Category Archives: Sales

Hello, friends! Do you like deals? Do you like Dragon Quest? Is your iOS collection of said games inexplicably missing the best installments the series has to offer? If you answered yes to all of those questions, then today, fortune smiles upon thee, for thou hast found some Dragon Quest sales. Perhaps to coincide with the release of Romancing SaGa 2 later today, Square Enix has dropped the price on a few of the better Dragon Quest games. No telling how long these prices will last, so get them quickly if you want them...

If you read the comments on my Pathfinder Adventures [Free (HD)] review, you probably know that the most common complaint was that the initial content was too short. Though I'm not sure I agree with that (maybe it's because I tend to lose a lot), I can see how that can be an issue for some players, especially those already familiar with the game. The upcoming patch - which should land early next week - should help alleviate those complaints a bit by bringing Adventure Deck 3, The Hook Mountain Massacre to the game. The new Adventure adds 5 new scenarios, including one that's "game-changing" according to the developers, 4 new locations, 4 new maps, and over 40 monsters, henchmen, and villains. You'll also get the chance to unlock role specializations for your characters when you complete the adventure, which should be fun...




I've talked several times (including yesterday) about the abundance of Warhammer games (of varying quality) on the App Store, but it's hard to deny that it's been a good time for all Warhammer fans, especially those who enjoy the sci-fi side of the Warhammer universe. If you are one of those who enjoy Warhammer or simply like good iOS games, you are in luck today since most (if not all) of the Warhammer games are on sale. The very entertaining Warhammer Quest [$2.99] is down to a buck as is the lane strategy game Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance [$1.99], the side-scrolling Warhammer 40,000: Carnage [$6.99] is less than half price, the hex-strategy game Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon [$19.99 (HD)] is down from $19.99 to $9.99, Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch [$1.99] is also down to a buck (which is a steal at that price), and so on...

It's not uncommon for Rockstar Games to put their Grand Theft Auto iOS ports on sale, but it's not as common to see the entire library of them all on sale at the same time. That's what we're experiencing right now, in what I'm dubbing "The Great Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto (and Max Payne) Cinco de Mayo Sale of 2016". Pretty catchy name, no? Right now all of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto iOS ports are available for just a few bucks, down from their already pretty darn cheap regular prices. If you were to do some sort of cost to hours played equation for something like GTA: San Andreas, we'd be talking fractions of a cent per hour of senseless violence and crime. It's an amazing deal and really there are no bad GTA games in the bunch. They've even knocked a buck off of the solid mobile version of GTA's bullet time cousin Max Payne. Now is a great time to pick up any of these that you don't own to fill out your collections. ¡Viva Rockstar Games!..

If you've been looking forward to punching some people out while reminiscing the 80s and the 90s, then look no further than Punch Club [$4.99], the boxing tycoon management game, currently at its lowest price ever. This management game moves beyond the ring and offers multiple branching story lines with plenty of references to the glorious movies of the 80s and 90s. The art is really nice and, of course, an homage to the video games of the 80s-90s, so as you can see, this game is like an 80s pizza with 90s ingredients. However, the game may look like a classic video game, but it's actually a pretty modern sim...

'Star Wars Pinball 4' Goes on Sale for Free

April 26th, 2016 3:30 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
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With May the 4th (be with you) on its way, there's loads of Star Wars activity happening. Zen Studios' collection of Star Wars pinball tables is the latest to go on sale, with Star Wars Pinball 4 [$1.99] now available for free. This is the same app as has always been available, it's just that with major new table releases, the game's number just keeps ticking on up. The free sale nets you the Empire Strikes Back table for free, with tables based on the other movies and media in the franchise, including The Force Awakens, available as in-app purchases...

BioWare's Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic [$9.99] is back at its lowest price ever of $2.99. The game was already an absurd price-per-hour bargain at $9.99, but for $2.99, it's just proof of how lucky mobile gamers are to get to paly a classic like this at a bargain-basement price. Plus, Aspyr Media hasn't slacked off on the port, updating it this year, and providing MFi controller support and iCloud saves. So, this is a safer bet to buy than many big-name paid games that have fallen by the wayside over time...

Two great games went on sale this morning which are both responsible for sucking up so much of my time it's hard to really estimate. If you've been playing Butterscotch Shenanigans' amazing Crashlands [$4.99] and found yourself saying, "You know, this game isn't brutally difficult enough, I highly recommend Don't Starve: Pocket Edition [$4.99]. It's a couple bucks cheaper now, and while the game plays way better on an iPad than it does an iPhone, it's still something you shouldn't miss. We absolutely loved it in our review too. I really dig how the game has such distinct day and night cycles, and how early on you genuinely fear the night, but as you begin to build up your infrastructure, you get more and more confident with surviving in the darkness- As opposed to your first night, where you don't leave the glow of your meager camp fire...

Freebie Alert: Disney-esque Action Tower Defense Game 'Onion Force' Currently Free

Back in March, husband and wife development team Queen Bee Games released their action tower defense title Onion Force [$2.99] to a small but positive reaction. Being sick of the casual, free to play vibe of mobile gaming, Queen Bee created Onion Force to be a very challenging but still approachable game, selling it for $2.99 up front with no IAP. While it's a tower defense game at heart, Onion Force has an extra focus on action with 3 playable characters you control directly. Also, one of the developers is an ex-animator who worked for the likes of Disney, MGM, and more, and Onion Force is filled with interesting characters and beautiful animation. Unfortunately, Onion Force has faced the problem of so many other great games on the App Store in that it's hard to get the word out that it even exists. So, in order to drum up some interest, Queen Bee has dropped Onion Force down to free for the next couple of days...

