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April 8, 2012

Today’s Apps Gone Free: Boom Bugs, Geek Booth, Stick Stunt Biker HD, And More

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Today's Apps Gone Free: Boom Bugs, Geek Booth, Stick Stunt Biker HD, And More

Blast nasty spiders into oblivion in Miniclip’s physics-based puzzle game, Boom Bugs, We also have a photography app that allows you to show off your geeky side, and an arcade racer with doodle graphics.

All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. Price changes are solely under the control of the developers.

iPhone:





Tax Docs

($3.99 → Free, 1.1 MB): Send your tax documents to your tax preparer or loan office in a snap with this finance app. Just take a picture of each document, assign a category, add a comment if necessary, and then send them off via email as a PDF. The app also includes a checklist with 18 of the most common tax forms, 21 tax tips, and password protection.

Tax Docs is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.





Penguin Palooza

($0.99 → Free, 17.3 MB): A physics-based puzzle game where you must help emperor penguins safely cross the gaping chasms of the open sea. Penguins will hurl themselves off the cliff and towards the sea, and you must draw platforms for them to bounce off of and safely reach the other side. The game includes two modes, 36 levels, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Penguin Palooza is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 2 ratings.





Reiner Knizia’s Color Conquest

($0.99 → Free, 15.1 MB): This brain-teasing game by Reiner Knizia requires you to create color clusters on a quadratic 16 square grid. Simply rotate and drag the randomly generated tiles onto the board to create contiguous color clusters and achieve the highest possible score. The game includes two modes, two difficult settings, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Reiner Knizia’s Color Conquest is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 5 ratings.





Boom Bugs

($0.99 → Free, 22.7 MB): Rid the forest of nasty spiders by blasting them with bugs in this physics-based puzzle game. Drag and drop different bugs into place, and then detonate them to collapse structures and hopefully squash all of the spiders in each level. The game includes nine bug types with different powers, 54 levels, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Boom Bugs is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 30 ratings.





King Rupert

($1.99 → Free, 18.0 MB): A platform game where you get to control King Rupert as he goes on a quest to remove the curse that the grumpy wizard has cast upon him. The game includes two control types, all kinds of challenges to complete, 30 levels, and a level editor.

King Rupert is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 21 ratings.





GiftPlanner

($1.99 → Free, 10.2 MB): Keep track of your entire gift list with this productivity app. You’re able to add as many gifts, people, and events to the app as you need. Track things like cost, the store the gift is located at, and whether or not the gift has been purchased, shipped, and wrapped. Your gift list can also be sorted by event, date, store, people, price, or status for quick reference. The app includes the ability to import information from your address book, budget tracking, passcode protection, and the ability to share your gift ideas via a variety of networks.

GiftPlanner is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 19 ratings.

Universal:





Score-O-Tron

($0.99 → Free, 6.7 MB): This simple app allows you to easily keep score for almost any type of game. It allows you to add and track up to 32 players at a time. It includes 18 avatars to choose from, built-in dice, and the ability to keep your device awake.

Score-O-Tron is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.





Geek Booth

($0.99 → Free, 32.2 MB): Show off your geeky side with this entertaining photography app. Simply snap a photo of yourself within the app or import one from your library, and then follow the steps to geekify your face. The app includes three customizable brace options, an acne severity slider, and the ability to share your photos via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

Geek Booth is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 42 ratings.





Neon Zone – a tilt and turn puzzle

($0.99 → Free, 13.7 MB): Absorb energy spheres as quickly and efficiently as possible in this physics-based puzzle game. Tap the screen to add a sphere-absorbing block to the screen, and then tilt and spin your iDevice to slide it around. You’ll also have to jump to different floors by tapping on the screen to collect every last energy sphere. The game includes eight different zones, and a whole bunch of challenging puzzles.

Neon Zone – a tilt and turn puzzle is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 5 ratings.





Spot Venture Plus

($0.99 → Free, 65.8 MB): A cute and colorful spot the different game. It includes more than 80 illustrations, seven modes, local and online multiplayer, eight boss levels, hints, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Spot Venture Plus is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.





U Connect

($0.99 → Free, 16.0 MB): This puzzle game requires you to drag your finger from point to point in order to connect them all without retracing your steps. It may sound easy, but as you progress through the game the shapes become pretty complex. It includes over 1,000 puzzles, hints, and four modes.

U Connect is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 1556 ratings.

iPad:





Stick Stunt Biker HD

($0.99 → Free, 12.5 MB): Get to the finish line as quickly as possible without crashing in this arcade racing game. You’re able to control the angle of your stunt bike by tilting your iDevice left and right, and tap each side of the screen to control your speed. The game includes 24 tracks with all kinds of crazy obstacles, 16 bike designs, doodle graphics, realistic physics, the ability to race against ghosts or your friends online, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Stick Stunt Biker HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 75 ratings.

That concludes today’s issue of Apps Gone Free.  If you like staying on top of these daily deals, don’t forget to check out our free AppsGoneFree app. It provides all the deals each day, and even an archive of past deals that are still active.

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