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Freebie Friday – 15th February 2013

February 15th, 2013 by

Hi guys,

With a manic few days at work and trying to plan a wedding in my free time it’s a short Freebie Friday this week.

So what do we have to look forward to? We decipher some pictures, divert some water and revisit a classic freebie.



But first up,

Tank! Tank! Tank!, which is a multiplayer players vs. monster tank battle game, will be available starting today on the European Nintendo eShop for Wii U. A free Basic Pack will include three modes to play—Monster Battle, Free-for-All, and Team Versus, all in the Urban Area stage, and playable thrice a day for free.

In addition to the Basic Pack, you’ll be able to purchase other content separately. Once any additional content is purchased, the thrice-a-day limit will be removed. Purchasing every additional piece of content will give you a version of the game that includes everything in the retail version of Tank! Tank! Tank!.

To help kick things off, Namco are offering an introductory promotion, by which My Kong mode can be bought for an 80% discount until February 28th. This means you can unlock the game and some of the modes for unilimited play for as little as £1.49, which is the same price as the versus maps.

Secondly, we get perplexed in deciphering words in 4 Pics 1 Word.

Also known as What’s The Word on some formats, 4 Pics 1 Word does exactly what it says on the tin.

In each level 4 pictures are displayed with a number of blank tiles underneath. In order to stop this title from becoming a simple anagram solver you are then giving enough letters to spell a Welsh noun. Your goal is to work out what each picture has in common and then spell that word using the available letters.  Guess correctly and you are rewarded with three coins and progress to the next level where you repeat the process with a different 4 pictures.

All of the pictures are randomised slightly so if you get stuck you have to ask your Facebook and Twitter friends for help rather than FAQ’ing your way through. This of course drags them into the murky world of 4 pics 1 word as well.

It’s incredibly easy to get into 4 pics 1 word and it very soon becomes addictive. Just don’t blame us when you friends get fed up with you pestering them for help.

Brought to you by Disney Studio you can be forgiven for thinking that Where’s My Water is going to be another shameless and awful movie tie-in. Instead Where’s My Water is a fun little casual puzzle game not unlike Toobz.

In each level you have a source of water and your aim is get the water down to Swampy in his shower. Sounds simple enough, but when you place garage doors, coded walls bombs and additional pipes in your way things tend to get a little tricky.

Featuring 20 levels in each of the seven chapters there is lots of gameplay here. For the OCD gamers amongst us, each level has three rubber ducks you need to collect. Unfortunately for those who are not completionists the next chapter will not unlock unless all of the ducks have been collected.

The Classic

As every stick man game should be. Stick Man Cliff Diving is a very simple game. You are a man on the edge of the cliff and you dive off increasingly high heights performing more complex tricks before plunging head or feet first into the sea below.

Before each jump you are set a score and jump type to perform. Depending on how closely you perform your dive the better, or worse, score you receive from the five judges. With simple controls – tap on the left of the screen to jump and on the right side to perform he tuck position – Stick Man Cliff Diving is a game of timing.

If you perform all of the required spins but land with a belly flop, expect to scores ones and twos out of a possible ten from each judge. Nail it perfectly and you can expect to see 10’s across the board and big fat bonus to your score.

Simple to learn. Difficult to master. Addictive as hell. A true classic

That’s all for this week folks. If you have spotted something great that costs nothing, think we have missed something or have a recommendation for the Classic Freebie section then why not get in touch via the Forum messaging system

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