Category Archives: Sales

Following a successful launch on Android, developer Toka Loka Games brought their gooey platformer Goo Saga [$0.99] to iOS in late April, and it absolutely floored me. You played as a ball of goo with a huge personality (as far as balls of goo go) making your way through tricky platforming levels that demanded you used your gooeyness to expand or shrink down in size, as well as your suite of upgradeable special abilities. In addition, it was one of the more visually pleasing games around. For a fiver, Goo Saga was a totally worthwhile endeavor, and we enjoyed it a lot in our review, but right now you can get all that gooey goodness for the sale price of just 99¢...

Rather than the big blockbuster ports such as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas [$3.99], it was Don't Starve: Pocket Edition [$0.99] that really made many of my avid gamer friends sit up and take notice of iOS as a legitimate gaming platform. Such was the critical reception of the game that Klei Entertainment crafted on its initial PC release; survival games were rarely as deep and thought provoking before Don't Starve came and really shook up the genre. For anyone who wasn't able to pick up the mobile port the first time, the game has gone on sale to $0.99 for the first time. We thought it was brilliant in our review back in 2015, and because of a universal update that was pushed through shortly after its release, anyone can delve into the dark yet deep world of Don't Starve - even if it probably is better to experience on the larger screen of an iPad...




Do you enjoy buying games of such quality that they are worthy of the prestigious Apple Design Award? However, do you find yourself hesitant to pay Apple Design Award-winning prices? Well, Noodlecake Games and Hyperbolic Magnetism are here to reward your cheap ways. Chameleon Run [$0.99] is currently on sale for $0.99, so you can play this fun, stylish, and well-made auto-running platformer for even cheaper than it would have cost before...

Hello, friends. I hope you all had a great weekend, possibly honoring your father, being honored by your kids, or none of the above. My son and I celebrated the occasion by scouring used game shops for SEGA Saturn games, and let me tell you, we hit a jackpot. Everyone has their own way of marking occasions like these, however, and prolific publisher Crescent Moon Games has chosen to do so with a sale on a number of their games. Some of these games rarely go on sale, so now is your chance to scoop up anything you might have your eye on...

Vblank Entertainment's Retro City Rampage DX [$4.99] is a charming ode to 1980s pop culture. What started as an 8-bit demake of Grand Theft Auto eventually mutated into a tribute to NES games, movies, TV shows, and more. While its reach occasionally extends beyond its grasp in some of its parodies, it certainly does an excellent job at its original purpose, which was to create a retro-flavored take on Rockstar's seminal action series. While the controls take a little adjusting to, the mobile version of the game that arrived in March is a fine port that includes all of the things that made the game a hit elsewhere. It received our Game of the Week award and managed to coax four whole stars out of the villainous Carter Dotson in his review. That's a half-star more than he gave your favorite game...

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 [$1.99], 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 [$0.99]. 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. ..

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