img_012811Four great games went on sale this week, each providing a pretty amazing value for their sale price of 99¢. If you don't own these games yet, there's no time better than the present to go looking for change in your couch cushions.

Radial 50 (Radial 50 Lite) - A colorful brick-breaker with 50 different levels, online leaderboards, achievements, and cool music. The developers posted a gameplay video on YouTube and we found Radial 50 to be a fun spin on the standard brick breaking genre.

Slotz Racer - If you ever played with slot car tracks as a kid, this is the game for you. Playable with four players on a single device (or against AI opponents), you race miniature cars around a slot car track. Included is a full track editor to re-create tracks you played in the past, or make entirely new and crazy tracks and share them with friends using an alphanumeric code system. The physics of the game can also be altered to better match the slot car system you grew up with. We've covered Slotz many times in the past between developer interviews and gameplay videos.

Star Hogs (Star Hogs Lite) - A fantastic Worms-like artillery-style turn-based combat game. Featuring intense customization of your four ships, a single player campaign, and full internet multiplayer, Star Hogs is an unbelievable value at 99¢. We originally saw Star Hogs at WWDC, liked what they showed us, and later went on to really enjoy the final game in our review. Some have criticized the game's graphics, and while they're nowhere near as colorful as Worms, the gameplay is solid and online multiplayer is awesome.

Top Gun - Top Gun is exactly what a game based on a movie should be. The highly refined tilt controls and gameplay combined with the astronomical framerate (even on older devices) makes for a great experience. Featuring licensed music, ten different missions across multiple environments, achievements, and even some easter eggs, Top Gun is a really fun game.

  • acidbottle

    bought em all bar the brickybreaker clone!

    awesome deals atm .. and tonnes of great new games in the appstore this week .. never had it so good :D

  • acidbottle

    bought em all bar the brickybreaker clone!

    awesome deals atm .. and tonnes of great new games in the appstore this week .. never had it so good :D

  • Adams Immersive

    I bought Star Hogs a while ago (for a bit more than that) and am having a great time. Get it and go on multiplayer please :)

    The graphics seem great to me--and an update is coming as I understand it.

  • Adams Immersive

    I bought Star Hogs a while ago (for a bit more than that) and am having a great time. Get it and go on multiplayer please :)

    The graphics seem great to me--and an update is coming as I understand it.

  • http://costa.kofeina.net CoSTa

    Damn it, Top Gun not available in Polish AppStore :/

  • http://costa.kofeina.net CoSTa

    Damn it, Top Gun not available in Polish AppStore :/

  • Hernan

    The same in Argentina. I don't know why they're not using an international distribution for Top Gun. I can only guess it has to do with movie rights.

  • Hernan

    The same in Argentina. I don't know why they're not using an international distribution for Top Gun. I can only guess it has to do with movie rights.

  • http://www.3Dave.com Dave

    I tried like crazy to buy Star Hogs last night after trying the demo for the first time. It kept saying it was being modified. I was so mad, thinking they were raising the price from the listed $2.99. Woke up to find it was $.99! Pleasant surprise indeed.

  • http://www.3Dave.com Dave

    I tried like crazy to buy Star Hogs last night after trying the demo for the first time. It kept saying it was being modified. I was so mad, thinking they were raising the price from the listed $2.99. Woke up to find it was $.99! Pleasant surprise indeed.

  • TKO

    Hmmm.. Might have to try that Star Hogs game. I keep hearing good feedback in the forums here.

    Yeah, no Top Gun in the New Zealand store either. Maybe it's never going to get a wider release. (Probably some stupid distribution rights agreement at work.) Silly really. It's bound to be profitable.

  • TKO

    Hmmm.. Might have to try that Star Hogs game. I keep hearing good feedback in the forums here.

    Yeah, no Top Gun in the New Zealand store either. Maybe it's never going to get a wider release. (Probably some stupid distribution rights agreement at work.) Silly really. It's bound to be profitable.

  • http://www.nocroc.com Hippieman

    I asked my contact at Paramount, it's due to some weird Tax stuff involving the movie. They are working on getting it universally released, but apparently it's tricky. We (Freeverse) are assisting however we can.

