Category Archives: Sales

Did you miss Adventures of Pip [$14.99] when it was $4.99 at launch? Well, while I think the game is worth $14.99 since it's a good platformer and that's what the game is worth on other platforms, I'm here to tell you about an opportunity to both pay an above-average price for a mobile game and still get a discount. Because Adventures of Pip is in the PAX 10, the developers at Tic Toc Games have put the game on sale for $9.99 for the weekend. No one knows when the game will be on sale again, so if you want the game for less than $14.99...do it now...

Last week saw the much-anticipated release of Square Enix's ultra-hit RPG Final Fantasy 7 [$15.99], but the nature of the port is causing some mixed feelings among fans. If you're one of those players feeling a little disappointed in that particular release, let me salve your wounds with some nice, soothing RPG balm. Square Enix's fantastic port of the superb Dragon Quest 5 [$14.99] has gone on sale for the first time ever, down from its usual "very-much-worth-it" price of $14.99 to a "how-can-you-not-buy-it" price of $9.99...




Glitchsoft's Uncanny X-Men: Days Of Future Past [$0.99] is a decent side-scrolling action game that layers on some excellent X-Men fan service. I enjoyed it well enough in my review, though I found the fighting mechanics to be on the repetitive side and the jumping to be a bit dodgy. Since then, the game has received a few updates, adding additional playable characters, improved control schemes, and lots of valuable bug fixes. It's been more than a year since the last one, but a brand new update for the game just hit, and to go along with it, the game's price has dropped from its regular $4.99 to a mere $0.99...

It's barely been out a month, but the outstanding strategy game Warhammer 40K: Deathwatch - Tyranid Invasion [$1.99] is already on sale. Regularly selling for $4.99, you can now pick up the game for a measly $2.99, and let me tell you, that's a lot of value for your three bucks. I'm not sure exactly why it's going on sale so soon, but it seems pretty likely that it's being held to beef up the player base in anticipation of the soon-to-come update that adds four-player multiplayer support...

If you love strategy games, I hope you haven't blown your whole budget for the week. Slitherine, the publisher behind some of the best strategy games on the App Store, is having a pretty rare sale at the moment. You can pick up several of their games (and IAP campaigns) for low, low prices, and with the prices some of them usually carry, these are some serious deals. The sale runs from today until August 17th, so stock up quickly while the getting is good. The complete list follows, with reviews linked where applicable:..

You all know the old expression, friends: when it sales-rains, it sales-pours. I might be misremembering that, but that's not important. What is important is that there are a whole bunch of great sales going on right now, for reasons I can't quite hash out. It seems very random, but I wouldn't be surprised if this turned out to be another one of those organized sales Apple treats us with now and then. There are lots of great games on sale here, some of which are on for the very first time ever. Don't be shy! The complete list of what I've found, with links to reviews where applicable, is as follows:..

The 'Infinity Blade' Trilogy Bundle Drops to $5

August 6th, 2015 1:00 PM EDT by Eli Hodapp in News, Sales
$5.99 Buy Now

I sort of refuse to believe that anyone reading TouchArcade in mid-2015 might not have played the Infinity Blade series yet, but if you happen to be in the camp of people who still haven't played one of the best series of iOS games available, the Infinity Blade trilogy bundle is now cheaper than it's ever been at five bucks. For the price of a Subway sandwich (Does Subway even do the $5 footlong thing anymore? Mine doesn't.) you get not one, but all three Infinity Blade games...

Whether you love Square Enix or hate them, you have to admit that they're behind some of the best premium RPGs on the App Store. They've got so many of them up, in fact, that while they have frequent sales, if you're waiting for any one game in particular, you might be waiting a while. Take, for example, Dragon Quest 8. It's been out for a year and a half, and it's only been on sale a couple of times. Well, if you were waiting for its number to come up again, you're in luck. That game, along with a couple of other cool Square Enix RPGs, is on sale for a limited time. Here's the full list, along with links for reviews and/or RPG Reloads where appropriate:..

Oh God, 'Blood Bowl' is Free Right Now

July 31st, 2015 3:30 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Sales
$4.99 Buy Now

If there is one thing that I have learned in my time at TouchArcade, it is this: Blood Bowl [$4.99 (HD)] fans are really, really defensive. Seriously, you call the game esoteric, complicated, and hard to understand if you're not familiar with the game already, and people are at your throat. Do you want to find out if my many haters from the review's comment section are right, or if I'm once again correct? Well, Blood Bowl for iPad is free until August 23rd...

I believe that Telltale is so excited about the warm weather that the company's convinced Winter isn't coming. So, to celebrate, Telltale has dropped the price of the first episode of Game of Thrones [Free] to zero for the first time since the game released. Now, some would say that this price drop is simply to celebrate the release of Episode 5, but I like my version of events better. And if I'm wrong, may one of the dragons come and eat me. If you haven't played the game yet, Game of Thrones starts at a pivotal moment from the books and TV show (no spoilers). You play as a character from a minor house, House Forrester, and throughout the six episodes (there's one more to come), you get to meet many of the famous characters from the books, all of whom are voiced by the original actors...

