Category Archives: Push Notification

A year ago yesterday, Mighty Rabbit Studios released Breach & Clear [$3.99] into the App Store, a tactical strategy game built for mobile devices. Now, to celebrate that first anniversary, Mighty Rabbit has dropped the price of Breach & Clear to free for this weekend. Our original review of Breach & Clear talked about the flashes of brilliance showcased in the game, but we were really put off by how much content in the game was labeled as "coming soon." It just felt like an unfinished product, and we can only really review the game as it exists at the time of review. To Mighty Rabbit's credit, they've since updated the game numerous times, not just adding in the "coming soon" content but also making many tweaks and improvements to the overall experience...

'Hearthstone' Expansion Curse of Naxxramas Pricing Details Revealed, $24.99 for All Content

Since the expansion was originally hinted at, Hearthstone [Free (HD)] players everywhere have been speculating how much the expansion was going to cost. Well, Blizzard just gave us our answer. First off, players who participate in the launch event which will last around a month following the release of the expansion will gain access to the first wing, the Arachnid Quarter. After that, the rest of the wings can be purchased for 700 in-game gold each, or $6.99 in real money...

Have you turned to the dark side of 2048 and other Threes [$1.99] clones because you were too cheap to actually buy the game for a couple bucks? Well, good news: the Starbucks app of the week is Threes, with cards with free download cards in US stores now. So no longer do you have to put up with imitation-brand games, as you can get the real thing for no cost. Well, minus whatever you pay for the drink. Or I suppose you could just go get a water, or something. Point is, the stores have stacks of free copies of Threes, and you should probably go get one while they still have them...

Here's a great game for free, via a source I'm not sure anyone expected. Rayman Fiesta Run [$2.99], the fantastic sequel to Rayman Jungle Run [$2.99] can be had for free with minimal screwing around thanks to the Expedia App [Free]. Thing is, you don't even need said app to get a code to download Rayman for free. It's actually much easier-..

Freebie Alert: 'True Skate' Street League Skateboarding Update and Price Drop are Now Live

Earlier today we detailed the latest news in the world of True Skate [$1.99], the popular skateboarding simulation from True Axis. As of just a few moments ago, that update has gone live in the App Store as has the very limited time free promotion of the base download of the game. The big new feature in this update is a new park, the real life street course from the 2013 Street League event in Kansas City. This is what that new park looks like...

Halfbrick's entire library is on sale right now. The whole darn thing. Every game can be had as a free download right now, from Age of Zombies [$0.99] to Monster Dash [$0.99], an a-to-z reference that would work better if they had any games that had letters later in the alphabet. No word if this is a temporary sale, or like what NimbleBit did after they hit it big, just making everything free to download because forget paid games. ..

It's been a while since we've had a proper five alarm freebie alert around here, largely because a hell of a lot of games just are free anyway these days. Regardless, this hasn't stopped me from checking AppShopper's recent free game sales feed (which you should totally book mark if you haven't) every morning. Today's goodies include Tilt to Live [$2.99] and Tilt to Live 2 [$2.99]. If you've got an iPad, Tilt to Live HD [Free (HD)] has been free forever...

Best iPhone and iPad Games of April 2014

If there was one word to sum up the games we reviewed in April it'd just be wow. Seven five star games in all, and I'd say each one is an absolute must have. Additionally, I think it's pretty safe to say the slow start to 2014 is now officially over...

Freebie Alert: 'Warhammer Quest' Goes Free for the First Time

Rodeo Games' excellent top-down strategy title Warhammer Quest [$4.99] has just gone free for the first time since its release almost a year ago. Warhammer Quest takes the same mechanics of Rodeo's previous Hunters games and sets it in Game Workshops' expansive Warhammer universe. We really loved the game in our review upon release, but Warhammer Quest has been updated and expanded significantly since then. There was a major update released this past October, followed by another one in December...

One of my very favorite platformers, Renegade Kid's Mutant Mudds [$8.99], is currently free on the App Store. Originally released on the Nintendo 3DS in January of 2012, Mutant Mudds made its debut on the App Store in December of that same year, and proved to be quite a hit. It's more of a slow-paced action platformer, as you'll need to take your time and make precise jumps in order to get past the many enemies in the game. It's very challenging, but also very satisfying. There's a hint of Metroidvania in it too, as you'll slowly unlock and upgrade new weapons and abilities that allow you to revisit previous levels and gain access to new areas. Finally, one of its key elements is the ability to jump in-between three levels of depth in the environment. There's a normal middle plane, a farther away plane in the background, and even an extreme close-up foreground plane. It's a neat effect, but it also ties into much of the puzzling and exploring in Mutant Mudds...

Over here in the Northern Hemisphere, the end of winter is approaching, and to mark the occasion Crescent Moon Games is having a big sale on some of their top games. Three in particular, Neon Shadow, Mimpi and Strike Wing: Raptor Rising, have dropped all the way down to free for the first time ever. Others, like Aralon: Sword and Shadow and Pocket RPG, are seeing pretty significant discounts. So, if there's something in the Crescent Moon catalogue that you haven't picked up yet, check out the list of sales below and start celebrating the end of the winter season with some new iOS games...

Best iPhone and iPad Games of February 2014

Even though February is the shortest month of the year, it sure was home to some big iOS game releases. Final Fantasy VI after what feels like years of waiting, an Eliss re-release and tons more were among our best rated games of the month. Again, these are not necessarily games that were released in February, but rather, merely the best games we reviewed in February. Also, our scoring system isn't representative of any traditional metric where you combine scores of graphics, sound, fun-factor, replayability, and other elements. Rather, we just rate games based on how much we recommend you download them...

Earlier this week we learned that GBA4iOS, an emulator for iOS that runs Game Boy Advance and legacy Game Boy games, was getting a massive revision and being rebuilt for iOS 7. Well, now that the countdown timer on the GBA4iOS website has finally ticked down to the last second, the new version of the emulator is now available. And, as we had suspected, it does not require a jailbreak in order to install it, nor does it require the weird workaround of turning your device's clock back in time like the previous version did...

The Flappy Bird phenomenon is best described as something so crazy, it could really only happen on the App Store. Seemingly out of nowhere, Flappy Bird dethroned the top free charts which previously had been locked up for months (or more, actually) with the likes of Candy Crush [Free], Clash of Clans [Free] and the standard array of must-have apps that for whatever reason just don't come pre-loaded in iOS like Facebook [Free] and YouTube [Free] pretty much glued to their respective positions on the top ten...

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