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MacRumors
Jun 18, 2013, 03:30 PM
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Mountain Sheep's Bike Baron (http://appshopper.com/games/bike-baron) has been chosen as the Starbucks App of the Week, making it available for free for the first time ever for customers who have downloaded the Starbucks app.

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Bike Baron is a an extreme biking game where the objective is to navigate through dangerous terrain and deadly obstacles. Our sister site TouchArcade (http://toucharcade.com/2011/10/26/bike-baron-review/) has a review of the gameplay:Bike Baron successfully merges an excellent interface with charming art and sound design. Those things pull you in, and then the game tries to break you. If you're looking for a casual biking experience where you'll spend a lot of time soaring through the air, look elsewhere. If you get gleeful at the thought of pixel-precise jumps, trial and error, and endless retries, well, you might be a bit mad. Not that there's anything wrong with that - those are the exact things you'll find in Bike Baron.

Bike Baron comes from the cartoon school of physics. Levels are designed with a certain wackiness, with huge jumps, loops and explosions. But the Baron is slightly more realistic in design. Like most people, he's vulnerable to hitting his head, blowing up, smacking into ledges or crushing himself under his bike. Honestly, if you're going to participate in this kind of extreme biking, you really ought to be made of hardier stock.Though the game originally debuted in 2011, it has been updated several times, adding a slew of new features like additional levels and level editing tools. Bike Baron can be downloaded for free through the Starbucks app, which began offering mobile downloads back in April (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/09/starbucks-pick-of-the-week-goes-mobile-through-ios-app-with-angry-birds-star-wars/).

Starbucks (http://appshopper.com/food-drink/mystarbucks) is an iPhone app that can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/starbucks/id331177714?mt=8)]

Article Link: 'Bike Baron' Named Starbucks App of the Week, Available for Free (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/06/18/bike-baron-named-starbucks-app-of-the-week-available-for-free/)



jonAppleSeed
Jun 18, 2013, 03:49 PM
And in other news, Starbucks just partnered with Google to offer free access to Google Music All Access service across the US.
Great
:mad:

samac92
Jun 18, 2013, 03:57 PM
One of my all time favourite iOS games.

dannyp1996
Jun 18, 2013, 05:25 PM
How do you actually get this within the Starbucks app?

gregwyattjr
Jun 18, 2013, 05:30 PM
How do you actually get this within the Starbucks app?

After some research, it turns out you have to be connected to Starbucks' Wi-Fi to download. So you can only get it in-store x.x

macslayer118
Jun 18, 2013, 05:52 PM
How do you actually get this within the Starbucks app?

I usually end up getting a message within the Starbucks app and the download link is there. I never connect to the starbucks wifi and I get one of these free download things every week, either a song or an app.

guerro
Jun 18, 2013, 06:15 PM
After some research, it turns out you have to be connected to Starbucks' Wi-Fi to download. So you can only get it in-store x.x

Not so. If you go into your Starbucks app then go to messages, the link to download is there. It will launch app store and redeem. This can be done from any network connection including 4G if the size is not over limit.

.Asa
Jun 18, 2013, 06:28 PM
Not so. If you go into your Starbucks app then go to messages, the link to download is there. It will launch app store and redeem. This can be done from any network connection including 4G if the size is not over limit.

I don't see it. Do you have to have an account?

jclo
Jun 18, 2013, 06:41 PM
I don't see it. Do you have to have an account?

You don't need to have an account, but the updates don't always come at the same time for everyone.

Atken
Jun 18, 2013, 06:56 PM
If you don't want to deal with the starbucks app, here is a direct link:

www.starbucks.com/mobilenotification/getitunesredirect?assetID=290

WatchTheThrone
Jun 18, 2013, 07:47 PM
If you don't want to deal with the starbucks app, here is a direct link:

www.starbucks.com/mobilenotification/getitunesredirect?assetID=290

Good guy Atken

DipDog3
Jun 18, 2013, 08:34 PM
If you don't want to deal with the starbucks app, here is a direct link:

www.starbucks.com/mobilenotification/getitunesredirect?assetID=290

That worked. Thanks!

a0me
Jun 18, 2013, 10:30 PM
Bought the game a while ago and it's still one of my favorite iOS games. It was well worth the $1, and at $0 it should be a no-brainer.

batchtaster
Jun 19, 2013, 01:22 AM
U.S. only. :(
Understandable and not surprising, but still... :(

otismotive77
Jun 19, 2013, 09:41 AM
the game deserved it, really awesome app. i'm literally addicted to it. and the best thing is that it's free!:D

pnoyblazed
Jun 19, 2013, 12:25 PM
waiting for Kingdom Rush Frontiers to go free...