“Have you ever wanted to be a spring?” This is the question asked on the website of SpringFling, an iPhone platformer starring a googly-eyed coil of metal. I can’t say I have ever wanted to be a spring, but seeing as SpringFling is today’s FreeAppADay, why the heck shouldn’t I give it a try?
As it turns out, being a spring is pretty sweet. A downward drag of one’s finger will coil you up, and letting go will send you leaping upwards from platform to platform, scoring all sorts of strange power-ups and silly hats en route. Springs are apparently online with the Agon social tools, which include leaderboards and achievements that the springs can send to their Facebook or Twitter accounts. Who knew?