Category Archives: Sales

I don't mind games that are free to try with an IAP to unlock the rest of the game, but one of the tricky things about them is that it's hard to notice when they go on sale. If you've been waiting patiently for Capcom's fantastic Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD [Free] or Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies [Free] to come down a little bit in price, your court date is set for today. The games are initially free to download, so you won't see them showing up on useful services like AppShopper Social [Free], but the full game unlock IAPs for both are currently slashed down to prices so crazy, even Dr. Hotti can't believe them...

If you're a board game fanatic traveling for Thanksgiving and other holidays coming up over the next month, you may find that actual board and tabletop games are a bit difficult to tote around compared to an iPad. Thankfully, there's a number of board and other strategic-type games that have gone on sale for you to check out. Here's a hefty list of the cheap titles:..

Fans of classic JRPGs have been eating well this year on iOS, with four installments from the juggernaut Dragon Quest series releasing so far and very likely one more to come before we flip the calendars. All of the Dragon Quest games that Square Enix has put out so far on mobiles in 2014 are pretty strong games, particularly taking their age into account, but in this humble RPG fan's opinion, the best of the bunch is without a doubt Dragon Quest 4: Chapters Of The Chosen [$9.99]. I gave it top marks in my review both on the strength of the original game and the excellent quality of the port. It's easily the best version of Dragon Quest 4 available to English gamers and a must-have for any RPG aficionado. If you haven't picked it up yet, fortune smiles upon thee, for thou hast found the great sale price. While the game regularly goes for $14.99, the price is currently reduced 33% to a mere $9.99...

On Sunday, Apple and a ton of big-name publishers and developers launched a Apps for Red, containing a bunch of updates and sales centered around the AIDS awareness charity Product Red, which contributes to the AIDS Global Fund. Apple has worked with Product Red before, with things like red iPods, but this is a new direction, as a bunch of apps have added red themes, red icons, have sales contributing toward Product Red, and even have new content for the occasion. Threes [$2.99] has a new red theme along with new night colors, and games starting with higher card numbers, and 100% of the app's price is going toward Product Red. Monument Valley [$3.99] has a new final chapter, "Ida's (RED) Dream" which is available for $0.99 with all proceeds going toward Product Red. Free-to-play games are getting into it as well: Clash of Clans [Free] has a special Product Red gems pack, FIFA 15 Ultimate Team [Free] has a Red points pack and a special tournament to unlock Rafa Marquez, Bubble Witch 2 Saga [Free] has special Product Red levels where gold bars used in them will go toward the Global Fund. There's 16 games in total that are contributing to Product Red in some way until December 7th. Check out the list below:..

Gobble Up These Pre-Thanksgiving Game Sales

November 19th, 2014 7:00 PM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
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We're nearing Thanksgiving, and pretty much any significant US holiday means that it's time for paid apps to go on sale. And now, about a week ahead of the day where Americans eat turkey, watch football, and maybe give thanks for stuff, like turkey and football, apps are going on sale. We've posted about some of the more notable sales throughout the day, but here's a grand list of the games on sale:..

The Artsy 'Duet' and 'Blek' on Sale for $0.99 Each

November 19th, 2014 5:49 PM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
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Want a couple of minimalist, artsy, and enjoyable games on the cheap? Well, here's a couple to check out: Blek [$0.99] and Duet [$0.99] are both on sale for $0.99 right now. Both are great games well worth playing. Duet is a challenging survival game from Kumobius that Pivvot [$2.99] fans might enjoy, as both are about spinning around a fixed point, but both games go in different directions from there. Duet has been frequently updated since release, adding in narration, and new level packs including the most recent "Epilogue" level pack...

Badland [$0.99] was one of 2013's best games, and it's currently dirt cheap: on sale for $0.99, down from its regular $3.99 price, with only one in-app purchase for $0.99, for the ten-level Doomsday Level Pack. Our opinion on paying for DLC was well established last week. The game goes on sale occasionally, but $0.99 is as good a price as any to pick up this gorgeous, critically-acclaimed platformer, which features both a singleplayer campaign along with same-device multiplayer for up to four people...