Just over a year ago, developer GlobZ released Mucho Party [Free], an enjoyable collection of mini-games that can be played alone or, more ideally, with up to seven of your friends. When I reviewed it, I found it to be a lot of fun to play with other people, even if it wasn't quite so enjoyable to play against the computer opponents. That version of the game had a respectable 31 different mini-games loaded into it, but the game has seen several updates that added more. That said, it was kind of a hard sell due to its up-front cost of $3.99, so it never seemed to catch on all that well...

If you're looking for a bunch of great cheap games to play, there's a bunch of rad sales available right now on the App Store. Apple themselves are running a 99-cent promotion on the App Store with some good games, but a few stray sales are also ou there. Radiation Island is stupidly cheap, for one – seriously, why is this game so cheap, it's unfair! Some HD versions of Angry Birds and Cut the Rope are cheap if you've been meaning to play these on your iPad. And there's a few five-star games among the bunch, check out a list of worthy sales below:..

Friends, Wednesdays are tough. The joy of the previous weekend is a distant memory, Friday seems like a million miles away, it's all very hard to cope with. When you've got something tough to cope with, buying a bunch of stuff is probably the second-best way to get your mind off of things. But then the credit card bill comes, and you've got something even bigger to cope with. What if I told you there was a magical shop where you could get hours and hours of glorious escape, all without breaking the bank? Today, that magical shop is the App Store. There are a ton of great games on sale, and while I'm pretty sure there's no unifying occasion tying all of these sales together, the point is that a lot of cool stuff is on for great prices. I've put together a list of the notable ones I've found, and since I haven't got a hot clue when most of these sales end, you'd best buy whatever has caught your eye...

Freebie Alert: 'Card Wars - Adventure Time' Goes Free For The First Time

There sure are a ton of Adventure Time games on the App Store these days. I'm not sure which is the best one, but I've certainly noticed which seems to be the most popular one: Card Wars [$3.99]. Its combination of being a paid app while making use of a stamina meter with timers didn't win it a lot of friends around here, to be sure, but it certainly did well for itself in the App Store. It stuck around in the top ten paid app charts for quite a while and received a bunch of good updates, with the most recent one adding an expansion called Doing It The Card Way, featuring Fiona and Cake, for the price of $2.99. Well, if the price tag on the app was your issue, I've got some good news for you today. For the first time ever, Card Wars - Adventure Time has dropped to the affordable price of $0.00...

Celebrate the 4th of July With Some Great Sales

If you are in the market for some good, cheap games, you've come to the right place. As the USA celebrates its Independence Day, many App Store developers have decided to join the celebrations by throwing cheap games your way in the hopes that all that eating and drinking will make you susceptible, and I believe they are correct in their assumption. So, take a look at the list below and use it as a guide for your shopping, but be sure to check back because I have a hunch that we'll see many more sales before the weekend is over...

You might have heard of a small Bethesda mobile game, Fallout Shelter [Free], which has taken the mobile world by storm (or by apocalyptic fallout) because of its great charm and Fallout flavor. We enjoyed it so much that we picked it for our 'Game of the Week'. This town management game, which has already announced its first update, has surprisingly got everyone playing, including people who don't usually play F2P games of the Tiny Tower variety. Fallout Shelter's success has proved, perhaps, that those who see themselves as "hardcore" gamers and dislike most F2P titles will give such a game a chance if the theme is appropriate...

Rayark's stylish action game Implosion - Never Lose Hope [$9.99] is in my top three of 2015 so far. It's a stunning game that plays as well as it looks, with intuitive controls and a surprising amount of depth to its combat. As original iOS action games go, it's easily among the cream of the crop, and its quality has paid off for Rayark. The game has sold 3 million copies to date at its regular price of $9.99, which is no small feat for a fairly small publisher. To celebrate that milestone, the game is on sale for $4.99, half of its regular price. Why yes, you should be buying this already...

Back in April, Microsoft surprisingly brought its Halo: Spartan Assault [$2.99] game to iOS from Windows 8, and along with it came a sequel, Halo: Spartan Strike [$2.99]. If you've wanted to check out the sequel, now is the time to do it, as the game is on sale for $2.99, half-off of its regular price, ahead of the July 4th holiday in the US. ..

If you enjoy games that tell lovely stories and you haven't played Mike Blithell's Thomas Was Alone [$1.99], well, why? Good news for you, though, the game has dropped to $1.99, its lowest price ever. This puzzle-platformer has traveled from platform to platform (PC, Consoles, Mobile) and has won many awards and players' hearts along the way. We loved it in our review and noted how the port plays great. Thomas and his four blocky friends (and I mean blocky literally) really feel human as they have actual personalities that come through both in the story and gameplay. The narration that accompanies your platforming (narrated by the great Danny Wallace) enhances the heroes' personalities, making a game about blocks and bars feel much more "real" than many games with amazing graphics...

The App Store is just feeling so nostalgic these days. First we get a sequel to Fragger [$0.99]in Fragger 2 [$1.99] last month, which I also reviewed, and this month we get a sequel to another IP from 4 years ago. That IP is Drop the Chicken. The original can’t be found on the App Store anymore, but thankfully the original developers at AppinTheBox have brought us a sequel that tops it in every way imaginable, bringing Chuck the Chicken into modern times. Drop the Chicken 2 [$0.99]is the name of the game, and it is anything but lame. No, I don’t know why I felt the need to rhyme just now. Jeez, get off my case about it...

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