Category Archives: Sales

Frogmind's Badland [$3.99] is just one of those gifts that keep on giving. Originally launched back in April, this one-touch flapping adventure was already pretty fantastic in its initial release. Since then, it's been updated on an almost monthly basis adding in new levels and features. This week, in its seventh update, Badland gets a whole Halloween theme along with a new multiplayer level and four new multiplayer characters. If you haven't played Badland before, its same-device multiplayer mode is a hoot, so it's always nice to see new content in that area...

Fishlabs Lays Off 25, Consider Checking Out the 'Galaxy on Fire' Series to Support a Great Developer

Hamburg-based developer Fishlabs has been on the forefront of the mobile scene since the company was founded nearly 10 years ago. We were unbelievably stoked back in 2009 when news that Galaxy on Fire [Free] was coming to the App Store. I've always been a huge fan of massive PC space games like Freelancer, so having a similar experience on my iPhone was almost too good to be true. When Galaxy on Fire was released, Fishlabs was providing a real, super-in depth gameplay experience that was essentially unrivaled at the time. It looks super dated now, but the trailer for the original Galaxy on Fire is at least worth skipping through just so you can appreciate how much better the sequel is-..

'Knights of the Old Republic' for iPad Gets a 50% Price Cut to $4.99

If for some insane reason you haven't played Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic [$9.99], hopefully its recent 50% price drop to $4.99 is enough to get you to solve that grievous error in your life. I mean, if I've learned anything from The Butterfly Effect, it's that one small mistake like this can lead to potential heinous consequences in the future. We effortlessly gave it five stars in our review, with most of the "issues" (Using some massive air quotes there!) just stem from the game itself just being on the old side. There's no Retina assets, for instance, because KOTOR comes from an era where a game running at 2048x1152 was something reserved for science fiction novels...

Well I thought it was both surprising and awesome when Viewtiful Joe and Lester Knight were added as playable characters in the Game Bakers' fantastic touchscreen brawler Combo Crew [$1.99], but today's update really takes the cake. Four new fighters have risen to the occasion and again the Game Bakers have partnered up with Capcom to bring them into Combo Crew. Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Blanka from Street Fighter II all make their Combo Crew debut in this latest update. Like Viewtiful Joe, each of these new characters will cost 99¢ to download and unlock before you can play with them. Or, if you prefer, you could buy the "Capcom Crew" IAP for $3.99 which unlocks all four new characters and Viewtiful Joe, plus will include any future new characters for free...

There's nothing quite like when a truly amazing game gets even better through updates. Such is the case with XCOM: Enemy Unknown [$19.99]. The critically acclaimed reboot of the original 1994 turn-based strategy title made waves with its release on desktop and consoles late last year, and an incredibly faithful port made its way to the App Store this past June. Its graphics were slightly dumbed down and it was missing a few of the features from its console counterpart, but the iOS version of XCOM was still simply fantastic, and set the bar for what we should expect from a premium experience on our mobile devices...

Friday Freebies: '8 Ball Pool', 'Bouncy! Trampoline', 'Dark Nebula HD', 'Kid Tripp', 'Rage Warriors' and 'SlamBots'

It's Friday and we're getting ready to kickoff the weekend, and what better way to do that than with a bunch of cool games that are currently available for free. The App Store is host to constant price drops and freebies, but here's a list of some of the more recent ones that have caught our eye...

It's hard to believe that there were that many people out there who were letting the former 99¢ price tag of the fantastic NimbleQuest [Free] put them off from downloading the game, but, hey, these are weird times we live in. We've got a review up if you need some additional convincing, but hopefully the $0 price tag is all you need to download this super fun game...

Square Enix brought their Final Fantasy-themed 3DS rhythm title over to the iOS platform late last year, with quite a few changes–some for the better, some for the worse, as we pointed out in our review. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy [Free] on iOS looked much better thanks to the higher resolution screens of iPhone and iPads, and sounded a whole lot better too, probably due to being able to have a higher file size and including higher bit-rate music. On the down side, a couple of the modes from the 3DS version got the axe, and the biggest change of all was a switch to a free-to-play model which allowed you to download and play a couple of tracks free of charge but then sold the entire library of additional songs and characters in a piecemeal fashion through IAP...

Freebie Alert: 'Asphalt 8: Airborne' - Download This Arcade Racer Now

Strap in, as this is a freebie that everyone with a compatible device needs to download. Gameloft's Asphalt 8 [Free] is an amazing arcade racer which we've both posted a glowing review and awarded it Game of the Week. We did a TA Plays too, which you can watch right here:..

If you are a fan of really cool games and not paying for them, well, then this is for you. Whitaker Trebella's latest iOS release Pivvot [$2.99] has just gone free as Apple's featured free App of the Week. This is normally the part of the post where I'd explain what it is you do in Pivvot, but it's one of those games that's pretty hard to describe. It's probably best for all of us if you just check out the trailer below, but the developer's description of "strategic avoidance game" definitely fits like a glove...

Freebie Alert: 'Star Wars Pinball' Goes Free, Additional Downloadable Tables On Sale for Half Off

Do you like Star Wars? And do you like pinball? If you answered yes to those questions, then here's some good news. Zen Studios has dropped the price of their standalone Star Wars Pinball [$1.99] to free for a limited time, with additional downloadable tables on sale for half off. The initial download will net you the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back table, which you can see in this trailer...

Weekend Sales Alert: 'Bloodmasque', 'Ravensword: Shadowlands', 'Sine Mora' and Tons More All On Sale

Well, it's Friday, and here in the US it's also the start of a 3-day holiday weekend. So naturally there are a ton of iOS game sales happening right now. Just in the past couple of days, we've seen Cut the Rope go free, Zombie Highway go free, and Time Surfer go free. Just those three alone could easily fill up your long weekend, but the freebies and price drops don't stop there. Below is a list of all the current sales that we could find, so don't be scared to go nuts and download games like there's no tomorrow...

Freebie Alert: 'Time Surfer' Gets a Huge Update and Goes Free for a Limited Time

Back in January, Bean's Quest [$2.99] developer Kumobius launched Time Surfer [$0.99] in the App Store, and for the first time since then you can now grab the game for free for a limited time. Time Surfer, as per our review, is like "if the '80s exploded all over Tiny Wings" coupled with a very cool rewinding mechanic that allowed you to roll back time and fix whatever mistake it was that caused your run to end. Fantastic pixel art, a killer soundtrack, and a slew of different playable characters, pets, and special items rounded out Time Surfer making it one of the best endless runner games we've seen in a long time...

I love doing Freebie Alerts because I know it gives a whole new audience of people a chance to check out a cool game that they otherwise might not have been interested in. In the case of the just-price-dropped Zombie Highway [$0.99], this is easily one of the better freebies as of late...

Last month we were surprised to learn that The Gamebakers were in cahoots with Capcom and were planning on bringing one of Capcom's characters over to Combo Crew [$1.99], and today the update has gone live on iOS that brings this mystery person to the game. Well, it might not be such a mystery anymore as this update has been out on Android for a few days, but just in case you haven't heard yet, the Capcom character in question is none other than Viewtiful Joe. When Gamebakers posted their initial teaser image showing a silhouette of the character, many people guessed it was Viewtiful Joe, and it turns out they were right on the money...

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