It seems several developers have gone mad with discounts, and their insanity is to your benefit. A number of prominent games have dropped to only $0.99 today (game titles link to App Store):

Virus ($3.99 -> $0.99) - this new game from Manta Research adds a ton of production value to a simple game. The gameplay is similar to existing games like Filler (flash), in which you try to fill the screen with expanding circles (white blood cells) while avoiding a variable number of bouncing balls (viruses). While the game is simple, the impressive level of polish and inclusion of a global scoreboard make it worth the $0.99.

Imangi ($3.99 -> $0.99) - an original and addictive word puzzler that we looked at in July. If you love word games, this is a great value at $0.99. The gameplay video provides a good look at the game.

Flick Bowling ($4.99 -> $0.99) - the latest Bowling game from Freeverse. This game offers some impressive (video) visuals.

Burning Monkey Puzzle Lab ($4.99 -> $0.99) - a Tetris-like game that offers different modes of play (match colors, assemble rows) and a high production value. The gameplay video shows you how it plays.

Golden Skull ($1.99 -> $0.99) - a match-color puzzle game from Astraware. Gameplay video.

  • Sky Blue

    Picked up Burning Monkey and Imangi today.

  • Sky Blue

    Picked up Burning Monkey and Imangi today.

  • Oliver

    Ok, now I finally bought Flick Bowling, and I'm really disappointing. The graphics are nice, but the gameplay is nearly non existing :(. It's like iBowl or WiiSports: Move your player to the left or right, then swipe. Except that here you swipe with your finger, while in iBowl or WiiSports you use your complete arm, which is the fun on that. Flick Bowling makes fun for a few minutes. Then you realize the missing gameplay, that the game 3D models don't match their manga style drawn figures, that it's very repetive and it doesn't save the game state when using the home button - so you loose everything, when you switch to another app. That's the biggest no-no for an app on the iPhone.

  • Oliver

    Ok, now I finally bought Flick Bowling, and I'm really disappointing. The graphics are nice, but the gameplay is nearly non existing :(. It's like iBowl or WiiSports: Move your player to the left or right, then swipe. Except that here you swipe with your finger, while in iBowl or WiiSports you use your complete arm, which is the fun on that. Flick Bowling makes fun for a few minutes. Then you realize the missing gameplay, that the game 3D models don't match their manga style drawn figures, that it's very repetive and it doesn't save the game state when using the home button - so you loose everything, when you switch to another app. That's the biggest no-no for an app on the iPhone.

  • http://www.chucksmith.de Chuck Smith

    I just twittered yesterday for Freeverse to make a Flick Bowling Lite, but now I'll just grab it for $1. :)

  • http://www.chucksmith.de Chuck Smith

    I just twittered yesterday for Freeverse to make a Flick Bowling Lite, but now I'll just grab it for $1. :)

  • http://www.freeverse.com Hippieman

    There's a pretty hefty Update for Flick Bowling that's sitting on Apple's side waiting to be released.

  • http://www.freeverse.com Hippieman

    There's a pretty hefty Update for Flick Bowling that's sitting on Apple's side waiting to be released.

  • Rick

    I picked up a copy of Imangi. What a deal, it's a lot of fun. I'm currently top 10 in the world on the Daily Challenge!

  • Rick

    I picked up a copy of Imangi. What a deal, it's a lot of fun. I'm currently top 10 in the world on the Daily Challenge!

  • SteveJ

    I'm quit disappointed in Flick Bowling too. It's all graphics and no gameplay. I'm no bowling expert, but I know that when you hit between the 6 and 10 pins you shouldn't consistently knock down 9 pins. The physics in the game are so wrong it's comical and, as a result, the game is just silly. And there's more wrong with it, such as the perspective you are given is pretty but makes it difficult to aim. Not that it matters much since the physics are so bad, but even if they ever fix the physics it will still be hampered by the view. I recommend 300 Bowl over Flick Bowling by a fairly wide margin. 300 Bowl isn't pretty, but it's a much more fun game.

  • SteveJ

    I'm quit disappointed in Flick Bowling too. It's all graphics and no gameplay. I'm no bowling expert, but I know that when you hit between the 6 and 10 pins you shouldn't consistently knock down 9 pins. The physics in the game are so wrong it's comical and, as a result, the game is just silly. And there's more wrong with it, such as the perspective you are given is pretty but makes it difficult to aim. Not that it matters much since the physics are so bad, but even if they ever fix the physics it will still be hampered by the view. I recommend 300 Bowl over Flick Bowling by a fairly wide margin. 300 Bowl isn't pretty, but it's a much more fun game.

  • SteveJ

    Imagini, on the other hand, really is great. Definitely pick this one up!

  • SteveJ

    Imagini, on the other hand, really is great. Definitely pick this one up!

  • dunkee

    naaah... 300 bowl is the worst bowling game ever. It's just plain stupid and rip off. I bought it at full price and fully regret it.

    Flick bowling is much better!

  • dunkee

    naaah... 300 bowl is the worst bowling game ever. It's just plain stupid and rip off. I bought it at full price and fully regret it.

    Flick bowling is much better!

  • Joel Young

    I downloaded Virus -- what a waste of a buck. It's well polished, but the gameplay is uninspired. I don't really know how to describe it: the little bouncing viruses push the white blood cells that you create away when they bounce into them. Your only task is to find an empty space on the screen and start filling it up. There is very little strategy or reflex skill, and it's easy to get to a point where you simply can't add more cells. I recommend people stay away from this one.

    Imangi, on the other hand, is interesting! I have yet to decide whether it has staying power on my iPhone, but it's fun so far.

  • Joel Young

    I downloaded Virus -- what a waste of a buck. It's well polished, but the gameplay is uninspired. I don't really know how to describe it: the little bouncing viruses push the white blood cells that you create away when they bounce into them. Your only task is to find an empty space on the screen and start filling it up. There is very little strategy or reflex skill, and it's easy to get to a point where you simply can't add more cells. I recommend people stay away from this one.

    Imangi, on the other hand, is interesting! I have yet to decide whether it has staying power on my iPhone, but it's fun so far.