Chillingo has updated two apps from their catalogue of titles. Ice Age Deluxe: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is seeing the much improved and sought after Retina display upgrade. But Guerrilla Bob? Well, this announcement comes with a lot more than just improved visuals.
Guerrilla Bob now packs in wi-fi co-op action so that players can team up across several platforms. You’ll be able to pull each other up by the boot straps on your iPhone, iPod, Mac or PC. This kind of cross-platform play is mind blowing. We’re giddy with geek anticipation.
Beyond just co-op, this update also includes Retina support, two new characters, faster app switching, Game Center support and improved controls and balancing. All of that makes this jump to version 1.3 well worth the wait.
There are, however, some hanger-ons suggesting that this title still lacks a definitive, true version of online multiplayer. By that, we think they mean one that doesn’t require a wi-fi connection. We’re not magicians engineers, but we assume that the wi-fi necessity comes from the fact that the folks from Chillingo don’t want to see their product lagging out due to network issues. Who wants to be in the middle of some highly humorous combat only to see it falter because of some less than perfect data reception? No one.
But, to those folks that are still somehow disappointed, Chillingo has offered up a sacrifice. Guerrilla Bob is currently on sale for just $0.99. If you’re unfamiliar with Guerrilla Bob, well, just know that it’s positively ridiculous. And we mean that in the most wonderfully complimentary ways. See for yourself with a trailer tailored specifically for this update below.
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!
Tis the season to both give and receive. iOS developer Smule seems to understand that better than anyone else, and accordingly, are ready to announce a special holiday giveaway. Starting at 1pm on Tuesday December 7th, their critically acclaimed program Ocarina will be absolutely free. The only catch is that it is only for a limited time.
Looking back in time through the magic 148Apps.com crystal ball, we can see that not only has the app been well received by numerous junkets, but our very own Jeff Scott gave the then fledgling software a perfect five star rating. Trust us on this, we were not the only place that told you it was the best around, either. Word of mouth spread so quickly that it went on to garner over 2.8 million downloads since the original release in November of 2008.
Now boasting an impressive online community of digital ocarina composers, this is where the true appeal of the app lies. This is so much the case that the online library of composed pieces has reached an astounding sixty million playbacks. Here is what our own review had to say about it, way back in the day:
“Overall Ocarina, while not the most exciting musical instrument on the iPhone, does use the network connection on the iPhone to it’s fullest to create a fantastic social application. It’s a lot of fun.” — Jeff Scott
The fact that Smule is willing to give one of their marque titles away, even if it is only for a limited time, is commendable and another reminder that sometimes it is better to give than to receive. In this case though, we will happily take part in the receiving as well! Be sure to head to the App Store and pick it up before the promotion ends on December 10th at 1PM. When an app manages to gain our five star approval, it would be a crime to let this opportunity slip by.
There’s something to be said for altruistic developers who decrease the prices of their application for no real reason. Although Monday marks official Cinnamon Roll Day and World Animal Day, somehow I don’t think that’s why prices have been lowered. Similarly, I thought that it might be Back to School sales, but with most of the applications games and entertainment related, that doesn’t quite add up either. Turns out that Apple itself initiated this Big Games, Great Prices sale in the App Store, but we’re still not sure what the reason is. We’re gonna go with “Cinnamon Roll Day” for now.
Firemint’s Real Racing, awarded 5 stars in our review and our Editor’s Choice badge, is down to $2.99 from the usual $4.99 – a real steal for an application that provides hours of fun and releases your true competitive spirit. EA leads the pack with a Need for Speed Shift reduced from $6.99 to just $0.99, along with Civilization Revolution featuring an equally competitive drop. Prices have also been reduced on FIFA 10, down to $4.99, and NFL 2011, down to $2.99.
The list, found originally by Touch Arcade, contains even more price reductions on what appears to be an iPhone / iPod Touch specific sale with nary an iPad game in sight. No matter Apple’s reasoning for having a sale right at this moment, this is good news for the consumers looking for a cheap game for entertainment’s sake. It’s not often that sales of this magnitude come along with no real major holiday nearby, so make the most of it while you can. You can find all the reviews you’ll need linked above.
