2012-11-26, 1pm – Cyber Monday is here and that brings with it a whole new bunch of games on sale. We’ve added a couple dozen new ones to the top of our list. Make sure you look at the other pages for any still on sale that you may have missed. 2012-11-25, 4am – Things are getting serious now. We are out of pumpkin pie and stuffing. Just a few bits of cranberry sauce left. I guess it’s back to normal food today. Turkey feast is over for another year. Oh, by the way, I found a dozen or so more games on sale, many of them free. They are conveniently at the top of the list for your money saving pleasure! 2012-11-23, 11am – Oh, my, we’re nearly out of leftover turkey. Luckily I found another few games on sale to occupy me while the reality of the situations sets in. 2012-11-23, 6am – Up early, checking all of the apps and games on sale, added another 50+ games to the list. 2012-11-22, 3pm – Updated while the rest of the family sleeps off their turkey overdose! 2012-11-22, 5am – 60 more games added, Happy Thanksgiving all! 2012-11-21, 11am – Huge updated, added another 40+ games. 2012-11-21, 8am – List split from the main one due to the length.
Tracking nearly 300 total iPhone and iPad games on sale. Hit the jump for the full list.
2012-11-26, 1pm – The weekend is over, what makes getting back to the norm easier are all of the great educational apps on sale. Added a bunch this morning for Cyber Monday! 2012-11-25, 4am – Small update today, some items returning to normal price. The new items have been added to the top of the list. 2012-11-23, 11am – Another update, another dozen plus educational apps on sale, many free. Check out the 72 apps on sale below! 2012-11-23, 6am – Up early, checking all of the apps and games on sale, got some more great ones! 2012-11-22, 2:30pm – Updated while the rest of the family sleeps off their turkey overdose! 2012-11-22, 5am – Updated with a bunch more iOS educational apps. Happy Thanksgiving all! 2012-11-21, 11am – Updated with a few more iOS educational apps. 2012-11-21, 8am – List split from the main one due to the length.
Tracking 72 total iPhone and iPad educational apps on sale. Hit the jump for the full list.
It’s Fourth Of July here in the states, and everyone is celebrating with sales on their apps, including EA, Chillingo, Crytek, WB Games and more. Let’s take a look, shall we?
First up is EA – from July 2th until July 9th, all their games will be $0.99 or free. Their pitch basically amounts to an “all our stuff is on sale” sale. That said, here are a few great games you should definitely pick up at these low prices.
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-04-12 :: Category: Games
Warner Bros. are also doing a “Everything is $0.99″ sale, maybe just to prove they can. It’s nice to see some competition here, but the indies are sure to feel the pinch. Even so, there are some great games to save money on. Here are a few we dig.
There are also some games on sale for Independence Day that don’t hearken from the juggernauts of electronic gaming, but they’re still worth your time and monies. Check ‘em out below, but be sure to check the price before you buy – some of these are on sale starting on the 4th itself.
It feels like it wasn’t all that long ago when Samurai Bloodshow (the rest of the title is too confusing so I’m leaving it off) managed to take me completely by surprise. The combination of strategy, card collecting, and over-the-top arterial spray brought a huge smile to my face. And now Sega is poised to do the same thing to me all over again. Albeit without the surprise since I know what’s coming this time around.
Alexandria Bloodshow is the official sequel to that other fantastic genre mash-up. This time players can take control of two separate armies – the Egyptians and the Greeks – as they attempt to collect, cut-up, and conquer. With the requisite art styles (Greek pottery, Egyptian hieroglyphics) to match of course. All the engrossing card gathering and deck building is still on offer, now with a whole new set of units to strategize with. Over 120 in all, actually. And with the two selectable armies, five difficulties, and seventeen stages it makes for a total of 170 campaign levels to conquer. And that’s not even taking the two player versus mode (via WiFi or Bluetooth) into account.
Alexandria Bloodshow is available on the App Store now, and it’s only $0.99. Okay, it’s actually free to download but it’s $0.99 to unlock the full game. Not a bad deal.
No doubt there will be plenty of couples out celebrating this Valentine’s Day. Lots of flowers, candy, romantic dinners and candlelight. No one really stops to think about the less glamorous side of the holiday; namely waiting in long lines to get into a restaurant for said romantic dinner, scrambling to find flowers and candy when at least half of the country is doing the same, and so on. Fortunately there’s a way for iOS users to lessen the irritation and have an easier time enjoying the moments that really matter. In this case, I’m referring to Gameloft’s Valentine’s Day sale.
Of course rescuing a space princess in Earthworm Jim, wreaking havoc in Gangstar Rio: City of Saints or running amok in Rayman 2: The Great Escape won’t substitute for making googly-eyes at each other from across the table. They will, however, make the wait for the table more bearable. And just in case finding “the right words” ends up being an issue, there’s also Gameloft’s Love Declaration Generator. Hey I’m just pointing out that it exists, I didn’t make the thing.
