Category Archives: Sales

Apple and Product Red have been doing annual promotions now for ten years, which honestly, really makes me feel old as it doesn't seem like that long ago. If you've never heard of this whole (RED) thing before, the Wikipedia page does a good job of detailing what it's all about. Basically, all these massive global brands all get together to put out (RED) products (which are typically red, believe it or not) to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS in Africa. Considering how global this effort is, it'd actually be pretty impressive if you've never heard of it, but, hey, whatever...

There are a wide variety of genres and types of games on the App Store, many of which would only work on the pure touchscreen-centric input that the iPhone offers. While this results in a lot of imaginative and innovative experiences, I still end up gravitating towards platformers when I'm looking for a new game to play. I don't know whether it's their intrinsic familiarity or maybe just a personal predisposition towards the genre, but games such as Mos Speedrun 2 [$1.99] and Kero Blaster [$5.99] provided incredibly compulsive platforming action that was impossible to put down. Tons of Bullets [$1.99] follows in a similar vein - with both graphics and gameplay that evoke a bygone era of chaotic 2D platformers, the developers created a predictable but fun premium game that was a bargain for its two dollar price of entry. While the developers have supported the game with successive updates since its launch, Tons of Bullets has today gone on sale for the first time ever for only $0.99, which is a fantastic price for anyone looking for even more enemies to run, shoot and jump at...




If you haven't checked out Severed [$6.99], the first-person sword-slicing Metroidvania by Drinkbox Studios, then now's a good time as the game is on sale for $3.99. But there's another good reason if you have a modern iPhone, as Drinkbox has just updated the game with 3D Touch support. Now, using 3D Touch, you can easily trigger the map to expand without having to pause the game, making exploring the game world just a bit more convenient than it was before...

I don't know about you, but me and my wallet are still recovering from the ridiculous amount of App Store sales that took place on Black Friday. However, debilitating debt and an already immeasurable backlog can't stop the killer deals for iOS, as Cyber Monday should bring with it even more excuses for developers to cut the price of their games down even further. Today, the stunning slashing RPG Severed [$6.99] has had its price cut to $3.99 - while the game did already go on sale back in October, for four dollars you can acquire a sure-fire candidate for many end of year lists, and a title that received an extremely favourable review from us back at its release in September...

Today is Black Friday, which is significant for two reasons. Firstly, it's a fantastic opportunity to watch people on the news literally fighting over relatively trivial discounts for electronics, which is as good a reason as any to keep the physical retail stores in an age where everything is ordered online. However, far more significantly for mobile gamers is the abundance of App Store sales that take place on Black Friday, as it seems that a vast majority of titles will undergo some sort of price reduction that will only last for one day. However, the sheer amount of games on sale can be difficult to manage, so to make sure that no one misses out on any killer deals, here is a round up of titles that have had their prices reduced in the past few days - while I have attempted to make this list as comprehensive as possible, there's a very likely chance that there may be some discounts missing, so make sure to post either in the comments or in our Price Drops forum so we can share the sales before the games return to their regular cost in the coming few days...

Ready to get to do some racing in jet skis? Well, good news: Riptide GP Renegade [$2.99] is now available for $0.99 for Black Friday. The game has you racing through ruined urban environments, trying to take first place by doing stunts to get turbo boosts. The coins you earn can be used to unlock upgrades and new stunts, with more elaborate stunts earning more turbo but requiring more hang time to pull them off. And of course, the game has a unique feeling to it because you're racing on water – and finding the quick waves to do stunts on is key to getting first place. ..

There are two reasons to give thanks today: not only do we get to watch a ton of football and eat a ton of food and only feel kind of guilty about the societal ramifications for both, but there are also game sales. If you've been curious to check out Limbo [$4.99] from Playdead, then good news: the game is about as cheap as you can get it without it being free on mobile, as the game is currently $0.99 for Thanksgiving/Black Friday...

If you still haven't checked out the Infinity Blade games, I'm not here to admonish you. There's a ton of games out there and it's hard to keep up with every single one. I miss out on games and mobile games is my life! But with the holiday season hopefully bringing some downtime to you, this means that if you've wanted to see what the fuss is all about with the Infinity Blade series, as all 3 games are on sale:..

There's been a bazillion dual stick shooters released on the App Store since the days of iDracula, but there's just something about the Geometry Wars games that always have me playing them more than everything else in that genre. I even fought through playing a ton of the (now super defunct) Geometry Wars: Touch without widescreen support. Well, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved [$9.99] is a worthy (or, arguably better) alternative...

With turkey, football, and awkward political conversations with your uncles set to happen on Thanksgiving this Thursday, that also means that it's time for some iOS game sales. While they're a bit slwo to start up this year, there's a couple pairs of titles worth checking out at discounts...

If you read yesterday's news about new Lumines Puzzle and Music [$2.99] DLC and were bummed that you didn't have Lumines yet, things just got a whole lot easier. The fantastic mobile iteration of this classic puzzle game is now its cheapest yet, and can be downloaded for a single dollar. And, hey, if you need an extra push over the edge, Shaun liked the game quite a bit...

