Category Archives: Sales

Japanese mobile game developer DeNA has always had a fairly high profile, but whatever we knew before, it's peanuts compared to its visibility after the announcement that they would be partnering with Nintendo to bring the Japanese gaming giant's properties to smartphones. There are suddenly more eyes on DeNA than ever before, and many of them are skeptical. While that's not an unearned reputation, many people are imagining the DeNA of a few years ago rather than the DeNA of today. While they're still putting out free-to-play games that fall along their traditional lines such as Blood Brothers 2, they've also been trying to serve a different audience, one that prefers more traditional experiences...

Who's ready for chimichangas? To celebrate the arrival of Marvel's biggest star to PlayNext's X-Men: Battle Of The Atom [Free] card battle game, Deadpool has had his agent set up a one-of-a-kind deal for all his fans. For a limited time, you can get Marvel Pinball [$0.99] from Zen Studios for free. That stand-alone app comes with the table based on the Avengers movie, and it's the only way to get the Spider-Man table for reasons. Spidey's agent just isn't as good as Deadpool's, I guess. Maybe you're a fan with discerning tastes, though, and you think that goofy webhead is just a zero-calorie version of everyone's favorite merc with a mouth. Well, Papa Deadpool still has something nice for you. For an equally limited time, almost* all of the Marvel tables in both the Marvel Pinball app and Zen Pinball [Free] are on for half-price. That's just a dollar per table!..

It's hard to believe how fast time flies. WayForward Technologies, the plucky indie developer behind the Shantae series and countless other games, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Wait, they only started in 1990 and... oh, right. That's 25 years, alright. Well, instead of dwelling on the fact that Outkast's Hey Ya! is old enough to evoke nostalgia in some of our readers, why not treat yourself to a little sale? WayForward hasn't released a whole lot of stuff on iOS, but until March 19th, everything they have released is as cheap as it's ever been...

Back in 2012, the App Store was a very different and arguably crazier place. Free to play, and all the tricks that go into promoting a free to play game didn't exist yet and really the easiest way to get additional interest in your game after launch was to drop the price. This resulted in the pretty hilarious trend of game sales for reasons that didn't even make sense. Universally recognized 100% useless Hallmark-invented holidays like Sweetest Day even had their associated deluge of iOS game sales. So, I figured if developers were looking for a reason for a say in the dead zone between George Washington's birthday and St. Patrick's Day, why not observe my own birthday with a iOS game sale?..

We caught wind of a few sales on some rad games the other day, with a whole batch dropping all at once. Usually, if there's a whole bunch of sales at once, that means that some kind of coordinated promotion or feature is afoot. And so it was, as Apple launched an "Amazing Indie Games" feature on the App Store front page, featuring just that. There's some notable titles to check out. We wrote up some things on some of the indivudal titles:..

'Blood Bowl' Goes on Sale for a Buck

February 27th, 2015 10:00 AM EDT by Eli Hodapp in News, Sales
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Man, if you would have told me about the intense drama that would surround giving Blood Bowl [$0.99 (HD)] a negative review, I would have told you that there's no way people are this passionate about a weird football game... Then this happened. If you've been dying to see what all the fuss was about with this game, but weren't curious enough for the original $4.99 price point, now's your chance...

Looking for a fun and lengthy dual-stick shooter without paying fun and lengthy dual-stick shooter prices? Well then I have good news for you, as Radiangames' Inferno 2 [$2.99] is currently on sale for the low, low price of $0.99. The game offers a fantastic dollars-per-hour-played value, as it has 80 levels of dual-stick shooting to enjoy, with secret things to discover in the levels and plenty of upgrades to buy. Oh, and the game supports MFi gamepads. Check out our review for more details on the game...

Nitrome's rad take on the puzzle platformer, Gunbrick [$2.99], has just gone on sale for the first time. You control a bird-type fellow who has bought a gunbrick, which is a giant brick with a gun on one of its sides, and you must try to make it from beginning to end, mastering the rules of movement with the brick to make it through the three dozen levels. And of course, the game has that Nitrome pixel art style going for it at some of its most detailed...

Here's a solid freebie to pick up today. Yet It Moves [$2.99], the puzzle platformer based on And Yet It Moves, that was published on iOS by DeNA, is currently free until Febrary 27th at 3:00 PM GMT. That means Friday morning for those of y'all in the US, so download this now. This is based on the 2007 indie game, where you control a running man and must rotate the world in order to navigate from one place to another. Check out our review of the game...

