It's time to head off to the nearest Coinstar machine to turn the treasures lost to your couch cushions in to iTunes credit, as this week has some sales you likely won't want to miss. As usual, all of these prices are current as of this posting and because of the nature of App Store price fluctuations it's usually not a good idea to wait very long if any of these games interest you.

The star of the show this week is Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, a game that we not only loved in our review but also awarded 5 stars in our January "Best iPhone Games" round up. For a limited time to celebrate the Chinese new year, Chinatown Wars will be available for $6.99, down from its original $9.99. If you haven't bought this game yet, this is a sale you won't want to miss.

There are also a ton of Namco games on sale:

Other noteworthy game sales include:

Of course as usual there are a ton of other games on sale, to see other games with recent price changes, AppShopper has listings of both "popular" games with recent price changes and all games with recent price changes.

  • Hawk

    Thanks for the list and the excellent site, was looking for those exceptional offer.
    Discovered Monsterkill which is a bit hard and downloading Low grav right now =)

  • Hawk

    Thanks for the list and the excellent site, was looking for those exceptional offer.
    Discovered Monsterkill which is a bit hard and downloading Low grav right now =)

  • RhythmMan

    Mega Man 2 is also on sale for 99 cents

  • RhythmMan

    Mega Man 2 is also on sale for 99 cents

  • Trogador

    *sigh* Yet another loss on GTA, I need to stop buying games when I see them but you give them such good reviews D:

    • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

      If I'd known they were going to drop the price after a few weeks, I would have still paid $9.99 to get GTA immediately. Easily the best iPhone game to date. I play it all the time, and I'm still only about 45% complete.

  • Trogador

    *sigh* Yet another loss on GTA, I need to stop buying games when I see them but you give them such good reviews D:

    • http://www.stormchild.net Stormchild

      If I'd known they were going to drop the price after a few weeks, I would have still paid $9.99 to get GTA immediately. Easily the best iPhone game to date. I play it all the time, and I'm still only about 45% complete.

  • http://shynn.portfolio.free.fr Shynn

    Thanks, Angry Birds is mine :)

    • Jason

      Congratulations! It is well worth the full-price I paid for it, and you are getting a bargain on a great game. My 2-year-old son loves playing it, too.

      • Rod76

        I absolutely love this game, totally worth it even at the un-discounted price I paid.

  • http://shynn.portfolio.free.fr Shynn

    Thanks, Angry Birds is mine :)

    • Jason

      Congratulations! It is well worth the full-price I paid for it, and you are getting a bargain on a great game. My 2-year-old son loves playing it, too.

      • Rod76

        I absolutely love this game, totally worth it even at the un-discounted price I paid.

  • lomenak

    hey guys im gettin iphone next week (finally!) and i wanted to ask if i can buy games on appstore without connecting iphone or ipod to register. Just wanted to download the games on sale and store them on the hdd,before i got the iphone. Is that possible?

    • Trogador

      Yup, they'll be on your computer and when you connect your iPhone to it, it'll transfer them all :D

      • lomenak

        sweet as, thanks mate

      • Adams Immersive

        I did the same thing—I had dozens of apps in my iTunes before I ever bought my phone!

  • lomenak

    hey guys im gettin iphone next week (finally!) and i wanted to ask if i can buy games on appstore without connecting iphone or ipod to register. Just wanted to download the games on sale and store them on the hdd,before i got the iphone. Is that possible?

    • Trogador

      Yup, they'll be on your computer and when you connect your iPhone to it, it'll transfer them all :D

      • lomenak

        sweet as, thanks mate

      • Adams Immersive

        I did the same thing—I had dozens of apps in my iTunes before I ever bought my phone!

  • munkee

    BROKEN SWORD is on sale!!

  • munkee

    BROKEN SWORD is on sale!!

  • ShiN

    i Love Katamari is worth every penny. It may be a bit short but I found it fun. It plays perfect on the iDevice.

    • ShiN

      Also, Ridge Racer is too damn expensive!!!!!

  • ShiN

    i Love Katamari is worth every penny. It may be a bit short but I found it fun. It plays perfect on the iDevice.

    • ShiN

      Also, Ridge Racer is too damn expensive!!!!!

  • http://www.wolf3dmaps.com thewiirocks

    Under no circumstances should anyone bother purchasing Burger Time Deluxe. I made that mistake despite the poor reviews. I don't think I've ever seen a worse D-Pad in an action game!

