Category Archives: Sales

Those looking to fill out their collection of great Slitherine strategy games have been feeling pain in their wallets and joy in their hearts these last few weeks. Each week, Slitherine has been putting a different set of games on sale for some very deep discounts. This week, it's the Battle Academy and Frontline series' turn. This is your chance to stock up on some war games and get some practice in before the Great Venusian War of 2021. Er, forget you just read that...

As there are so many fantastic sales on the App Store - especially during the lead up to Christmas - it takes a lot to really surprise me when it comes to iOS discounts, but that's exactly what developers Rayark have managed to pull off. Today, for some undisclosed reason (the aforementioned festive season is a pretty good guess), Implosion: Never Lose Hope [$9.99] is now available for free for the next two days only, which is one of the most mind-baffling sales I have seen on the App Store for years. We loved Implosion when it launched in April 2015, as its premium take on the third person action genre was stunning for a mobile game that was already easily more than worth ten dollars. This new price of absolutely nothing is therefore the epitome of a bargain, and I'd implore anyone unfortunate enough to miss out on the game first time around to take advantage of this temporary offer and download Implosion right now before it reverts back to full price at midnight of December 14th (GMT+8)...




It used to be a sure thing that every Kemco game would go on sale several times a year for $0.99. That situation seems to have changed, likely because of their spreading out to PC and consoles along with the sheer volume of apps they have available already. They could discount as many as a dozen at a time several times a year and you'd still see some of their games only go on sale once a year or so. Now, whether you want every Kemco game is a whole other question, but if you do, it's probably better to grab them when they do go on sale these days. With all that said, the prolific RPG publisher has 10 games on offer for their holiday sale this year, all priced down to $0.99...

As we've been talking about quite a bit on our podcast lately, the deals this holiday season seem a ... little on the lame side. Amazon has been running this daily deals thing leading up to Christmas, and today's slew of deals has the first set of things I've actually been linking to friends. Over the years I've turned into a massive Anker fanboy, and for good reason- It seems like everything they make (and I own a lot of their stuff) is surprisingly high quality for the price you're paying, particularly when you compare how much similar products from other companies run. (I say this as someone who once bought a $99 Mophie battery.) Anyway, today you can pick up my favorite external battery, my favorite USB charger, my favorite lightning cable, and... a battery case I don't have but assume it's pretty good too on the cheap...

Japan's indie game development scene has always been quite lively in its home market, but has gone mostly unknown overseas. With more opportunities opening up for small developers on console, mobile, and computers, we're finally starting to see many of these unsung devs putting out their games in Western markets. One of my personal favorites among these rising stars is Q-Cumber Factory. They've released a total of four games on iOS, and have ported some of them to various other platforms. For a limited time, their entire library is on sale, with one of them even going free temporarily...

Probably not. I'm just asking the pertinent questions. Gameloft's The Amazing Spider-Man [$6.99] games and Disney's DuckTales: Remastered [$4.99] only have a few things in common. Both star classic American cartoon and/or comic characters. Both look pretty darned spiffy in action. And both only seem to go on sale this low once a year. That's enough for me to say that there's something up here. But why would a good, upstanding local fowl philanthropist like Scrooge McDuck be buddying up to that masked menace? Why, I bet that web-headed weasel is disguising himself as a duck just to besmirch Scrooge's good name! That no-good fraud!..

When it comes to strategy games, iOS is a pretty great platform. There are lots of great games in the genre at a variety of pricing levels, so no matter what your budget looks like, you can usually find something good to play. Slitherine makes some great games that tend to sit on the higher end of the pricing spectrum, and let's be honest, they're generally worth those prices. Their commitment to the iOS platform seems to be wavering of late, though, so I don't blame anyone who doesn't want to go all in at the full prices. That's where sales come in, friends, and Slitherine's having a great one at the moment...

Apple and Product Red have been doing annual promotions now for ten years, which honestly, really makes me feel old as it doesn't seem like that long ago. If you've never heard of this whole (RED) thing before, the Wikipedia page does a good job of detailing what it's all about. Basically, all these massive global brands all get together to put out (RED) products (which are typically red, believe it or not) to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS in Africa. Considering how global this effort is, it'd actually be pretty impressive if you've never heard of it, but, hey, whatever...

There are a wide variety of genres and types of games on the App Store, many of which would only work on the pure touchscreen-centric input that the iPhone offers. While this results in a lot of imaginative and innovative experiences, I still end up gravitating towards platformers when I'm looking for a new game to play. I don't know whether it's their intrinsic familiarity or maybe just a personal predisposition towards the genre, but games such as Mos Speedrun 2 [$1.99] and Kero Blaster [$5.99] provided incredibly compulsive platforming action that was impossible to put down. Tons of Bullets [$1.99] follows in a similar vein - with both graphics and gameplay that evoke a bygone era of chaotic 2D platformers, the developers created a predictable but fun premium game that was a bargain for its two dollar price of entry. While the developers have supported the game with successive updates since its launch, Tons of Bullets has today gone on sale for the first time ever for only $0.99, which is a fantastic price for anyone looking for even more enemies to run, shoot and jump at...

