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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
$4.99 Buy Now

Man, if you would have told me about the intense drama that would surround giving Blood Bowl [$4.99 (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
$2.99 Buy Now

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...

Duet [$2.99] from Kumobius rates as one of the best of the bunch of minimalist, challenging, arcade-style games. And now the Australian developer has made the game free for a limited time in honor of Australia Day. You play as a pair of orbs that spin around a central point, and must try to make it to the end of a level without hitting anything. There's also endless modes and daily challenges to take on for high scores. Those were added as post-release updates, along with new music and a narrator, to add some flourish to the game...

One of the more creative narrative-driven games from 2014 has just gone free for Australia Day, in Framed [$0.99]. This game has you rearranging comic panels to advance the story, utilizing spatial awareness to help get the protagonist of the scene from ledge to ledge, room to room, and out of the way of those pursuing them. It jumps from character to character, and introduces new types of puzzles as you go on, experiencing the narrative that unfolds all without words...

When the absurd PC hit Goat Simulator [$4.99] launched on iOS last September, it was a joyous event. I'd seen all the crazy videos and read all the reviews, and I knew that Goat Simulator was something I needed in my life, but for whatever reason I never got around to playing it until it hit iOS. Once I had though, it was basically everything I'd ever hoped for, and we gave it high marks in our review. However, the iOS version wasn't quite up to snuff with its PC counterpart in terms of content, but developer Coffee Stain Studios let us know on their blog that big things were in the works for the mobile Goat Simulator. Today, one of those big things was released in the form of a new update for the game...

'Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath' Gets First Price Drop

January 21st, 2015 2:59 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
$2.99 Buy Now

Have you been looking into checking out Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath [$2.99] but just haven't done so yet? Well, good news, slacker: the game's just gone on sale for the first time, dropping down to $3.99 from its regular $5.99 price. This is an absolute steal for this cult hit game, which was originally released on the Xbox as a full-priced game, and subsequent re-releases on console and PC are typically $10, so it's a nice bargain no matter what...

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