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Last week saw the surprise update of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars [$4.99], which was a welcome surprise because it's a darn fine Grand Theft Auto game. If you haven't checked out this game in the series, now is as good a time as ever, as the game's dropped in price to $2.99. This was initially a DS spinoff of the GTA series, but a fantastic game nonetheless, with all the crime action of the series represented well in a scaled-down form, and with a rather compelling drug dealing economy to play with. Granted, there are Grand Theft Auto 3 [$4.99] and its sequels on the App Store now, but this one actually holds its own...

Ho Ho Ho! A Massive List of Holiday Sales is Here!

December 22nd, 2014 3:54 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
$4.99 Buy Now

Alright, here we go folks. With the big iTunes freeze leaving developers fighting over ranking slots, and getting their holiday discounts in while they can still modify prices before the next week' shutdown, this means that there's a colossal list of cheapies and freebies to check out over the next week. Some games are dropping to $0.99 for the first time, Square Enix has dropped some classic RPGs in price, Radiangames' entire output is and there's a ton of five-star games that have all plummeted in price listed below. Don't worry if you can't afford some of these right away, and are expecting iTunes gift cards for your holiday of choice: the iTunes freeze lasts through next Monday, so you have time to pick them up. And if you don't celebrate any holidays, well, might as well pass the time while everything shuts down by playing some great cheap games, eh? Here's a colossal list of everything fit to print...

'Infinity Blade 3' at its Lowest Price Yet, $0.99

December 22nd, 2014 2:00 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
$6.99 Buy Now

The Infinity Blade series goes on sale often enough, but Infinity Blade 3 [$6.99] has yet to drop below $2.99 – until now. Just in time for the iTunes freeze, you can pick up Infinity Blade 3 for just $0.99, down from its regular $6.99 price. Both the original Infinity Blade [$5.99] and Infinity Blade 2 [$6.99] are full price right now, so if you're looking to dive into the series, this is your cheapest option. If you haven't picked this one up, well, why not now?..

Leo's Fortune [$4.99] has been one of the most-awarded games of the year, as it was awarded five stars from us, was given a prestigious Apple Design Award, and was named one of Apple's best of 2014 games. Now, as the holiday iTunes freeze hits, you can pick up this critically-acclaimed platformer for the cheapest it's ever been, down to $0.99 from its regular $4.99 price. The game was as cheap as $2.99 recently, so the late bird gets the worm in this case. Hey, sales are unpredictable, and $2.99 is still really cheap in the grand scheme of things...

Terraria [$4.99] is one of those gsmes that on iOS has stuck around for a while on the top charts, always there, and always $4.99. Well, if you've been meaning to check this one out, I have good news, as Terraria has its first price drop, just in time for the holiday season iTunes freeze, and it's a big drop, down to $0.99. The game is no stranger to price drops on PC, where it regularly gets big cuts during Steam sales and the like, but this is a massive drop for its first iOS sale...

'FTL: Faster Than Light' for iPad is Cheaper Than Ever

December 22nd, 2014 12:01 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
$9.99 Buy Now

FTL: Faster Than Light [$9.99 (HD)] is one of those games that's well worth it at $9.99, as it's quite a challenging and substantive game that is highly replayable. It's also a game, that while it does go on sale occasionally, it's not that often, so each sale feels like kind of an event. So here we are, telling you that FTL is currently $4.99, half-off its regular price. This is the game's lowest price yet on iOS, where it dropped to $6.99 earlier this year. So if you missed that, then you lost out on months of playing FTL, but saved 2 bucks, I guess? And hey, you probably entertained yourself in the interim. Better late than never!..

If you've had your eyes on picking up the full enchilada that is the Skylanders Trap Team [Free (HD)] starter pack following Eric's review of the whole thing but the $74.99 price tag was giving you pause... Check this out:..

Here's a pretty cool bundle for fans of the Tomb Raider series who haven't quite checked out the mobile ports yet. The Tomb Raider Pack contains Tomb Raider 1 [$0.99], Tomb Raider 2 [$1.99], and dual-stick shooter Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light [$4.99], all for $4.99. Now, if you're reading this when the article was written, you might see that the Guardian of Light price is the same as the bundle. So essentially, this is a way to get all three of the mobile entries for the price of one. It's not a bad deal if you haven't picked up Guardian of Light yet...

It's that time of the year again when tons of great games can be had at deep discounts, and for RPG fans, that means it's time to get some of Square Enix's usually relatively pricey games at bargain prices. It wasn't too long ago that Square Enix held a Final Fantasy sale that included many of these games, but this sale also includes some spin-offs and a few non-Final Fantasy titles. Some of the price changes are still rolling out, so if you don't see the sale price in your store yet, just hang in there, they'll be along soon. Here's the list so far:..

Halfbrick has just made its entire library of iOS games free, starting today. Some of the games were released as free-to-play, and we're not here to make a big deal about how a free game is still free, but a few paid games are in the sale. Fruit Ninja [$0.99] is one of the stars, as while it has gone free before, it is an App Store classic that only goes free once a year or so. If you had the now-unavailable iPad version but not the iPhone version, you want to grab this one in particular, as the game is universal now...

