loelogoIt's true we have an embarrassment of fantastic platformers on iOS, from traditional exploration style games to puzzle platformers to the brutal trial-and-error style of speedrun platformers. That latter camp is where Ravenous Games' League of Evil series comfortably lies, and right now you can snatch up every game in the series for just a dollar each during a limited time sale.

The original League of Evil [$1.99] launched in April of 2011, and at the time it offered some of the best controls for a platformer that iOS had ever seen. It was updated with new levels and some extreme challenges during the course of its life, but just under a year later and League of Evil 2 [$1.99] brought more of what made the original so great but with a slick new art style that was more well suited to Retina Display devices.

The art style change was met with a mixed response, but League of Evil 2 was still amongst the best platformers you could play. Its one big criticism was that it felt easier overall than the first game, and sure enough this past June the third in the series League of Evil 3 [$1.99] brought an increase in difficulty as well as a whole slew of new levels to master and a sweet new replay system.

Ravenous is currently in the middle of wrapping up a League of Evil 3 update which will fix some of the pesky launch bugs and add a new set of levels to the game. In the meantime, if you've missed out on any or all of the League of Evil series, right now is a great time to dive in during this limited time sale.

  • Amenbrother

    I get bored of these in like 5 minutes, no idea why I keep buying them lol

    • EscortGamer

      The Angry Birds Addiction Plague

    • Reignmaker

      Pretty much this. ^

      I bought LoE 2 based on the enormous hype the series had generated. I agree the controls are better than most, but I don't find the three star hunt here to be nearly as engaging as other offerings out there.

      • Chester_Copperpot

        Likewise. The controls are fine, but the levels, enemies, characters and objective couldn't keep my attention for more than two or three levels. But, more power to the people who dig it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004773092030 Dai Lion

      I agree, bored in 5 minutes or less.

  • riChchestMat

    Two of these have been free multiple times. Is this news or marketing?

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

      Leave it to the internet to find a way to be mad about a sales post.

      • Chester_Copperpot

        You have offended me and my internets.

      • http://iqsoup.com/ iqSoup

        He says from his giant mansion Ravenous Games just bought for him!!!

        In my humble opinion anyone who informs the iOS gaming community about popular iOS games that go on sale on an iOS gaming site is the lowest kind of scum!!! If you had even an ounce of integrity you'd only post about times prices go up, not about helpful sales that save us money! What a sell out. Shame on you--I hope you feel really bad about yourself Mr. Nelson.

      • dancj

        I'm guessing this is sarcasm, but it's jar to be 100% sure because there is a poster on these boards who actually does feel this way.

      • http://iqsoup.com/ iqSoup

        lol--sarcasm of course. EVEN if Touch Arcade did secretly allow devs to pay them to promote their apps (which of course the don't) I still really wouldn't mind--this post was super helpful to me (someone whose never played a LOE game) so I don't really care what the motivations behind it are. It informed me of a sale that I went ahead and took advantage of--so whats the problem? If you don't like LOE or aren't interested you can always just...oh I dunno...NOT READ THE ARTICLE!!! But haters gotta hate--I guess 11 year olds need something to do after school after all.

      • riChchestMat

        Using the TA app as well as the AppShopper app, the dedicated forum for price drops and more its clear that there are many many sales on games everyday. In this particular case 2 of these games have been cheaper than the current promotion several times before. I could understand a 'five alarm' alert post for some highly rated game going on sale for the first time but this looks like favouritism. So I ask what's the motivation behind promoting this one and not others?
        I'm not begrudging TA making money but adverts should be marked as such and not passed off as editorial. Even if you didn't intend to do someone's marketing you may have ended up doing so. Are these people genuinely your friends or do they keep in contact because they need you for something?

      • riChchestMat

        Or you could just reply with a glib comment like you always do. Pay no attention to the team behind the curtain. It's not as if you ever said you were independent anyway.

      • nini

        SHILLS!!

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

        Jesus, calm down dude. Wow.

        LoE 3 has never been on sale before. I'm a huge LoE fan and so I found that interesting and worth posting about.

        We don't do sponsored post thingys, I was simply letting people know about a sale on some games I like.

      • riChchestMat

        Glib posting it is then

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

        I'm sorry, but explain what is wrong with my post? You just HAD to know why I posted this sale, so I told you. Looking through your comment history you've never, ever been able to leave a comment that wasn't "glib" yourself.

        Is there some sort of more polite way to respond to accusations of being a paid shill that I'm not aware of?

    • ZarieoZ

      For the people who's new to ios or hadn't tried it before, it's news. Not every TA reader has been here for a while like us. So we shouldn't take every post like it was meant for us ;-)

      • Stustaff

        Should have pointed out that the sale price is higher than recent offers though! Especially for newbies!

  • ArcherStanton

    Was iPad portrait play removed from these games? I'm certain I played LOE2 in a vertical orientation, but can no longer invoke it.

  • DannyTheElite

    Get them all.

  • http://iqsoup.com/ iqSoup

    Question for someone whose played these games before: is there a compelling reason why I should get 1 and 2 or should I just pick up 3??? Thanks!

    • Jetjet

      Three worth the price : go and get them all of it !

    • Voltage97

      As many others have written, it gets boring after a couple of levels, but it's up to you.

    • ktern

      i'd say buy just one of them first, play it a bit and see if you like it, then make that call yourself

  • Twitchfactor

    Anyone know if they have icade support? I liked the first one and would pick up the others, but I just can't stand playing games with brutal difficulty and no buttons for controls.

  • onyx77

    Turn on auto retry after death option in settings menu. Its a must. For those who got bored, push on through and you will find that boredom was possibly just practice to get the movement down and once you get the movement down, the game opens up to you.

    That being said, I think LOE series is a fantastic base to a wonderful game waiting to be made by ravenouse. Blend some elements from mikey shorts/hooks and other elements and game could be long term boss.

  • saansilt

    I'll be honest in that I didn't really find these great.