  • http://www.nocroc.com Hippieman

    I asked my contact at Paramount, it's due to some weird Tax stuff involving the movie. They are working on getting it universally released, but apparently it's tricky. We (Freeverse) are assisting however we can.

  • crsrc

    I picked up star hogs this morning and after playing it a few times I must say I am not the slightest bit impressed. First of all the physics seem to be way off. Also the planet surfaces (or whatever its supposed to be) is just ugly. I can't stand looking at it. Why couldn't they just make it completely solid? That alone would make the game much more pleasant to play. There a number of other small annoyances about the game too and I am glad I didn't buy it before today. I almost bought it at 4.99 and came even closer at 2.99 but those damn rocks just kept turning me off. It really gives the whole game a poorly designed look and feel. It makes the screen look all cluttered and overwhelming. Everything else design wise seems great but this is just too big of an issue for me to overlook. Honestly all other problems I have would likely be ignored if they just changed this. but as it stands (and I hate to say it) I have to give it a 2/5 based purely on the ugliness.

  • crsrc

    I picked up star hogs this morning and after playing it a few times I must say I am not the slightest bit impressed. First of all the physics seem to be way off. Also the planet surfaces (or whatever its supposed to be) is just ugly. I can't stand looking at it. Why couldn't they just make it completely solid? That alone would make the game much more pleasant to play. There a number of other small annoyances about the game too and I am glad I didn't buy it before today. I almost bought it at 4.99 and came even closer at 2.99 but those damn rocks just kept turning me off. It really gives the whole game a poorly designed look and feel. It makes the screen look all cluttered and overwhelming. Everything else design wise seems great but this is just too big of an issue for me to overlook. Honestly all other problems I have would likely be ignored if they just changed this. but as it stands (and I hate to say it) I have to give it a 2/5 based purely on the ugliness.

  • Stan

    Top Gun is a terrible game. Look at the reviews on itunes: the controls are reversed left to right; there are lengthy, pointless cartoon dialogues before every level; it's almost impossible to complete a level after the second because the "Danger Zones" virtually cover the screen much of the time; realizing this, the developer unlocked all of the levels in a supposed upgrade, but nothing else was changed. This is why the price dropped from $5.99 to .99 in a short time. It doesn't look like this game is going anywhere.

  • Stan

    Top Gun is a terrible game. Look at the reviews on itunes: the controls are reversed left to right; there are lengthy, pointless cartoon dialogues before every level; it's almost impossible to complete a level after the second because the "Danger Zones" virtually cover the screen much of the time; realizing this, the developer unlocked all of the levels in a supposed upgrade, but nothing else was changed. This is why the price dropped from $5.99 to .99 in a short time. It doesn't look like this game is going anywhere.

  • http://radial50.com Robin Rath

    Radial 50 is now on sale for $0.99!

  • http://radial50.com Robin Rath

    Radial 50 is now on sale for $0.99!

  • rich_952000

    Star Hogs-IUGO:

    This game, IMO, is an absolutely amazing deal for only a buck! Fun online gameplay and the sheer variety of ships and upgrades make this game a "don't miss" deal. I have been playing off and on all day. I even bought Minigore a bit ago and quit playing rather quickly to get back into Star Hogs :)

  • rich_952000

    Star Hogs-IUGO:

    This game, IMO, is an absolutely amazing deal for only a buck! Fun online gameplay and the sheer variety of ships and upgrades make this game a "don't miss" deal. I have been playing off and on all day. I even bought Minigore a bit ago and quit playing rather quickly to get back into Star Hogs :)

  • Nigel Mainsail

    I say old chaps, I rather enjoy that Slotz having purchased it finally, but what on earth happened to the track editor that everyone keeps yammering on about? It's even in the manual?! But I can't find on the app store.

    What gives? I crave more tracks you see. More I say..

  • Nigel Mainsail

    I say old chaps, I rather enjoy that Slotz having purchased it finally, but what on earth happened to the track editor that everyone keeps yammering on about? It's even in the manual?! But I can't find on the app store.

    What gives? I crave more tracks you see. More I say..

  • Steve

    Still waiting on slotz racer for xbox 360 and ps3 arcade....please

  • Steve

    Still waiting on slotz racer for xbox 360 and ps3 arcade....please