The weekend’s upon us once again and the App Store’s littered with some awesome $0.99 gaming deals. Titles like NyxQuest (TMA Review), Max and the Magic Marker for iPad, Osmos and much more are ripe for the picking at only a dollar. The complete roundup can be found within – though as usual, these deals probably won’t last long, so don’t procrastinate if you see something that tickles your fancy.
And if you missed out earlier, Gameloft’s Back to School $0.99 Sale is still going strong!
Round 1 of the PGA TOUR Championship in Atlanta, GA got under way earlier today (Keegan Bradley’s leading by 2 strokes) and EA Mobile’s celebrating the event by dropping Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 to free on both the iPhone and iPad. Having recently received a major update, PGA Tour 12 has been graced with improved gameplay performance and accuracy, the ability to earn free Pro Shop cash for playing the Closest to the Pin Challenge and much more. If Golf is right up your alley (or at least virtual golf), be sure to grab this quality freebie before it’s too late.
Here’s another calendar news bit to throw your way: Easy Calendar for the iPhone/iPod Touch is now a freebie for the day. Normally priced at $1.99, the app’s designed with speedy event creations in mind, along with a clean and clutter free interface. While I have yet to personally check it out, the app’s been well received and the App Store reviews are mostly positive – with 120+ ratings of 4 1/2 stars. If you’re not ready to drop $2 bucks on Agenda Calendar, or my favourite - Calvetica just yet, Easy Calendar seems to be worth a try, especially for free. Demo videos and app features can be found within.
T. van Zummeren, Easy Calendar, 1.3 MB – Free
Last week, we saw Cooking Dash (TMA Review) and Wedding Dash (TMA Review) both go free on the App Store. Now, Playfirst’s other two Dash titles have joined the freebie ranks: Hotel Dash and Soap Opera Dash. Eric previously reviewed the former and gave it a Grab It rating:
Hotel Dash is the latest entry in the series, and it’s upped the ante in several ways. If you’re a time management veteran you’ll feel right at home and appreciate the additional challenge, but if you’re new to the whole concept this might not be the best place to start. So far I’m loving it, and I can’t wait to see what the next installment in the franchise has to offer.
No time frame has been given as to how long this latest offer will last, though judging from last week, they’ll likely stay free for the next 2 days.
Snapseed, a former iTunes app of the week (last month) and one of the best photo editors on iOS, is now free for the next several days. Not only does the app make photo manipulation easy and intuitive, it also provides plenty of features to help transform your photographs just the way you want it.
• Easily browse and adjust your photos with a single tap using Auto Correct
• Tweak your photo to perfection with Tune Image
• Use Selective Adjust to enhance specific objects or areas in your photos
• Experiment with fun and innovative features like Drama, Vintage, Grunge, and Center Focus
• Add Borders for incredible finishing touches
• Email your creations or share them on Facebook and Flickr
Previously priced at $4.99, this is one excellent price drop you don’t want to miss out on. And the fact that it’s a universal app (it’ll work natively on both the iPhone and iPad) is just icing on the cake. Now go forth and have fun editing your images till your heart’s content (though not before checking out some of Snapseed’s demo videos after the gap).
Nik Software, Snapseed, 15.0 MB – Free
Legendary Wars is celebrating its one million downloads milestone and has dropped to free this weekend for both the iPhone and iPad. Offering gamers a variety of gameplay modes, Legendary Wars combines a number of genres to give it a blend of Action/Strategy/RPG. A favourite of ChiffaN’s, he gave the game a Kiss It rating in his review:
Whether you’re a fan of the genre or are just looking for an interesting game to try it out, Legendary Wars certainly is a title worthy of attention. With a boatload of features, both borrowed from other successful titles and dreamed up anew, it is definitely the current crowning jewel of the Action/Strategy subgenre on the App Store and a worthy addition to anyone’s app collection.
The game comes as separate downloads for the iPhone and iPad, so make sure you grab the appropriate links below (i.e. no need to be playing the iPhone version on your iPad!).
School’s back in full swing and Gameloft has just announced yet another Back to School sale. This time, popular titles on both the iOS and Mac platform drop to only $0.99 for a limited time. Games like Silent Ops, BackStab and Dungeon Hunter 2 (TMA Review) on both the iPhone and iPad can now be had for a dollar. Meanwhile, 4 Mac App Store Gameloft games join this list, including the impressive Modern Combat: Domination, a surprisingly good multiplayer FPS that was previously $12.99 (a must have for shooter fans at this price). Be sure to check out the complete roundup of links after the break.
Fancy a good 1-on-1 brawler on your iPhone/iPod Touch? If so, look no further than Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, a below-the-radar title that’s been widely considered as one of the top fighting games on the iDevice. Reviewed by ChiffaN last year, Dragon Warrior received a Kiss It rating thanks to the tight controls, customizable fighting styles and solid graphics.
Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior makes good in its attempt to challenge Street Fighter IV as the best fighting game on the AppStore. They are both good in some respects while lacking in others. The former is more friendly to the casual gamer and the latter more targeted at hardcore fighting fans. The only real grudge I have is the absence of any kind of multiplayer, which has always been an integral part of any fighting game. Regardless, providing both an exception graphical experience even on the older devices and polished easy-to-use controls, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior is the number one choice for anyone willing to try out how a fighting game should perform on an iDevice.
No particular reason has been given as to why its gone free (for very first time) or for how long. So if you’re a fighting junkie, make haste and pick this gem of a fighter up while the offer’s still good.
Time Management aficionados are no doubt familiar with Flo’s Dash spawning franchise. In fact, Diner Dash is arguably the most well known among the crowded and addictive genre. So if you’re a fan of TM games and are new to the series, this freebie update is for you! Playfirst has dropped two of their iPhone titles to free for a limited time: Cooking Dash (TMA Review) and Wedding Dash (TMA Review). Normally priced at $2.99, both games feature 50+ levels and plenty of mad-finger-dashing challenges. Additional IAPs are available should you wish to unlock other locales ($0.99 each).
Here’s a worthy download for all you racing fans. Gameloft has just dropped the latest in their popular racing franchise Asphalt 6: Adrenaline to free for the iPhone and iPad (down from $4.99 and $6.99 respectively). With 42 dream cars to choose from, online multiplayer and awesome visuals (the game will look even better on the iPad 2), this freebie shouldn’t be missed and will keep you in occupied for next little while. The offer likely won’t last very long, so make sure you grab it ASAP.