This week at 148Apps.com was all about the US celebration of Thanksgiving, and the inevitable retail aftermath known as Black Friday. Rather than fight the crowds, 148Apps founder Jeff Scott put together a comprehensive Black Friday app sale list that continues to grow, and grow and grow. Scott says, “App sales are nothing new, but the biggest of the year is here, and we’ll be tracking the best of the sale apps right here. Expect lots of updates over the weekend.”
Jeff Scott also invited faithful 148Apps.biz readers to attend the upcoming AppNation III conference, saying, “Want to attend AppNation III? 148Apps network readers can get a 30% discount on the registration fee by using code 148APPS on the registration page.”
Meanwhile, at AndroidRundown, site editor Rob LeFebvre celebrated the release of Disney interactive’s Where’s My Water? for the Android platform. LeFebvre writes, “Android has been part of the plan since the development of Where’s My Water? for the iPhone crowd. In fact, the game was originally developed with C++, to make it easier to port to Android. The challenge, he said, is making sure the game is the same high quality experience across the myriad devices represented by Google’s hip operating system.”
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-09-22 :: Category: Games
Finally, on our parent-friendly GiggleApps site, Amy Solomon reviewed Don’t Let The Pigeon Run This App! Solomon writes, “I love these books. Pigeon can be cheeky, and my son has used pigeons’s one-liners, such as offering to “Give you five bucks” himself to try to stay up late. For this reason, some parents may feel that this pigeon is a bad influence on children, but I love the idea of my son practicing his ability to say “no” to this scheming pigeon as I want him to be prepared to stand his ground later in life when he is confronted by peer pressure, and I want him to recognize when he is being manipulated.”
So there’s this game about flying supines and home-wrecking avians that’s pretty fun. The reason I’m bringing it up again almost 3 months later should be fairly obvious. But for the sake of argument and thoroughness, I’ll elaborate.
For a limited time, Pigs in Trees is going to be absolutely free. It’s got something to do with the game being released on another platform. Something about robots I think. Obvious skirting of the issue aside, now there’s no better time to take to the skies and shoot down those pesky peckers. Not only is it one heck of a fun experience that can be had for zero cost, it’s also recently received a pretty decent update, with 15 more levels, the addition of the Ninja Pecker and a couple new power-ups.
So it’s free, it’s entertaining, it’s been recently beefed porked up. Why not go ahead and clear off 20 megs worth of space, hop on the App Store and give it a try? If nothing else, it should give my previous ramblings on the subject of pig-on-bird violence a bit more context.
Tower defense fans rejoice! Origin8, makers of the rather popular and critically acclaimedSentinel 3: Homeworld have seen fit to drop the price for a limited time. Okay, it wasn’t entirely their doing but rather Openfeint’s FireSale promotion. Although technically it was the thousand Openfeint gamers who voted for the price drop, I suppose.
Regardless, Sentinel 3: Homeworld is temporarily marked down to a dollar. That’s right, for an indeterminate about of time it’s possible to get a hold of one of the App Store’s most celebrated tower defense titles for next to nothing. Even better, as special “Thank You” for all the love, Origin8 has also temporarily dropped the price of the Campaign 2 DLC. So that’s another dollar. Just in case anyone was wondering, that’s $5 worth of some of the most highly regarded TD goodness for a mere $2.
I’m sure there are a fair number of people reading this who already own the game, but I also imagine a fair number of them have yet to get the DLC. No time like the present, right? And everyone else who loves tower defense games but still doesn’t own it, wave those lame excuses bye-bye.
It’s always nice when a developer releases a Lite version of their game so that the unsure can drop the “un,” or when an app goes on sale. It’s also pretty cool when a fairly well-established game gets a significant content update. It jumps beyond merely “nice” or “cool” and into pure “awesome” territory when a developer does all of those things at the same time.
In this particular case, I’m talking about Chillingo. This week, they’ve seen fit to bombard the App Store with all manner of sweetness, starting with a major content update to Feed Me Oil. The new and improved 1.2 version includes a new gravity-flipping mechanic and 15 levels to make use of it in. I seem to recall being rather fond of the game’s initial release, and that was well before any of this Newtonian debauchery was added. Now? It’s practically like getting a second game for the price of nothing. Or getting two games for a dollar if the user in question hasn’t actually bought the game yet.
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-06-02 :: Category: Games
Next, we have 3 all-new Lite versions for the color-centric steampunk shooter Color Bandits, the surreal arcade puzzler Ranger Rocket and the family-friendly physics puzzle game Hungry Chicks. There’s pretty much something for everyone in that lineup, provided they don’t have some kind of psychological need to spend money. Well, except maybe RPG and platformer fans, but the latter will almost certainly enjoy seeing that the newly released NyxQuest is on sale.
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-09-20 :: Category: Games
Indeed, for an indeterminate amount of time the gorgeous (and apparently quite good) indie platformer NyxQuest will be on sale for a mere dollar. People such as myself who missed out on the initial launch sale have a second chance to fix their mistake and grab this gem on the cheap. Now, at the time of this writing it’s still showing the price as $3.99 for some reason, but I’ve double-checked the App Store and it’s most definitely $0.99. “For a Limited Time,” of course.
