Dollar Bin: $0.99 App Store Deals you don’t want to miss

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.

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PopCap’s Bejeweled 2 + Blitz now free for iPhone/iPod Touch

Yesterday, we saw a quality game go free in geoDefense Swarm. Today, PopCap is offering Bejeweled 2 + Blitz as a freebie for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Most of you likely have played this match 3 on one platform or another, and perhaps even consider it among the most addictive in the genre. No word on why and for how long this offer will last, so if you still don’t have Bejeweled on your iDevice, be sure to grab it ASAP.

In related PopCap news, Peggle HD (TMA’s iPhone review) was just released for the iPad yesterday. This is certainly one of those games where it’s much more enjoyable on the tablet’s larger screen.

Bejeweled 2 + Blitz PopCap, Bejeweled 2 + Blitz, 17.0 MB – Free 

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Freebie Alert: geoDefense Swarm now free for a day

geoDefense Swarm (TMA Review), the follow up to the critically acclaimed TD game geoDefense (TMA Review) — one which I still consider a favourite of mine in the genre — has dropped in price to free for a limited time. Packed with challenging levels and eye candy visuals, Swarm will certainly keep you glued to your iDevice for quite sometime. Here’s a blurb from our review:

In short, geoDefense Swarm is a treat. It combines the best of the classic tried and tested geoDefense goodness and the deep strategy of Open Field TD games. The stylish graphics are like visual candy and the performance is excellent, even on a 2G/3G iPhone. I would definitely say that the sequel of geoDefense has not shamed it’s original one bit and is a must have for any fan of the genre.

If you remotely enjoy tower defense games and have yet to play geoDefense Swarm, do yourself a favour and grab it while it’s free.

geoDefense Swarm Critical Thought Games, geoDefense Swarm (TMA Review) – Free

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EA’s Back 2 School Sale – Save up to 80% on select games

Aside from publishing quality games on the iOS, EA sure knows how to offer great App Store sales periodically. This time, it’s the annual Back 2 School Sale that will see price drops of up to 80% off on a number of their iPhone and iPad titles. Some of the more notable games include Fight Night Champion, Flight Control HD and Max and the Magic Marker for iPad, all of which can be had for $0.99. So if you’re looking to add more EA games to your iDevice collection, be sure to grab a few more before the weekend’s over. Complete sale line up after the gap.

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Treasure Seekers: Visions of Gold for iPhone and iPad now Free for limited time

What better way to start your day off than with a quality freebie. G5 Entertainment, publishers of the excellent Virtual City (TMA Review) and Supermarket Mania 2 (TMA Review) iOS games have dropped the first installment of their popular Treasure Seekers series to free.

Join Nelly and her younger brother as they unravel family secrets and face breathtaking adventure! Nelly’s grandmother was a pirate and Nelly wants to find the hidden treasure. When Nelly’s parents leave her and Tommy at home for a day in the city, she wakes up to search for him, but finds out that the door is closed and the lock is broken accidentally… This becomes a first quest she has to solve in a long puzzle quest forwarding her and her brother to a mystery of the ancient map of a treasure island! Test your skills with challenging puzzles that will take you from strange laboratories to the dangerous depths of the ocean. With its charming characters, engaging storyline and plethora of puzzles this game is irresistible to hidden object game fans, adventure game fans and anyone looking for a memorable gaming experience!

Normally priced at $2.99 and $4.99 for the iPhone and iPad, Visions of Gold is a solid hidden object game (HOG) that features more than 40 levels and an assortment of puzzles via mini-games. If you enjoy a good HOG even in the slightest, be sure to nab while the offer’s still good. App Store links below and video trailer after the break.

Treasure Seekers: Visions of Gold Treasure Seekers: Visions of Gold, 115 MB – Free
Treasure Seekers: Visions of Gold HD Treasure Seekers: Visions of Gold HD, 107 MB – Free

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Readdle’s 4th Birthday Sale + iPad Giveaway

Many of you iOS users have most likely come across Readdle on the App Store at one point or another. If you haven’t, just know that they’re responsible for some of the best productivity apps on the iDevice. In fact, Calendars – Google Calendar client and PDF Expert for iPad are two apps I use on a daily basis. And seeing how it’s their 4th anniversary, Readdle have slashed 30% off on all their existing apps (sale good until end of today). Not only that, but they’re also giving away 4 iPad 2’s as well (3 left as contest officially started yesterday). More details on the giveaway and app links after the gap.

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Freebie Alert: TVtrip Travel Guides now Free

Enjoy traveling the world (with your iPhone)? If so, these free iOS TVtrip travel guides should interest you. Created by (a unique travel website that also shows videos of the interior and exterior of hotels in multple continents), these mobile apps feature offline maps, POIs, editor picks and more.

TVtrip is the next-gen travel guide. TVtrip has selected for you the best activities, hotels and restaurants in Paris. A clear and easy to use guide, ideal for discovering Paris on the weekend! No added filler text— just the essential information and practical tips, clear and to the point!

While the TVtrip guides aren’t as fully featured as the mTrip Travel apps (easily my favorite on the iPhone), the offline maps and points of interests alone should make it worth your while, especially now that they’re free. No official reason as to why or how long these 9 destination apps will be free for, so be sure to pick them up while you still can. Links and video demo after the break…

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SEGA’s 48 Hour iOS Sale

SEGA launched a 48 Hour iOS Summer Sale earlier today and several of their hit games can now be had on the cheap. Both the Super Monkey Ball titles (include iPad version) will go for $0.99 during the next two days, while the equally popular Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing is on sale for $1.99. If one of the games below is on your wishlist, grab ’em while the price drop’s still in effect!

Baseball Superstars II Pro Now Free for a Day

In celebration of the 2011 All Star Game, Gamevil is offering Baseball Superstars® II Pro to the masses as a free download for the next 24 hours. Already considered by many as one of the best baseball games on the mobile platform, Superstars II has been a huge hit on the App Store, amassing over 14,000 ratings – most of which are 5 stars. Now you can judge for yourself whether this wacky baseball title is as good as they say. Just don’t let the comical visuals fool you; there’s plenty of fun and replay value to be had with this deep sports game.

Baseball Superstars® II Pro GAMEVIL, Baseball Superstars® II Pro, 13.6 MB – Free

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All Pangea Software’s Games now Free for a Day

Enigmo 2

To celebrate the App Store’s 3rd Anniversary, Pangea Software is dropping prices on all their games to Free for 1 day (July 11th), from 8am to 8pm CST. As such, you can download games like Enigmo, Enigmo 2 and Otto Matic on the house. After 8pm CST, these titles will go on sale for $0.99, down from their original prices of $3-4. If you have yet to try Enigmo 1 & 2, I highly recommend you check them out; they’re among some of the best puzzle games on the iDevice. Links to the freebies below… enjoy!