Editor’s Choice and 5-star rated Real Racing is finding itself on a week long sale beginning September 30. The 40% off sale will bring Real Racing down to the low price of $2.99 for a limited time. For those of you unaware of the racing powerhouse, you can find our glowing review here.
Those of you well versed in the beauty that is Real Racing understand what it means to get such a great app for such a low price. Even if you own it, don’t forget about the 6-person local multi-player mode. Snatch it up for a friend through the gift-an-app program and introduce someone else to this racing giant.
Firemint is celebrating this sale by offering their Twitter and Facebook communities a chance to win promo codes for free copies of Real Racing. Send a tweet or like them on Facebook and your set. (Full Contest Details).
In case you need additional convincing, Real Racing took, among other things, Best Game Graphics, Best Racing Game, and an honorable mention as the best app of 2009 in the Best App Ever Awards last year.
In what is becoming a holiday weekend tradition, lots and lots of developers are putting their apps on sale. From the big guys to the small ones, they all want to cash in on the rush this weekend. Seems like the magic price point is $0.99 for sale games and apps to really do well, so that’s where many are setting this weekend.
Update: 9/4 9:20am – Updated for the changes that showed overnight. Update: 9/5 9:30am – Update – added a few more that showed up overnight.
Here’s our list of the most interesting sale apps. We’ll be updating this a few times this weekend, so keep checking back for more. But there’s no way we’ll be able to catch all of them so keep an eye on our iPhone App Price Drops page for the full list. Note that some of the apps listed below may only be on sale in the US App Store.
TomTom One of the best GPS apps got updated this week and is on sale: TomTom USA$49.99 $39.99
SEGA. The name is synonymous with all things both awesome and retro. As one of the original innovators in the home video game console space, the company has a gigantic back library of amazing titles. Now that they are out of the console business, they have focused on publishing games that harken back to their franchises of old, while bringing new innovations to the gaming space. Something else they have started doing recently is going back through their extensive archives and picking select titles for re-release on iOS devices.
In celebration of Comic Con, the comic book convention which is currently running in San Diego, Capcom has announced a price reduction for five of its most popular iPhone titles.
The apps below are all now available for $0.99 for a “limited time” which, if we were to guess, will run until the end of the Comic Con convention which is this Sunday (25th). There are some big hitters in the list, including 1942: First Strike and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2010 which should keep you entertained for a good while. So if you have a few bucks to spare you could kit out your iPhone with some great games to enjoy this weekend and beyond.
Gameloft has announced that Zombie Infection HD is now available on the App Store for iPad owners. Priced at $6.99, the launch continues the company’s porting of its existing core titles to the iPad platform. Making use of the iPad display, Zombie Infection offers full HD graphics and continues the undead-maiming mayhem seen in the iPhone version launched in May this year.
Meanwhile, for iPhone users, Gameloft has also announced that three of its popular titles; Modern Combat Sandstorm, Dungeon Hunter and Skater Nation will all be available for the discounted price of $0.99 for a limited time, so grab ‘em while they’re cheap.
EA put a bunch of their apps on sale at $0.99 yesterday. That sale seems to have paid off. It has rocketed a bunch of their games up the chart, giving them 9 of the top 10 places in the all paid apps chart. But what makes it more important for them is that they have 7 of the top 10 spots in the Top Grossing chart.
This sale by EA could have made some major financial implications for them. It comes at a good time, many of their games are yearly franchises and they could soon be replaced by newer versions. But $0.99 for many of these games is a steal.
Penny pinchers, grab your iTunes gift cards: EA Mobile is having a fantastic $0.99 sale. Starting at 9 PM EST on Monday and lasting for 48 hours, the sale features EA Mobile’s top fourteen App Store games for a mere $0.99 each. Sports fans will be especially happy, but from classic board games to EA’s Need for Speed titles, there’s a lot of variety. If you’ve been eying any EA games lately, be sure to grab ‘em while you can.
Looks like the big holiday sales aren’t just for used cars and mattresses anymore. In a move that we’ve seen repeated the past few holiday weekend, many of the app and game developers are putting their wares on sale this weekend.