More games are going dirt-cheap or even free in this busy holiday period. We covered Skullduggery [$4.99] going free last night, but that's not the only freebie. Gangstar Vegas [Free] from Gameloft has just dropped to nothing, as part of an update making the game free-to-play, with a new diamond currency to earn and buy. Cooperative gang battles and a number of new costumes, including holiday-themed ones, are available as well. Flick Golf HD [$0.99 (HD)] from Full Fat has just dropped to free as well, in case you want to get some golf action in on your iPad...

'Skullduggery' from ClutchPlay Games is Free

December 17th, 2014 12:02 AM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
$4.99 Buy Now

Heads up! Skullduggery [$4.99] has just gone free on the App Store. This is a platformer where you fling a tax-collecting skull around a number of levels and fight various bosses, trying to collect coins and bop enemies. It's kind of what Angry Birds would be like with its flinging if it was a platformer, and starred a skull, and was about collecting taxes from other skeleton-type creatures. So, not the same, but kind of in the same ballpark!..

'Dodo Master', 'Card City Nights', and a Ton of BulkyPix Games Now Free

It's a really busy time for games on the App Store, but definitely not a busy time for your wallet, per se, as there's still a ton of cool freebies hitting the store. Dodo Master [$0.99 / $0.99 (HD)] has gone free yet again. The game drops price every once in a while, but as compared to last time, the iPad version is free as well as the iPhone-only one. If you missed out on it the last time it went free or want the iPad version as well, here's your chance to pick up this 5-star game...

It's been just over a year since FDG Entertainment and Cornfox & Bros. dropped the seafaring adventure Oceanhorn [$8.99] in the App Store, and today to celebrate how wonderful this past year has been FDG has dropped the price on the game for the first time ever, down to $4.99 from its normal price of $8.99. We loved Oceanhorn a year ago in our original review, and then back in August a huge content update was released adding even more great stuff to an already great package. Oceanhorn has also been consistent with updating for new iOS features and hardware, most recently getting an update last week that took advantage of the power in the latest iPhone and iPad devices...

Kemco's Discounted Eight of Their RPGs Down to $0.99

December 15th, 2014 12:15 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
$9.99 Buy Now

Touch Arcade's own Shaun Musgrave describes himself as "apparently the world's foremost expert on Kemco RPGs so that's something for the ol' tombstone." And there's nothing to really disprove that assertion – he has reviewed a plethora of Kemco's prolific RPG output for us. The games can be hit or miss in quality, but if you've ever wanted to try them out without paying a lot, as the games do run high for the App Store (which is still cheap in general, let's not forget), then this $0.99 Kemco sale is for you. Eight different Kemco RPGs are on sale right now. We've helpfully linked Shaun's reviews so that you can gaze upon his expertise before making a purchasing decision. Have at it, folks...

Several App Store Classics Are Free Today

December 15th, 2014 11:21 AM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
99¢ Buy Now

A few oldies-but-goodies are free on the App Store early this week, in case you want to dive into the days back before Retina Displays. First up is Ezone's Galactic Gunner [$0.99], a favorite from 2009. This on-rails shooter has you tapping on screen to fire at targets in space, trying to take out as many as possible. Plus, there's Aussie voice acting! This one even still runs on modern devices, which is impressive! This game hasn't gone free in 5 years, so pick it up while you can. Speaking of classics, here's a video of how Eli Hodapp used to record footage of games before iOS devices actually output video:..

Two more awesome free games have crossed our radar for you to pick up that you should go after as soon as possible. The Nightmare Cooperative [$3.99] is a puzzle-roguelike from Lucky Frame. It's got a Threes [$1.99] influence to it, where swiping to move in a cardinal direction moves all characters at once. This is about collecting treasure, keeping your heroes alive, and getting as deep in the dungeon as possible. This game is actually a lot better on mobile than it is on PC because swiping works so well for it, so definitely pick this one up even if you have played it elsewhere...

Touch Arcade is your source for awesome free games, and a couple more have crossed out paths Space Qube is a cool shoot 'em up that mixes in Minecraft with a space shooter, allowing you to build out your own spaceship and take on enemies in an on-rails environment...

We haven't quite been keeping an eye on these sales, but DotEmu's got a nice little discount promotion going on this month, where they're putting a new game on sale every day on iOS and Android. As such, this advent sale isn't always iOS-related, and the only iOS games they've put on sale have been over the weekend, with both Another World [$3.99] and R-Type [$1.99] getting 24 hour sales for $0.99 each. ..

Hidden Gem 'Doug Dug' is Currently Free

Hidden Gem 'Doug Dug' is Currently Free

December 9th, 2014 8:22 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in Featured, News, Sales
$1.99 Buy Now

Tis the season for app sales, and another darn good game has gone free here in December. Doug Dug [$1.99] is currently free. This is a game about digging for buried treasure in a collapsing underground, taking care to get the sweet loot while keeping an eye on the blocks all around, such that a block doesn't bop Doug on the head. Doug doesn't dig that. There's also plenty of creepy crawlies to dodge, and a two-tier score system: money, and overall depth. This is all about high scores, and each run starts fresh, and there's no in-app purchases, so it's all about your digging skill...

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