Category Archives: Sales

Clever-Plays' inventive roguelike shooter Leap of Fate [$3.99] is currently on its first sale on iOS. Available for $1.99, 50% off its standard price for $3.99 on mobile (and it costs more than that on PC), this is the first change to the game period since its release back in August 2016. The game works fine, the one thing I wish it would get are MFi controls, though aspects like slow-motion to aim special abilities help adapt this one well for the mobile experience...

Capcom announced early this month that they'd be bringing mobile ports of four of their classic arcade games to the App Store, and each week since then they've followed through with that promise. Things kicked off with the release of 1942 Mobile [$1.99] two weeks ago followed by Ghosts'n Goblins Mobile [$1.99] last week. This week the trend continues with Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando Mobile [$1.99], more widely known as simply Commando, which arrived in the App Store early this morning. ..




Pang was one of my favorite arcade games growing up, and I was glad to see the recent Pang Adventures [$3.99] port play as well as it does. Shaun enjoyed it in his review and felt that the game is well-suited for mobile. Now, you can grab the game for just $1.99, its lowest price since release, and if you're one of those who enjoy retro gaming or just want a fun, well-made arcade game to play, you should definitely pick it up. The game has you popping bouncing balls into smaller ones until they disappear, and even though the principle is pretty simple, it's actually great fun and has tons of puzzle-looking levels that you have to beat...

This week, the App Store is celebrating all things indie gaming. While this means that a lot of landmark releases are slowly filtering out, including today's much anticipated Nimblebit simulator Bit City, it also signals the start of a tsunami of sales that are set to push your willpower and wallet to the limit. With some big, critically acclaimed names now only $0.99, as well as some more obscure titles receiving rare price deductions for the first time in years, there's almost certainly something for everyone in this awesome new Apple-led promotion. Here's a full list of the games on sale for this week in alphabetical order:..

Back in January a then-upcoming game called Edo Superstar [$0.99] caught my eye with its really nice art style and promise of beating the crap out of opponents as a martial arts expert monkey. What more is there in life to want beyond THAT? In early February, Edo Superstar dropped in the App Store, and while it got a pretty positive reaction from those who played it, it also seemed to fly a bit under the radar. Part of that might have been due to the game launching as iPhone-only, and although it still technically played on iPad in 2x mode it lacked true Universal support. Well, that's no longer an issue as Edo Superstar received an update today adding in Universal iPad support...

A couple of days ago, we wrote that the fantastic Love You to Bits [$3.99] was getting new content at some point this month, and now Apple has made the game its free app of the week, so you should most definitely grab it if you haven't bought the game already. Love You to Bits is the spiritual successor to the lovely Tiny Thief, and it's a wonderful journey filled with adorable characters and fun puzzles. It really is one of those games you should experience if you enjoy adventure games or puzzle games even a bit. Although, to be honest, this is the kind of game you should buy just to support the developers...

Despite its relative brevity, Collect or Die [$1.99] left a profound impression when I reviewed it back in January. While its ultra-hard masochistic approach to level design wasn't particularly innovative, Super Smith Bros' daring approach to make the game entirely tilt controlled gave Collect or Die a whole new level of challenge that drew parallels to many of the earlier titles on the App Store. With the promise of future level packs, Collect or Die was a relatively sound investment for only $1.99, however today the game has gone on sale for a limited time at the unbeatable price of completely free...

Have you been Phoenix Wright curious? Perhaps getting better acquainted with Apollo Justice has been on your to-do list? Well, good news: Capcom has unleashed some sales on the popular series of visual novel games for iOS. The most recent one is Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies [$0.99], which uses an interesting business model. You get the first half of episode one for $0.99, then pay to unlock the rest of the game. That "All Episodes Set" IAP is 20% off right now for $11.99. Want to dive into the earliest games in the series? Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD [Free] is 40% off the "Purchase All Titles" IAP right now. The middle child, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney [$0.99], is 20% off its full version IAP...

Legend of Grimrock [$4.99] is a terrific throwback to the good old days of dungeon-crawling RPG that got 5 stars from us, and it's on sale for the first time since 2015. In other words, you should pick this one up while you can. The game will really take you back if you're my age or introduce you to the masochistic habits of older gamers. The game is all about exploring a dungeon filled with traps and puzzles and taking on all kinds of enemies. Legend of Grimrock lets you side-step enemies and back away from them or even manage to move behind them and take them out more easily. You can also close doors strategically to limit the amount of enemies you have to take on at one time...

Armor Games' RPG 'Sonny' Gets First $0.99 Sale

February 24th, 2017 1:00 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
$1.99 Buy Now

Armor Games' reboot/remake of cult hit Flash RPG Sonny [$1.99] came to iOS, and it proved to be quite the impressive production. Oh, and it was $2.99 without IAP, which was a good enough deal as it was. But if you haven't checked out this RPG yet, then now's the time, as the game has just gone down to $0.99 in its first sale. It can't get any cheaper unless it goes free, so you have no reason to not check this out...