One of the games I constantly hear about as far as far as great action-RPGs go among our readers is Battleheart Legacy [$4.99] from Mika Mobile. And the game was critically-acclaimed, too, with a five-star review from us and other outlets giving it high scores as well. If you've been meaning to check this one out, now is as good a time as ever, as Mika Mobile has put the title on sale for the first time. You can pick up the game right now for $1.99, down from a regular price of $4.99...

Hello, friends. Do you like strategy games? Have you somehow avoided playing the excellent Frozen Synapse from Mode 7? Are you in favor of saving some money? If you answered yes to all of those questions, today is your day! Both the iPad version [$9.99 (HD)] and the iPhone version [$0.99] have dropped from their regular prices of $9.99 and $2.99 respectively...

'Sentinel 4: Dark Star' Goes Free for First Time

February 18th, 2015 4:00 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
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Another pretty cool freebie has just hit the App Store, and this one's a first-timer. Sentinel 4: Dark Star [$2.99], the latest in Origin8's long-running series of tower defense games. This is a big and busy tower defense game, with levels so massive that they won't even fit on one iPad screen. The game is somewhat of a hybrid between both fixed- and open-path tower defense games, as you have paths to place towers along, but can also deploy units in the paths in order to help defeat the oncoming hordes...

Duet [$2.99] from Kumobius has just gone free on the App Store once more. The game went free a couple weeks ago, but if you missed that then congratulations - you can pick it up for free once more. Since the game's last freebie, it got an update with its first paid DLC, the Encore Chapters, which add new levels with new narration and music to go along with them, all for $0.99. It's possible that this is a free-to-play shift, but we've reached out to Kumobius to see if there's any reason behind the sale. With this happening on a Wednesday, it could presage an Apple free app of the week promotion as well...

This Thursday marks the start of the Chinese New Year, and in case you weren't aware, it's the year of the Goat. In celebration of this momentous occasion, one of our favorite iOS platformers of 2014 Bean Dreams [$2.99] has received an update with two new sets of levels, one featuring a rideable goat named Goatee and one taking place in the fiery Temple of the Dragon...

I always feel bad that we have so little coverage for hidden object games given the ridiculously huge community behind them that's powering the rapid-fire release schedule of hidden object game dev giants G5 Games and Big Fish Games (and others). They've actually gotten really cool over the years, and what originally were basically ultra-basic games that were just digitalizing the hidden object puzzles from kids magazines are now full-featured experiences chock full of varied content between finding objects, mini-games to do with those objects, and often fully fleshed out storylines that persist throughout entire series of these hidden object games...

Those of you looking to finally jump in to Modern Combat 5 [Free] might want to do so now, as the game is on sale at its lowest price yet, $0.99. After a December update and price cut that added new content, options, and IAP to the previous IAP-free game, the game is now at its lowest price ever. You're getting a bunch of game for only a dollar, and one of the most visually-intensive ones on iOS, as it added Metal support not long after launch...

We've been a little light on the freebies this week, but this one just scrolled across AppShopper and it seemed worth posting. UniWar [$0.99] is easily described as an oldie but goodie. It's actually among the first games I reviewed on TouchArcade, so it'll always have a spot on my iPhone...

Did you catch wind of the Space Marshals [$4.99] Chapter 2 update coming soon, and realize that you haven't yet checked the game out? Well, good news for you, as the game has just gone on its first sale, dropping down to $2.99 from its original $4.99 price. The second episode of the game will be a free update, so you'll be getting more of the game without paying more for it...

It's been just under a year since RPG fans were treated to the first ever official English release of Atlus's Shin Megami Tensei [$7.99], the game that launched the brand Atlus built its company around. It's a great port that mixes various pieces of different remakes to create the ultimate version of the game, though its UI in portrait mode sure does look strange. It was on the RPG Reload list of the best iOS ported RPGs of 2014, owing largely to its unique atmosphere and teeth-gnashing challenge level. There's really nothing else quite like it on iOS, and now you can own it for just $3.99, half the usual price...

Earn to Die 2 [$1.99] is a game all about earning money through killing zombies with your zombie-killing vehicle, spending money to improve it. Thus, I suppose that being able to get the game for free is somewhat ironic, but perhaps that's what Australia Day is all about, as now you can get Earn to Die 2 for free thanks to the Australian holiday. Also, you just learned that publisher Not Doppler is from Australia! Throw another zombie on the barbie! I'm so sorry...

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