Category Archives: Sales

One of my very favorite platformers, Renegade Kid's Mutant Mudds [$8.99], is currently free on the App Store. Originally released on the Nintendo 3DS in January of 2012, Mutant Mudds made its debut on the App Store in December of that same year, and proved to be quite a hit. It's more of a slow-paced action platformer, as you'll need to take your time and make precise jumps in order to get past the many enemies in the game. It's very challenging, but also very satisfying. There's a hint of Metroidvania in it too, as you'll slowly unlock and upgrade new weapons and abilities that allow you to revisit previous levels and gain access to new areas. Finally, one of its key elements is the ability to jump in-between three levels of depth in the environment. There's a normal middle plane, a farther away plane in the background, and even an extreme close-up foreground plane. It's a neat effect, but it also ties into much of the puzzling and exploring in Mutant Mudds...

Over here in the Northern Hemisphere, the end of winter is approaching, and to mark the occasion Crescent Moon Games is having a big sale on some of their top games. Three in particular, Neon Shadow, Mimpi and Strike Wing: Raptor Rising, have dropped all the way down to free for the first time ever. Others, like Aralon: Sword and Shadow and Pocket RPG, are seeing pretty significant discounts. So, if there's something in the Crescent Moon catalogue that you haven't picked up yet, check out the list of sales below and start celebrating the end of the winter season with some new iOS games...

A previously iPad-only title is getting a shot at a much wider audience thanks to a new Universal update. Cloud Spin [$1.99] from Skytrain Studios is a visually stunning flight game that Eli and myself loved in our initial TA Plays video as well as in our 4.5 star review. In Cloud Spin, you play a rabbit named Lucky who's equipped with a jetpack and flies through on-rails levels trying to earn high scores with skilled flying. You can also unlock a free flight mode, and here you can kick back and enjoy the beauty of the game's environments while flying around wherever you please. It's highly reminiscent of using the flight cap in Mario 64 or even elements of the awesome Pilotwings series...

I can't think of the last time we've posted the text of a press release around here (if ever), but this one that crossed our inboxes this morning is just too ridiculous to not share. To back things up a bit, I don't really follow all the crazy holidays we have now, so I had no idea that today was World Book Day, although there even seems to be some disagreement on when World Book Day is, so, whatever. Originally kicked off in 1923, World Book Day originally intended to honor Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, but since has been expanded to a number of other authors who were born or died around the same time. In the UK, on World Book Day, every child is apparently given a voucher to be spent on books in a country-wide read-a-thon...

It was a big deal when classic BioWare RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic [$9.99] launched for the iPad in May of last year, but being an iPad-only title meant that those who didn't own an iPad were left out in the cold. Aspyr Media, who handled the iOS port of KOTOR, were barraged with requests for iPhone support, and this past December, they granted gamers their wish with a Universal update to the game. Of course, if you give a mouse a cookie, he'll want a glass of milk. So now that the game was Universal and able to be played across different devices, now people were clamoring for iCloud save syncing, so they could continue their progress on all their devices. Well, Aspyr delivers once again with today's update which brings iCloud save syncing to Knights of the Old Republic...

If you can tear yourself away from the awesome Calculords for a few minutes, and are looking for another sweet card-based iOS game, then allow me to point you in the direction of the newly-released Card City Nights [$1.99] from Ludosity. In Card City Nights, you'll embark on an adventure to collect 8 legendary cards in order to battle the game's final boss. You'll earn those cards by facing a colorful cast of characters, and along the way unlock more than 180 different cards to use...

I'm not exactly sure what the occasion is, but there's a pretty crazy number of high profile iOS games on sale at the moment. Well, I guess being the App Store and all, you don't really need a reason to have a sale. Still, something seems up with all these games going on sale today of all days. Perhaps an Apple feature or something? Whatever the case, if you've been waiting to pick any or all of these title up, now is a good time to do so...

If you've been keeping tabs on the iOS 7 controller scene since they started appearing last November, you'll remember that the Logitech Powershell dropped its price down to $69.99 and the SteelSeries Stratus lowered its price down to $79.99, both from their original MSRP of $99.99. Well, Moga is getting in on the controller price-dropping bandwagon too, as their Ace Power MFi controller is currently on sale for $79.99...

