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Armor Games' RPG 'Sonny' Gets First $0.99 Sale

February 24th, 2017 1:00 PM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
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Armor Games' reboot/remake of cult hit Flash RPG Sonny [$0.99] came to iOS, and it proved to be quite the impressive production. Oh, and it was $2.99 without IAP, which was a good enough deal as it was. But if you haven't checked out this RPG yet, then now's the time, as the game has just gone down to $0.99 in its first sale. It can't get any cheaper unless it goes free, so you have no reason to not check this out...

Apps tend to go on sale around holidays, and well, there's a surprising number around this late February period. I mean, there was just Valentine's Day, President's Day, National Drink Wine Day, National Margarita Day, St. Patrick's Day is coming up, Eli's birthday, Fat Tuesday, Carnival, and more I'm sure I'm forgetting. So don't question why there's a bunch of games on sale and temporarily free right now, just go with it. It is National Chili Day today on the 23rd. If you haven't checked out Riverman Media's The Executive [$0.99] yet, shame on you, but it's $0.99 with MUL.MASH.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL [$2.99] also out now. Some cool freebies include Nightgate [Free], Tap to Escape [Free], and "Hook" [Free]. Rush Rally 2 [$0.99] is $0.99 with a fresh new update. And then there's the Ys Chronicles sales and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite sale we've covered already. Here's a big ole list of games on sale to check out:..




'Monster Hunter Freedom Unite' on Sale for $6.99

February 23rd, 2017 11:00 AM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
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If you've been curious about Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [$6.99], but haven't had the incentive to check it out yet, then perhaps the game going on sale for $6.99 might be of interest to you. This is the cheapest that the game has been since July 2015, so you may not get another chance any time soon to pick this game up for cheaper than the $14.99 regular price for the game...

Mini Metro [$2.99] is a fantastic game that has gotten rave reviews from both gaming outlets and people outside the gaming world. So, I'm pretty sure no one will complain that the game's latest update, which just went live, adds another way to play the game. The new Endless Mode has added the ability to play with your toy trains forever without having to stress about anything. You can either start playing the Endless Mode by continuing a normal game after the game ends or by selecting Endless from the mode screen. Here's your chance to drive trains and chill...

When it comes to action-RPGs, the Ys series from Nihon Falcom is one of the most reliable thrill-rides around. Focusing on fast-paced action and challenging boss fights, the Ys games have a feel quite unlike most other games in the genre. As you would expect with a series this long in the tooth, the worldwide releases have been handled by a number of companies. For mobile gamers, Dotemu has been the main face for the franchise. They've ported the PC versions of Ys Chronicles 1 [$2.99] and Ys Chronicles 2 [$2.99] over to smartphones over the last couple of years, and just today, they released a port of the awesome Ys Origin on Sony's PlayStation 4...

When Subset Games announced Into the Breach last week, they also set FTL [$9.99 (HD)] on sale to celebrate the weekend of the 10th-12th. Well, for whatever reason, the sale ended a bit earlier on iPad than expected. If you were looking to get FTL at $2.99 – its cheapest price yet on mobile – you had missed out. Well, Subset Games has given you a chance at redemption, and have set the game at $2.99 again. I've played some FTL on PC, and have played some of the iPad version, but have shamefully never owned it on my account...until now. A great cosmic injustice has been rectified...

Motorsport Manager [Free], the racing management game that came out a couple of years ago, became popular primarily because of its tilt-shift camera effect during the races, but there is more to that game than just fun visuals effects; Motorsport Manager is one of the most entertaining sports management games on the App Store, and now you can grab it for free. If you haven't read our review of the game from 2014, know that Motorsport Manager manages to make the world of racing interesting even for those who aren't that into the sport. It's not that complex overall, but the race day events give you plenty to do as you try to get your two drivers at the checkered flag while balancing risk and reward...

If you're the type of person who spends a lot of time getting lost just wandering around and exploring in open-world games like Skyrim, then boy do I have a treat for you. Nimian Legends: BrightRidge HD [$0.99] is a game that's almost exclusively about exploring a big open world, and it's gone free for the first time ever. If the name sounds familiar, it's because the original Nimian Legends: BrightRidge [Free] launched all the way back in July of 2014. We reviewed it around that time and found it to be a nifty game for exploring and creating your own adventures, but kind of missed the structure and story found in most other action RPGs. For what it was though, and especially for a dollar or two, it was really cool...

The LEGO Batman Movie is scheduled to launch tomorrow in the United States, and if rave reviews from critics are to be believed, this latest animated film featuring everyone's favorite plastic construction toy should reach the heights expected of both the Caped Crusader, but also The LEGO Movie that came before it. In celebration of the feature film release in theaters across North America, LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham [$4.99] and LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes [$4.99] have both gone on sale for $0.99. However, the fun doesn't stop there - The LEGO Movie Video Game [$4.99] and the LEGO The Lord of the Rings [$4.99] titles have also been reduced to a mere dollar in what I can definitely describe as a ridiculous LEGO themed sale...

In September of last year, English iOS fans were finally treated to a localized version of the hit Japanese visual novel Steins;Gate [$8.99 / $8.99 (HD)]. It's an excellent game with a story that will keep you guessing right up until the end, and was easily one of the best releases of 2016 on the platform. The only real bummer about the release is that it wasn't a universal app. Combined with its relatively high price, that made it hard to justify for some players who use both their iPad and iPhone for gaming. If that's you, I've got some good news. Publisher 5pb is running a sale on many of their titles to celebrate the release of Corpse Party: Blood Drive [$12.99], and for the first time, that includes the English version of Steins;Gate...

