Today's Good Free App of the Day is a really fun little app that allows the player, Risk-style, to try to conquer the Star Wars galaxy using their space fleet. It was released just under one week ago.
Lego Star Wars Battle Orders takes a few minutes to learn because, as far as I can tell, there are no instructions, but the way it works is that the player starts with an origin planet, that has three ships and keeps producing more, and tries to conquer other planets, which often involves a space battle with the enemy forces. When another planet is conquered, it starts producing more ships for the fleet to attack other planets and so forth.
Cool stuff and it takes some brain power to win. There are ads in the app, but they are just pictures of Lego Star Wars products (which kids will love anyway) without links. No in-apps!
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... heroic pilots issue BATTLE ORDERS to tip the tide of the struggle between good and evil. Join the LEGO® Star Wars™ Rebel Alliance now to lead your first victory against the evil Galactic Empire.
With three rebel starships to command, strike planetary bases and launch secret weapons in over 20 action packed missions. Heroes Anakin Skywalker, Gold Leader and Obi-Wan Kenobi will be at your side in the Light Side missions to navigate black holes and mine fields. Darth Maul, Tie Pilot and Boba Fett will do everything in their power to defeat you. With the Naboo Starfighter™, Y-wing Starfighter™ and Millennium Falcon™ at your command, raise your shields and command BATTLE ORDERS now to take control of the galaxy. Could you be tempted to join the Dark Side? Embark on missions with Darth Maul, Darth Vader, and Anakin Skywalker after he has turned to the Dark Side.
For more information about LEGO Star Wars, visit LEGO.com/starwars
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Every day we pick what we affectionately call the Good Free App of the Day, an app that we have downloaded, tested and certified: It can't have a ton of ads or just a little content with a ton of in-app purchases.
It also has to be good.
We then present them to you to read, download, and share so, based on which ones got the most hits, here are your Top 65 Favorite Free Apps!
We've done our best to only include apps that are permanently free, but sometimes developers do change their minds so please leave a comment if you find an app that's no longer free.
2) LEGO App 4+ (build a vehicle and then use it in activities)
8) Play 123
10) The Lorax
11) Rover (flash-enabled browser for kids)
13) Open Wide Snap (we rated five stars)
15) Hide Run Growl (we rated five stars)
16) Draw Something (Pictionary online!)
17) NASA App HD
18) Khan Academy
21) Miss Spider apps (Bedtime Story and Tea Party)
23) Little Stars - Toddler Games (letters, numbers, shapes, colors, first words)
24) Math Bingo Games
26) Scribble Press (make an ebook!)
29) PBS Kids Video
30) I Can Write 2 (make sentences about images)
31) Rocket Speller
32) MeeGenius (six ebooks for free!)
33) Goodnight Safari
36) Color Uncovered (please don't let your dog drive)
38) Monkey Drum
39) Art Maker
41) Little Finder
42) Sprout's Good Night Star (nighttime routine)
43) Lego Duplo Jams
45) Brain Quest
47) iTunes U (go to college on your iOS device)
48) Articulation Station (lite version)
52) Squiggles (bring scribbles to life)
54) Screen Chomp
55) Sock Puppets
56) The Lorax Truffula Shuffle (U.S. only for some reason)
57) DialSafe Pro (must download! teach kids emergency dialing)
58) Math Vs. Zombies
59) Google Earth
61) Domino's Pizza Hero (U.S. only)
62) Feel Electric (The Electric Company is back!)
63) Toontastic (we rated five stars)
64) Clockwork Brain