Here is your weekly dose of free iOS apps to download.
Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they may go back to their regular price anytime so download the apps for free while you can.)
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8bitWar puts your strategical and tactical thinking to the test!
Hire units and place them in strategic formations to counter the enemy army.
100 levels and 24 unique unit types and monsters.
Play against a friend on the same device or online!
Pixel Boat Rush
Pixel Boat Rush is a frantic boat combat racing game! An easy to learn, hard to master, fun arcade racing game with loads of content! Featured by Apple countless times!
The gameplay mixes a one-touch racing mechanic with 2 weapon/defensive buttons. The progression features an in-depth career mode with RPG-like humoristic conversations with parodic characters, an endless mode and a boat crafting editor!
One-Touch Racing Mechanic:
Touch to accelerate, release to brake. Slow down on a wave to stick to it (bind speed requirement depends on the boat downforce, sometimes you have to slow down more). If you keep the gas pressed, you’ll jump off the waves. You can stick to water before the wave begins, but if you re-accelerate on a straight line, you’ll un-stick.
Releasing the gas while in the air will make you fall faster.
Obstacles and Power-Ups:
If air drag makes you quicker by staying on water, sometimes it’s best to jump. It could be for grabbing a power-up, avoiding an obstacle or a tricky set of waves.
Fighting with opponent brings a whole new dimension to the game. It not only adds action, but also tactical aspects, which quickly becomes a key for victory. For instance, slowing down to get behind an opponent to avoid being hit and let him deplete his bullet on another boat.
Isopod: The Roly Poly Science Game
Isopod is a completely unique ball balance game with a twist: You control a roly poly pill bug, moving through real natural environments, battling real insect predators to progress through the game. Experience 24 amazingly weird insect critters from across the globe, each using its own authentic natural defense and attack behaviors. Good at balance games? This will be your greatest challenge. Scared of spiders? You might freak out!
Env1: Beetles will come to you if you can stay in one general area. Bumping the blue butterfly means you can go anywhere quickly without a problem but make sure you are not behind an ant line when the power runs out.
Env 2: Follow the yellow butterfly as much as possible, bump whenever you get a chance and free as many gladiators as you can in your enlarged and invulnerable state.
Env 3: Learning to bump twice is easy enough, but when multiple katydids are on screen a good strategy is to bump each one once, and then come back and bump again later, if you can move fast enough.
Env 4: When the millipede stops, get far away…the cyanide gas has an extended reach. Also, wait until a group of 8-10 fireflies appears all at once before bumping the female glowworm power up, that way you can free a bunch at once.
Spanish / French Talking Phrasebook Translator Dictionary – Multiphrasebook
Heading out? The French phrasebook / translator is your ideal travel buddy! This app is a French talking phrasebook and offline translator. It does not require an internet connection.
The French phrasebook / translator contains a list of 1300 english phrases, professionally translated into French. It is possible to listen to the pronunciation of each phrase.
Thanks to the multiplicity of its lexicon, the French phrasebook / translator is really indispensable for a traveller: the included phrases have been specifically selected for tourism and for short – middle term stays. The interface has been designed to be easily readable: the translated phrase is highlighted in red, so all you have to do in order to communicate is to show the screen of your device, and you will be understood in no time!
The French phrasebook / translator is also useful for language learning / improvement: you can save the phrases in a favorites section for easy access, and use them later to train yourself with the pronunciation.
MobiDic – Guitar Picture Chords
MobiDic Guitar Chords is an illustrated chord dictionary for acoustic and electric guitar containing about 5000 chords with realistic sound. All examples are shown along with a picture, which provides the best view for left hand positioning.
Its interface allows quick access to the desired chord through lists with tonic and chord types, and even a search engine. This app, developed by brazilians, was tested and approved by great musicians like Yamandu Costa, Nelson Faria, Daniel Sá, Gustavo Assis-Brasil, among others!