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If you're looking for a fun board game port to play, check out Castles of Mad King Ludwig [$6.99], which just dropped to $0.99, its lowest price ever, to celebrate its first anniversary. The sale will only run for a couple of days, so make sure you grab the game while it's still cheap. If you haven't heard of the game yet, Castles was designed by Ted Alspach, who also designed the pretty fun Suburbia board game. Your goal is to design a castle by adding various rooms to it as you go along while trying to mess with other players' design aspirations. While you might start playing with the hopes of designing a masterpiece, you might end up with a castle that looks like it came straight out of Twilight Zone...

For readers in the United States, next Monday is Memorial Day, when the service of those who died in the army is celebrated and commemorated. While this holiday is normally a great time for families to get together, it has also become a good excuse for many iOS developers to put their titles on sale, and a whole bunch of excellent indie titles are today available for the bargain price of only $0.99. Here is an extensive list of titles that should presumably be available at this new discount price until after the long weekend has ended; whether you celebrate Memorial Day or not, if there's a certain game that has been missing from your collection this is a fantastic opportunity to make amends!..




Let's face it: when it comes to strategy/tactical RPGs, iOS gamers have got it pretty good. Setting aside the occasional great port we get from PCs or consoles, there are also plenty of quality original games in the genre. The only catch is that they tend to be a little rudimentary in their presentation. Bucking that trend is the Demon's Rise series, which offers up accessible yet deep strategy gameplay with surprisingly high-quality production values. The games aren't much for story, but if you enjoy the mechanics of games like Final Fantasy Tactics or X-COM, you'll want to check out Demon's Rise [$7.99] or its sequel, Demon's Rise 2 [$7.99]. At the moment, you can grab the latter game for its lowest price yet...

Back in early March, Capcom Mobile announced that they'd be bringing four of their classic arcade games to the App Store in special mobile versions: 1942, Commando, Ghosts'n Goblins, and Ghouls'n Ghosts. The following week they followed through with that promise as 1942 Mobile [$1.99] hit the App Store. Then the following week Ghosts'n Goblins Mobile [$1.99] hit, and the week after that Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando Mobile [$1.99] hit. Which pretty much ensured that the next week Ghouls'n Ghosts would arrive, except… it didn't. Was there an error in their original announcement? Was it supposed to be just the original game releasing and not its superior sequel? The answer is no, as today Ghouls'n Ghosts Mobile [$1.99] has finally arrived in the App Store. ..

One of the surprise platforming hits of last year had to be the particularly memorable and especially gross Eggggg [$2.99], from developers Hyper Games. Rather than use athletic jumping prowess or other such abilities, the protagonist to Eggggg used their vomit to propel them around the beautifully designed levels. It's a bit of a peculiar game mechanic, but after the initial difficulty curve it just clicks, and reveals itself to be one of the most charming and unique games in its genre on the App Store. While its initial $2.99 cost of entry was great value for the 21 levels within the game, the developers have made Eggggg the unbeatable price of free for the next week only...

Otto-Ville Ojala is someone whose name you should know, because Soccer Physics [Free] has been a tremendously popular game for years now. It's one of the great examples of the wacky physics sports genre that has seen countless imitators. But if you haven't played it, or if you have, then you might want to get on that right away. Ojala is quitting as an iOS game developer once his Apple developer membership expires on May 28th, which means all his games are going away. However, you can pick them up for free right now:..

If you don't read the musings of Shaun Musgrave around here, you're doing yourself a disservice by missing out on all the awards he gives out for things. While the highly coveted Most Spider-Mans of the Week award seems to get doled out the most, today's news is on the 2015 Golden Poncho award winner Demon's Rise [$7.99]. If you're unfamiliar, Golden Ponchos are handed out for the best original RPG's of the year, duh, and Demon's Rise, as well as its sequel, Demon's Rise 2: Lords of Chaos [$7.99] are great games. Shaun reviewed the original all the way back in 2015, mentioning that the game was lacking a bit of polish despite being an enjoyable experience with tons of replay value. Since then, the game has seen a lot of love from its developer, taking care of quite a few of the concerns laid out in the review...

Daisuke Amaya's Kero Blaster [$5.99] is one of those games that just seems to get better every time I go back to it. It's hard to believe the game is more than three years old now, but there it is. Equally surprising is the fact that the game has not once gone on sale before on iOS. Well, streaks are meant to end, I suppose. For the next few days, you can nab Kero Blaster at a significantly discounted price...

Philipp Stollenmayer, aka Kamibox, is one of my favorite developers on mobile. Not only does he create absolute masterpieces like Pancake - The Game [Free], but he's also responsible for the brilliant platformer Sometimes You Die [$1.99] and several excellent puzzle games like Squaredance [Free], Okay? [Free], and Zip–Zap [$1.99]. That last one is the subject of a Game Design Deep Dive, an awesome feature over at Gamasutra that has developers explaining some of the finer points behind the games that they've made. The whole thing is worth a read, and is not very long, but two of the most interesting aspects I got out of it were: 1) Zip–Zap was originally a platformer and 2) that Stollenmayer actually created a really cool paper prototype of the game during development that sadly turned out to be totally useless...

Sometimes there's a good reason for games to go on sale. Usually a holiday, or an aniversary, or something similar. But Noodlecake has decided to do a sale just for the heck of it. They didn't use the word heck, but this is a quasi-family-friendly website, so y'know, you figure out what they might have said. Let's call it a Cinco de Mayo sale. The point is that they've got five games on sale for iOS for only $0.99 until Tuesday, May 9th:..

