Over the past few days, the App Store saw a number of mighty fine $0.99 price drops. Superb games like STREET FIGHTER IV VOLT (Review), SHADOWGUN (Review) and even World of Goo for the iPhone/iPod Touch are those that currently on sale for a buck. This roundup includes just over 20 titles, many of which certainly deserve a spot on your iDevice. So head on inside and check out the full list. And as always, don’t procrastinate as these deals aren’t likely to last very long.
Gameloft is back with another $0.99 App Store deal and this time, 5 iPad titles are currently on sale for a buck. Probably the most desirable from the bunch is Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard HD, a superb FPS that supports online co-op and head-to-head multiplayer modes. Also on the list is Dungeon Hunter 2 HD (TMA Review) the sequel to the hit game and one of my favourite hack ‘n slash RPGs on the iDevice. If you’ve got an iPad and several dollar bills to burn, be sure to check out the rest of the Gameloft games on sale after the gap.
In celebration of the launch of the International iPhoneography Show, MacPhun, makers of the fantastic FX Photo Studio (TMA Review), is offering Perfect Photo as a free download for the weekend. Perfect Photo is a highly capable and easy to use image editor for the iPhone/iPod Touch that’s been getting rave reviews from all around (current version has 4 1/2 stars from 540 ratings). The app features 28 essential tools that includes spot healing, saturation, colour balance and levels balance controls, as well as effects like vintage, pencil paint and posterize. While iOS 5 now allows you to do some basic photo editing, Perfect Photo will give you much more control for manipulating that image just the way you want it. If you make use of that i-camera even in the slightest, be sure to grab it before the week’s over.
MacPhun, Perfect Photo, – Free
We’ve reviewed a number of Breakout clones on the iPhone and one of our favourites so far is Anodia (TMA Review), a below-the-radar App Store release. Visually though, the recently released Kevin’s BREAK’EM is likely the most unique among the genre, featuring a refreshing 3D animated look.
Meet Kevin, the nutty new character in town. When the humans are gone it’s time to have fun! Come play with him and burn off some steam in this innovative fast paced tilt to win gameplay. With High Definition Graphics and slick tilt based controls, Kevin’s BREAK’EM can be one of you next addictive pocket friends.
Simply tilt to control Kevin and the china above while aiming for the marked dishes. Don’t hit the timers or lose the ball to score big time!
Now free for 24 hours, Kevin’s BREAK’EM is worth checking out, especially if you like the arkanoid/breakout style of play. Video trailer after this space.
Re-Create Entertainment, Kevin’s BREAK’EM, – Free
In celebration of the Games category (finally) launching in the Korean App Store, Korean publisher Com2uS has announced that all their non-free iOS games (save for the iPad only versions) are now available for $0.99 for a limited time. Time to pick up titles like Inotia 3: Children of Carnia, Chocolate Tycoon and Puzzle Family for only a buck. The entire list of $0.99 games can be found after the break. You can also check out our interview with Com2uS to learn more about this leading mobile games developer/publisher.
Halloween is upon us and there’s one thing you can count on: massive App Store freebies and price drops. We’ve rounded up all notable mentions so you don’t have to waste time digging through the pile of potentials. As usual, EA Mobile is taking part in the festivities, with essentially all their iPad games being discounted by as much as 80%. Other publishers taking part include Namco, Gameloft, Telltale and 2K Games. The compiled list of deals contains over 150 titles, most of which will last at least until midnight Oct 31st, though some may go on for several more days. So what are you waiting for? Start browsing the roundup within and take advantage of this Halloween Bonanza!
Two fantastic iPhone games have gone free today. Polarbit’s Reckless Getaway (the “sequel” to Reckless Racing), my favourite pickup-and-play title on iOS this year, has you weaving in-and-out of traffic like a (mad) professional getaway driver. The superb graphics, tight controls, unlockable chapters and mindlessly fun gameplay make this one of the best iDevice games around. Just see for yourself why this one is so darn addictive.
Now a drastic change of pace – Puzzle Quest Chapter 1, has also dropped to free. The game that popularized match 3 style of play with RPG elements, Puzzle Quest had graced the Nintendo DS and PSP before making its appearance on the iPhone. Now that Chapter 1 is free, ch 2&3 can be unlocked for $0.99 each. If PQ tickles your fancy, be sure to check out Puzzle Quest 2 (TMA Review) as well.
TransGaming, Puzzle Quest Chapter 1, – Free
Polarbit, Reckless Getaway, – Free
Endloop’s Chicken Balls, brought to you by the brotherly dev duo of Garry and Ken Seto (best known for their popular iMockups for iPad app), is now FREE for the very first time. One of the craziest and most fun Angry Birds-inpired games around, Chicken Balls comes loaded with 50 levels, power ups and addictive pachinko/breakout style gameplay.
You play Crash, the BRAVEST chicken this side of New Mexico. It’s the summer of 1947, you’ve just come back from the war and had hoped to hang up your flight cap for good. When a UFO crash lands just outside the nearby town of Roswell you knew you’d have to take to the skies – one more time.
If you’re a fan of slingshot physics puzzlers, Chicken Balls comes highly recommended and shouldn’t be missed. And in other freebie news, G5 Entertainment’s Stand O’Food is also now free!
In preparation for Halloween, Gameloft has dropped 6 of their iOS games to $0.99 for the entire week. The titles include Order & Chaos© Online and Gameloft Action Pack, a 3-in-1 app that bundles Hero of Sparta, Brothers in Arms: Hour of Heroes and Blades of Fury (TMA Review).
- Gameloft, Gameloft Action Pack, – $0.99
- Gameloft, Driver™, – $0.99
- Gameloft, Order & Chaos© Online, – $0.99
- Gameloft, Iron Man 2, – $0.99
- Gameloft, Iron Man 2 for iPad, – $0.99
- Gameloft, Skater Nation, – $0.99
- Gameloft, Shrek Forever After : The Game, – $0.99
- Gameloft, Shrek Forever After : The Game HD, – $0.99
SEGA has dropped Super Monkey Ball 2 for the iPhone to free for a day. If you have yet to play this highly addictive iOS game (previously $2.99), now’s your chance to add it to your app collection – on the house.
Play the addictive sequel to one of the original iPhone/iPod Touch game – this time featuring multiplayer!
Gamers can grab their iPhone/iPod touch and dive into the all-new 3D world of Super Monkey Ball 2! Play as one of 4 favorite characters – Aiai, MeeMee, Baby, and GonGon – on over 115 different challenging tracks. Using the accelerometer and the touch screen, control your Monkey and make sure he or she collects all the bananas and completes the track in record time. Be careful – don’t fall off the edge!
Enjoy zipping around the tracks or take advantage of the mini-games, including Monkey Bowling, Monkey Golf, Monkey Target.
SEGA, Super Monkey Ball 2, – Free