Today’s free iPhone app at FreeAppADay.com is Plunder!, from Big Fish Games.
Plunder! is a strategy/puzzle/arcade game (of course with the theme of pirates) that sees you traveling the seven seas in the hopes of plundering all the loot you can manage. You’ll take yourself from the ranking of lowly Bilge Rat, all the way up to famous Buccaneer.
The game is played on a grid with the goal being to get all of your ships from one side of the board to the other, or out to “open sea,” while plundering all of the merchant ships in your path, and avoiding the mines or other obstacles. You’ll do this by tapping on the mines, which each contain arrows, either two vertical arrows, two horizontal arrows, or a full cross. The explosion of the mine causes shrapnel to travel out in those directions.
If shrapnel hits a dormant mine, it becomes active, allowing you to detonate it. Your ships have shields protecting them from the shrapnel, while you’ll need to use the shrapnel to destroy the merchant ships and gain the booty inside.
Plunder! offer Plus+ integration, allowing for achievements, and also offers the ability to play in weekly tournaments against your Facebook friends.
Make sure to download Plunder! while the game is free today.