You know who makes some really great games, friends? Foursaken Media. You know whose games rarely go on sale, friends? Also Foursaken Media. And hey, fair enough. The games are great and more than worth their regular going prices. But if you've ever found yourself kind of interested in one of their games, but not quite interested enough to pull the trigger, maybe a little discount will help you pull the trigger. Lucky for you, Foursaken is having a sale on a number of their popular games. In most cases, this is the first time the price has dropped on these games in literal years. Some have never been on sale before. What I'm saying is, if you've been waiting? Don't plan on waiting for the next sale...

Ah yes, May 4th. The day each year where every social media channel is crammed to capacity with bad Star Wars puns. The good news is, what has become "Star Wars Day" is typically crammed with all sorts of different promotions surrounding the Star Wars universe. On the App Store, that means two (as of right now) things: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic [$9.99] is half off, as are the various Star Wars tables inside of Zen Pinball [Free]...

Forget the theories of technological singularity where people claim artificial intelligence will end up surpassing that of humans - the biggest and most immediate problem that the future presents is that it is really quite expensive. Whether that's something as relatively small as that beautiful new 4K HDR television, or something as huge as space travel, our collective wallets will inevitably get a bit lighter as more shiny things appear at our doorstep. Thankfully, the App Store has a solution - both Missileman [$2.99] and Quantum Revenge [$1.99], two recent futuristic arcade titles released in 2017, have both been reduced to $0.99 over the weekend, which is both game's lowest price yet...

The First Three 'Final Fantasy' Games are Half Off

April 28th, 2017 12:22 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in News, Sales
$7.99 Buy Now

I learned something new from our own Shaun Musgrave today, and that's the existence of the Japanese string of holidays known as Golden Week. It's a week in Japan where a bunch of big holidays all line up, often resulting in 7-10 days off for Japanese people. According to Shaun, games sell incredibly well during this week, since there's no better time to lose yourself in a new video game than when you have 7-10 days off work. Loads of Japanese developers spin these as a "Spring Sale" in the west, but, now you know. Whether it's to celebrate Golden Week, spring, or for no reason at all, the first three Final Fantasy games are all half off until May 7th. Here's' the links:..

Were you aware that there's currnently a Final Fantasy VI [$14.99] event taking place in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius [Free], Square Enix's popular social RPG? Well, even if you don't play that game and are not aware of the event, you can benefit from it if you don't already own the iOS version of the full Final Fantasy VI port. In celebration of said event, Square Enix has dropped the price of Final Fantasy VI down to $6.99 from its normal price of $14.99. The game has been on sale plenty of times before, but this is in fact the lowest it has ever been, and while 7 bucks is still considered high in the world of mobile games, your money is getting you one of the all-time classic RPGs with dozens of hours of gameplay. ..

Kemco is a company that has had a lot of strange ups and downs since they entered the game industry during the 8-bit Nintendo boom in the 1980s. In their early days, they were most famous for their ports of Western computer games like Shadowgate and Deja Vu to the NES. In the 16-bit era, they were probably best known for publishing the Top Gear racing series from Gremlin Graphics. The next two generations were perhaps the company's darkest days, resulting in such legendarily awful games as Batman Beyond, Batman: Dark Tomorrow, and the Nintendo 64 version of Daikatana. About 10 years ago they started focusing on the blossoming mobile market, acting as the publisher of a multitude of low-budget, low-priced RPGs. A half-decade ago, they started bringing those games out worldwide, and my friends, they did not stop...

Warbits [$4.99] is a really fun take on the classic Advance Wars formula, and we really enjoyed it in our review when it came out about a year go. If you've been enjoying the game, prepare for more content because the developers will release update 1.2 around midnight today. This new patch brings a new (challenging) Challenge Mode, 30 new missions equally spread across Skirmish, Puzzle, and Veteran missions (the latter unlock once you get platinum in the 10 Skirmish missions), iOS 10 iMessage invite support that will help you set up custom games with your friends, and the usual tweaks and fixes...

I find it appropriate that Rome: Total War [$9.99 (HD)] is at its lowest price just in time for Easter. After all, the Romans did have quite a bit to do with the origin of this religious holiday, so it's only fair. The game is usually at $9.99, but now you can grab it for $6.99, which is an absolute steal for a game as big and as ambitious as Rome: Total War. The game has been expertly ported to tablets and works pretty much like a charm on your touchscreen. The controls are good, the visuals are great, and in general, you have no excuse not having this game on your tablet if you're a strategy game fan...

'Sine Mora' Time-Jumping Shoot 'em Up is $0.99

April 11th, 2017 5:45 PM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
$4.99 Buy Now

If you're interested in a good, interesting side-scrolling shoot 'em up, Sine Mora [$4.99] is only $0.99 right now. This shmup has traversed several different platforms, finally seeing release on mobile several years ago. Developed by noted game designer Suda51's Grasshopper Manufacture, this is an expansive shooter with an involved storyline. The iOS release happened back in 2013, but it's still a rather interesting game to this day, and now it's $0.99 for a limited time. Check out our review from 2013!..

If you're in the mood for a new point-and-click mystery adventure but not really in the mood to pay for one, then this is your lucky day. Secret Files: Tunguska [$2.99] was originally released on iOS back in 2014, developed by Animation Arts and published by Deep Silver. Well, I'm not really clear on what happened to that relationship but all the previously released Animation Arts games that were published by Deep Silver have been pulled and are being re-released under the Animation Arts name only. Transferring products in the App Store between companies used to be a weird issue, but Apple actually implemented a way to do that that did not require a brand new app to be released as it did before. Instead, according to Animation Arts, the previous titles were pulled and re-released as new apps due to technical issues...

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