“The 12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaway: Day 2 - Macenstein

“The 12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaway: Day 2

The contest is over. Congratulations to faithful Macenstein reader kirkgray!

On the Second Day After Christmas, Macenstein gave to you (or, more accurately, gave you a chance to win…) About a million apps and games for your new iPhone or iPod touch!

OK, maybe not a million, but over 50, which is well over THREE FULL PAGES of apps to get you started on your new device! Now, these apps are going to be delivered to you via Promo codes which you enter into iTunes like gift cards to get the free apps. BUT BE WARNED! These codes DO expire, and they will expire soon. So while we will make every effort to contact winners via e-mail, you may want to check back here in 5 days (January 1st) to see if you’ve won, and you DO win, we suggest you redeem the codes immediately, lest you come complaining to us that the codes don’t work and we laugh at you. Oh, and these codes are US residents only, sorry.

Here’s what’s up for grabs!


The award winning hootsuite.com twitter client is now an iPhone app! Hootsuite redefines your twitter iphone and ipod itouch experience. Hootsuite is simple, elegant and powerful. High level features include analytics, multiple accounts and lists.

Finger Physics

Did you know that 9 out of 10 fingers agreed that magnetized blocks, explosive shapes, under water puzzles, low gravity environments and speed play levels were essential to the perfect finger fun?

I Am T-Pain

Ever wonder how your own voice sounds Auto-Tuned? I Am T-Pain gives you the same audio technology T-Pain uses to record his music in the studio, all in the palm of your hand.

Zoo Lasso

Are you quick on the draw? All the animals in the zoo are escaping, and it’s up to you to rope ’em in! Lasso lions, monkeys, zebras and parrots as fast as you can in frantic combo-based puzzle action.

Where To? – GPS points of interest

Discover your next destination.
Where To? makes it incredibly easy to locate the closest steakhouse, bank branch, billiard club or anything else you may be looking for, at the drop of a hat!


AirBear wants to get HIGH, and he needs help from YOU! Draw goo trampolines for AirBear to bounce on and launch him up, up and away!


The 70 diabolically challenging levels offer heaps of game play. This is an all around polished game sure to please even those who did not get an “A” in physics.

Car Jack Streets

A critically acclaimed, high octane, action, driving and crime game with innovative real time game-play, stunning visuals and an awesome 80 minute soundtrack.


This is a story about vicious pirates, great sea battles and enormous treasures. Take command on the ship, blow up your enemies and find the hidden gold in this addictive puzzle game!


You have a space ship. A space ship enclosed inside a large artificial asteroid. You have to penetrate three insanely long and thrilling tunnels filled with obstacles and power-ups to accomplish your mission and archive freedom.

Harbor Master

As the Harbor Master, you direct ships in and out of a busy harbor. Dock your ships, unload their cargo, and then guide them back out safely so the next ship can dock. As you unload more and more cargo, your expert services will be requested at other ports. But be careful – every port has its own set of challenges! Watch out for the cyclones!

Play Safe

PlaySafe is designed to make using your iPhone or iPod touch easier to operate when driving (and therefore safer). We’ve made the whole screen one giant button so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road and search for tiny icons. You can easily control your music with simple finger gestures without even looking at the screen!

Hippo High Dive

Hippo is a death-defying high-diving artist extraordinaire. Help him leap off taller and taller dives, navigate through flaming hoops, and land in the ridiculously tiny pool below.


Stop the Who noise or shower them with toys! Grinchmas is a fun, casual game of skill and accuracy. Assume the role of The Grinch perched on Mt. Crumpit. Swipe the screen to throw either snowballs or presents down to Who-ville, depending on whether you feel “mean” or “merry.”

Dr. Seuss Camera – Grinch Edition

Take pictures with Seuss characters or choose to become the Grinch, his faithful friend Max, or even little Cindy-Lou Who. Personalize cards with comical and colorful stamps, borders and classic Seussian text. Grinchmas Cards can be e-mailed to friends & family or saved to the Photo Library.

Mouse House 2

A wonderful combination of LOLO, Chip’s Challenge and BOMBERMAN. Use your best-laid plans to puzzle your way through clever traps, hidden dangers and sneaky foes to collect all the cheese and move on to the next level.

Jacques & Stella Mystery Files Club

Jacques and Stella belong to the Mystery Files Club, an exclusive circle that admits among its ranks only the greatest minds. Getting noticed is not easy, therefore our heroes are on a journey to Italy in search of glory and it’s up to you to help them be up to the task.

Doodle Jump

Considered as one of the best games for the iPhone and iPod touch. A must have! “Doodle Jump is to the iPhone what Super Mario Bros was to the NES”.


Done is not just another To Do list. Done is all about the joy of getting things done – it’s the To Do list Apple might have made – the To Do list for the rest of us. Done is an innovative task manager with some unique features that make it easy and more importantly, enjoyable to use.

Pickin’ Time

A fast, family-friendly game that’s bushels of fun for kids and adults of all ages. The object is simple – pick your vegetable just as fast as you can whenever it pops up to earn garden patch bragging rights! Hone your skills against Harold the Bunny or go head to head with a group of your closest friends Running Pickin’ Time via WiFi.