There are sales from the big guys like EA, Gameloft, Glu, Handmark and more below. With Glu putting nearly all of their games down to $0.99, EA marking most of their games a huge amount, and lots of Indie developers dropping prices, it’s a great time to pick up a few new games.
Here are some of the more notable apps on sale — or at least the ones we’ve noticed so far. But we can’t list all of them here, you can check out our full list of all of the iPhone app sales on our price drops page.
See one of your favorite apps or games on sale but not on our list? Leave a comment below and let us know.
Are you one of those people who prefers to type everything rather than write it? Is that because your handwriting looks like you’re writing with a pencil between your toes? Fear not, we’ve all got our problems (this left handed writer is technically ambidextrous given the atrocious output from both hands) and there are people who can help. One such group is Texas-based Deep Pocket Series, creator of Better Letters, a personal handwriting trainer. The app was released at the end of last year and has seen recognition in GQ among others for the unique way it helps users fix their substandard script. Of course, the app isn’t limited to adults, it also serves as a great trainer for kids. The app, available for iPhone and iPod touch, is currently being optimized for the iPad and in celebration of the international launch of Apple’s tablet, the company has announced a sale of Better Letters. Starting on May 30th and ending on May 31st, Better Letters will be available for $0.99, down from its full $2.99, so make sure you leave yourself a note on your calendar… or your iPhone calendar if you hope to read it.
NDrive NavigationSystems announced today that in an attempt to become the biggest selling GPS apps for the iPhone, they have released NDrive USA for just $2.99. NDrive already have top selling apps in Europe But that promotional price is only available for the first 1 million downloads. So grab it now!
NDrive USA is a US map only version of their GPS product which while we haven’t reviewed yet, but it looks promising. (It’s nearly 2 GB, and it’s still downloading) Heck, for $3 for a full, on-board GPS app, how could you go wrong? NDrive also offer NDrive North America (US + Canada maps) for $44.99, and various local city maps (LA, NYC, etc.) for $5.99. But this version covers all of the US.
The main feature that sets an app like NDrive apart from just using Google Maps on your iPhone, is the ability to have all of the maps stored on your device. So if you are out of cell-phone range, you can still figure out where you are.
NDrive is available now at $2.99 for the first 1 million downloads. It’s a huge app weighing in at 1.78 GB, so it’s suggested you download it in iTunes on the desktop and sync it to your device.
I’ll admit, we’ve been a little slow with the iPad apps since the launch here on 148Apps. And that is mainly by plan. First, there are just 1/80th of the users of the iPad as their are for the iPhone / iPod Touch. Second, there are still way fewer new iPad apps coming out than there are iPhone apps. And finally, there’s you, our loyal readers. You come here for iPhone and iPod Touch app info. While there is some crossover to the iPad — probably way more than 1/80th of you have iPads, it’s still a much smaller audience. So we’ve been slow to introduce iPad reviews and only occasionally post iPad specific news.
Don’t get me wrong — I love my iPad. Since I got it I probably spend more time per day using it than I do my iPhone. Could be the newness, but I think it’s just a more compelling device. And the future is very bright for it.
That’s a pretty long and off topic introduction to this app. It’s one of my favorite iPad games so far and I think it’s about time I share it with you. One of the things that really makes it shine is the human interaction with the game, full screen touch, is so natural. There’s no virtual d-pad to feel awkward using, it’s full screen touch and it works great in the iPad.
Shanghai Mahjong from MobileAge, if you don’t know, has been around forever. The iPhone version, if I’m not mistaken, was available on the App Store at the launch in July, 2008. The app has been updated and improved many times since then. When the iPad came around, they updated the app again to make it a Universal app — meaning that the same app is optimized for the iPhone and the iPad. A very customer friendly decision.
This mahjong game has over 200 different layouts to choose from, bunches of tile sets, and as many backgrounds as you wish as you can import them from your device Photos.
Quite honestly, if you enjoy the game of Mahjong even a little bit, you’d be nuts not to buy this game today while it’s on sale for $0.99. It’s the best mahjong available for the iPad or the iPhone and you get both versions in one purchase for less than a buck. No in-app purchase, nothing, it’s all there for $0.99.
