Category Archives: Sales

It's that time of the year again when tons of great games can be had at deep discounts, and for RPG fans, that means it's time to get some of Square Enix's usually relatively pricey games at bargain prices...

Halfbrick has just made its entire library of iOS games free, starting today. Some of the games were released as free-to-play, and we're not here to make a big deal about how a free game is still free, but a few paid games are in the sale. Fruit Ninja [Free] is one of the stars, as while it has gone free before, it is an App Store classic that only goes free once a year or so. If you had the now-unavailable iPad version but not the iPhone version, you want to grab this one in particular, as the game is universal now...

More games are going dirt-cheap or even free in this busy holiday period. We covered Skullduggery [$4.99] going free last night, but that's not the only freebie. Gangstar Vegas [Free] from Gameloft has just dropped to nothing, as part of an update making the game free-to-play, with a new diamond currency to earn and buy. Cooperative gang battles and a number of new costumes, including holiday-themed ones, are available as well. Flick Golf HD [$0.99 (HD)] from Full Fat has just dropped to free as well, in case you want to get some golf action in on your iPad...

'Skullduggery' from ClutchPlay Games is Free

December 17th, 2014 12:02 AM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
$4.99 Buy Now

Heads up! Skullduggery [$4.99] has just gone free on the App Store. This is a platformer where you fling a tax-collecting skull around a number of levels and fight various bosses, trying to collect coins and bop enemies. It's kind of what Angry Birds would be like with its flinging if it was a platformer, and starred a skull, and was about collecting taxes from other skeleton-type creatures. So, not the same, but kind of in the same ballpark!..

'Dodo Master', 'Card City Nights', and a Ton of BulkyPix Games Now Free

It's a really busy time for games on the App Store, but definitely not a busy time for your wallet, per se, as there's still a ton of cool freebies hitting the store. Dodo Master [$0.99 / $0.99 (HD)] has gone free yet again. The game drops price every once in a while, but as compared to last time, the iPad version is free as well as the iPhone-only one. If you missed out on it the last time it went free or want the iPad version as well, here's your chance to pick up this 5-star game...

It's been just over a year since FDG Entertainment and Cornfox & Bros. dropped the seafaring adventure Oceanhorn [$4.99] in the App Store, and today to celebrate how wonderful this past year has been FDG has dropped the price on the game for the first time ever, down to $4.99 from its normal price of $8.99. We loved Oceanhorn a year ago in our original review, and then back in August a huge content update was released adding even more great stuff to an already great package. Oceanhorn has also been consistent with updating for new iOS features and hardware, most recently getting an update last week that took advantage of the power in the latest iPhone and iPad devices...

Kemco's Discounted Eight of Their RPGs Down to $0.99

December 15th, 2014 12:15 PM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
99¢ Buy Now

Touch Arcade's own Shaun Musgrave describes himself as "apparently the world's foremost expert on Kemco RPGs so that's something for the ol' tombstone." And there's nothing to really disprove that assertion – he has reviewed a plethora of Kemco's prolific RPG output for us. The games can be hit or miss in quality, but if you've ever wanted to try them out without paying a lot, as the games do run high for the App Store (which is still cheap in general, let's not forget), then this $0.99 Kemco sale is for you. Eight different Kemco RPGs are on sale right now. We've helpfully linked Shaun's reviews so that you can gaze upon his expertise before making a purchasing decision. Have at it, folks...

Several App Store Classics Are Free Today

December 15th, 2014 11:21 AM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
Free Buy Now

A few oldies-but-goodies are free on the App Store early this week, in case you want to dive into the days back before Retina Displays. First up is Ezone's Galactic Gunner [Free], a favorite from 2009. This on-rails shooter has you tapping on screen to fire at targets in space, trying to take out as many as possible. Plus, there's Aussie voice acting! This one even still runs on modern devices, which is impressive! This game hasn't gone free in 5 years, so pick it up while you can. Speaking of classics, here's a video of how Eli Hodapp used to record footage of games before iOS devices actually output video:..

Two more awesome free games have crossed our radar for you to pick up that you should go after as soon as possible. The Nightmare Cooperative [$3.99] is a puzzle-roguelike from Lucky Frame. It's got a Threes [$1.99] influence to it, where swiping to move in a cardinal direction moves all characters at once. This is about collecting treasure, keeping your heroes alive, and getting as deep in the dungeon as possible. This game is actually a lot better on mobile than it is on PC because swiping works so well for it, so definitely pick this one up even if you have played it elsewhere...

Touch Arcade is your source for awesome free games, and a couple more have crossed out paths Space Qube is a cool shoot 'em up that mixes in Minecraft with a space shooter, allowing you to build out your own spaceship and take on enemies in an on-rails environment...

We haven't quite been keeping an eye on these sales, but DotEmu's got a nice little discount promotion going on this month, where they're putting a new game on sale every day on iOS and Android. As such, this advent sale isn't always iOS-related, and the only iOS games they've put on sale have been over the weekend, with both Another World [$3.99] and R-Type [$1.99] getting 24 hour sales for $0.99 each. ..

Hidden Gem 'Doug Dug' is Currently Free

Hidden Gem 'Doug Dug' is Currently Free

December 9th, 2014 8:22 PM EST by Carter Dotson in Featured, News, Sales
$1.99 Buy Now

Tis the season for app sales, and another darn good game has gone free here in December. Doug Dug [$1.99] is currently free. This is a game about digging for buried treasure in a collapsing underground, taking care to get the sweet loot while keeping an eye on the blocks all around, such that a block doesn't bop Doug on the head. Doug doesn't dig that. There's also plenty of creepy crawlies to dodge, and a two-tier score system: money, and overall depth. This is all about high scores, and each run starts fresh, and there's no in-app purchases, so it's all about your digging skill...

Here's another cool limited-time freebie for you: the rad trial platformer Shadow Blade [$1.99] published by Crescent Moon Games is currently free. This applies a ninja-filled take on the trial platformer genre, as the goal is to do all sorts of ninja stuff, like double-jumping, dashing, and cutting up enemies who get in the way with your sword. Each level is meant to be completed as quickly as possible, with secret items to find in each one. It's a really good example of the genre, and got four stars in our review earlier this year...

One of the best mobile roguelikes of the past year or so is free today. You can have Hoplite [$1.99] at no cost. The game is winding down its first year of existence on iOS, though it also was available on Android for a short while before then. This hexagonal turn-based roguelike puts players in the shoes of a Greek hoplite gladiator fighting their way to get the golden fleece, all the while managing to fend off enemies with a sword, spear, and jumping boots to help escape perilous situations. The spear can be launched and picked back up, powerups can be had, or not, for a higher score, and it's even possible to continue on past getting the golden fleece to try and get as high a score as possible, for advanced players. ..

If you haven't heard of it before, meh.com is basically the new woot.com. If you remember Woot from back in the day, it was one gadget for sale a day, usually for a really low price. They only had so many, so when said deal was gone it was gone. Well, somewhere along the way Woot sold to Amazon and instead of being a single deal a day it's a weird amalgamation of all sorts of deals for all sorts of different things. Meh is a reboot of Woot by the original creators, and is incredibly reminiscent of how Woot used to be...

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