It was only a couple of weeks ago that we reviewed Solomon's Boneyard from Raptisoft, the prequel to the excellent dual-stick dungeon crawler Solomon's Keep [99¢/Lite]. In the game you'll play as one of an assortment of different wizards and witches who are trying to prevent a young Solomon Dark from desecrating the local graveyard. You'll fight against endless waves of increasingly difficult undead enemies within the confines of the cemetery. Your character will earn experience and level up allowing for upgrading of your magical abilities, and a persistent monetary system lets you collect coins for use in an upgrade shop in-between play sessions.

We really liked Solomon's Boneyard when it came out earlier this month and found it well worth the one dollar price tag, but surprisingly the game has already dropped to free for a day. The following video gives you a good idea of what the gameplay is like in Solomon's Boneyard:

If you had been on the fence about buying Solomon's Boneyard before, there's no excuse not to give it a try during this temporary price drop. If you like the gameplay, then we can definitely recommend checking out Solomon's Keep as well, which has similar elements but a structured level progression and meatier story to go along with it. Be sure to check our full reviews for Solomon's Boneyard and Solomon's Keep, as well as our take on the Solomon's Keep 2.0 update. For the grand total of 99¢ you can grab two of the better dual-stick shooter experiences on the App Store. More information and impressions can be found in the Solomon's Boneyard thread in our forums.

  • DemonIced

    Nice!!!

    Too bad for me... I bought yesterday! Haha, but a game like this is worth it!

  • DemonIced

    Nice!!!

    Too bad for me... I bought yesterday! Haha, but a game like this is worth it!

  • Ron

    I thought this game was just gonna be another MiniGore but it pretty awesome.

    • Theoriginalmat

      That's very true. Although I have to say, I think I prefer the simpler and straight-forward aspect of Minigore more.

  • Ron

    I thought this game was just gonna be another MiniGore but it pretty awesome.

  • Metalbear

    Downloading now. Thank you Jared, excellent post.

  • Metalbear

    Downloading now. Thank you Jared, excellent post.

  • http://klicktock.com Matt

    I found this completely depressing. Did this AMAZING game really do SO badly that the developer has to give it away to get press attention. :(

    • Joel

      Hard to tell. Some guys use the free/99c deals to pick up flagging sales.

      Either way, it worked with me. I tried Boneyard, liked it, and grabbed Keep.

      • http://www.mooedia.co.uk Tom - mooedia

        Exactly, it helps boost the developers other titles so its all good.

    • pRincHie

      I feel ya, especially when i see those 1 stars comments complaining this lacks journey/travelling/long-distance adventure. I mean, complaining that a survival game lacks story line or traveling just doesn't make sense. It's almost like giving a horror film 1 star because it doesn't making them feel 'romantic', totally absurd.

  • Himanshu

    I just finished keep yesterday... and had made up my mind to buy boneyard today first thing after office... Well, lucky me :)

  • pRincHie

    I feel ya, especially when i see those 1 stars comments complaining this lacks journey/travelling/long-distance adventure. I mean, complaining that a survival game lacks story line or traveling just doesn't make sense. It's almost like giving a horror film 1 star because it doesn't making them feel 'romantic', totally absurd.