Last year we brought you news that Best Buy had a great, but short sale on iTunes gift cards. These sale cards are a great way to get all of your app purchase on the app store at a discount. As a matter of fact, it’s the only way to get a discount on the App Store. These iTunes gift card sales come few and far between. But for those of you in the US, there’s a new sale you can take advantage of.
Now through April 2nd, Costco has $60 iTunes Gift Card packages on sale for $48.99, a nearly 20% savings. There is not tax on the cards at Costco — at least not here in California, your local laws may vary. Also, Apple may or may not charge tax on the purchase, again depending on where you live.
There was an sign on the display at Costco that said limit 2 per member, but I bought 6 and got the full discount on each. Again, your local rules may vary.
With the iPad quickly approaching, this is a great way to add virtual money to your iTunes account to be ready to get all those new iPad apps. This also works for those of you without a credit card — just use cash at Costco to get the cards.
If you head to Costco to get this deal, what was it like at your local Costco? Were they out of stock? Did they limit you to 2? Let us know in the comments.
The App Store is known for its sales, and just like December and the holiday discount, February is no different, at least for London UK-based mobile development studio Origin8. Developer of “The Sentinel” series, Origin8 have announced “February Freebie Fever,” a sale which will see the company drop the price to FREE on one of it’s App Store hits. Every Friday in the month of February, Origin8 will make one of their App Store titles absolutely free for the busy weekend period.
The sale comes as Sentinel: Mars Defense is about to turn a year old on the 19th February. The sale has already started with Car Mania becoming free last Friday up until today. Details of future weekend deals will be announced via the company’s various social networking accounts on the day of the sale.
“The Sentinel: Mars Defense anniversary provides us with a great excuse to spread some love to our players, and it’s a logical point for us to take a look back over an exciting year. Our aim is to develop games that stand out for their high quality and we want to get them into as many hands as we can. The iPhone as a gaming platform has grown spectacularly over the past year – many current players won’t have owned an iDevice at the time of the original Sentinel release, so we’re giving them a chance to catch up with our back catalogue for nothing.” Continue reading Origin8 Launches App Store “February Freebie Fever” Sale »
App Entertainment is celebrating the new year by offering all of their apps for $0.99 between January 8-10. This includes their flagship app, FaceFighter, which lets you create virtual sparring partners using pictures of your friends. Good times! FaceFighter received a favorable review from us back in June, and is currently nominated for 2009 BestAppEver in the categories of Best Productivity Killer and Best Use of Bluetooth.
The other titles on sale are the light-hearted puzzle game Zombie Pizza, and Appy Newz – Scandal Maker!, which has also been for BestAppEver in the Best Photo Manipulation App category.
.. And the new year App Store sales just keep coming! Yesterday we got a tip from one of the more prominent iPhone development studios on the store, Glu Mobile, who told us that starting today, Friday, January 8th, they’ll be staging a new year app blowout sale. Running this coming weekend only, the sale will see the studios well-loved hit titles such as Family Guy: Uncensored, Glyder and Bonsai Blast (among others), drop in price to just $0.99 each!
The sale will end the evening of Monday January 11th. Check out the full list of the apps on sale below, along with a short, quick-fire description of each to help you on your way with the decision to buy ..
Released onto the App Store on Dec 4th, Shaun White Snowboarding Origins is a snow boarding simulation game which sees you .. well, snowboarding. Choosing from a selection of custom boards you take to the slopes attempting to learn and eventually perform up to 50 neat board tricks along the way, and with a truck load of downloadable content, you can really add to your virtual snowboarding experience.
Originally priced at $4.99, Advanced Mobile Applications dropped us a short note earlier this morning letting us know that in celebration of the new year, they’ve price slashed the title to just $0.99! No immediate information on how long the sale will last, but I’m guessing it won’t be too long.
The app also recently received an update in the shape of version 1.1, and according to the App Store description the change log includes:
- Bugs fixed
- New start and end sequences
- Name’s of your friend’s ghosts are displayed during a race
- More responsive jump controls
- Bonus score values modified
Checkout the official trailer video below for some in-game footage.