Frenzic is a fast paced puzzle-based game that will sharpen your reflexes and get your neurons firing. It takes only minutes to learn and months to master, but beware, once you start playing you may never want to stop!


Remember how much fun Slinky was? Now the CRee8 Group is bringing the SLINKITY fun you enjoyed as a kid to your iPhone & iPod touch with iSlinky 1.0!. With the tap of your finger you can bring the classic sights and sounds of yesteryear to your iPhone or iPod Touch!


TowerMadness is an epic 3D Tower Defense Strategy Game. Nefarious aliens are coming to turn your beloved sheep into intergalactic scarves! Protect the flock using only quick thinking and the arsenal of upgradeable weaponry at your disposal.

Samurai: Way of the Warrior

Become a wandering samurai in the ancient Japan during chaotic times of war. As Daisuke Shimada you must defeat evil Daimyo Hattoro who spreads terror and fear around the country. Will you dare to stop him? Will you follow the Way of the Warrior ?


This festive season, in such a joyous family time, even the kindest grandpa in the world has to start his chainsaw! Creatures are rushing into Santa’s workshop and they want to steal and destroy all the presents! What can poor Santa do? How can he stop these evil minions?

Ranch Rush

Ranch Rush® quickly became a casual gaming sensation after its PC and Mac release and continues to be a top download around the world for its inventive design and addictive game play. Enjoy the same non-stop action now on iPhone and iTouch.

Castle Warriors

Castle Warriors is a tensely fought, tightly paced RTS game set in a landscape that gently tweaks all those fantasy tropes from the games of yore. Lead armies of warriors, veterans, warlords, heroes and even giants, against goblins, orcs, ogres, trolls and demons. You must take and defend castles, use superior strategy and tactical timing to gain advantage before claiming victory.

Midomi SoundHound

What’s that song? Hear it and identify it FAST with Midomi SoundHound – just hold your iPhone up to a speaker, and SoundHound names the tune in as little as five seconds! It can even work on your humming or iPod songs, and instantly brings you lyrics, previews, top songs and similar artists.


Birdbrain monitors your Twitter account for changes to your friends and followers. When you start Birdbrain it takes a snapshot of your Twitter account and shows you the changes since it last updated. While Birdbrain is running it will automatically update every 20 minutes.

Mobile Fotos • Flickr Browser & Uploader

Mobile Fotos lets you browse and upload to Flickr, including finding photos taken near your current location, playing videos* and GPS location and EXIF in uploads. Mobile Fotos 2.5 now supports video upload to Flickr on the iPhone 3GS.


Darkness is falling and your friends are missing. Do you have what it takes to save the world? Experience the groundbreaking gameplay mechanics, excellent playability and pixel-precise controls in this gravity-defying platformer where words like up and down get a totally new meaning.

The Creeps!

The Creeps! is an addictive “tower defense” style game with destructible terrain and beautiful cartoony graphics. There are Creeps living in your closet! Defeat the things that go bump in the night with toy blasters, glue bottles, flashlights and boomerangs. Summon a giant spider to slow your enemies, or a UFO to sap their energy!

Monster Ball

Monster Ball is a turn based strategy game that builds on the simplicity of checkers without getting as complex (*ehm* and boring) as chess. It’s simply Chinese checkers on steroids!

Cocoto Kart Online

Console-quality online kart racing now available for iPhone and iPod touch! Always players online, no waiting time! Play 10 tracks with 12 unique animated drivers, collect crazy bonuses, play the grand prix or challenge players from all over the world in the online battle mode!

Adrenaline Golf Online

The first 3D game using the 3GS graphic power! Watch beautiful water reflection in high detailed 3D environments! Play 72 beautiful courses in 3 different game modes that never get boring. Play golf online with players from around the world, capture stars and send them to the opponents to make their life harder.

Adrenaline Pool Online 2

Adrenaline Pool is the #1 mobile pool game with a huge active community. After the awarded first release – Time magazine awarded it #6 iPhone app of 2008 – we are now presenting the much improved successor which includes in-game voice chat to speak to your opponent.

Bomber Online

Rules are simple: Guide your robot to the victory by bombing up your opponents. To be successful collect bombs, power glove, remote bombs and kamikaze bombs and use them to be the last robot alive.

DinoSmash Online

Your mission is pretty simple: you have to shoot other dinos in order to score points. To succeed you will have to be the fastest to take the most powerful weapons and use your best skills to navigate and target other internet players.

iCam (Webcam Video Streaming)

iCam allows you to stream live video and audio from up to four webcams to your iPhone or iPod touch over WiFi, 3G, or EDGE.

iSpy Cameras

iSpy allows you to view and control public video cameras from around the world in real-time from your iPhone or iPod touch over WiFi, 3G, and EDGE.


UKA makes stars go boom! BUKA is a cute game of skill. Facing the impossible odds of countless baddies, BUKA has set on a quest to find The Happy Place.


