We all played boardgames as kids. Some of us still do. The fun (and occasional frustration) of it all can provide memories that will last a lifetime. Thanks to EA, you can re-live those memories and create some new ones at the same time. With immensely successful previous boardgame releases such as Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit, EA is continuing to turn classic family boardgames into amazing iDevice adventures with their latest release, The Game of Life Classic Edition.
Several days ago, Apple revealed 60 of their favorite game and non-game apps to celebrate the App Store’s first birthday. Well that day, July 11th, has finally arrived and both big and small developers/publishers have taken advantage of this occasion with some great sales. For the next 36 hours, Chillingo’s highly acclaimed Return to Mysterious Island can be had for only $0.99 (Hint: If you dig adventure games, GET IT!). Fans of strategy titles and the ‘Advanced Wars’ series will definitely want to jump on Mecho Wars, now also a buck. We’ve done the dirty work for you and divided up all the worthwhile and more notable sales, according to price. Be sure to have a good look below and pick up some gems likes 7 Cities, Up There, Snail Mail and more!
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Now, just because I chose the above title doesn’t mean that I think Eye Test isn’t useful – it means that should you have a problem with your eye sight, you must seek proper medical advice rather than depend solely on this application! Now that I’ve got the possible lawsuit out of the way, let’s look get to reviewing.
Last week, we saw some big name titles go lite on us. This week, the fun keeps on rollin’ as developers continue the trend of releasing free versions of their games and apps. While many of these lite apps won’t offer you hours of gameplay, they’ll certainly give you a taste of whether it’s worth your hard earned dosh. Those looking at trying out new Tower Defenses can now test out geoDefense (one of the most challenging and fun TDs at the App Store) and Hudson’s brand new ElementalMonter TD. Players can also test drive some of the most enjoyable time management games in Supermarket Mania and Hospital Havoc. Gameloft’s Wild West Guns, one of the best “light gun” shooters on the iDevice also goes lite, along with Vector Tanks and Sway. Be sure to check out the entire list below for some quality lite apps.
In following Ethan Nicolas’ decision to release a free ‘lite’ version of his iShoot tank game (which coincided with the full paid version skyrocketing to #1 at the App Store), developers all over have now adopted this strategy, giving users the chance to ‘try before they buy’. This past week, we saw some big name titles go lite on us; Time Crisis Strike, Payback, Sentinel and even a Top 10 contender in Zombieville USA. Artificial Life (Amateur Surgeon and Shooter), has released the very neat BMW Z4 app that allows you to paint a canvas while test driving the bimmer. Sweet. Check out the list below for some worthwhile apps to try out free.
There are some nice price drops this time round, including all of ngmoco titles to celebrate the Dec 18th release of Rolando. As a result, Topple is now FREE and Dropship can be had for a buck!!! Polarbit has also dropped prices for their popular Wave Blazer and Raging Thunder games. IUGO’s fun Shaky Summit is also on sale at $0.99. Be sure to check out the post for the entire list!
Dropship$1.99 —> $0.99
Welcome back Commander – Pilot your Dropship, power-up your weapons and penetrate enemy caverns destroying turrets, tanks & Interceptors as you fight to Evac your stranded allies and retrieve “the pod”. Effect your daring escape with your cargo in tow dodging enemy fire, homing missiles with your vector thrust powered super ship.
Topple$0.99 —> Free
How high can you go? Topple, the most addictive stacking game ever is exclusively available on iPhone & iPod Touch!
Dr. Awesome$1.99 —> $0.99
A deadly strain of virus is attacking the population and friends from your contact list have been infected ! Show your awesome skills and perform microsurgery using precise accelerometer controls.
Raging Thunder$3.99 —> $1.99
WINTER BLOWOUT-SALE ON ALL OUR GAMES!
Raging Thunder is a gut-churning, tyre burning racer giving you control over the most extreme muscle cars in the world! Race against time, CPU controlled opponents or up to three other speed addicts in this fast paced and exhilarating coin-op style racing game featuring the most breathtaking 3D graphics on the iPhone yet.