Lets face it, everyone likes a sale – and I imagine even more so when this said sale involves grabbing a bunch of pretty great iPhone apps for almost next to nothing! For the second year running, Minnesota based indie developers Howling Moon Software have rounded up some well loved developers to bring a snatching of seriously cool App Store titles at awesome discounts!
Starting December 31st 2009 and ending January 1st 2010, each of the included titles will be discounted from their normal price, allowing you to snap up the dev(s) hard work at a pittance, and with titles such as Retro Dreamer’s ghoulish Eyegore’s Blast, Chaotic Box’s bubble popping frenzy Pinch n’ Pop, Howling Moon’s physics-filled Crayon Ball and Exosyphen Studios’ roller coaster offering Rail Adventures, there’s something for everyone!
Here’s a full list of the applications set to go on sale:
Showcasing 25 iPhone applications of all description and size, this yearly “App Blowout” sale is described as being a unique way for independent developers targeting the App Store and Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch to promote their software to the masses, and of course offer a little something special moving into the new year.
So, Where is all this going down? I hear you ask. Well, simply slide on over to: newyearappblowout.com. There, starting December 31st all the prices changes listed above will come into effect, and we’re told by Andy of Howling Moon Software that the applications will be discounted for 48 hours – and so advice is to get in quick!
I know for sure that I’ll be keeping an eye on how this one plays out, and as I’m sure you’ll agree, there are some great title reductions up there this year!
Christmas is quickly approaching, and sadly, so is the end of many of these deals. But don’t despair yet, because the sales just keep rolling in. Namco just kicked off their “winter sale” yesterday, and EA is back in the game, too!
At least this is a nice surprise from EA! EAMobile just sent out two tweets saying, “The following titles will be up to 50% off for the rest of the holiday season! Happy Holidays everyone! Boggle, Madden 10, NBA Live, Rock Band, Surviving High School, Wolfenstein RPG, American Idol, and more!”
“And more?” Shockingly, that “and more” includes the likes of Scrabble, Tetris, and Need for Speed: Shift. Mysteriously, some titles that were supposed to stay at $0.99 ’til Christmas are now at higher prices (Auditorium is still on sale but now at $1.99), so don’t trust that these sales will last…especially on the games not named in that tweet. Grab ‘em while they’re here and all that.
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2008-11-13 :: Category: Games
Today’s Appvent Calender freebie, Sponge Dude, is a physics-based combination of puzzle and platformer. The main character is an elastic sponge, who is sadly missing his arms and legs—meaning that you need to help him reach the end of each level using different mechanics like bombs (open doors and propel the sponge) and balloons (for flying). It looks a bit crude, and certainly isn’t on the level of previous offerings like MiniSquadron, but might be worth a look.
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2009-11-11 :: Category: Games
Phew…this article is getting pretty long. But one quick PSA: If you own an iPhone and have yet to experiment with a GPS app, you may want to give Copilot a try. Don’t worry—this one isn’t one of those $100+ apps; instead, it’s normally priced at $35 and is on sale for a mere $19.99! Here’s what founder Jeff Scott had to say whilst reviewing it in our September GPS round-up:
“CoPilot live is one of the newest contenders in the iPhone GPS arena. And I must admit that before the iPhone version I had never heard of them before. This could be why I was so pleasantly surprised by this GPS app. It’s fairly full featured, fast, and I think it’s my new favorite GPS app.”
It’s a newbie in the arena, sure, but given both its solid performance and its killer price, brand name doesn’t matter all that much!
Namco has joined the great Holiday sale craze and put many of their games on sale. Some of them at the lowest prices we’ve ever seen for them. Included in the sale are Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man for $2.99 each. The lowest prices we’ve seen for those games. Also, the recent release, excellent game Pac-Man Championship Edition is on sale for only $0.99! Another recent release, Garters and Ghouls is also only $0.99.
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2008-07-11 :: Category: Games
Other great deals include Star Trigon, Pole Position, Burgertime Deluxe, Brain Exercise, Mr. Driller, and Worst Case Scenario for $0.99 each. The games are on sale for these prices until 12/27. Check out all the Namco sale apps at the App Store.
