Four noteworthy games went on sale today including two from App Store giants. If you’ve been holding out waiting for a price drop on these titles, here’s your chance.
Rolando, $5.99 -> $2.99 / Lite – A game that should need no introduction, Rolando is a puzzle/adventure game developed by HandCircus and published by ngmoco. Gameplay involves tilting the iPhone to move the various rolandos around Rolandoland. Different rolandos have different abilities that all must be used together as a team to make your way through the various puzzles of each level which often hinge on interactive objects like platforms and catapults. Featuring a soundtrack by Mr. Scruff, a ton of new levels added to celebrate the release of Rolando 2 [App Store], and nearly universal praise from the iPhone gaming press, now is a great time to pick it up.
Super Monkey Ball, $5.99 -> $3.99 – As an App Store launch title, Super Monkey Ball has been around forever. Featuring 110 levels starting off easy and eventually graduating to nearly impossible, Super Monkey Ball includes enough content to keep you busy for quite some time. If you’re a fan of the series, or like ball rolling games with tilt controls, Super Monkey Ball is worth a look, especially at the sale price.
Boulder Dash Rocks, $4.99 -> 99¢ – A modernization of the Boulder Dash concept. While we had some reservations about some of the artwork and strictly timed nature of gameplay, at only $0.99 it represents a very high quality production with great controls. Boulder Dash Rocks is an action puzzler in which you play the earth digging Rockford who must collect a quota of diamonds to pass each level. Unlike the original game which relied on fast-paced joystick responses, Boulder Dash Rocks seems more suited for mobile / iPhone play.
Ynth, $2.99 -> 99¢ / Lite – A unique iPhone puzzler, Ynth allows you to take command of a small bug who must rotate a box across a marshland without meeting an untimely demise to the plethora of obstacles between the level start and the goal. Controlled with simple on screen buttons, most of the levels require a bit of trial and error to solve. At 99¢, Ynth is worth a look if you’re in the market for a colorful brain teaser.