Five independent developers have banded together to release five previously separate iPhone games into a single discounted bundle. 5 Fingers Bundle [App Store] offers the following titles for $4.99:

  • Chopper ($2.99) - pilot a helicopter to complete missions while combating enemies
  • Sneezies ($1.99) - chain reaction game to pop as many bubbles as you can
  • Blackbeard's Assault ($1.99) - match 3 balls as they roll towards you
  • Up There ($1.99) - beautiful game where you try to keep the balloon moving up.
  • Burnball ($1.99) - Qix-like game in which you must partition off 75% of the board

We've covered each of these games at some point in the past and as an overall package, it's certainly worth $4.99. They all offer a well polished gaming experience.

Developer's gameplay video here:

App Store Link: 5 Fingers Bundle, $4.99

  • Master Shake

    Good deal. I got all of those when they were a dollar and liked them all except Chopper (although most people seem to like it).

  • Master Shake

    Good deal. I got all of those when they were a dollar and liked them all except Chopper (although most people seem to like it).

  • TRIPLE BEAM DREAM

    Five games under one icon & all great titles whats not to love. Hopefully this is a start of a new trend.

  • http://toucharcade TRIPLE BEAM DREAM

    Five games under one icon & all great titles whats not to love. Hopefully this is a start of a new trend.

  • dashzed

    i like the idea, but these games don't look too great.

    if they did that with better games, then i am totally for it.

  • dashzed

    i like the idea, but these games don't look too great.

    if they did that with better games, then i am totally for it.

  • arn

    I think it's a good diverse group of apps. All the individual apps do seem to have their fans... but individually it's hard for them to get much traction. I personally liked Up There the most of all these due to its style, but I wouldn't think others would have the same opinion. But Up There probably doesn't offer the most gameplay. Chopper and Blackbeard are pretty deep if I remember correctly.

    arn

  • arn

    I think it's a good diverse group of apps. All the individual apps do seem to have their fans... but individually it's hard for them to get much traction. I personally liked Up There the most of all these due to its style, but I wouldn't think others would have the same opinion. But Up There probably doesn't offer the most gameplay. Chopper and Blackbeard are pretty deep if I remember correctly.

    arn

  • Dan

    I would get this if I didn't have 4 of the apps already. ( I am missing burn-ball, but have doc. awesome instead.) Anyway, I think it is no coincidence that they all support http://www.apptees.com

  • Dan

    I would get this if I didn't have 4 of the apps already. ( I am missing burn-ball, but have doc. awesome instead.) Anyway, I think it is no coincidence that they all support http://www.apptees.com

  • spamboy

    burnball isn't working, and the app's been taken down... anyone know why?

  • spamboy

    burnball isn't working, and the app's been taken down... anyone know why?

  • arn

    @spamboy: you mean the app link above? works for me in the U.S.

    arn

  • arn

    @spamboy: you mean the app link above? works for me in the U.S.

    arn

  • Tim Haines

    @spamboy I'm the dev of BurnBall and involved in the bundle. The links and BurnBall work for me. Can you describe in more detail the problem you're having? Email me via tmhaines at the gmail.com (sorry, bad english to stop spambots).

  • Tim Haines

    @spamboy I'm the dev of BurnBall and involved in the bundle. The links and BurnBall work for me. Can you describe in more detail the problem you're having? Email me via tmhaines at the gmail.com (sorry, bad english to stop spambots).

  • rich_952000

    @Mr. Haines, Burnball kicks arse. This is a damn good deal. If I didn't already have 3 of the 5 games I'd jump on this one. Are all the games combined into one app icon? If so that's almost priceless saving valuable app space.

  • rich_952000

    @Mr. Haines, Burnball kicks arse. This is a damn good deal. If I didn't already have 3 of the 5 games I'd jump on this one. Are all the games combined into one app icon? If so that's almost priceless saving valuable app space.

  • Tim Haines

    Rich, yep, all 5 games are in one icon. Neat hey. I've heard a lot of people have bought it just for that. It surprised us, but we're pleased. πŸ™‚

  • spamboy

    Thanks Tim, it's working fine now. Left a more detailed reply in the forums.