Looking back at last year's Black Friday iOS game sale bonanza, there were tons of good price drops, but I'm not sure any were as significant as this one. As of this morning, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of The Lions [$13.99] has hit its lowest historical price ever of $3.99. Sure, it's been on sale before, but the lowest it has ever gotten has been is $6.99. Hopefully this is a sign of the caliber of sales we can expect this week as anyone with a paid game slams the price down to near-$0...

If you're a fan of Deus Ex Go [$1.99], or have been curious to see more content for the game, then good news: the Puzzle Maker update that went into beta recently has a release date: November 24th on Thanksgiving. The free update will allow you to make and share your own levels for the third game in Square Enix Montreal's Go franchise. The game sems well-equipped for custom levels as compared to previous entries in the series, so thsi should be an interesting feature to see in action...

Eisenhorn: Xenos [$5.99], the latest release from developers Pixel Hero Games, proved to be highly divisive when it launched for various reasons. Some thought it was a rare glimpse of console-quality action brought to the smaller screen of the iPhone; others, including our own Carter Dotson in his review back in August, were not impressed by the clunky combat and confusing narrative that was hidden behind the veneer of graphical prowess. With such a contrasting array of opinions, it's understandable that many were somewhat skeptical of plunging into Eisenhorn: Xenos at its initial $9.99 price point. Today, the developers have put the game on sale for $5.99 for the first time, which is slightly more palatable for anyone on the fence, or anyone looking to truly flex the muscles of the new iPhone 7 with some stunningly gorgeous graphics that make the most out of the graphical capabilities of the most recent devices...

Perchang the developer, which was formed earlier this year by a former member of Rodeo Games during their hiatus, released Perchang [$1.99] the video game back in June to an incredibly positive reception. Perchang is a physics puzzler that sees you manipulating various objects in Rube Goldberg-like levels and using the force of gravity in order to corral enough tiny balls into a goal. It had very clever level designs and a clean aesthetic, and right now you can experience that for yourself as Perchang has just dropped to free for the first time since its release...

Even though there is some serious competition from the Battlefield and Titanfall series this year, November will always be the Call of Duty month, and the one-two punch of both Modern and Infinite Warfare (certainly a lot of conflict, by any means) has proved to be a commercial hit, even if critics haven't been as favourable to Activision's flagship first person shooter series this time around. Thankfully, November isn't solely an exciting time for console gamers - as well as the soft launch release of card game spin-off Call of Duty: Siege last month, the publishing behemoth has reduced every Call of Duty title to $1.99 in an App Store wide sale. The titles featured in this promotion are as follows:..

Rhythm games tend to have a way of reinvigorating even the most stale genres, as the music actually interacting with the gameplay rather than being passive in the background adds a whole new element of immersion - let alone when you're able to choose what tracks are played. Lost in Harmony [$3.99] was the iteration of this formula that took the runner mechanics that have been done to death on mobile devices, and turned the levels into dynamic and emotive experience that we loved in our review back in January. Today, Lost in Harmony has been put on sale for absolutely nothing, so any fans looking for something which isn't your typical runner game should definitely skate down to the App Store and try the unique amalgamation of ideas that developer Digixart Entertainment was so successful at combining for the price of absolutely nothing...

If you like board game ports, then you truly can't go wrong with Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy [$6.99 (HD)], especially if you enjoy playing a relatively-streamlined 4X game on your tablet. The game has been out since 2013, but it's now free for the first time ever, so this is a great time to grab it. Mind you, when I say the game is relatively-streamlined, I say that within the context of 4X games; Eclipse is still a pretty complex game, but it's made easier to play because of the limited options and a set game length. It takes a while to get the hang of it, but once you do, all the systems play together quite well and combine to make Eclipse a very entertaining 4X game...

It may be Halloween, but that doesn't mean it's not the time to start getting excited about the impending ski season. However, for anyone who doesn't fancy the idea of launching themselves down a hill at ridiculous speeds with only a mere helmet for protection, developers Sleepy Z Studios have a way of experiencing the same winter wackiness without the many risks associated with extreme sports, as they have made Ski Safari 2 [$0.99] free for today as part of a 'App of the Day' promotion...

Mos Speedrun 2 [$1.99] was the absolute best sort of sequel you can find, both on the App Store and in terms of gaming generally. While it wasn't as focused on the short and hyper-precise speed-running segments of the original - instead preferring longer and more adventurous levels - it kept the elements that made Physmo's first game so essential, while expanding the experience into an essential content-rich platformer. While our five star review and subsequent Game of the Week award speak for themselves, personally I don't think I played an iOS game more than Mos Speedrun 2 in 2015, so if the initial price of $1.99 was an absolute bargain, the fact it has today gone on sale for free is an Ocean's Eleven-level heist, and I'd implore anyone who hasn't already downloaded Mos Speedrun 2 to run and jump to the App Store and try it out while this spontaneous reduction lasts...

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