If you haven't checked out Severed [$6.99], the first-person sword-slicing Metroidvania by Drinkbox Studios, then now's a good time as the game is on sale for $3.99. But there's another good reason if you have a modern iPhone, as Drinkbox has just updated the game with 3D Touch support. Now, using 3D Touch, you can easily trigger the map to expand without having to pause the game, making exploring the game world just a bit more convenient than it was before...

I don't know about you, but me and my wallet are still recovering from the ridiculous amount of App Store sales that took place on Black Friday. However, debilitating debt and an already immeasurable backlog can't stop the killer deals for iOS, as Cyber Monday should bring with it even more excuses for developers to cut the price of their games down even further. Today, the stunning slashing RPG Severed [$6.99] has had its price cut to $3.99 - while the game did already go on sale back in October, for four dollars you can acquire a sure-fire candidate for many end of year lists, and a title that received an extremely favourable review from us back at its release in September...

Today is Black Friday, which is significant for two reasons. Firstly, it's a fantastic opportunity to watch people on the news literally fighting over relatively trivial discounts for electronics, which is as good a reason as any to keep the physical retail stores in an age where everything is ordered online. However, far more significantly for mobile gamers is the abundance of App Store sales that take place on Black Friday, as it seems that a vast majority of titles will undergo some sort of price reduction that will only last for one day. However, the sheer amount of games on sale can be difficult to manage, so to make sure that no one misses out on any killer deals, here is a round up of titles that have had their prices reduced in the past few days - while I have attempted to make this list as comprehensive as possible, there's a very likely chance that there may be some discounts missing, so make sure to post either in the comments or in our Price Drops forum so we can share the sales before the games return to their regular cost in the coming few days...

Ready to get to do some racing in jet skis? Well, good news: Riptide GP Renegade [$2.99] is now available for $0.99 for Black Friday. The game has you racing through ruined urban environments, trying to take first place by doing stunts to get turbo boosts. The coins you earn can be used to unlock upgrades and new stunts, with more elaborate stunts earning more turbo but requiring more hang time to pull them off. And of course, the game has a unique feeling to it because you're racing on water – and finding the quick waves to do stunts on is key to getting first place. ..

There are two reasons to give thanks today: not only do we get to watch a ton of football and eat a ton of food and only feel kind of guilty about the societal ramifications for both, but there are also game sales. If you've been curious to check out Limbo [$4.99] from Playdead, then good news: the game is about as cheap as you can get it without it being free on mobile, as the game is currently $0.99 for Thanksgiving/Black Friday...

If you still haven't checked out the Infinity Blade games, I'm not here to admonish you. There's a ton of games out there and it's hard to keep up with every single one. I miss out on games and mobile games is my life! But with the holiday season hopefully bringing some downtime to you, this means that if you've wanted to see what the fuss is all about with the Infinity Blade series, as all 3 games are on sale:..

There's been a bazillion dual stick shooters released on the App Store since the days of iDracula, but there's just something about the Geometry Wars games that always have me playing them more than everything else in that genre. I even fought through playing a ton of the (now super defunct) Geometry Wars: Touch without widescreen support. Well, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved [$9.99] is a worthy (or, arguably better) alternative...

With turkey, football, and awkward political conversations with your uncles set to happen on Thanksgiving this Thursday, that also means that it's time for some iOS game sales. While they're a bit slwo to start up this year, there's a couple pairs of titles worth checking out at discounts...

If you read yesterday's news about new Lumines Puzzle and Music [$2.99] DLC and were bummed that you didn't have Lumines yet, things just got a whole lot easier. The fantastic mobile iteration of this classic puzzle game is now its cheapest yet, and can be downloaded for a single dollar. And, hey, if you need an extra push over the edge, Shaun liked the game quite a bit...

Looking back at last year's Black Friday iOS game sale bonanza, there were tons of good price drops, but I'm not sure any were as significant as this one. As of this morning, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of The Lions [$13.99] has hit its lowest historical price ever of $3.99. Sure, it's been on sale before, but the lowest it has ever gotten has been is $6.99. Hopefully this is a sign of the caliber of sales we can expect this week as anyone with a paid game slams the price down to near-$0...

If you're a fan of Deus Ex Go [$1.99], or have been curious to see more content for the game, then good news: the Puzzle Maker update that went into beta recently has a release date: November 24th on Thanksgiving. The free update will allow you to make and share your own levels for the third game in Square Enix Montreal's Go franchise. The game sems well-equipped for custom levels as compared to previous entries in the series, so thsi should be an interesting feature to see in action...

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