Friends, there are an awful lot of twin-stick shooters on iOS. After a period of relative dormancy, the genre came back into fashion at almost the exact same time as mobile gaming went through the roof and the indie boom kicked off, so it was in a lot of ways inevitable. The competition is so fierce that even the series responsible for getting the genre going again, Geometry Wars, has to be at the top of its game to earn a spot on people's devices. Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved [$9.99] stepped up to that challenge, giving mobile players almost the same experience that could be found on consoles and PCs. If you haven't grabbed it yet, today is your lucky day, as the game has gone on sale for the nice price of $2.99...

Five Alarm Freebie Alert: 'Space Marshals' Goes Free for the First Time

We live in a world of constant sales and freebies. It happens so darn much that sometimes it's tough to even get excited about a sale. This is NOT one of those times. Pixelbite's stunning dual-stick shooter Space Marshals [$4.99] has just dropped to free for the first time ever. It's not known why exactly it's free at this point in time, but this isn't the time for questions, this is the time for action. That action is mashing the download button on your device...

If you're hanging around this morning looking for a new game to play but have exactly zero dollars to your name, well, we've got some good news. Rogue Agent [Free] just went from $2.99 to free. We reviewed it earlier this year, and the best way to describe the game is as another super-solid entry in the stealth puzzler genre...

Rayark's Implosion: Never Lose Hope [$9.99] was one of our favorite games of 2015 thanks to its impressively deep and stylish gameplay. It's a rare premium action game in a market full of smaller pick-up-and-play titles, and the lack of any IAP was certainly a plus for many players. That kind of gaming experience commanded a relatively higher price than many other mobile games, and if it was a little too high for you, I've got some good news for you today: Implosion is now on sale for its lowest price ever...

Motorsport Manager [$1.99] is free for the first time ever, and if you enjoy games where you manage racing drivers but are tired of the Kairosoft offerings, you should definitely pick this one up. When Motorsport Manager originally came out in 2014, people who enjoy racing games were pretty wowed by the game's visuals, especially the tilt-shift camera effect that dominated race days. The game has you doing the usual cycle of hiring drivers, building the car, hiring mechanics and so on, which is all pretty standard stuff for the genre. There isn't that much depth in that aspect of the game, which for some is a blessing and others a curse. Still, there are fun moments like hearing your drivers complain about each other all the time...

If you've been enjoying your virtual adventures in Aralon: Forge and Flame [$4.99] but feel like you'd enjoy it even more if you could play as a Paladin class, well, today's update is for you. The oft-requested Paladin class has been added to the game, along with a brand new dungeon called The Ruins of Valemar. In addition to the new class and new dungeon, an in-app store has been added to Aralon: Forge and Flame so if you want to spend some real-life money to fast-track your virtual character's progression, then now you have that option. ..

This War of Mine [$14.99] put gamers in an awkward position when it came out because while the game is great in so many ways, it was tricky saying that you really enjoyed a game about the despair of civilian population in warzones. This was a game about war at its grittiest, and while I hesitate to use the word "realistic," it was definitely a depiction of warfare as experienced by the vast majority of those involved in it. As our 5-star review pointed out, games that create lasting impressions and have you thinking about your decisions long after you turn off your tablet are worth experiencing, and now you can experience This War of Mine at its lowest price ever. The game is 70% off its usual $14.99, and now you really have no excuse not to get it; well, unless that excuse was that the game's violence and stark representation of war doesn't sound like a fun time, because that excuse is still a valid one...

The Room trilogy has offered mobile gamers some of the prettiest games on the platform as well as showing off how the touchscreen interface could offer different gameplay experiences than a controller or a keyboard. The games' tactility combined with the occult themes made The Room trilogy stand out. The Room Three [$4.99] was probably Fireproof Studios' crowning achievement because of how it managed to create a more coherent game world while still retaining the emphasis on object and space manipulation. Now, and for a limited time, you can get The Room Three for half the price, and that's a pretty good deal since the game is a visual treat as well as an evolution of the original game both in terms of puzzles and in terms of storytelling. While not everything the developers did worked perfectly, overall the game is definitely one of those mobile gems; it's no wonder we gave it 5 stars in our review...

The original Badland is a game I often show people to demonstrate how gorgeous mobile games can be. The lighting effects and the great animation of both your little creatures and the environment makes for a beautiful game. And yet, surprisingly, Badland 2 [$2.99] managed to surpass it, not just in the visuals department but also in terms of gameplay since it added plenty of new mechanics as well as the ability to move backwards. We loved the game in our review, and now that it's on sale for the first time (down from $4.99 to $1.99), you should definitely get this one. It looks and plays fantastically on both the iPad and the iPhone, and it costs less than a latte. It's even been updated recently with new levels, a new rolling character, and reactive AI characters, a first in the franchise...

As our own Andrew called it in his review, Punch Club [$4.99] is a gut punch of nostalgia whose tropes and references will make the older ones among you smile up until the point when the grind kicks in. Despite the grind, Punch Club is a pretty entertaining and quite complex game, and now that the game has received The Dark Fist expansion and a price drop, this is as good as time to get it as any. If you haven't checked out the game yet, Punch Club is a boxing tycoon management game with multiple branching story lines, most of which will remind you of movies from 20, 30 years ago. The game has both tycoon and RPG elements, and, in a departure from most tycoon games, it's heavily story-driven, which makes it stand about among most other tycoon games on the App Store...

1000000 [$2.99] was an amazing puzzle game that absorbed months of my life, so when we heard there was a sequel coming, I was unbelievably stoked. You Must Build a Boat [$2.99] is better than 10000000 in just about every way, which Shaun goes into incredible detail explaining in his review. ..

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