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Kairosoft's Hot Springs Story and Pocket Academy Now $1.99

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 8 months ago
Kairosoft's Hot Springs Story and Pocket Academy Now $1.99

If you're a frequent user of the App Store, you'll have noticed that it only takes a sniff of a special occasion for iPhone publishers to start slashing prices. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching in the US, Japanese developers Kairosoft have decided to offer both Hot Springs Story and Pocket Academy at the discounted price of $1.99. The latter of these titles tasks you with taking over a floundering school and turning it around by constructing new classrooms, forming extracurricular clubs, and attracting eager students to your revamped institute. Hot Springs Story, on the other hand, charges you with creating a relaxing spa, where teachers can come and unwind after a long day teach…


Angry Birds Rio Gets 15 New Levels In Smugglers' Plane Update

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 8 months ago
Angry Birds Rio Gets 15 New Levels In Smugglers' Plane Update

Throughout the course of Rovio's Angry Birds Rio, we've followed the franchise's famous birds through jungles, across beaches, and over airfields. Thanks to another update to this bestselling game, the fiery's fowls' journey has been extended by another 15 levels. This new epsiode - which is entitled Smugglers' Plane - also features a fresh selection of golden fruit to seek out and collect. And if you're at all familiar with the physics-based title, you'll know that these are rarely found in plain sight. You can, of course, still use the Mighty Eagle to easily blast through any levels that prove to be a tad tricky, providing you've splashed out on the 99c in-app purchase. You can grab R…


Colourful Endless Flyer Whale Trail Getting Challenge Chapters and Additional Levels In Update

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 8 months ago
Colourful Endless Flyer Whale Trail Getting Challenge Chapters and Additional Levels In Update

Popular iPhone infinite flyer Whale Trail will recieve a 'major' update in around ten days' time, which will - among other things - introduce all-new challenge chapters to supplement the game's Endless mode. The planned upgrade will also mark the arrival of an additional 32 unlockable levels. And if you're feeling rather lazy or your skills simply aren't good up to the task, you'll be able to grab some of them by splashing the cash on in-app purchases. Whale Trail floated into the App Store back in October and earned a respectable 4/5 at review. We noted that its 'stellar level of presentation; clever level layout variation; and simple controls' make it worth checking out. You can pick…


Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Now Just $2.99 For A Limited Time

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 8 months ago
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Now Just $2.99 For A Limited Time

Traveller's Tales have waved theirmagic wand and reduced the price of Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 to just $2.99, in celebration of the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2. If you haven't already guessed (or played it), this blocky adventure allows you to guide Harry and his friends through the first four books and movies in the Harry Potter franchise. If you're at all familiar with the series, you'll know this includes fighting trolls, flying brooms, and mastering spells. At review, Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 managed to conjure a perfect 5/5, so you shouldn't hesistate in picking it up. The boy wizard's adventures will cost you $2.99 for a limited time.…


Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Now Just 99c For A Limited Time

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 8 months ago
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Now Just 99c For A Limited Time

Square Enix's iPhone port of Xbox Live Arcade title Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is now on sale, meaning you can grab the co-operative adventure game for just 99c. Naturally, the game follows Tomb Raider protagonist Lara Croft - and her new partner Totec - as she attempts to nab a mysterious artefact called the Mirror of Smoke, and prevent the God of Darkness from controlling humanity. We gave Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light an impressive 4/5 at review and noted that it "goes the extra distance with a challenging campaign and a fun co-op style for friends to enjoy". Lara's adventure will return to $2.99 on November 14th, so we suggest you go and raid the App Store for it whil…


Forever Drive Gets Updated With Ability To Earn Credits, Track Editing, And More

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 8 months ago
Forever Drive Gets Updated With Ability To Earn Credits, Track Editing, And More

Have you ever been out on a great drive and wanted it to last forever? Supermono's Forever Drive allows you to drive until your heart's content, by stitching thousands of user-created courses together into one continuous trail. Supermono has recently updated the freemium racer and introduced some new features, starting with the ability to earn free credits for "racing lots of tracks". You'll even be gifted them in small numbers from time to time. Furthermore, the way you create your own tracks has been tweaked, meaning you can now produce up to five courses without spending a single penny. And if you just fancy a spot of modifying, you can go back and alter your creations until your fing…


Monochrome Puzzler Contre Jour Gets Updated With 20 New Levels

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 9 months ago
Monochrome Puzzler Contre Jour Gets Updated With 20 New Levels

The term Contre Jour relates to a specific photography practice in which snapshots are taken with a light source behind the subject. Unsurprisingly, Chillingo's environmental puzzler also focusses on light, tasking you with navigating several monochromatic landscapes in search of its warm glow. Playing as a black blob named Petit, you must utilise tentacles, portals, slingshots, and a variety of other means to reach your goal, as you morph the landscape around your globule. Chillingo have added an all-new chapter - Moonlight - to their popular App Store puzzler, which introduces 20 new levels to explore. These supplement the 60 levels that have been present since the game's launch. Contr…


Strategy Title King of Dragon Pass Celebrates Birthday With New $5.99 Price Point

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 9 months ago
Strategy Title King of Dragon Pass Celebrates Birthday With New $5.99 Price Point

When it's our birthday, we like to celebrate with heaps of presents, piles of cards, enough booze to sink a small ship, and copious amounts of lovely cake. Developer A Sharp, on the other hand, is celebrating the 12th birthday of King of Dragon Pass by slashing its price, meaning you can now pick up the strategy title for the reduced cost of $5.99. If you're unfamiliar with the game, it's a complex menu-based title set in the fictional world of Glorantha, which challenges you to overcome an almost endless wave of random events. These include choosing whether to share valuable resources with nearby clans, or telling them to get lost - both of which affect later events. King of Dragon Pass…


Racer Riptide GP Now Thrashing Around Water-Filled Courses For $2.99

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 9 months ago
Racer Riptide GP Now Thrashing Around Water-Filled Courses For $2.99

Wave Race-esque racer Riptide GP splashed into the App Store just last week, but it's already managed to unearth a nifty shortcut and speed straight into a sale. The game allows you to jump on the back of one of six high-powered jet skis and compete with other racers through futuristic cities, strange research facilities, and twisting canals, en route to a podium finish. If any of your opponents seem to have the upper hand, you earn a boost by pulling off some gnarly stunts, and change your enviroment mid-race using interactive triggers.  You can grab Riptide GP from the App Store for just $2.99 for a limited time.…


Retro Shooter Hypership Out of Control Now Hurtling Through Space For Free

News By Anthony Usher, 2 years, 9 months ago
Retro Shooter Hypership Out of Control Now Hurtling Through Space For Free

You can now grab Fun Infused Games's retro-themed space shooter Hypership Out of Control and head into space without having to spend a penny. This is all thanks to a (presumably) limited-time sale that has seen its 99c price tag removed and tossed into a virtual bin. In Hypership Out of Control, you just happen to be the pilot of a constantly accelerating starship, which is suffering from faulty brakes. Your job, then, is to steer your careering craft around asteroids, coloured blocks, space mines, and other deadly hazards. Stay alive, basically. Oh, and rack up those high scores. Apple's social gaming network Game Center is on board with a bunch of leaderboards, which provide both long…