In May of last year, Rodeo Games released Warhammer Quest [$4.99], a turn-based dungeon crawler set in the Warhammer universe. And, they totally nailed it–we loved Warhammer Quest in our review. The game launched at a price of $4.99, and as is almost unheard of in the world of the App Store, it has remained at that price ever since. Most everyone playing Warhammer Quest agreed it was worth the asking price and then some, but it's never fun to buy something full price and then have it immediately go on sale, so it was nice to see Rodeo stick to their pricing scheme. However, that was nearly nine months ago, and so for the first time ever Rodeo Games have decided to put Warhammer Quest on sale for just a buck through the weekend...

One of 2012's absolute best iOS releases, Luca Redwood's 10000000 [$2.99] has just been given a much needed update adding widescreen support (yay!), Game Center achievements and new Ace Levels. If you missed it previously, 10000000 is a matching game with built-in combat and RPG mechanics, not totally unlike Puzzle Quest or Dungeon Raid. The hook here is that you're constantly under a time constraint, so you need to be making the right kind of matches for whatever your current obstacle is (fighting an enemy, unlocking a door, etc.) with the clock ticking down in your face. It puts a certain sense of panic into the gameplay, but not in a bad way. In fact, it's exhilarating when you know time is just about to run out and you happen to make the most perfect match ever, propelling you forward and continuing your run when you were sure you were toast...

This past November, Liv Games debuted the latest entry in their "Wars" series with the sci-fi strategy title Stellar Wars [$0.99]. Today the game has received a massive new update, and to celebrate the game is now temporarily free for the first time ever. This trilogy of games began with Legendary Wars [$0.99] back in early 2011. While predominantly a castle defense game, Legendary Wars actually stuffed a bunch of different kinds of genres into its lengthy campaign, along with a humorous story and killer visuals. It all blended together incredibly well, and was so full of content it easily kept us busy until the next game in the series, Monster Wars [$0.99], launched in early 2012, almost exactly a year later...

Even though we weren't totally in love with the game in our review, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years [$15.99] is important today for one reason: It's apparently the harbinger of Final Fantasy VI. Per the iTunes text of After years, "Final Fantasy VI coming soon to the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad!" Of course, Squeenix has been teasing iOS gamers with Final Fantasy VI for quite some time now, so who knows if this is any kind of definitive proof that it's coming any sooner than it was going to come anyway... But, at least it's a sign that they're doing something inside of iTunes Connect...

We knew that The Room Two [$0.99] would be heading to iPhone and iPod touch devices at some point early this year, but when we reported on Monday that it would be coming this week, we erroneously assumed it would be in a similar fashion to the first game with a new separate version for iPhone. Well, in this particular case I'm very happy to be wrong as Fireproof Games has opted to not go that route this time and instead has updated the iPad version of The Room Two to be Universal with support for iPhone 4S and above devices. That update is out now and to celebrate they've knocked a couple of bucks off the price of The Room Two, down to $2.99 from $4.99...

Logitech's entry into the iOS 7 controller market, the wider-than-my-Jnco-jeans PowerShell is seeing its first price drop since the original $99.99 price point leaked in late October. The $69.99 price point is currently live both ordering direct from Logitech as well as at the Apple Store. Amazon isn't reflecting the price change as of this writing, but a quick chat with a customer service agent might result in a price match if you prefer to order from Amazon...

Just a quick heads up that one of my current obsessions, Curve Digital's Stealth Inc. [$0.99], has dropped its price for the first time and can be yours for just $1.99, down from its usual cost of $4.99. You may know Stealth Inc. by the name it originally released under on PC back in 2011, Stealth Bastard. At its core, Stealth Inc. is a punishing puzzle-platformer that's built around stealth mechanics. You'll need to utilize hiding in shadows to reach the end of each level, as well as figuring out whatever blocks need to be pushed or switches need to be flipped to even reveal where the exit is...

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