Download Discounts for Dec. 14: Duke Nukem 3D, mPassword, LostPixels

Dec 14, 2010
Tech

Free apps dominate today’s Download Discounts list, which includes the PC first-person shooter classic Duke Nukem 3D from way back in the 1990s. You’re going to want to get that. We’ve also got a couple of other cool apps, both for free, to give you something else to look at while the Duke downloads to […]

Free apps dominate today’s Download Discounts list, which includes the PC first-person shooter classic Duke Nukem 3D from way back in the 1990s. You’re going to want to get that. We’ve also got a couple of other cool apps, both for free, to give you something else to look at while the Duke downloads to your device.

Duke Nukem 3D (iPhone, iPad) Free (was $0.99)

The classic that put “kicking ass and chewing bubble gum” into the popular consciousness is free today. If you’re any kind of video game fan, go directly to the App Store and download this one. Duke Nukem puts you in control of one of the baddest alien fighters ever created, battling through tons of various creatures with many weapons. It’s not the most original concept, but it was one of the most shamelessly gross and macho games ever created when it was first released for PCs.

In addition to virtual controls modeled on those of the original game, Duke Nukem 3D also features a new tap-to-shoot control mode to bring it up to speed with the iOS interface. It sounds like developer Machineworks Northwest has put some thought into bringing this awesome piece of gaming history to a new platform.

mPassword (iPhone, iPad) Free (was $0.99)

Once you secure this app with a keycode the first time you start it up, you can use it to store and organize all your passwords, helping to keep all your security information safe and easy to remember. The app will also generate new passwords for you, integrating aspects you specify into the new security code you create. For example, you can work in capped or uncapped letters and numbers as well, into whatever passwords you generate. Even after they’re generated, you can edit your passwords and save them so that you can get exactly what you want, with an aspect of randomness to make them harder to break.

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LostPixels (iPhone) Free (was $0.99)

This 3D puzzler will require your thinking cap, that’s for sure. The game gives you a mess of 2D pixels spread throughout a space. You’re given a small thumbnail image at the top as a prompt — that’s the image you’ve got to create, assembling it pixel by pixel with the spread-out mess you start with.

LostPixels includes two different game modes, time trials and free play, and 300 different levels to complete. It also features OpenFeint compatibility for achievement tracking and online leaderboards, so you can see how your skills measure up to those of other players.

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