Last month one of the more pleasant surprises released to the App Store was Bitmonster's 3D adventure title Lili [$2.99]. The gameplay itself was fairly simple, but was bolstered by a lush environment to explore, believable characters, and well-written dialogue that wasn't scared to take on some darker tones to tell a story.

We really liked Lili a lot in our review, though we did note some minor issues in the form of temperamental controls and various minor glitches with the game. Thankfully those were mostly knocked out in an update earlier this week, and Lili is a better overall game for it.

Now, as a way to celebrate the release of the 5th generation iPod touch, Lili has been put on sale for $1.99 from its normal price of $4.99.

You might remember that Lili was briefly demoed during the iPhone 5 unveiling last month, and was among the first to really take advantage of the wider screen. Now with a whole new set of wide screen iPod touches hitting the masses, Lili remains a great way to test out and show off your shiny new widescreen device.

Even if you aren't equipped with an iPhone 5 or 5th generation iPod touch, Lili is still a fantastic game that's definitely worth considering while it's on sale for more then half off, and you can visit our forums for even more information and discussion.

  • captainChocolade

    Free would be nice

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MGKMDABPUEAIAYIL5RC6WGE3AY Schuyler

       Yes, it would. Please leave a note in my mailbox when you've parked my free car in front of my house.

      • captainChocolade

        Nah, just got bunch of other free games, they'll keep me busy while I wait. :)

    • http://twitter.com/JaredTA Jared Nelson

      Yeah, FREE would be awesome! 

      "Would you like to talk to this character? Please pay 40 FlowerCoinz™, if you need more FlowerCoinz™ please purchase CoinSeeds™ from the App Store and wait 4 hours for them to grow in your LiliGarden™ to have this conversation"

      No thanks.

  • MicroByte

    Oh what great timing!  Just picked up my iPod Touch 5G last night and have been getting games I missed out on.  Need to pick this one up as well.

  • xepiczx

    I've completed it it was amazing it changed the way I looked at things, hope bit monster releases more soon.
    Get it while its cheap so bit monster can create more games.

    • riggysmalls

      Is the gameplay any good? I don't really care for adventure games merely for the sake of adventure.

      • xepiczx

        Yeah it is good gameplay

  • Adam Gibson

    I couldn't resist it for that price.  I have too many games to go through already and now I have one more to the very long queue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Payne/100004202322691 Chris Payne

    for 1.99 had to get it. It's what I love about iPhone games even if I only play this for 15min who cares it only 2$

  • dasker

    I have never liked this game much that we say buy it but i do not get pleased on having played it it does not look like to me the great thing

  • jcifrit

    Still waiting on iPod touch 4th gen support :(

  • Firetruck94

    Wish it had 4th gen support :(

  • Rooie1154

    Of course it's $1.99!! I just bought it for $4.99 last week! Grumble grumble...sigh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nathanial.alexander Nathanial Alexander

    Wouldn't buy it for $5 even though I really wanted it. Gladly bought it for $2. Been loving it so far.

  • LazerTag

    Can a game require IAP to complete it? $2 is great but not if you must purchase more to complete it.

    • validator

      Nope. I'm nearly at the end of the game and so far i'm not using any IAP. If you don't like Lili default costume maybe you will need to use IAP to buy new costume although there are some costumes that can be bought using in game money.

  • dasker

    This game is a garbage

  • glitch1501

    It freezes on the scene with the moon and boat :(

    • http://twitter.com/martinsweitzer martin sweitzer

      Try killing all your apps and then rebooting the device.  Also let it sit at that scene for 10-15 seconds the first time.  iOS needs to cache all of the shaders Lili uses and the first time it takes some time.

  • http://twitter.com/iseptimus Paul

    Amazing graphics. Imagine what they could do if they actually targeted iPhone 5 and ignored the older devices.

  • Jacey_King

    I keep freezing at the point where im suppose to press the pressure plates before awakening the river monster, anyone have this problem?

  • Hirusan

    Paid full price for it. Regret nothing. Good things cost money.

  • Wikilix

    Game was fun, It got difficult near the end though. Just need to upgrade to the iPhone 5, this iPhone 4 was stuttering and lagging whilst I was trying to Steal the Flowers off their backs...

  • http://profiles.google.com/superspandy James Kochalka

    Is there any combat? I didn't see combat in any f the videos.

    • validator

      Basicly you just "remove" the white flower from the spirit head (enemy in game) using your finger gesture. This will be their HP. After you remove all of them, the red one will pop up and you just have to remove it to win the battle.

      You will be given some time limit to do the job (removing the flower). And if the time is finished before you remove all of them the battle will be over and you have to start all over again.

      Sound simple but actually the battle rather difficult because there will be some other "obstacle" flower such as torn flower (will reduce the time limit if you remove them) and bomb flower (the battle will instantly over if you don't remove it before it explode).

      As more you progress the game the battle will be more difficult (more white flower to remove, more obstacle flower to show and many more).

  • araczynski

    they said they rebalanced the game difficulty a bit since a lot of the reviews were complaining about frustrating difficulty, did that actually address the issue?

    i've been interested in this game, but not interested in playing frustrating games even for free.