It’s been a while since I first took a look at Adrenaline Monki‘s Mooniz, but I remember spending what could be considered way too much time with it. As I’ve said previously, it’s a battery eater. Since then there have been some updates including better compatibility with older devices, making it accessible to an even larger audience. Well now it’s about as accessible as it’s going to get, because Mooniz is completely free for a limited time.
That’s right, for the low low cost of absolutely nothing, anyone can use their iOS device to save the world from an invasion of super-cute and cuddly lunar critters. As before, there are still in-app purchases for coins that can be used to buy power-ups, but none of that is really necessary in order to have a good time with it. Keep in mind, this “limited time” deal doesn’t have any discernible end date, so I’d suggest getting a move on if poking colored moon monsters in the name of population control sounds like a thing worth doing.
The poor, defenseless little Po’Trubians are under attack by an army of evil robo-beings known as “Sleevils.” It falls to one lone hero (of course) to defend the obnoxiously helpless little buggers and save their world from total annihilation. Enter Stan (STatic Alien Neutralizer), the rather junky old robot/veteran hero-type.
The plot serves little purpose except to bookend the campaign levels, but the blasting is really what it’s all about anyway. Stan is rooted to the spot, which is odd seeing as he’s in space, so players have to direct his blasts by tapping (and holding) on the screen to get him to blow away the alien aggressors. Par for the course, there are various upgrades that will unlock as the levels progress which can be carried over to the Survival Mode. Which is good because it’s near impossible to last longer than a few seconds in Survival with the default gear.
Anyone who wants to get their mits on a fun little distraction for absolutely should check out this ad-free version of Last Stand Stan before the sale ends. It’s a simple arcade shooter but the myriad of destructive unlockables keep the motivation to play longer high. Plus it makes time pass, which is always nice when stuck at an airport or something.
MochiBits‘ SwipeTapTap is a surprisingly engrossing game despite its utter simplicity. Following on-screen prompts involving (what else?) swipes, taps and various combinations as quickly and accurately as possible is one of those things I’d never have expected to keep me entertained for very long, but it does just that. Not only that, it keeps things from getting stale by including a total of four game modes. And it’s free at the moment, did I forget to mention that? Nah, I’m pretty sure I did.
Each of the four modes uses the same basic mechanics in different ways. Classic is all about inputting the correct gestures as they scroll across the screen in a timely manner. Take too long or screw up too often and they’ll fill the screen and it’s Game Over. Memory is more like a classic game of Simon, only with a touch screen interface. Speed is a race against time, requiring almost super-human-like reflexes at the higher difficulties. Finally, Endurance is one big continuous level with no end in sight and steadily increasing speed. Losing isn’t so much a question of “if” but of “when.”
And yes, for a limited time (in conjunction with “OpenFeint’s Free Game of the Day”) this finger-flexing homage to Simon is completely and totally free. All of the games modes. No money down. Zero dollars. There’s absolutely no legitimate reason not to check it out.
This weekend we celebrate Independence day here in the US. And as app developers tend to do, they have put a whole bunch of games and apps on sale this holiday weekend. We’ll update this post regularly with the latest, so please check back.
Update 2 – 7/4 1:30pm: Lots of great stuff including lots of free games. And a huge sale from Firemint.
Update 1 – 7/2 11:00am: Lots of stuff from Konami and a bunch of great free games added. Grab them before the prices go back up!
Last month our Thanksgiving meals were stuffed with lots of deeply discounted apps, and it seems that publishers are getting into the Christmas spirit in much the same way. We’ve got a whole slew of apps available at rock bottom prices just in time for your holiday celebrations, many at their lowest prices ever. Make sure and act fast though, as many of these apps are available for an extremely limited time.
Also, be sure and keep checking this post regularly, as we’ll be updating all the new deals as they are announced. Much like Santa, we don’t stop working until Christmas, and we’re paid in milk and cookies. Speaking of, if you could leave out some chocolate chip oatmeal cookies that would be delightful.
Update 12/23, 1:45pm: Just a minor update. Nearly tripled the number of great sales apps!! Lots of great things here, many at the lowest prices we’ve ever seen. Seems like you can buy a lot of entertainment for $0.99 these days. The list has gotten so long that we’ve had to split it into multiple pages — sorry about that, but if we don’t it will kill many people’s browsers.
Update 12/24, 10:30am: Added a bunch of great title from EA now that we know they won’t be raising the prices over the holiday weekend. Also a few dozen more great apps and games.
Update 12/24, 6:15pm: Added even more great apps bringing our astonsishing total up to 355 great apps on sale. Let’s hope Santa brings us lots of iTunes gift cards for Christmas.
We’ve got over 180250 355 top quality apps on our list. Hit the jump for the full list!
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