  • http://www.wolf3dmaps.com thewiirocks

    Under no circumstances should anyone bother purchasing Burger Time Deluxe. I made that mistake despite the poor reviews. I don't think I've ever seen a worse D-Pad in an action game!

  • http://f44kifiknow.blogspot.com/ GC

    Thanks for heads up on the GTA price drop, I was gonna wait after I upgraded from my 2G but why wait now. I also noticed a lot of the 1 star reviews aren't even based on the actually gameplay, its idiots who didn't read the system requirements ("Oh, I have 1G, it doesn't work!", "Ah! I only have the 2.2 firmware!") and downloaded immediately without thinking at all.

  • http://f44kifiknow.blogspot.com/ GC

    Thanks for heads up on the GTA price drop, I was gonna wait after I upgraded from my 2G but why wait now. I also noticed a lot of the 1 star reviews aren't even based on the actually gameplay, its idiots who didn't read the system requirements ("Oh, I have 1G, it doesn't work!", "Ah! I only have the 2.2 firmware!") and downloaded immediately without thinking at all.

  • starmonkey101

    what about broken sword? i just picked it up...

  • starmonkey101

    what about broken sword? i just picked it up...

  • blackHorse

    Hey some free games would be cool! Any new free games?

    • MobileDlx

      @ BlackHorse,
      The puzzle game Bliss is Free for this weekend only. By playing this game
      you can raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness It's a fun and addictive puzzle game.

  • blackHorse

    Hey some free games would be cool! Any new free games?

    • MobileDlx

      @ BlackHorse,
      The puzzle game Bliss is Free for this weekend only. By playing this game
      you can raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness It's a fun and addictive puzzle game.

  • TheFamousEccles

    How is Galaga?

    • Pholly

      If you like Galaga you will like this it plays great and includes the remix and original version and it's only .99 :D

  • TheFamousEccles

    How is Galaga?

    • Pholly

      If you like Galaga you will like this it plays great and includes the remix and original version and it's only .99 :D

  • http://www.gamesfox.net games

    I hope Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is available eventually for Android, I really would like to play that game!

    Greetings from Kansas!

    • Tyk

      wow... someone who actually owns an Android phone. How's that working out for you? LOL.

    • Bruce

      If you want an Android and do own an iDevice, why are you here..?

  • http://www.gamesfox.net games

    I hope Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is available eventually for Android, I really would like to play that game!

    Greetings from Kansas!

    • Tyk

      wow... someone who actually owns an Android phone. How's that working out for you? LOL.

    • Bruce

      If you want an Android and do own an iDevice, why are you here..?

  • Robert

    Do not buy galaha. Try the lite version to see how terribly unresponsive the contols are. There is huge latency delay. In the reviews there are consistent control complaints and Nanci won't do crap

  • Robert

    Do not buy galaha. Try the lite version to see how terribly unresponsive the contols are. There is huge latency delay. In the reviews there are consistent control complaints and Nanci won't do crap

  • Tzi

    Oh man. I hate you, TouchArcade. I can see your ruthless tactics... First, you find an awesome game. Then you dare to prove it's awesomeness and I become interested. After that my thoughts go like this: "Looks awesome... but I won't buy it, I've got too much games to play on my iPod already". Then I forget about the game for an unspecified period of time. After a while you tell about a great discount and then...!

    And so, the conclusion of my story...? I bought Chinatown Wars. It was hyped, it lived up to it's hype and it's on sale at a magnificent price. Hope I like it too. :) Oh, and MF Doom and Ghostface Killah rap over the main theme so what could go wrong? Doom <3

  • Tzi

    Oh man. I hate you, TouchArcade. I can see your ruthless tactics... First, you find an awesome game. Then you dare to prove it's awesomeness and I become interested. After that my thoughts go like this: "Looks awesome... but I won't buy it, I've got too much games to play on my iPod already". Then I forget about the game for an unspecified period of time. After a while you tell about a great discount and then...!

    And so, the conclusion of my story...? I bought Chinatown Wars. It was hyped, it lived up to it's hype and it's on sale at a magnificent price. Hope I like it too. :) Oh, and MF Doom and Ghostface Killah rap over the main theme so what could go wrong? Doom <3