A number of sales and 'lite' version releases have hit the App Store over the past week. We wanted to provide a quick roundup of some of the more notable titles' price reductions and releases.
Rasta Monkey [App Store, $0.99 (sale)] is a 2D platformer in which the player assumes the role of a Rastafarian monkey. The goal is to swing through the branches to collect fruit and navigate obstacles. Many of our forum users seem very happy with this unique title. Rasta Monkey is on sale for $0.99, down from $1.99, until April 5th.
The Quest Lite [App Store, Free] is a limited version of Chillingo's 3D role playing game done in the style of Dungeon Master and The Bard's Tale. It transports the player to a sinister world full of magic, music and challenges. The game offers five customizable races and an array of skills, attributes, weapons, armor and enchantments. Gameplay ranges across four different cities as well as a wilderness of mountains, caves, lakes and forests.
iShoot [App Store, $1.99 (reduced)] from Ethan Nicholas is an extremely popular turn-based artillery game in the style of Scorched Earth. iShoot held the #1 position in the App Store in January and February of this year and has been a huge success for Nicholas. iShoot has been reduced in price to $1.99. The recent 2.0 update added music, multiplayer support, weapons editor and more.
Ferrari GT Evolution: Lite Version [App Store, Free] is a feature-reduced version of Gameloft's officially licensed iPhone racer that offers only basic Quick Race gameplay set in the streets of Paris. This lite version gives the prospective buyer a good taste of the paid app experience. Some of our readers feel this is one of the best racers in the App Store.
geoDefense Lite [App Store, Free] is a limited six-level version of Critical Thought's $0.99 tower defense game (which features 30 levels). We found geoDefense to be an excellent game with an appealing retro aesthetic and a bit more action than the typical tower defense title. The author has been quick with updated and our readers love it.
IGF Mobile Gaming Nominees and Winners - Radio Flare [$0.99], Galcon [$0.99], Smiles [$2.99], and Dizzy Bee [$0.99] have gone on sale to celebrate the event. Fieldrunners remains discounted at $2.99 from an earlier sale.