If you're sitting around this morning with a wicked case of the Mondays, this should cheer you right up: Vlambeer's Super Crate Box [$1.99] is currently on sale for the non-existent price of free in honor of the second birthday of the game. You really need to stop what you're doing right now and download it. Super Crate Box, as explained in our five star review is an action-packed single-screen game where you play as a little super dude running around inside of a box collecting crates, thus making the title of the game quite obvious.

Inside of these crates is various weapons, and you'll be constantly cycling through your available arsenal as you try to rack up as high of a score as possible. As you collect more and more crates, you'll unlock more weapons, levels, and playable characters.

The game is universal, and even has iCade support. If you're not downloading it already, you really need to fix that problem.

  • http://twitter.com/ohprinceoh Tyr

    I'd rather buy 'Muffin Knight'.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      "Instead of downloading the free original I'd rather pay for a clone."

      • mygoodtiming

        When the clone is a superior gameplay experience in every conceivable way (graphics, sound, weapons, gameplay, story, level design, production values) then yeah... I would rather pay .99 for the clone.

      • http://twitter.com/ohprinceoh Tyr

        Sorry, my comment above is clearly trying to start a war. Don't get me wrong, I bought 'Super Crate Box' the day it went out. (remember the ugly icon?). I bought it because people were saying it's the game Muffin Knight was 'based' on. I dearly enjoyed Muffin Knight that time and was longing for something similar. It didn't live up to my expectation though.:(

        PS Glad you finally noticed one of my comments!

  • http://twitter.com/skinnyceps Ale Marton

    Thanks for push 😉
    downloading now

  • JesusBro

    a game worth picking up in the app store

  • Jazzpha

    The thing I respect and admire the most about a game like SCB is that the difficulty is consistent and impartial in its brutality. It constantly pushes you to improve, never makes you feel like you got jobbed by a quirk in the game rather than your own mistakes, and provides a feeling of satisfaction upon success that is exceedingly rare in gaming today.

    The closest analogue that comes to mind for me is beating a level in Ninja Gaiden on the XBOX-- raising your score in SCB gives you that same kind of rush which only accompanies the conquering of a significant challenge.

    Highly recommended.

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  • Jensen_G

    SCB is one of the few "$0.99 games" that I continue to consistently play months after initially purchasing it. The gameplay is so finely tuned, my only disappointment is that they have not come out with expansions with additional fun weapons.

  • rco

    I think it would be hard to add weapons without making big changes in the gameplay.

    New levels, on the other hand. I'd gladly pay for new levels.

  • vicsark

    Don't miss this one. One life only makes it so incredibly addictive, fun, and of course hardcore 🙂

  • riggysmalls

    I like this game, at least the concept, art style, and fluidity of it. But the controls seem small and unresponsive to me. Has anyone else had this issue? Maybe when I get back to my iPad tonight it won't be so bad, but it's really bugging me on my iphone 5.

    • Jensen_G

      iPad is the way to play, I always had control issues with the iPhone (plus thumbs would obscure the play area) but with iPad it's a great experience.

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  • Gamer_Kev

    Thanks for the heads up, downloading it now. I'm always on the lookout for good games that also include iCade support.

  • causticXD

    Score! I always wanted to play this, but completely forgot about it. Now that it's free, all the better. THANKS!

  • GSport70

    This game is about as fun as falling off of the top of the Empire State Building and getting your eyelid stuck on a nail...