Guardians of the Galaxy - The Universal Weapon 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot)

Lost in the sea of Black Friday holiday deals and discounts on tons of Mac, iPhone and iPad apps and accessories, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon is now available at no cost through Thursday, courtesy of Apple’s ongoing Free App of the Week promotion. That’s a savings of $4.99 for the iPhone and iPad download.

In this action-role playing extravaganza, Marvel’s cosmic antiheroes face Roman, Nebula and other familiar foes.

The game features cartoonish visuals, familiar characters like Star-Lord, Rocket, Groot, Gamora and Drax, in addition to piles of unlockable ones such as Beta Ray Bill, a story co-written by comic-book scribe Dan Abnett and much more.

I know what you’re thinking so I’m happy to report that there are no In-App Purchases in this game and no Internet connection is required to play.

Highlights:

  • Unlock, upgrade and control 25 characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy universe.
  • Travel the Galaxy and battle through more than 60 levels of real-time, gesture-based combat in Story Mode.
  • Story and Arena Modes! Progress through the story and defeat villains in Story Mode then switch up your GOTG team and recruit additional heroes and villains for survival in Arena Mode.
  • Customize your team with the Guardians and their Allies. Recruit heroes, level up their skills, and then outfit them for battle using unique item buffs and the mysterious Iso-8.
  • Unlock combo moves and unleash crushing attacks from powerful pairs like Rocket and Groot or Drax and Gamora.
  • Go head to head with a roster of Guardian of the Galaxy villains like Korath, Nebula, and Ronan.
  • Download now and play in your choice of English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.
  • Connect with Game Center or Facebook to find friends, compare high scores, and earn achievements.

The most recent update has brought out new playable characters (Iron Man, Quasar and Vance Astro), a new Collections system, a Regroup Powerup feature and more.

The game should appeal to the fans of the genre and anyone interested in Marvel’s hero games. Release back in July, this marks the first time it’s gone free.

The 77.7-megabyte download is compatible with the iPad, iPod touch and any iPhone from the iPhone 4s onward. iOS 7.0 or later is required.

Grab Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon at no cost until Thursday, December 4.

  • workin

    Plays fine on iphone 4. Deleted it, not so fun. Some might like.

  • Scuba Steve

    Boring as hell.