According to the Veteran's Day Wikipedia entry I just edited, Veteran's Day is a day in which "young Americans commonly pretend to listen to old people talk while they secretly fondle their phones." Being the expert that I am on this hallowed holiday, I know exactly why the entry makes a passing mention of phones -- the entire galaxy often celebrates Veteran's Day with handheld game sales. So, it is with great pleasure and honor that I bring you this post on the Internet about the sales the App Store is throwing today. And, boy, are there some good ones.
Zen Bound®, $2.99 Zen Bound is one of those unusual-in-a-good-way kind of games. I say this up front because this proceeding sentence, if you're not familiar with Zen Bound, is going to throw you for a loop: Zen Bound is a game about wrapping wooden figurines with rope. I know, I know. But tell you what, go ahead and give ye' old ZB a try. It's free today, as developer Secret Exit notes, in celebration of a Mac and PC version of the title, which is set for a November 16 release.
Tilt to Live, $2.99 Tilt To Live is one of those games that just keeps selling and selling, so I'm surprised there's a few dudes who don't have the reverse, top-down dual-stick shooter. As I mentioned this morning, Tilt To Live is good according to our review, so there's little reason not to grab it at its sub-one dollar price point.
Sonic The Hedgehog 4™ Episode I, $2.99 I heard on the Internet that Sonic fans are crazy. I'm not sure if that's accurate or not, but I'd kinda like to see Sonic 4 get into a many more people's hands just in case this is true. I feel like if I were successful in making this happen, I'd kinda be like the Scarecrow, minus the whole "gas" thing.
Geometry Wars™: Touch, $0.99 Geometry Wars was a surprise hit on Xbox Live Arcade during the Xbox 360's fledgling years, and while it's iDevice counterpart isn't bad, it's not quite as good as playing it with a real Xbox controller. Your finger tends to get in the way of the dual-shooter's action (especially on the iPhone). Still, sub-one dollar makes this really hard to pass on considering this universal game usually sits at six bucks.
ChuChu Rocket! HD, $0.99 A lot of people want a new Chu Chu Rocket title and the only way to make that happen is to give SEGA a lot of money… by buying ChuChu Rocket! and its HD counterpart on the App Store. Luckily, the price is just about right today.
Textropolis, Free Textropolis is a cool word game that may even help you expand your vocabulary. For example, today I told Eli that he was a "sadist" because he beats me all the time. I did good, right? Thanks, Textropolis!
Geared for iPad, Free Geared is a unique puzzle game that has you -- wait for it -- placing gears to solve puzzles. The iPhone version is great, and the iPad version is even better as the big screen makes moving and placing gears even easier.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, $1.99 THPS2 was the definitive skateboard game of its day, and to some extent, still is. It was designed for a physical controller, so you might not be able to string those infinite combos together on the iPhone as easily as you could the N64, but otherwise this isn't a game you should miss.
Whoa! Talk about Veteran's Day blowout. What are you grabbing today?