This week on the Free Apps Roundup: Marvel has a brand new app that might surprise you with its simplicity. Yes, Marvel has released their own match-3 style game. But it’s not quite that simple; there are storytelling and RPG components mixed in. If you’re the happy owner of a brand new iPhone 5S you’ll definitely want to check out ARGUS. It’s the first app, hopefully of many, to make use out of the M7 motion tracking chip in the latest iPhone. And if you’ve been putting off learning a new language because it’s too hard, you might want to try out the latest update to Duolingo. It makes learning a new language fun and easy.
The Top Three Free Apps:
- Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign – This has to be one of the silliest Marvel games on iOS, but it’s still a Marvel game. It’s a match-3 style game that somehow incorporates story-telling and RPG components. In the wake of the Iso-8 Outbreak, the super hero community struggles to recover. Super villains have take control of National Security. This game follows these events that twist the destinies of the Marvel Universe forever.
- ARGUS – Did you get an iPhone 5S? If so, you might enjoy this app that makes good use of that M7 chip. This app turns your iPhone into a fancy pedometer that can tell when you take a step or when you’re running. It tracks daily steps, activities like running, and can help track other things like sleep, food, and water. But the best feature is definitely that it can access the data collected and stored by the M7 chip. The app doesn’t even need to be running. In fact, it’ll load the last 7 days worth of data when you first install it (thanks to M7). If you carry your iPhone 5S everywhere, this might be the easiest way to track your fitness all in one place.
- Duolingo – Ever wanted to learn another language? Duolingo has just joined the ranks of apps designed for iOS 7. It’s a free app that makes learning and practicing a different language easy and fun. It’s basically a game for learning new languages including Spanish, Italian and French.
- Netflix – Are you a Netflix subscriber? You’ll be happy to know that they are rolling out HD video and AirPlay streaming to many iOS users (gradually). Check out the update!
- Sync.ME – The latest update to this app adds features to Apple’s own Contacts app. They call them Widgets. Basically, you can add links to your contacts directly to social network profiles and other functions.
- Rdio – Not to be outdone by Apple’s own iTunes Radio service, Rdio has launched a similar service that is ad free. Plus, you can try out their subscription service that allows you to play the specific songs you want to listen to.
- Gunner Z – While you likely don’t need another zombie game on your iPhone, you’re probably going to download it anyway. Take your fleet of armored assault trucks into a city overrun by an undead army. But it gets worse; there’s an enemy military using the zombies along biological beasts and more. So, you know, take them down.
Free Apps for a Limited Time:
- KAYAK PRO – This is the official app for KAYAK. It’s the one stop shop for finding flights, hotels and more bookings for the best prices.
- appoLearning – This app helps you find other educational apps for kids and high school-aged students. The apps are handpicked by teachers and app experts. It lists the top 5 apps across more than 150 different subjects. That’s a lot of learning!
- Stop Motion Studio – Make your own stop motion animations with this app. You can take pictures with the app or import them from your your photo library. There are tons of features that make creating a stop motion movie easy, plus tons of effects and tools to make it awesome.
- Rage Warriors – Modern civilization has basically been destroyed and humans are nearly extinct. Yet somehow The Fights continue as a form of entertainment. You’ll be thrown in. Do whatever it takes to stay alive in this one-on-one 3D brawler.
- 8 Ball Pool – Play pool with your friends online. You can do 1 on 1 or even 8 player tournaments. The game keeps track of your rank and matches you to similar level players.
- Dark Nebula HD – Episode HD – Play the original 11 levels plus 12 extras in brand new HD graphics. It’s a labyrinth style game. You control an orb through the levels by tilting your iOS device.
- Hills of Glory 3D – Save Europe and make history, you military strategist you. Start in Italy and fight your way to Germany to put an end to WWII.
- Bouncy! Trampoline – Bouncy is a rabbit who loves to jump on his trampoline. While he’s jumping, you can make him do tricks. Sounds simple, right? But it’s said to be very fun and addictive, plus the graphics are pretty neat.
- Gravity Guy 2 – In a world where gravity laws were broken, a brave guy was held captive for rebelling and defying the rules. Now Gravity Guy will need to run and jump on platforms for his life. Basically, it’s a platformer. Enjoy.