If you’re on the look out for some great games to add to your iPhone and/or new iPad, this $0.99 app sales roundup has a number of quality titles that deserve your hard earned dosh. Secret Exit’s critically acclaimed Zen Bound 2 Universal (TMA Review), a “meditative” puzzle game that has you wrapping rope around wooden sculptures (it’s a lot more fun than it sounds), was updated earlier today for graphical improvements on the new iPad and dropped in price to a dollar. Meanwhile, SEGA’s well received SAMURAI BLOODSHOW, a card-based strategy/defense game with unique visuals, has also dropped to $0.99 (down from $4.99).
Head on within and check out the entire roundup. Hurry though as these App Store sales are only good for a limited time.
SAMURAI BLOODSHOW (Universal)
Introducing Samurai Bloodshow, the trading-card-based strategic-defense game!
In 12th century feudal Japan, a war rages for supreme ruling power. Take command as General Taira, and defend your newly established Shogunate from the pesky Minamoto Clan, who are more than a little upset that you toppled the imperial regime and aren’t willing to share.
BATTLE ON MAGNIFICENTLY PAINTED SCROLLS
Relive the battles of the Heian Period depicted on stunning Japanese Picture Scrolls.
CONQUER 200 STAGES
Battle through 100 levels in the campaign mode, then battle through 100 more in the hellishly hard Harakiri mode!
Flex your military might and face-off against a friend via Bluetooth, or challenge a mysterious foe over WiFi via Game Center. See who really deserves to rule Japan.
OVER 60 CARDS
Build your army from over 60 different trading cards, including katana-wielding warriors, sorcerers, falconers, and even unclad samurais!
SEGA, SAMURAI BLOODSHOW, – $0.99 (was $4.99)
Zen Bound 2 is the sensational sequel to the most critically acclaimed iPhone game ever.
Features & Improvements on the original:
* More beauty, over 100 levels, new gameplay modes with paint bombs
* 45-minute soundtrack from ‘Ghost Monkey’
* Universal App: scales perfectly to all devices running iOS 4.0 or newer
* Retina Display and Gyro sensor support
* Improved graphics on 3rd generation and newer devices (fancy shaders, beautiful lighting)
* Game Center achievements
Zen Bound 2 is a meditative puzzle game of wrapping rope around wooden sculptures. It is a tactile game, with a focus on making rope, wood and stone look and feel real and believable. The dusty and soothing atmosphere is a combination of beautiful visuals and a unique down-tempo soundtrack.
DrawRace 2 HD (iPad Only)
A unique, touch-based racing game developed by RedLynx, the creators of Trials HD, DrawRace 2: Racing Evolved is the groundbreaking sequel to the critically acclaimed DrawRace and improves on its predecessor in every way, from the inclusion of a new turbo button, a host of online options, and new, highly detailed 3D tracks.
★★★★★ DrawRace 2: Racing Evolved Highlights
• Huge single player campaign with over 180 challenges, a gymkhana skill game and tons of content to unlock.
• Realistic car physics, learn how each one handles and find the perfect racing line.
• Gorgeous, highly detailed 3D tracks featuring ramps, slopes and tilts to test your driving skills.
• Drive everything from Arctic Rally cars, to V12 Supercars in your quest to become the champion.
• Race against your friends with hot seat or online through the all-new Friend Challenge mode.
• Use the Turbo Button wisely to gain the edge over your opponents.
Chillingo Ltd, DrawRace 2 HD, – $0.99 (was $2.99)
Smash Cops (Universal)
BE THE POLICE IN AMERICA’S WILDEST TV CHASES
Take down runaway felons whilst avoiding civilian traffic and buddy police as you chase and weave through traffic.
Escape under time pressure from felon attack and get to a call out location as quickly as possible.
4 different mini games: smash a load of cars illegally parked in a car park, weave through a course laid out by cones, dodge traffic on a highway and collect evidence throughout the city.
- GROUND BREAKING CONTROLS
By placing your finger behind the car you can steer, weave, defend and attack runaway felons with full control of your vehicle, never before used in touch racing games.
Hutch, Smash Cops, – $0.99 (was $2.99)
Beat Hazard Ultra (Universal)
Gameplay Powered by YOUR Music!
Blast away to your favorite tracks. Watch your firepower pulse to the energy of the music.
Experience YOUR music collection like never before with this intense music driven arcade shooter.
★ Levels created from YOUR iTunes collection
★ Play to internet radio stations
★ Simple 1 stick mode for beginners
★ Twin stick mode for the pros
★ Rank up and unlock 23 perks
Cold Beam Games, Beat Hazard Ultra, – $0.99
The Price is Right Decades HD (iPad Only)
The Price Is Right Decades HD retains all of the treasured game play elements found in previous The Price Is Right apps, including classics such as ‘Plinko,’ ‘The Big Wheel’ and the popular ‘Showcases,’ but also features never-seen before pricing games!
Additionally, a new twist awaits all players: you will have to guess the non-adjusted pricing of randomly selected items from different decades!
