Action-adventure title Hero of Sparta is now free to download for Android devices thanks to Gameloft's Advent Calendar giveaway.

As with all goodies included in this yuletide offer, your Spartan protagonist will be available at the reduced price for 24 hours only.

Hero of Sparta comes complete with eight levels to explore, 360-degree combat, and a host of powers and combos to master. Mythical creatures such as the legendary Cyclops can be fought with five upgradeable weapons, and the game features God of War-style quick-time events.

Hero of Sparta scored a disappointing 5 at review. It normally costs £2.99 / $4.99.