It’s almost turkey time! Which means lots and lots of food but also lots and lots of sales. Some sales have even started a few days early, which is why we’ve put together a list of iOS games that are currently discounted (sometimes by a lot).
Chances are this list is only going to get bigger as we approach the weekend, so check back in with us from time to time to see what else you can nab for a reduced price.
[Updated 11/26]: Even more games have been discounted and it’s still not even Thursday yet! A lot of fairly well known titles have joined the list this time, including games like Surgeon Simulator, Republique, and Thomas Was Alone.
[Updated 11/27]: Goodness but there are a lot more sales happening right now! Just under 40 games have been added to the list this time, with big names like Banner Saga, Table Tennis Touch, King Oddball, a whole bunch of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks, and a whole lot more.
[Updated 11/28]: If you thought all the sales were done, you were mistaken. Even more price drops have gone into effect since yesterday, for big titles like Joe Denver’s Lone Wolf, Knightmare Tower, Talisman, and Kingdom Rush. But that’s not all. We’ve also updated the list to include apps! You can click the link below to jump to the Apps page, or just click here to get right to it.
Ahoy there, castaways:
Were you curious about our own thoughts regarding this pristine shipwreck? Check out our Castaway Paradise review!
Castaway Paradise is out for iOS, finally giving mobile gamers the opportunity to enjoy the idyllic lifestyle of an Animal Crossing-like game. Though it may seem straightforward, these tips will go a long way towards making your life a little easier.
Plant yourself some trees and get watering – The more trees you have, the more fruit you are producing, which means more money when you take in your harvest and sell it. Economy 101, son!
Keep planting crops – Before you sell your fruit, make sure you plant it so you can just keep a steady supply going. Don’t be hasty, as it will come back to haunt you when you find your money supplies dwindling.
Shake those trees – Shaking trees can dislodge surprises, such as a dropped fruit from the same type of tree. You can plant said fruit in turn, but you’ll want to pocket most of what you can shake down. Every little bit counts!
Become a bug catcher – Every so often, you’ll find bugs around the island simply begging you to nab them. Wait until you see the net icon, and then tap it to bag the bug. You’ll need to be sneaky about how you approach them, because if you’re too slow they’ll get away. Focus on coming up behind them slowly and you’ll be good to go.
‘Tis the season for sales and price drops, and Castaway Paradise has apparently caught the bug as well. Seeing as it’s free to download, the upfront cost hasn’t changed. However, for a very limited time you can purchase a 12 month VIP subscription for $5 off the regular $29.99 price.
A holiday-themed update is also on its way, which will bring a big new Christmas event (and various goodies, naturally) to the island. The update will also add group chat to the game, but that’s not particularly Christmas-y.
You can download Castaway Paradise form the App Store for free, and take advantage of the VIP subscription sale right now. The holiday update will being “in December.”
Playcrab has launched their action-packed new dungeon crawler, Dynasty of Dungeons, today. It errs a little more on the hardcore side than most mobile action-RPGs before it, so here are seven crucial tips to give you a helping hand in your crawl through these demon-infested dungeons.
Train your demons with an effective strategy in mind
Training is expensive, we won’t sugar-coat it, so figure out your strategy fairly early on and train your demon with this in mind. For tanky-types, boost your defence ASAP to make sure that your demon doesn’t go down before he can swing a hit.
Time and use your Fury Skills effectively
This is an important one, because those fury points do tend to dwindle. Pick the right skill for the occasion and use it at the right time. A good example is FireBee’s Fury Skill, which is better to use at either the start of a fight against a weaker opponent, or towards the end of a battle against a stronger one.
Complete your daily missions
Daily missions are short tasks that can be completed daily to earn rewards. They don’t take very long to complete and the rewards do add up so try and complete them all if you can.
Don’t go crazy with your resources
After a victory in the black tower, you get to choose which type of mana you’d like to earn. Don’t just pick any one, because they’re used to evolve your demons. Choose which one you’d like to evolve first, then grab the correct type of mana.
Enemy stats are only a tap away
Tap your enemies to see their stats. This is handy at the start of a fight so that you can take down the opponent which poses the most threat.
Collect your gold often
After conquering regions and unlocking demons on the map, you’ll start accruing taxes. Collect these often from the Overlord’s Tower so that you don’t lose incoming tax when your coffers are full. Gold pops in every 30 minutes.
Don’t buy items from the pirate ship at the start
A lot of the items that can be purchased at the pirate ship are unlocked later for free anyway, so save this for the endgame.
Dynasty of Dungeons is available now from the App Store [download].
This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.
In Card Wars, you’ll get new Holiday Sweater Hero Cards, a holiday-themed tree house with loot chests, special creature, spell, and building cards (limited availability), and the Adventure Calendar – sort of a super mathematical (awesome) Advent calendar with daily gifts for logging in.
Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake, on the other hand, is getting Codger the Elf – a weird old guy in Powder Peaks who needs Niko’s help in a new island-spanning quest. You’ll also be able to play new levels where you must find missing presents and you can earn a brand-new costume for Niko if you finish Codger’s quest.
You can grab a copy of Card Wars – Adventure Time and/or Monsters for $3.99 and $4.99, respectively.
