Category Archives: Sales

Several App Store Classics Are Free Today

December 15th, 2014 11:21 AM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
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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 EST by Carter Dotson in Featured, News, Sales
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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...

Here's another cool limited-time freebie for you: the rad trial platformer Shadow Blade [$1.99] published by Crescent Moon Games is currently free. This applies a ninja-filled take on the trial platformer genre, as the goal is to do all sorts of ninja stuff, like double-jumping, dashing, and cutting up enemies who get in the way with your sword. Each level is meant to be completed as quickly as possible, with secret items to find in each one. It's a really good example of the genre, and got four stars in our review earlier this year...

One of the best mobile roguelikes of the past year or so is free today. You can have Hoplite [$1.99] at no cost. The game is winding down its first year of existence on iOS, though it also was available on Android for a short while before then. This hexagonal turn-based roguelike puts players in the shoes of a Greek hoplite gladiator fighting their way to get the golden fleece, all the while managing to fend off enemies with a sword, spear, and jumping boots to help escape perilous situations. The spear can be launched and picked back up, powerups can be had, or not, for a higher score, and it's even possible to continue on past getting the golden fleece to try and get as high a score as possible, for advanced players. ..

If you haven't heard of it before, meh.com is basically the new woot.com. If you remember Woot from back in the day, it was one gadget for sale a day, usually for a really low price. They only had so many, so when said deal was gone it was gone. Well, somewhere along the way Woot sold to Amazon and instead of being a single deal a day it's a weird amalgamation of all sorts of deals for all sorts of different things. Meh is a reboot of Woot by the original creators, and is incredibly reminiscent of how Woot used to be...

Light-Based Puzzler 'God of Light' Goes Free

December 3rd, 2014 9:02 PM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
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We know it's a very busy time of year for new releases, but if you're looking for a nice freebie to check out, God of Light [$1.99] has just gone free for a limited time. This is a light-based puzzler where the goal is to use mirrors to redirect beams of light around a level to illuminate the Source of Life in each level. It starts out easy enough, with single colors of light to use, but eventually beams of light criss-cross, and different colors of light come into play, making it rather tricky...

If you haven't gotten a chance to try Sometimes You Die [$1.99] yet, now is as good a time as any, as the game is currently on sale for $0.99, down from its regular $1.99 price. The game recently got updated to version 1.3, which adds proper support for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, so if you're playing the game on those devices, it'll be all good now...

Pixel Boat Rush [$0.99] is a rad 2D boat racing game from the folks at XperimentalZ Games, who have also done a good job with their previous releases like Platforms Unlimited [$0.99] and Don't Run With a Plasma Sword [Free], the latter of which is also a top-notch name for a game. Well, Pixel Boat Rush has just gotten its first sale, dropping down to $0.99 from its $1.99 price. Not bad at all for a game I personally enjoy, and our own Shaun Musgrave had praise for in his review...

We wrote the other day about a large number of games that have gone on sale for the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US. Well, now Black Friday has rolled around, and some developers also put their games on sale on Thanksgiving while we were engorging ourselves with too much food and football. So without further ado, here's a whole new honking, mammoth, gargantuan list of the worthy games that have gone on sale over the last day, including the first discount for The Banner Saga [$4.99] and a few cool freebies in the list as well...

This Thursday is Thanksgiving here stateside, and while it's just a regular Thursday elsewhere around the world (I see you, Canada), the good news for everyone is that there's a ton of great app discounts for the holiday. We've already run down a few worth checking out:..

I don't mind games that are free to try with an IAP to unlock the rest of the game, but one of the tricky things about them is that it's hard to notice when they go on sale. If you've been waiting patiently for Capcom's fantastic Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright Trilogy HD [Free] or Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies [Free] to come down a little bit in price, your court date is set for today. The games are initially free to download, so you won't see them showing up on useful services like AppShopper Social [Free], but the full game unlock IAPs for both are currently slashed down to prices so crazy, even Dr. Hotti can't believe them...

If you're a board game fanatic traveling for Thanksgiving and other holidays coming up over the next month, you may find that actual board and tabletop games are a bit difficult to tote around compared to an iPad. Thankfully, there's a number of board and other strategic-type games that have gone on sale for you to check out. Here's a hefty list of the cheap titles:..

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