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Bean’s Quest – Apple’s Free iTunes App of the Week

This week’s free app is the retro-styled platformer game Bean’s Quest. Normally it’s $3, but you can get it free from iTunes until Thursday, March 23rd.

What Is It?

In this game, the main character is a jumping bean with a sombrero. There are only two buttons here:  left and right. It’s all about timing. Since this is all retro, the graphics are from dial-up days. The soundtrack has a south-of-the-border theme.

Bean's Quest apple app of the week

Who Is It Good For?

Platformers are so simple so they’re great for all ages. Obviously, if you grew up in the 16-bit era, this game includes some nostalgia. As others pointed out in the reviews, some players feel the game plays into some stereotypes. As a parent, you might want to see if this is right for your kids.

Bean's Quest apple app of the week

Should You Download It?

The app takes up just 30MB. Those old games didn’t have much to them. I’ll keep this around for quick entertainment for myself and others. At that file size, why not?

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