Never one to be outdone by the likes of EA and other game publishers, Gameloft has announced their own holiday promotion, which starts today. For the next 7 days leading up to Christmas, Gameloft has placed 7 of their titles on sale for $0.99. Here is the complete rundown:
Brain Challenge $4.99 > $0.99
Castle of Magic $1.99 > $0.99
Castle Frenzy $1.99 > $0.99
Shrek Kart $4.99 > $0.99
Terminator Salvation $2.99 > $0.99
Real Tennis 2009 $4.99 > $0.99
Real Soccer 2010 $4.99 > $0.99
IUGO Mobile Entertainment is one of the most well-respected independent studios on the app store. They have a variety of hits going back to the original Toy Bot Dairies, and have enjoyed recent success with Implode, which was recently in the top 5 paid apps in multiple countries. The last couple of months have been a particularly busy time for IUGO, with four big releases, all of which have just been discounted. There are in fact a whopping 12 games on sale for the holidays, a vast majority of the IUGO catalog, and here is the complete list:
A.D.D. $2.99 > $1.99
Cliffed $1.99 > $0.99
Freeballin’ $1.99 > $0.99
Implode! $1.99 > $0.99
Toy Bot Diaries $1.99 > $0.99
Toy Bot Diaries 2 $1.99 > $0.99
Toy Bot Diaries 3 $1.99 > $0.99
Toy Bot Diaries Compilation $3.99 > $2.99
Toy Bot Mini Missions $1.99 > $0.99
Spy Bot Chronicles $3.99 > $1.99
Star Hogs $4.99 > $2.99
Zombie Attack! 2 $3.99 > $2.99
Cliffed, Implode, and Zombie Attack! 2 also received free updates within the last week, which added special holiday costumes and/or levels to the games. If you’ve had your eye on any of these titles, now is definitely the time to take the plunge, as the sale ends January 2010.
Interesting tidbit: iugo in Latin means connect. When put together with the acronym for mobile entertainment, you get ‘connect me.’ Very clever…
Secret Exit recently lowered the price of both Zen Bound and Stair Dismount to celebrate being featured by Apple. Zen Bound has been in the app store since February, and is widely considered a showpiece app on the iPhone. It received our highest recommendation upon release, and is currently $1.99.
Stair Dismount was released in late November, and our only criticisms of the game were the lack of global leaderboards, the amount of levels, and no retention of created faces. An update was announced along with a $0.99 sale, and it looks to address all of these issues and more. Version 1.2.0 has already been submitted, and here is the official list of features:
Three new levels (with more crunch!)
Online leaderboards (OpenFeint)
Many more Facebook taglines
iPod music library can now be accessed from the game
Minor control tweaks (better pinch)
Panoramic camera that shows off the levels in their full majesty! (main menu and level start)
Previously selected face is automatically in use every time the application is started
Quick Start button in the main menu, jumps straight to the previously selected level with the selected face
There’s been much mention of Blacksmith Games’ Appvent Calendar program, which offers a free app a day from December 1st to the 24th. EA Mobile has now followed suit, and although they won’t be offering any freebies of their own, they will be putting a game on sale every day until Christmas. According to their site, the sale prices will reach up to 80% off, and most games will be available for 99 cents.
The first title out of the gate for the 25 Games Til Xmas promotion is Trivial Pursuit. Normally available for $4.99, Trivial Pursuit’s sale price is $1.99. Chris reviewed it back in May, and gave it a very respectable 4 1/2 stars, calling it a faithful adaptation of the board game.
EA Mobile will be announcing each day’s discounted app on their Twitter and Facebook pages. Will any of the other big publishers follow suit? If Black Friday was any indication, then there’s bound to be a considerable amount of sales throughout the holidays, and we’ll be covering them all as they hit.
I don’t know if you are aware, but up in the site navigation bar is a “Gear Store” button. This “Gear Store” button links up to our very own “Gear Store”, where we sell all sorts of goodies… from iPhone cases to Bluetooth stereo headsets. Since today is Cyber Monday, we are running a 10% off accessories sale in the store. Just type in the coupon code “MONDAY148″ at check out and the sale price will be yours!