Vivid Games‘ iOS boxing title, Real Boxing, has reached its two year anniversary on the App Store, and to celebrate the developers have decided to update the game with new features, visuals, and a new mode. The new single-player Arcade Mode challenges players to fight over 15 increasingly difficult stages, with otherworldly boss battles to fight and a unique set of rewards to gain along the way.
Alongside this new game mode, players will also find that Real Boxing now has power-ups and a new statistic called ‘Condition’, which the developers claim will make leading your fighter to victory more realistic. In addition to this, the game now boasts enhanced visuals, animations, and effects.
Real Boxing is available to download for free from the App Store.
A new update has arrived for 2K‘s wrestling collectible card game WWE SuperCard – bringing in new cards, animations, a new rarity level, ‘Survivor’ and more.
John Cena and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can be found among the sixty new cards added to the game, with Manager Support cards and cards themed around the new WWE 2K15 also added. Competing cards also have 24 new animations, with the new card rarity ‘Survivor’ bringing the total number of rarity levels up to eight.
Furthermore, rewards and drop rates in Exhibition matches have been rebalanced, with players now having an increased chance of getting higher level cards from the draft board. Card energy limits have also been upped and the performance of People’s Champion Challenge rewards screens and the Card Catalog have also been improved.
WWE SuperCard is available to slam download onto your iOS device from the App Store for free.
Relevant Games has announced they will be releasing their reverse tower defense game, Fat Chicken, next week.
In Fat Chicken, you play the farmer who fattens his animals with excessive feeding and pumping up their hormones. But watch out: protesters are on their way to wreck your meat factory. Build towers, hire security guards, and grow your cattle to epic proportions. As it is a reverse tower defense game, the goal ins’t to kill the oncoming forces but to grow your livestock as large as possible.
The game offers 3 different locations and 26 challenging levels as you try to build your meat empire and overthrow the Fat Chicken Meat Co.
Ossian Studios has permanently lowered the price of their western action RPG, The Shadow Sun.
The game brings together elements of Dungeons & Dragons and The Witcher to create a story-driven RPG with real-time combat and tons of characters to meet. You will explore the imperial city of Shar with its mysterious plague in this 10-hour adventure with over over 70 unique areas and 200+ unique items, hidden secrets, and ancient treasures.
Check out The Shadow Sun for $4.99 on the app store.
The very first Angry Birds debuted on iOS back in 2009. When you sit back and tally up the number of Angry Birds games out there and the impact they’ve had on pop culture as a whole, you just need to ask yourself: “How would the birds taste following a three-hour engagement with a broiler?”
No, seriously. The anniversary of the Angry Birds and American Thanksgiving are in the same neighborhood, date-wise. And while not everyone eats fowl for Thanksgiving (or meat in general, for that matter), Thanksgiving is still synonymous with roasted bird-meat. So let’s sit back, loosen our belts, and have a solemn conversation about how the Angry Birds would fare as a main course this holiday season.
Come on, it’s worth considering. There are no wings to contend with, no drumsticks – not even any bones if the way they fling themselves around is any indication. The Angry Birds are just big buttery balls of white meat. That said, some probably make for better eating than others. Let’s get on with this vital holiday breakdown. Continue reading Mmmm, Tasty – Having the Angry Birds for Thanksgiving Dinner »
Bulkypix has released the final chapter in Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf, called Dawn Over V’taag. Now you can finally storm the fortress of V’taag and bring down the Darklords of Helgedad. The game also offers new features like the defensive stance for dual wielders, the tactical pause in combat, and the fine tuning of all attacks and Kai disciplines.
You can experience Joe Denver’s epic gamebook for $0.99, and unlock the final chapter for $4.99.
Telltale Games has announced the season premiere episode of Tales from the Borderlands, ‘Zer0 Sum,’ will be coming to iOS before the end of this year.
Revisit Pandora after the events of Borderlands 2 with this five-part episodic adventure game series. You’ll get to play as Rhys, a Hyperion ‘suit’ with dreams of being the next Handsome Jack, and Fiona, a Pandoran con artist looking to score her biggest swindle ever.
3D ARPG Dynasty of Dungeons is soon to be released in Europe, North America, and Australasia – and will be free to download.
The game allows you to take on the role of the ‘Overlord’, an anti-hero who lives in a destroyed world. You are then tasked with fighting your way through regions of the game world to claim each region for your own – and ultimately follow the storyline to its natural conclusion, conquering the world.
You fight battles in Dynasty of Dungeons by having two distinct ways to control the outcome. Firstly, you choose the positions of their heroes, with some – as you’d expect – having advantages over the other characters in the form of their attack range or defensive capabilities.
Second is how you can build up ‘mana’ to unleash a more powerful attack on your enemy, where an attack may deal more damage, damage all opponents, or heal one of your allies.
The gameplay has a significant amount of depth then, but developer Playcrab is also keen to highlight how the universe and story of Dynasty of Dungeons is bought to life through the 3D visuals. There’s a huge range unique animations for each heroes’ actions.
You can see it all for yourself very soon though, with the game arriving on the App Store on November the 27 – with many exciting updates containing further story arcs, maps, functions, events, heroes, weapons to come.
This article is sponsored as part of Steel Media Preferred Partners.