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.
Evolve: Hunters Quest From the publisher's description: "Use match 3 tokens of the same color to unleash devastating attacks on your enemies, and fill up energy bars to activate hunters’ special abilities. Earn Mastery Points to rank up your character in both the mobile and console games."
Castem From the publisher's description: "Be immersed in each level with different traps that awaits you to overcome. More levels in every update of the game. More traps, more music and more achievements to unlock on Google Play Store! The more levels you unlock the more difficult it becomes."
Soul Seeker From the publisher's description: "An Action RPG beyond your wildest imaginations! Soul Seeker will blow your mind!"
GrimWar From the publisher's description: "GrimWar is an action/adventure game for mobile devices. You explore a gigantic tower, trying to reach the top. Each floor brings a different event. You may have to make difficult choices, amass treasures, protect yourself from monsters, awaken ancient powers, avoid traps or do whatever it takes to survive. And the list goes on."
TRANSFORMERS: Battle Tactics From the publisher's description: "TRANSFORMERS: Battle Tactics is an exciting turn-based strategy game featuring a roster of over 75 iconic Transformers characters including Optimum Prime, Megatron, Starscream and Bumblebee."
Cut the Rope: Experiments From the publisher's description: "Feed Om Nom in his latest candy adventure! In Bamboo Chutes, strategically cut the ropes and drop the candy into rotating bamboo shoots to collect the stars and deliver the candy to Om Nom!"
Soccer Kick From the publisher's description: "Challenge your skill with Soccer Kick. You have to avoid hitting the brick while you pass them. Fun game for all ages."
Dr. Panda's Restaurant 2 From the publisher's description: "Dr. Panda’s Restaurant is re-opening, and this time all the choices are yours! Make the pizza of your dreams, a pasta dish to rave about, or a soup so spicy your customers will breathe fire! Sweet or salty? Spicy or bitter? It’s up to you!"
One Tap RPG From the publisher's description: "One Tap RPG is a retro style Pachinko-like Dungeon Crawler. Watch your character slash through randomly generated Dungeons, while being controlled only by Pachinko-like physics."
Dementia: Book of the Dead From the publisher's description: "The story line will lead us along a tricky path between reality and mystique. Our character is going to deal with ghosts and demons instead of witches, and the kind Abbot Dick will become an enemy instead of a friend. It seems he's actually not ready for this. And you?.."
Angry Birds Seasons HD From the publisher's description: "Join the Angry Birds as they celebrate unique seasonal events from around the world! Enjoy the addictive physics-based gameplay you love, but with an exciting twist! For the latest update, it’s time to hit the court for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game!"
DragonLair From the publisher's description: "DragonLair has 60 floors, numerous dungeons, puzzles in each dungeon, and missions will entertain you.Because of the orb system that let you choose occupation, attack, attribution, magic whatever you want, divers way to play are available"
Intuon From the publisher's description: "Join the battle with your intuition in a new hardcore game Intuon! How well do you trust your intuition? Can you find a needle in a haystack? Can you reveal the truth among the lies?"
Time Surfer From the publisher's description: "Surf for your life across the galaxy! The end of the universe is after you. Your only hope? Cheating death by rewinding time! Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping surf!"
Coloramus From the publisher's description: "This is very addictive, simple and funny game. Also helps you to train your brain and concentration. This game is good in education purposes, like learning colors and shapes for kids."
AG Jelly Jump From the publisher's description: "Jelly Jump free of ads for limited time! Hurry up and share with friends. One of the best free Action game for windows phone! Highly entertaining for all ages!"
Star Wars: Commander From the publisher's description: "Charge into battle on distant planets, and lead your troops to victory in this action-packed, combat strategy game! Build a base, recruit an unstoppable force, and challenge players across the Star Wars universe in Star Wars: Commander!"
Snowball Fight 3D From the publisher's description: "Snowball Fight 3D is the best game for all fans of south park cartoons, catapult 3D and shooting games. Test your precision and accuracy with Snowball Fighting 3D legend wars game. Move quickly and hit the target. Help the heroes of famous series to win the battle with your snowball assault weapon. Run and avoid enemy attacks."
Kung Fu ToFu From the publisher's description: "Meet the CUTE but FURIOUS little TOFU! He knows a lot of COMBAT maneuvers! He can be dexterous, quick and invisible like a real NINJA! He has a lot of envious ENEMIES! He is here to BE THE BEST KUNG FU MASTER!"
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