Just for the sake of entertainment, I’ll tell you what I’ll probably get. First off, I might get myself a good FM transmitter. I’d use AUX if I had it, but unfortunately all my money is spent on buying apps, so FM will just have to do. I’ve been holding off on buying one for awhile, but with 10% off, a good Belkin Tunecast Auto might be on the way today. While I’m at it, I may get myself a stereo bluetooth headset. I like the fact that I’d be able to listen to my music wirelessly, but even more amazing to me is that I can hear people in stereo. I’d get a midrange model, but the Motorola S7-HD Bluetooth Stereo Headset looks too cool to pass up. I think I’ll also pick up a Solio Hybrid 1000, a solar powered iPhone charger. It’s already discounted $30, and with an extra 10% off, it come to around $45. Solar powered iPhone chargers just seem amazing… maybe I’ll buy one for myself and one as a gift.
Regardless of what accessories suit your fancy, they are all in our gear store. Just remember to type in “MONDAY148″ in the promo code area and you’ll get your 10% discount. This sale is only going on today… so hurry up!
Updated :: 11/27, 1:09pm Pacific – Final (?) update. 284 total sale items, 34 of them free! Updated :: 11/27, 11:59am Pacific – Added 12 more. Updated :: 11/27, 10:51am Pacific – Added Gameloft NFL 2010, few more. Updated :: 11/27, 10:25am Pacific – Added another 10+ games. Updated :: 11/27, 9:42am Pacific – Added GPS apps, dozens more. Time to get buying. Updated :: 11/26, 10:08pm Pacific – Added Com2uS games, and 30 others. Too much pie. Must sleep. Updated :: 11/26, 10:55am Pacific – Added 20+ from the night before. Happy Thanksgiving! Updated :: 11/25, 11:38pm Pacific – added a bunch of games from Namco and more.
Every year on Black Friday, retailers put things on huge discount. It’s become a tradition to have “Door-Buster” sales to get people out and shop on this day that retailers traditionally first turn a profit for the year. Well, the app store is no different. App developers big and small are putting their apps on sale for the holiday weekend.
We’ll try to update this a few times over the holiday weekend, it’s a good way to escape the in-laws.
Don’t forget to come back on Friday as that’s when a bunch of the following go on sale.
A whole bunch of ifs, ands, or buts.
These apps are the sale items that we have been notified about or have found. Some of these items may not be on sale yet, but we’ve been told they are going to be on sale. The prices do change at any time and do change quickly – developers are tricky that way. Some are on sale for the weekend, others for only Black Friday. If the app you want isn’t showing up as on sale, I’d check back Friday.
Because prices change so quickly, we can’t always update things to show the correct prices below. We like to take a break and eat pumpkin pie too you know. Click through to the App Store to see the current up-to-the-second prices. And if you see something you like, at a price you like, grab it immediately as it may not stay on sale as long as you would hope.
It’s quite possible that we missed a few sale apps – I blame the tryptophan. So, head on over to our iPhone App Price Drops for the constantly updating full list of app price drops. Also, if you are just interested in apps that have gone free, check out our Twitter stream for @148Apps_nowfree – you don’t have to sign up to Twitter to see the newly free apps.
All of the best GPS apps are on sale. CoPilot started it out by dropping to $20, Navigon followed by dropping to $70, then TomTom matched the price from Navigon. Magellan is now the highest priced at $80. What will they do? It’s a good time to be in the market for an iPhone GPS solution.
Gameloft, unlike EA, are putting some of their underperforming games on sale. But the good news is that they are nearly giving them away at only $0.99. Some really good bargains in there. I highly recommend Blades of Fury if you are at all into the Street Fighter genre. These go back to normal price on 11/29.
IUGO has put a bunch of their games on sale for Thanksgiving and to celebrate the release of their new Wario world like mini-game collection, A.D.D. Highly recommended titles below include Zombie Attack, Zombie Attack Second Wave, and Star Hogs.
A new visual redesign has made its way to Rhapsody, putting artists front and center on the new home screen. It’s always nice to have easier access to the music you listen to as it provides a simpler way to browse new releases, popular artists, and featured albums. You can also check out enhanced album [...]