TOTEMO is a game designed to soothe your mind and train your brain. Uncover the mystery hidden between the realms in a unique puzzle game. Travel to enchanted places of the past with your witch doctor guide and solve over 60 logic tasks.


Cut through hundreds of creeps to face giant monsters in unique bossfights. Collect special weapons and power-ups, upgrade your ship and save your homeworld!

Deal or no Deal Million Dollar Mission

Based on the hit TV series with millions of fans worldwide, Deal or No Deal: Million Dollar Mission puts all the game show’s action and excitement onto your iPhone or iPod Touch!

Turbo Subs

Based on the best-selling PC game, Turbo Subs is now available on iPhone and iPod Touch! Are you ready for this super-charged Time Management game? Embark on a tasty new adventure as Rebecca and Robert create successful sandwich shops in the most peculiar sites around New York City!

Fast & Furious, The Game

Fast & Furious is the hit blockbuster action movie of the year! Dominate the underground street racing scene as you blast through the streets of L.A., Mexico and the Dominican Republic! Challenge thousands of opponents in online multiplayer mode. And make it across the border to win. But if you lose, you’ll lose more than your ride!

Fast & Furious,Pink Slip

Do you have the guts to put your ride on the line? In the Fast and the Furious: Pink Slip “it doesn’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile,” to score street cred and your opponent’s car. Fill up your garage with choice wheels if you win, but take the bus home if you lose.

Jewel Quest 2-in-1 Treasure Pack

30 seconds to learn, and a lifetime to master – play for hours swapping jewels to create combinations of 3 or more of the same jewels in a row. Both games will have your hooked for hours!


Geocaching is a global treasure hunting game where participants locate hidden physical containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share their experience online. Find out more about geocaching at Geocaching.com. Groundspeak’s Geocaching Application provides real-time, direct access to Geocaching.com’s database of worldwide geocaches.

Sentinel 2: Earth Defense

It’s war, and this time it’s too close to home. The Martian mission may be over, but the aliens haven’t finished playing space invaders yet. Extraterrestrial eyes have turned to a new target: they want Earth, and you’re the one that has to say ‘no’! Welcome to the future of Tower Defense.


Sensitive to your breath, touch and movements, Ocarina is more versatile than an actual flute:
• Blow air into your mic to create music
• Touch combinations of holes to play notes
• Tilt to change vibrato rate and depth
• Advanced users can change keys and modes, including C-Major and Zeldarian mode

Sonic Lighter

Sonic Lighter is a lighter:
• Strike the flints to ignite your phone
• Blow out the flame with your breath
• Pinch the flame to change its size
• Wave your finger across it and see how the flame reacts
• Tilt the flame sideways to fry the side of your phone

I Dig It Expeditions

Embark on an epic adventure with the fantastic digging machine. Travel the world in search of ancient artifacts, lost civilizations, and unimaginable treasure.

Tumble Jumble

In this physics based puzzler the simple task at Intergalactic Rodent Removals turns out to be a lot more mind-boggling than you would expect.

Zombie Dash

In your search for treasure and glory you find yourself trapped in a tomb infested with zombies! Plunge deeper into the tomb each day and use the treasures you’ve found for upgrades. Watch out for bats, floor spikes, snakes and …of course… zombies! How long can you last?

Aztec Quest

An inventive 3D puzzle game, full of quirky gadgets to help overcome the obstacles! Challenge yourself to find the correct path on each map, and then use the editor to create your own maps and challenge the community!

Angry Birds

The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the green pigs who stole the Birds’ eggs. Use the unique destructive powers of the Angry Birds to lay waste to the pigs’ fortified castles.

To enter: simply leave us a comment below letting us know what is the most disappointing app you’ve downloaded so far? Winner will be picked randomly 5 days later and notified via e-mail. Open to US readers only this time. Please enter only once. Good luck, and thanks for reading Macenstein! (Oh, and be sure to enter ALL our “12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaways!)
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163 Responses to ““The 12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaway: Day 2”
  1. Matt Young says:

    The first Super Monkey Ball.

  2. Micah says:

    Trails… the app was great when I first downloaded it. Now it is confusing and useless. Somewhere along the way usability went by the wayside.

  3. Joe Y says:

    CardStar – I thought it was going to be helpful.

  4. dr Who says:

    tripwolf. it just doesn’t cut it

  5. mike says:

    i think… all of the farting apps have been a total bust.

  6. biblezombie says:


  7. Eduardo FSO says:

    The I Am Rich app…

  8. [In:TkZ] says:


  9. Michele Pineda says:

    although my 8 yr old enjoyed it, Pee Monkey… some little monkey running around and peeing on stuff… so not what I wanted to see

  10. Bruce Winch says:

    The most disappointing I’ve downloaded was a basketball game, I can’t remember the name, with all the help files in Portuguese.

    The game looked good but I could never figure out how it was played.

  11. Alex says:

    Most disappointing app that I’ve download is I Am T-Pain

  12. Jamsa Jones says:

    super monkey ball

  13. Matthew Davis says:

    ifart. obviously.


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