After the multitude of sales that went down over the Labor Day weekend in the US, there are still some pretty great deals to be had entering into this shortened work week. As with all the sales that occur on the App Store, prices are subject to change at any time, so make sure and take advantage of them while you can.


Stair Dismount, Free From the originators of ragdoll physics pain infliction Secret Exit, Stair Dismount Universal has gone free for a day. Give poor Mr. Dismount a hearty push down one of 12 different sets of stairs, inflicting pain and earning high scores to compete on the OpenFeint leaderboards.

The game was recently updated with universal iPad support and a DLC character pack. If you haven't picked it up already, definitely give Stair Dismount Universal a download while free, and if you like it you can throw a buck at the DLC for 3 additional characters.


Pinball Ride, $2.99 Pinball Ride is a game that we took a look at back in April and determined it to be a fun pinball experience, but it felt slightly high priced at $5 compared to the other options available on the App Store. A couple of weeks ago, Pinball Ride received a huge update that added universal iPad support as well as some heavily tweaked gameplay. Story Mode has been fleshed out with new goals and achievements, and Burst Mode has been completely redesigned to offer more substantial gameplay.

Pinball Ride is a great looking game, rendered entirely in 3D and runs incredibly fast and smooth. If you've felt like the $5 price tag was too steep before, you can currently get the game at the discounted rate of $2.99 and there is a lite version to check out as well.


Linkin Park 8-Bit Rebellion!, $1.99 While light on gameplay but heavy on fan service, 8-Bit Rebellion is an arcade style beat 'em up with an emphasis on social interaction featuring the popular band Linkin Park. It's a simplistic button masher at its core, but features a ton of cool items to collect and real-time interaction with other players online. I'm not really a fan of Linkin Park, but was surprised by how much there was to like when we reviewed the game in April.

One of my favorite parts about 8-Bit Rebellion are the excellent 8-bit renditions of some of the band's most popular songs, which should really appeal to fans of Linkin Park. In addition to the iPhone version sale, the iPad version has also dropped to 99¢ and there is a lite version if you want to take the game for a test drive first.

  • Googlyhead

    I'll try 8-bit, as I didn't realise what it was until I read this.
    But once again, there's me with an iPad not wanting to have to manage/juggle two separate apps. Think I'll just get the iPhone version.

    C'mon people! Would it kill you to just offer one universal option? In this case, the iPad option is 12% larger; if most resources are reused for the iPhone, where's the problem?

    • Adams Immersive

      For real usability, UI size is about physical inches, not pixels: that’s why iPhone apps doubled on iPad are often awkward to use, not merely chunky to look at. Size and spacing of controls needs to be suited to the size and position of your hand relative to the screen. (And even outside the UI, a 12% difference can still mean a different image is needed.)

      I too have a strong preference for Universal apps, and I’d love it if that’s all we had! But I know it’s not always as simple as it may seem to us on the outside. (Also, making an app Universal will sometimes push it over the limit where it cannot be purchased over 3G, which can hurt sales to some people.)

      • Googlyhead

        The 12% was actually referring to the download size! :-)
        And for a 150Mb+ (in this case) download, 3G would never have been an option anyway.

  • Justy

    At least Stair Dismount it utter shit. Where's the game in that app, man?

  • Mike

    That pinball game is complete rubbish.