Lament that Real Racing 3 [Free] is free-to-play, and wish for a version that wasn't? Well, EA and the former Firemint's second entry in the racing series, Real Racing 2 [$0.99 / $0.99 (HD)] is currently on sale for $0.99. The game was an absolute classic back at its release in late 2010, and if you prefer your stylish racing games with an up-front cost instead of being free-to-play – as I hear some of y'all are – then here you go...

If you've got any holes in your mobile Final Fantasy collection, now's the time to fill it out. Square Enix has put almost every game in the series on sale, and some highlights include the lowest price we've seen yet for Final Fantasy 4: The After Years [$15.99] and the first ever sale for Final Fantasy 6 [$15.99]. Even Final Fantasy Dimensions [Free] is getting in on the action, with the price for the IAP for the full game reduced to $7.99. The only titles sitting out so far are Final Fantasy Tactics [$13.99 / $15.99 (HD)] and the various free-to-play spin-offs like All The Bravest [Free]. The rest of the games are available for half-off their usual prices, making them a Locke-level steal for any RPG fan who doesn't have them already...

'Dodo Master Pocket' is Free Right Now

November 17th, 2014 12:30 PM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
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Dodo Master [$0.99 / $0.99 (HD)] was a puzzle-platformer that our Andrew Fretz really loved, giving it 5 stars back in his review, saying that "The game is so carefully crafted, and so well planned, and so well tested that I want to be certain that each word I write about it is equally well thought out." Well, there's good news if you've been looking to check it out, as the iPhone version of the game is currently free, through an app promotion service and with the Android version of the game now out. The iPad version is available for $0.99 if that's more up your alley, or if you want to support the developer, as the game has no in-app purchases at all...

Pixelbite's fantastic drift-heavy, top-down racer Reckless Racing 3 [$2.99] has received a significant content update and is on sale for $2.99, down from its regular price of $4.99. The update adds support for Apple's Metal graphics API, and while Reckless Racing 3 was a very attractive game to begin with, there definitely seems to be a bump up in the lighting, shadows, smoke and other effects. This update also adds some classic levels from the original Reckless Racing, which is nice because the original appears to no longer be available. A new cup, additional arcade events, and a tweak to the difficulty in arcade mode round out the latest update...

'The Walking Dead Season 2' Episode 1 Goes Free

November 11th, 2014 10:56 AM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
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Been meaning to give Telltale's The Walking Dead Season 2 [Free] a shot? Well, there's no better time than now, as the app is currently free to download, giving you the first episode in the adventure series for free. The other four episodes are available as an in-app purchase, either $4.99 each or $14.99 for the whole season. Telltale does this periodically with their episodic series, to give away the first episode, which serves as a great way for people to dive into their brand of story-driven gameplay...

For the first time since releasing in September of last year, Ian MacLarty and Jon Kerney's fantastic behind-the-back runner Boson X [$2.99] is currently free on iOS. We loved the look of Boson X since we first laid eyes on it prior to it being released. The premise is that you're a scientist running through a particle accelerator, leaping from platform to platform while avoiding falling into the gaps, and running across the glowing platforms to hit an energy threshold that lets you move on to the next level. It's proudly inspired by Super Hexagon both in its look and the fact that you're rotating a giant angular shape by tapping either side of the screen. Though Boson X is based on a decagon as opposed to a hexagon...

Turn-based strategy fans will want to take note of a game that sneaked past the Wednesday night release list as it showed up on the App Store this morning, Battle Worlds: Kronos [$14.99 (HD)]. This turn-based strategy game originally released on desktop, and has now made its way to iPad, with loads of content intact. The game invokes classic turn-based strategy game like Advance Wars and Panzer General to describe its gameplay, with players commanding an army of units by land, air, and sea on hexagonal maps. There are two campaigns to play through, with developer King Art claiming 50 hours of gameplay, and a strong AI system...

iOS 8 Crew: 'Swype' Keyboard Just Went Free

November 6th, 2014 1:00 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Free, News, Sales
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Alright, while this isn't really game related (I guess you type in games, so there?) it's still a pretty rad heads up for anyone who is interested in fiddling around with third party keyboards in iOS 8. Swype [$0.99] is now free for a limited time. Often cited by Android users as a reason why they could never switch off 'droids, Swype lets you type by swiping to letters on a keyboard instead of tapping the virtual keys...

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