacious pilots are ready to fight to the end to win in the hardest water track running through picturesque tropical landscapes and ruins of an ancient city ensepulchered in the flood. "
Shadow Seekers From the publisher's description: "It’s in the darkest times that light shines the brightest. After the great Aspect Wars ended, the world lies in ruin. Undead and demons, along with more mundane monsters and bandits roam the land. But hope is not lost!"
Super Hexagon From the publisher's description: "Super Hexagon is a minimal action game by Terry Cavanagh, with music by Chipzel. Super Hexagon was a best of 2012 runner up for game of the year on the app store."
Spirit From the publisher's description: "Take control of Spirit in an intense retro inspired arcade experience, reinvented for iPhone and iPod Touch. Guide Spirit against many different enemy types, and distort space to force them into another dimension. Features a fluid, easy to play yet hard to master control system. Relative movement allows you to keep your finger out of the way of the action."
Starseed Origin From the publisher's description: "Pilot the Starseed and perform bombing runs on massive dreadnoughts in the depths of space. Each vanquished dreadnought brings a new Starseed form and new weapon types."
AirAttack HD From the publisher's description: "AirAttack HD - is Award Winning next-generation top down air combat shooter with stunning 3D graphics alongside great audio, effects and awesome gameplay."
Alchemists From the publisher's description: "The Alchemists is an original boardgame designed for 2 - 4 players (ages 8 and above). You play an alchemist of the kingdom. Your goal is to score the highest number of Victory Points by making potions. Challenge your friends on the same iPad, or fight against the A.I. - up to 4 simultaneously ! "
Siege From the publisher's description: "Command a colony on a distant planet as alien creatures attempt to lay waste to your base. Use credits gained to purchase upgrades or make use of special abilities to defend against the onslaught."
Imperia Online 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! Recruit soldiers and command huge armies into epic battles and crush all those who oppose you!"
Storm Of Wars From the publisher's description: "Storm of Wars brings real-time strategy combats to a kingdom building war game. It features fast-paced combat in cities and epic real-time wars on the world map that impact gameplay and strategy in fun, unexpected ways!"
Dragon Friends From the publisher's description: "Collect awesome unique dragons while personalizing your mystical island on Windows 10! Socialize with your best friends and family online with infinite possibilities."
Digfender From the publisher's description: "Beneath your castle an enemy lies waiting. Grab your shovel and prepare your defenses! Dig deep into the ground and find valuable treasures and ancient relics to help you on your mission."
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."
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