Apps tend to go on sale around holidays, and well, there's a surprising number around this late February period. I mean, there was just Valentine's Day, President's Day, National Drink Wine Day, National Margarita Day, St. Patrick's Day is coming up, Eli's birthday, Fat Tuesday, Carnival, and more I'm sure I'm forgetting. So don't question why there's a bunch of games on sale and temporarily free right now, just go with it. It is National Chili Day today on the 23rd. If you haven't checked out Riverman Media's The Executive [$2.99] yet, shame on you, but it's $0.99 with MUL.MASH.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL [$2.99] also out now. Some cool freebies include Nightgate [$1.99], Tap to Escape [Free], and "Hook" [$0.99]. Rush Rally 2 [$0.99] is $0.99 with a fresh new update. And then there's the Ys Chronicles sales and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite sale we've covered already. Here's a big ole list of games on sale to check out:..

'Monster Hunter Freedom Unite' on Sale for $6.99

February 23rd, 2017 11:00 AM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
$14.99 Buy Now

If you've been curious about Monster Hunter Freedom Unite [$14.99], but haven't had the incentive to check it out yet, then perhaps the game going on sale for $6.99 might be of interest to you. This is the cheapest that the game has been since July 2015, so you may not get another chance any time soon to pick this game up for cheaper than the $14.99 regular price for the game...

Mini Metro [$4.99] is a fantastic game that has gotten rave reviews from both gaming outlets and people outside the gaming world. So, I'm pretty sure no one will complain that the game's latest update, which just went live, adds another way to play the game. The new Endless Mode has added the ability to play with your toy trains forever without having to stress about anything. You can either start playing the Endless Mode by continuing a normal game after the game ends or by selecting Endless from the mode screen. Here's your chance to drive trains and chill...

When it comes to action-RPGs, the Ys series from Nihon Falcom is one of the most reliable thrill-rides around. Focusing on fast-paced action and challenging boss fights, the Ys games have a feel quite unlike most other games in the genre. As you would expect with a series this long in the tooth, the worldwide releases have been handled by a number of companies. For mobile gamers, Dotemu has been the main face for the franchise. They've ported the PC versions of Ys Chronicles 1 [$4.99] and Ys Chronicles 2 [$4.99] over to smartphones over the last couple of years, and just today, they released a port of the awesome Ys Origin on Sony's PlayStation 4...

When Subset Games announced Into the Breach last week, they also set FTL [$9.99 (HD)] on sale to celebrate the weekend of the 10th-12th. Well, for whatever reason, the sale ended a bit earlier on iPad than expected. If you were looking to get FTL at $2.99 – its cheapest price yet on mobile – you had missed out. Well, Subset Games has given you a chance at redemption, and have set the game at $2.99 again. I've played some FTL on PC, and have played some of the iPad version, but have shamefully never owned it on my account...until now. A great cosmic injustice has been rectified...

Motorsport Manager [$1.99], the racing management game that came out a couple of years ago, became popular primarily because of its tilt-shift camera effect during the races, but there is more to that game than just fun visuals effects; Motorsport Manager is one of the most entertaining sports management games on the App Store, and now you can grab it for free. If you haven't read our review of the game from 2014, know that Motorsport Manager manages to make the world of racing interesting even for those who aren't that into the sport. It's not that complex overall, but the race day events give you plenty to do as you try to get your two drivers at the checkered flag while balancing risk and reward...

If you're the type of person who spends a lot of time getting lost just wandering around and exploring in open-world games like Skyrim, then boy do I have a treat for you. Nimian Legends: BrightRidge HD [$3.99] is a game that's almost exclusively about exploring a big open world, and it's gone free for the first time ever. If the name sounds familiar, it's because the original Nimian Legends: BrightRidge [Free] launched all the way back in July of 2014. We reviewed it around that time and found it to be a nifty game for exploring and creating your own adventures, but kind of missed the structure and story found in most other action RPGs. For what it was though, and especially for a dollar or two, it was really cool...

The LEGO Batman Movie is scheduled to launch tomorrow in the United States, and if rave reviews from critics are to be believed, this latest animated film featuring everyone's favorite plastic construction toy should reach the heights expected of both the Caped Crusader, but also The LEGO Movie that came before it. In celebration of the feature film release in theaters across North America, LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham [$4.99] and LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes [$4.99] have both gone on sale for $0.99. However, the fun doesn't stop there - The LEGO Movie Video Game [$4.99] and the LEGO The Lord of the Rings [$4.99] titles have also been reduced to a mere dollar in what I can definitely describe as a ridiculous LEGO themed sale...

In September of last year, English iOS fans were finally treated to a localized version of the hit Japanese visual novel Steins;Gate [$24.99 / $24.99 (HD)]. It's an excellent game with a story that will keep you guessing right up until the end, and was easily one of the best releases of 2016 on the platform. The only real bummer about the release is that it wasn't a universal app. Combined with its relatively high price, that made it hard to justify for some players who use both their iPad and iPhone for gaming. If that's you, I've got some good news. Publisher 5pb is running a sale on many of their titles to celebrate the release of Corpse Party: Blood Drive [$9.99], and for the first time, that includes the English version of Steins;Gate...

Neon Chrome [$9.99] is one of those rare games that got a five-star review from our very own Carter, so it's worth checking out just for that. And now, you can get it for half the price. Neon Chrome is a dual-stick roguelike that's accessible enough to be welcoming to the less hardcore crowd while still offering a long-term challenge to keep you engaged. It's no accident the game won the highly-coveted title of TouchArcade game of the week when it first released. What's so great about the game? It's partly how well it combines a very well made dual-stick shooter with roguelike and RPG elements...

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