  • http://KRAPPS.com KRAPPS

    With over 25,000 apps appearing in the App Store, it will take extra creativity and marketing efforts to stand out from the crowd. Very impressive how these 5 devs joined forces in a collaborative efforts ... really shows the brilliant spirit of the indie dev market. Bravo!

  • Tim Haines

    Rich, yep, all 5 games are in one icon. Neat hey. I've heard a lot of people have bought it just for that. It surprised us, but we're pleased. πŸ™‚

  • spamboy

    Thanks Tim, it's working fine now. Left a more detailed reply in the forums.

  • http://KRAPPS.com KRAPPS

    With over 25,000 apps appearing in the App Store, it will take extra creativity and marketing efforts to stand out from the crowd. Very impressive how these 5 devs joined forces in a collaborative efforts ... really shows the brilliant spirit of the indie dev market. Bravo!

  • cazure

    I like the idea, but I don't like any of the games all that much...except for Blackbeard. But the lite version is pretty deep. πŸ˜›

  • cazure

    I like the idea, but I don't like any of the games all that much...except for Blackbeard. But the lite version is pretty deep. πŸ˜›

  • Rocketman919

    I have played all of these, and the only one i dont like is burnball. Overall i think this is a great package for a great price.

  • Rocketman919

    I have played all of these, and the only one i dont like is burnball. Overall i think this is a great package for a great price.

  • Adams Non-Immersive

    I do like Blackbeard's Assault--and I like the idea of saving icon space. Interesting to get a bundle from 5 different devs. Sounds like a headache to coordinate on their end!

  • Adams Non-Immersive

    I do like Blackbeard's Assault--and I like the idea of saving icon space. Interesting to get a bundle from 5 different devs. Sounds like a headache to coordinate on their end!

  • David Frampton

    It wasn't a headache at all, in fact it's been a great pleasure working with the other guys πŸ™‚ A good bunch of people.

  • David Frampton

    It wasn't a headache at all, in fact it's been a great pleasure working with the other guys πŸ™‚ A good bunch of people.

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  • http://www.VeiledGames.com Evan

    I agree... it's been a pleasure to work with everyone involved. We started this project because we respect each other's work. That's made this so easy, knowing that we're working to help out other devs that we want to see do well also.

  • http://www.VeiledGames.com Evan

    I agree... it's been a pleasure to work with everyone involved. We started this project because we respect each other's work. That's made this so easy, knowing that we're working to help out other devs that we want to see do well also.

  • Lucky

    iLOVE this idea !!!
    Bought it πŸ˜€

  • Lucky

    iLOVE this idea !!!
    Bought it πŸ˜€

  • Frog

    It may seem like a good way to save icons, but think about the future. How complicated will it be to find and launch your games if you have 30-40 game bundles installed? Will they implement all future updates in the bundle and will they appear at the same time as the single app updates on the Appstore? IMO this is no good solution for the app limit problem.

    A collection of similar games like a Tower Defense collection (7 Cities, The Creeps, Sentinel, Fieldrunners, Besiegement, iTD, Geodefense and Garden War) would be more interesting.

  • Frog

    It may seem like a good way to save icons, but think about the future. How complicated will it be to find and launch your games if you have 30-40 game bundles installed? Will they implement all future updates in the bundle and will they appear at the same time as the single app updates on the Appstore? IMO this is no good solution for the app limit problem.

    A collection of similar games like a Tower Defense collection (7 Cities, The Creeps, Sentinel, Fieldrunners, Besiegement, iTD, Geodefense and Garden War) would be more interesting.

  • spiffyone

    @Frog

    No offense, but a collection of similar games is a horrid idea. Horrid. Why would anyone want to have a collection of variations of the same type of genre? This is why most multigame compilations have several different types of games. The thinking is that a consumer buys the collection for the games they are most interested in, and then by trying those that they otherwise wouldn't be interested in become potential future consumers of the latter if they find enjoyment in the game. Collections like this aren't just about putting a compilation together with "filler", but also marketing. Mainly about marketing. That's what these developers are doing.