Neon Chrome [$9.99] is one of those rare games that got a five-star review from our very own Carter, so it's worth checking out just for that. And now, you can get it for half the price. Neon Chrome is a dual-stick roguelike that's accessible enough to be welcoming to the less hardcore crowd while still offering a long-term challenge to keep you engaged. It's no accident the game won the highly-coveted title of TouchArcade game of the week when it first released. What's so great about the game? It's partly how well it combines a very well made dual-stick shooter with roguelike and RPG elements...

Last year was another great year for RPGs on iOS, and it was especially good if you like ones that you can get lost in for dozens of hours. If you're still filling out your list from 2016, I've got some good news about two of them, at least. Both Siralim 2 [$4.99] from Thylacine Studios and The Quest HD [$7.99] from Redshift are on sale for the first time ever, letting you dive into some huge fun at discounted prices. It's worth mentioning that it's very rare for either of these developers to have sales, so if you've been waiting, well, don't wait too much longer...

The Iranian Revolution isn't exactly an era gamers get to visit often, so when 1979 Revolution: A Cinematic Adventure Game [$4.99] released, it caught the eye of all those who enjoy historical fiction. Now that the game has gone free for the first time, you have no reason not to put yourself in the shoes of Reza Shirazi, a photojournalist caught in the flames of the Iranian Revolution. The game is narrative-heavy in the style of Telltale games and will have you making critical choices that alter the narrative's course. I haven't played the game yet to know how much your choices affect the narrative, but I don't think that will matter too much in this case because most players will play 1979 Revolution mostly to experience those momentous events...

This War of Mine [$14.99] is a bleak game that offers players an unflinching simulation of war's effect on civilian populations, and its DLC The Little Ones - which lets you experience war through the eyes of a child - definitely didn't make the game any lighter. The DLC is now 30% off, so here's your chance to experience a very different aspect of war for cheap. The Little Ones is more than just different characters for you to play as; it's also all about how children in war-torn cities are still children, and children still want to play with toys, make friends, and enjoy life despite the troubles around them...

Telltale's The Walking Dead: A New Frontier [$4.99] now has the first episode for free on iOS. This is a bit early for a Telltale game to go with the first episode free model like this, but Telltale's kind of pulled a switcheroo. For a limited time, episode 2 was available for free in the app. It still went through Apple's in-app purchase system, but the price was set to free:..

Okay, look, I think our wallets are almost in the clear. But we're not quite out of the woods yet. While many publishers like to do their big sales during the Christmas week, others are more of the New Year's type, and that means we've got some deals for you to take a look at today. Since there are a lot, I'm just going to list them out without the fancy details. I leave it up to you, dear reader, to investigate further. Without further ado, here are today's sales...

Return of the Zombie King [$2.99] is a clever little platformer, and it even managed to make its way into Eli's Top 10 of 2016. Now it's on sale for the first time ever, and you should pick it up if you've been looking for a fun platformer to play. The conceit behind Return of the Zombie King is that you start the game as the recently-deceased King, and throughout your runs you try to get back to your old virility and humanity by upgrading yourself with legs, eyes, ears, and so on. There are also additional upgrades to unlock as you go along until you once again become the once and future King...

It's that extremely awkward period between Christmas and New Year where no-one really knows what to do with themselves, and so unfortunately the usual tsunami of iOS game news has slowed down to the size of a more modest ripple in the vast ocean that is the App Store. On the positive side of things, this gives everyone a chance to catch up on their sprawling iPhone backlog, and even try out some of the titles that went on sale over the holiday season, which we extensively listed in our big Christmas discount round-up. However, one particular 2016 gem slipped through the cracks - Rush Rally 2 [$0.99] has today gone on sale for the first time ever, and is now available for the ridiculous price of 2016. Yes, despite only being a 50% reduction, ridiculous is apt in this case - Rush Rally 2 offers such meticulously designed racing action that continues to get better with successive updates that $1.99 is a bargain for anyone looking to get behind the virtual wheel on their iPhone...

Our 2016 Game of the Year 'Crashlands' is on Sale for the First Time Ever

When we posted Crashlands [$4.99] as our Game of the Year pick for 2016 this past Friday, I was really blown away by just how many people seemed to agree. We're sort of used to having dissenting opinions against the games we pick for features like that, which isn't surprising as "favorite" or "best" game picks are such a subjective thing. But it seems like just about everyone loves Crashlands! Well, if you're one of the people who didn't hop on the Crashlands bandwagon in 2016 but all the Game of the Year buzz has you curious to check it out, now is a pretty great time to do so as the game is on sale for the first time ever, down to just $1.99 from its already pretty darn reasonable regular price of $4.99...

There was a time in the long ago when I wasn't churning out daily sales posts. It's hard to believe, but it's true. While we're certainly living in a post-2016 Christmas sale world, it's important that for some countries, New Year's is an even bigger event than Christmas. Japan happens to be one of those countries, so I suppose it's quite appropriate that one of the country's most beloved series is having a big sale before everyone settles in for an evening of watching the same old singers singing the same old tunes. Every last Dragon Quest game released on iOS is on sale. I'm not going to say you must buy all of them, but you ought to buy all of them...

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