The Price Is Right Decades features:
• Favourite pricing games in 3D, plus the classic three (Contestant’s Row, Showcase Showdown and Showcase) reflecting the selected decades
• Authentic stages, sounds, Big Wheel, and other game elements modeled after all four decades of the TV show
• Stunning visual effects and tons of new prizes
Ludia, The Price is Right™ Decades HD, – $0.99 (was $4.99)
FEEL THE RUSH OF THE ESCAPE & THE THRILL OF THE TAKEDOWN! Outrun the law in supercars like the Pagani Zonda Cinque – or stop racers cold in high-speed police interceptors like the Lamborghini Reventón. Made to maximize the Retina Display, the eye-popping visual quality will put your senses into overdrive!
RACE UP TO 20 REAL-WORLD PRODUCTION CARS, INCLUDING 15 COP VERSIONS
Operate high-performance police interceptors or feel the awesome energy of burning up the highway in totally tricked-out supercars. Use nitro and hand brakes. Pull off 180° spins. Grind, nudge, evade, and drift! Accomplish extreme maneuvers and score bounty points!
Doodle Jump HD (iPad Only)
Doodle Jump in full HD glory!!!!!
The iPad version brings you all that you love in the original iPhone game with brilliantly rendered full screen iPad graphics, lush environments, and AWESOME iPad-only features including a special multiplayer racetrack theme and Open Feint integration!
Lima Sky, Doodle Jump HD, – $0.99 (was $2.99)
Shinobi ZIN: Ninja Boy (Universal)
Once upon a time, the master called forth his apprentice, ZIN, to see if he can accomplish the last task of becoming a true ninja. The aim of the last mission is to bring back a hidden treasure somewhere in the old castle! There are, however, many dreadful traps and enemies to tough fight on ZIN’s way! Are you ready to complete dangerous tasks and become a true ninja with ZIN?
◈ Experience the very thrilling and exciting sneaking action
- Feel the real sneaking action like you’ve never played before.
- Dodge or kill formidable obstacles in order to complete variable crucial missions!
◈ Challenge a variety of unique stages!
- There are five exciting floors that consist of sixty stages
- Enjoy variable puzzled stages where are composed of unique maps, formidable traps, and gigantic enemies
(C) PictoSoft, Shinobi ZIN: Ninja Boy, – $0.99 (was $2.99)
Rune Raiders (Universal)
Move your guys, then watch them COME ALIVE AND FIGHT in this casual adventure! Rune Raiders takes SECONDS TO LEARN, but provides hours of fun for the whole family.
-Ultra simple game play. No complicated tutorials or reading!
-12 heroes, each with 6 levels of upgrades!
-15 unique enemies!
-Hysterical quips that will make you smile!
-Fun, addictive game play that will keep you coming back for more.
-Story mode and survival mode.
-Game Center support with achievements and leader boards.
Retro64, Rune Raiders, – $0.99 (was $1.99)
Beast Boxing 3D (Universal)
You’re a secret human boxer in a beastly world. Do you have what it takes to go up against pro monster boxers and rise to the top?
You’ve always been a fan of the famous Beast Boxers of the world – Steve, the Fitness Skeleton, Kamander, the champion of the Pro Leagues and owner of Kamander’s Dojo, and the invincible armored beast Darbech at the top of them all. One day, you find a monster costume that looks like it’ll hold up to the rigors of the ring. You saved up all your cash to buy it, and you head off to the local boxing gym to take your qualifiers. The rest is Beast Boxing history…
- 100% touch/tilt boxing action – no virtual joysticks!
- Three different difficulty modes let you enjoy the story in Casual, get some challenge in Gamer mode, or really test your skills in the hardest mode of your Beast Boxing career!
- Less pattern memorization, more freestyle boxing goodness
- Endless mode with GameCenter Leaderboards
Goodhustle Studios, Beast Boxing 3D, – $0.99 (was $2.99)
League of Evil (Universal)
The world needs your help! Evil scientists worldwide have joined forces forming a “League of Evil”; the only super agent who can stop them is YOU!
As a special trained agent you can double jump, flipping your way over obstacles. You are also training in wall jumping gaps to reach new heights. So get ready to show your sick acrobatic moves across 60 challenging levels! Fight your way through your mission and find the mad scientist to deliver a well earned pixel punch in the face!
The world is counting on you. Now go save everyone!
Ravenous Games, League of Evil, – $0.99 (was $1.99)
League of Evil 2 (Universal)
The sequel to the award-winning and critically-acclaimed League of Evil. The world needs your help! Evil scientists worldwide have joined forces forming a “League of Evil”; the only super agent who can stop them is YOU!
Note: Runs on all devices. iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G, iPod Touch 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th gen, and iPad 1 & 2. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
- Over 100 levels across 5 environments
- Boss Battles
- Sick acrobatics: Jump, flip, wall jump, wall hug, double jump
- Decapitations and gibs
- Ridiculously smooth animations.
- User selectable costumes.
- iCloud Game Saving
- Hand illustrated graphics and comic book style cutscenes
Ravenous Games, League of Evil 2, – $0.99 (was $2.99)
***BEST OF GDC 2012!*** — Joystick
Take to the streets, guided by GPS and the voice of your handler to real locations on an undercover mission of hacking, spying, sabotage and murder. It works anywhere in the world.
Join this global spy game and
★Hunt enemies of the state!
★Hack wireless networks to steal intelligence files!
★Bug phones to monitor suspicious citizens!
★Uncover the sinister conspiracy!
★Find codes hidden around you!
★Solve puzzles created by players near you!
★Create secret dead drops for other players to find!
Download CodeRunner now!
Rocketchicken Interactive, CodeRunner, – $0.99 (was $1.99)