  • spiffyone

    @Frog

    No offense, but a collection of similar games is a horrid idea. Horrid. Why would anyone want to have a collection of variations of the same type of genre? This is why most multigame compilations have several different types of games. The thinking is that a consumer buys the collection for the games they are most interested in, and then by trying those that they otherwise wouldn't be interested in become potential future consumers of the latter if they find enjoyment in the game. Collections like this aren't just about putting a compilation together with "filler", but also marketing. Mainly about marketing. That's what these developers are doing.

  • Greg

    I bought 5 Fingers pack as I didn't own any of the games. I haven't played it much but no offense to the devs but the games I played mostly didn't have the depth to really warrant the purchasing by themselves. As a collection though at the bargain price of a dollar a game, it works well.

    Sneezies is neat but its more or less just click and hope for the best, there wasn't a whole lot of strategy to be had. Up There was pretty but its super fast pacing made it more of stress game and was entertaining in only very short bursts. Chopper seemed cool but mostly just a clone of Choplifter from the Master System days.

  • Greg

    I bought 5 Fingers pack as I didn't own any of the games. I haven't played it much but no offense to the devs but the games I played mostly didn't have the depth to really warrant the purchasing by themselves. As a collection though at the bargain price of a dollar a game, it works well.

    Sneezies is neat but its more or less just click and hope for the best, there wasn't a whole lot of strategy to be had. Up There was pretty but its super fast pacing made it more of stress game and was entertaining in only very short bursts. Chopper seemed cool but mostly just a clone of Choplifter from the Master System days.

  • http://www.VeiledGames.com Evan

    "Will they implement all future updates in the bundle and will they appear at the same time as the single app updates on the Appstore? "

    For reasons of proprietary interests, I'm not going to go into heavy detail about how updates will be handled on our side, but rest assured you are not buying the bundle exactly as is.

    For starters, every game in the bundle has been out at least 2 months, so almost all of the quirks and bugs have been worked out already.

    As for new bug fixes that come up, those will be implemented into the bundle concurrently with the updates the the individual apps. As for new feature updates, those will be handled on a monthly basis.

    The smart coding that went into the creation of the bundle makes updating an individual app very easy, so yes, this bundle will have the same update support as any other of our iPhone games.

  • http://www.VeiledGames.com Evan

    "Will they implement all future updates in the bundle and will they appear at the same time as the single app updates on the Appstore? "

    For reasons of proprietary interests, I'm not going to go into heavy detail about how updates will be handled on our side, but rest assured you are not buying the bundle exactly as is.

    For starters, every game in the bundle has been out at least 2 months, so almost all of the quirks and bugs have been worked out already.

    As for new bug fixes that come up, those will be implemented into the bundle concurrently with the updates the the individual apps. As for new feature updates, those will be handled on a monthly basis.

    The smart coding that went into the creation of the bundle makes updating an individual app very easy, so yes, this bundle will have the same update support as any other of our iPhone games.

  • cazure

    Hearing about how the updates will work is pretty nice, I'll admit. Not my kind of games this time around, as I said, but kudos to you guys for such a great promo. I wonder who will do this next? πŸ˜€

  • cazure

    Hearing about how the updates will work is pretty nice, I'll admit. Not my kind of games this time around, as I said, but kudos to you guys for such a great promo. I wonder who will do this next? πŸ˜€

  • Ted

    As someone with 300+ apps and an un-jailbroken phone, I like these bundles because it lets me get four more games in my 144 slots. Others have done bundles, but they were all their own games. I usually buy those as well-- again to save real estate. Steve Jobs, free the apps, give me more than 144. I would be giving game game designers much more $$$ if every new app didn't mean kicking someone off my iphone!

  • Ted

    As someone with 300+ apps and an un-jailbroken phone, I like these bundles because it lets me get four more games in my 144 slots. Others have done bundles, but they were all their own games. I usually buy those as well-- again to save real estate. Steve Jobs, free the apps, give me more than 144. I would be giving game game designers much more $$$ if every new app didn't mean kicking someone off my iphone!