Nothing quite like a game going free over the weekend to keep your spirits up. Apple has selected a fast-paced runner as its Free App of the Week for iPhone and iPad. This app usually retails for $3.99 on the App Store, but because of Apple’s offer, you can grab it absolutely free till next Thursday.

Called Power Hover, the game offers you a hover-boarding run across multiple worlds that are all hand drawn to bring them to life, while the simple left and right controls – that are purposely left to be slightly sticky in response – makes for a gameplay that sounds easy in theory, but in actual fact is far from it.

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The game is not your usual run-of-the-mill title where getting the highest score is the core theme. Instead, Power Hover follows a storyline of sorts that puts you in the shoes of a robot equipped with a hover-board, tracing a trail of battery left behind by the thief that stole your village’s electricity leaving it in the dark. The story unfolds as you progress further, with not just plain cutscenes, but interactive ones as well, lending a truly immersive and enjoyable experience to an otherwise simple genre.

Of course, this pursuit isn’t as straight forward, with all 30 levels presenting a variety of obstacles and hurdles along the way. The “pseudo-low-poly art style” though will make sure you don’t lose hope with increasing difficulty.

Defy gravity and enjoy the freedom of controlling a hoverboard! Navigate your way through the desolate world, avoid the hazards and collect the energy! Unfold the story of odd and desolate robot-world…

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Interestingly, Power Hover also packs Boss levels that brings an interesting twist to the gameplay, which is otherwise all about heading into one direction while avoiding the obstacles thrown in your way.

For those who wish to play the game without getting involved in the storyline, there’s a separate Challenge mode as well to test and gauge skills.

Like what you see? You can download it for free from the link embedded below.

(Download: Power Hover for iPhone and iPad from the App Store)

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