Category Archives: Sales

Despite releasing in the hectic summer months just after the cacophony of noise which is E3, Hyperburner [$2.99] captivated the minds and imaginations of many in our community when it launched in June of last year. Its concept wasn't particularly groundbreaking - like many flight simulator titles that came before it, you're tasked with manoeuvring a futuristic jet through numerous nefarious structures and obstacles at breakneck speeds. However, the execution of Hyperburner was outstanding, with a beautiful cel-shaded graphical style, extremely responsive controls, and an exhilarating sense of speed that was aided by a silky smooth framerate. Such qualities were reflected in our exultant four-and-a-half star review, and today Hyperburner has mysteriously gone on sale for the bargain price of absolutely free, with no in-app purchases in sight...

Why, hello there, friends. I was just waiting here in this comfy chair posing for no reason at all when you decided to join me by clicking that link. Since you're here, allow me to ask you a few questions. Do you like adventure? If so, do you define 'adventure' as playing a really sweet first person role-playing game? And provided you're still with me, do you prefer that brand of adventure to be in HIGH DEFINITION? If you are nodding your head vigorously right now, I have a couple of things to tell you. First, don't nod at words on a screen. I can't see you right now. But the people around you can, and they probably think you're a little off. Sorry if that was a little harsh, but the second thing I have to say might make it up to you. Both The Quest HD [$7.99] and its expansion Islands of Ice and Fire HD [$3.99]are on sale right now for their lowest prices ever...




Despite being inundated with mountains of work over the past few weeks, I've somehow managed to fit in time for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo Switch, and like basically everyone else on the internet I'm in love with the game in almost every aspect. That being said, one factor from previous Zelda titles is missing, and even being able to climb and fly off everything does not make up for its absence. You guessed it - with no hookshot in the game, I'm unable to make Link defy the laws of physics and rocket in random directions. Thankfully, Legend of the Skyfish [$3.99] takes the polar opposite approach and entirely consists of hookshot (okay, fishing rod) action, and when the game launched back in August of last year, Carter bestowed the game with an extremely positive review because of its interesting puzzles, excellent art style, and the aforementioned brilliant core mechanic. If you flew past Legend of the Skyfish at its initial release, the game is on sale for only $0.99, which is certainly a price to grapple onto for some entertaining puzzle action...

The Football Manager franchise has claimed too many happy lives in the past because not many can resist its siren-like wiles and actually stop playing long enough to sustain human relationships. Football Manager Mobile 2017 [$8.99], the latest iteration of the iPhone version of the game, might not have the depth of its older brother, Football Manager Touch 2017, but it's still a fun version of the best sports management game on the App Store. The game is currently at its lowest price ever, so if you've been waiting for it to get cheaper, you should pull the trigger as soon as possible,..

While Game Dev Story [$4.99] is undoubtedly one of my favorite mobile simulator titles of all time, Kairosoft's subsequent output has been relatively hit and miss since they burst onto the App Store all the way back in 2010. While the developers have experimented with numerous different monetisation models over the years, the core experiences have stayed relatively consistent, which means that only the games that really resonate with your interests and nostalgic dreams really grab your full attention. Pocket Arcade Story [$4.99] is one such title - through a gaming theme not too dissimilar from the magic of Game Dev Story, you're tasked with creating and curating an arcade complex, from deciding which machines are placed where, to meticulous specifics such as how strong the crane game's claws are. With a number of new mechanics and a greater emphasis on perceptible challenge, Pocket Arcade Story is a definite highlight of Kairosoft's recent releases, and is now on sale for the first time for a bargain price of only $1.99...

Clever-Plays' inventive roguelike shooter Leap of Fate [$1.99] 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 EST by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
Free Buy Now

Armor Games' reboot/remake of cult hit Flash RPG Sonny [Free] 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 EST 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...

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