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.
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!
Firemint is back with their first offering post EA acquisition, and it looks like a return to true form. The game is called Spy Mouse, and it’s a new line drawing offering that mixes stealth, precision and a bit of cheese. Old school RPG fanatics will definitely be interested in Dragon Fantasy, a game which obviously lends much thanks to the old Dragon Quest games from the NES days. It looks to maintain all the retro charm while being native to the most current iOS devices. On the other hand, if you just can’t play an RPG by yourself any more you’d do well to consider Star Legends, the second MMO offering in the Legends series. This time the setting is Sci-Fi, but the game is still free and has plenty of content to offer. Finally, those looking for something a bit different might consider MiniGames Paradise from Com2Us. There are currently only 10 different mini-games to play, but hopefully that will expand rather quickly if Com2Us feels that people are interested in the game.
The weekend’s just around the corner and thankfully, there are a number of bestselling games for both the iPhone and iPad that are on sale for a buck. Titles like Capcom’s STREET FIGHTER IV and MONSTER HUNTER Dynamic Hunting, Modern Combat 2 and Inotia 3 to name a few are part of this $0.99 list. Some price drops are good for only a day or so, while others until the end of August. Check out the complete roundup after the break.
There are two situations that make this article tough to write – a lack of interesting game releases or a plethora of them. Fortunately, this week fell into the latter category, so if a game you felt was noteworthy didn’t make the list, don’t feel too bad. I’m sure I considered it. First up is the late arrival of Final Fantasy Tactics: The War Of The Lions, a turn based tactical strategy / RPG game from SquareEnix that’s actually a port of a PSP game. Next comes my personal interest, Cut The Rope: Experiments. I didn’t even know this game was headed my way, but I was a huge fan of the first one and have high hopes for this sequel. Action / RPG nuts might want to check out Ragnarok Violet, the single player iOS version of a popular online RPG. Finally there’s Sly Vs Sly, a game for the folks that want to see what the lighter side of the spy business is like. If you think the game looks a LOT like Spy Vs. Spy you’re not alone, but I’d be willing to take a chance on this one even if it does eventually get pulled.
This week saw another release in Glu’s stable of free to play, pay for extras, and invite your friends via Facebook games. This time around it’s Star Blitz, which looks to be a top down 360 degree space ship shooter with fully customizable craft. RPG fans that own an iPad should take a look at Companions, a game that looks like and plays like Gauntlet with a heavy dose of Rouge-like RPG thrown into the mix. Illusion Labs fans need to check out Touchgrind BMX, the second installment of their popular Touchgrind series which focuses on bikes instead of skateboards this time around. Those desiring a time management game with a bit of a twist might want to try Parking Dash, the latest game in the popular “dash” series. This one has you managing a parking lot, and it looks to be a combination of time management and puzzle game.
This week saw some pretty notable releases, one of which was exclusive to the iPad. Top billing this week goes to Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, which almost sounds like a medieval Sienfeld – a game about nothing. Still, the artistic nature of the game is supposed to be top notch, and it has garnered a lot of positive attention. For those who are a little more traditional there’s Final Fantasy III, the iOS port of the Nintendo DS remake of the 1990 NES game from Square Enix (then just Square). Got it? Next up is City Of Secrets, a tap and explore adventure game that pays homage to the greats from companies like Sierra Online while creating a world all it’s own. Finally, for the kid in you – or the kid you have at home – there’s Max And The Magic Maker, a platform game where the main character can make objects appear simply by drawing them with his trusty writing utensil.
It feels like it’s 1985 again with this week’s lead-in, Back To The Future Ep. 1 HD (yeah, you thought I was going to mention that silly RTS first, didn’t you?) I was a huge fan of the series that spawned this adventure game, and the inclusion of Christopher Lloyd to reprise his role as Doc Brown is just icing on the cake. Oh, and I suppose there’s that Starfront: Collision that’s been making some waves as well, huh? If you’re into RTS games, this is probably THE iPhone game to get right now. On the other hand, if you like your games a bit more simple and lighthearted, you’d do well to check out Zombie Runaway or Pixel Pig, a couple of casual games that could bring out the juvenile in all of us.
This week’s “New App Store Games to Watch” list felt kind of like the first week of the new year. There weren’t a lot of heavy hitters releasing games, though there should be enough new faces out there that you’ll find something of interest for your iDevice. The biggest name in the roundup belongs, of course, to NBA JAM [TMA Review], one of the most successful and popular arcade games ever. If you grew up on a steady diet of this 2-on-2 hardwood action, this EA release has likely found a way to your iPhone’s springboard already. Other titles featured within include Chocolate Tycoon, Carnivores: Ice Age and Sky Combat. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the complete roundup…
Sorry for the absence of a “10 To Watch” article last week, but I could really only come up with 3 or 4 games that I actually wanted to write about. Thankfully things have picked up a little bit this week. Those looking for a platform game fix have a few choices this week, most notably the baby carriage tale called Grimm or Capcom’s MaXplosion, where the protagonist can make himself explode. If you like strategy games you might want to take Metal Brigade Tactics or Ascendancy for a spin. The RPG fan can take on Com2Us’ latest Inotia yarn, appropriately titled Inotia 3.