Five More Awesome Freemium Apps
Last year, we brought you a list of freemium mobile titles that didn't seem nearly as evil as the rest of their brethren. We're back with five more options for you to load up your favorite mobile device with, so if you're looking for something new to play, why not jump right in with one of these options?
Pocket Frogs is an interesting specimen that allows you to breed, collect, and trade over 15,000 unique types of frogs. Spanning 60 achievements and various frog types, there are plenty of reasons to keep coming back for more. Exploring new ponds, new habitats, and collecting decorative items is just part of the fun, and it doesn't matter if you spend a cent.
Hero Academy is simple to learn, but tough to put down. A top-down strategy battler, you receive an entire army for free and plenty of randomized maps on which you may slay your enemies. The basic army that comes with the free version is up for plenty of randomized scuffles, and by the time you feel you've exhausted their usefulness, spending some real-world cash for new experiences suddenly doesn't seem so evil anymore. Turn-based combat this exciting is a bit of a rarity, and you'll be hungry for more.
No, we're not talking anime (that's Robotech.) Robotek is a neon-shaded turn-based robotic battler with a unique look and exciting random nature to battles. It might resemble the XBLA game Geometry Wars all colored up by Kool-Aid, and what's more, you don't even have to spend a cent to beef up your robots to keep on top.
If you've got an itchy trigger finger, Dead Trigger might strike your fancy. The zombie fad may be a little played out by now, but Dead Trigger keeps things unbelievably fresh. Originally, the game was supported by in-app purchases, but it became free and has since broadened its horizons. You'll likely want to drop some loot on some of the grislier weapons available to rip through the zombie hordes, but it's not at all necessary if you only want to enjoy a good shooter.
Frisbee Forever 2
If you need a game to enjoy in small bursts, you can't go wrong with Frisbee Forever 2. It's jam-packed with gorgeous locales, frisbee hijinks, and coins to collect as your frisbee sails through the air. The cash store offers aesthetic upgrades that can easily be obtained by grinding, but there's plenty of fun to be had here without ever spending a cent.