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

News By Anthony Usher, 6 years, 10 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, 6 years, 10 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, 6 years, 10 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, 6 years, 10 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, 6 years, 10 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, 6 years, 11 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, 6 years, 11 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…

Miniclip's Year One Library Of Games Racks Up 50 Million Downloads

News By Anthony Usher, 6 years, 11 months ago
Miniclip's Year One Library Of Games Racks Up 50 Million Downloads

Flash games specialists Miniclip can safely call their move into mobile gaming a success, with its year one library of iOS titles amassing more than 50 million downloads. Some of these games - which include iStunt 2 - Snowboard, Gravity Guy, and Fragger - even managed to attract one million downloads per day during their hottest period, thanks in no small part to their presence at the top of the US App Store's free releases chart. Sergio Varanda, Miniclip's mobile head, had this to say about Miniclip's maiden year on the mobile scene: We're simply blown away with the success we've achieved in such a short time with our new mobile division. The team we've assembled is world class and will…

iBomber Defense Developers Cobra Mobile Get Nominated For A Scottish BAFTA

News By Anthony Usher, 6 years, 11 months ago
iBomber Defense Developers Cobra Mobile Get Nominated For A Scottish BAFTA

Dundee-based developers Cobra Mobile have been nominated for a Scottish BAFTA 2011 Award, thanks to their popular tower defence hit iBomber Defense. First released for iOS - and subsequently ported to the Mac App Store - iBomber Defense earned a 4/5 at review. On the subject of the BAFTA recognition, Mark Ettle, Cobra Mobile's MD, said: iBomber Defense has been a massive critical and financial success for Cobra Mobile. The game has also become a gateway product and opened up all new hardware and software distribution platforms for the company to explore. It's always an honour to get an award nomination for any product you've created and a BAFTA nomination is one of the best. iBomber Def…

DNA Interactive Bringing Popular BBC Series Merlin To iPhone In Early 2012

News By Anthony Usher, 6 years, 11 months ago
DNA Interactive Bringing Popular BBC Series Merlin To iPhone In Early 2012

Despite the fact that games based on movies and TV shows are generally distinctly average, publisher DNA Interactive is bringing a spin-off of BBC series Merlin to the iPhone. Merlin, the Game - as it's cleverly named - will be an episodic point-and-click adventure that thrusts you into the role of the young wizard himself. You'll be embarking on a quest to aid both Arthur and Guinever, but what that quest entails is yet to be revealed. What we do know, however, is that you'll be doing a spot of puzzle solving and having a right good old chinwag. This, of course, isn't the first iPhone game to be adapted from a popular BBC IP, with Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time and Torchwood: Web of Lies…

iOS 5 For iPhone and iPad Brings iCloud, Notification Center, and AirPlay Mirroring

News By Anthony Usher, 6 years, 11 months ago
iOS 5 For iPhone and iPad Brings iCloud, Notification Center, and AirPlay Mirroring

By the time you get around to reading this article, Apple's iOS 5 will probably be available to download. Here's what you'll be tinkering with after you finally install the highly anticipated software update. The biggest new addition in Apple's iOS 5 is Notification Center, which groups together your text messages, game pop-ups, Twitter mentions, and Facebook tags into one big hub. This can be accessed by simply swiping downwards from the top of your device's screen. iOS 5 also comes with Apple's iCloud, a service that wirelessly backs up and syncs your contacts, calendars, music, documents, and - most importantly - gaming data across your iOS devices. For fans of big-screen g…

Miniclip's Monster Island Gets Updated With 63 New Levels, 6 New Characters

News By Anthony Usher, 6 years, 11 months ago
Miniclip's Monster Island Gets Updated With 63 New Levels, 6 New Characters

Miniclip have treated Fragger-esque puzzler Monster Island to a rather substantial update, which adds 63 new levels to an already packed game. That means there are now 252 levels and four different worlds for you to blast through. The additions don't stop there, though, since the refresh also brings with it six brand-new characters. For those looking to upgrade their critters, too, a 'limited-time' in-game store sale allows you to grab the game's monsters at 50 percent off their normal asking price. Monster Island, which earned a 4/5 at review, charges you with destroying waves of mutant thugs by hurling a selection of different bombs at them. As your detonation skills imp…

Apple Unveils Dual-Core iPhone 4S With 8-Megapixel Camera

News By Anthony Usher, 6 years, 11 months ago
Apple Unveils Dual-Core iPhone 4S With 8-Megapixel Camera

After numeorus rumours, assumptions, photographs, and more rumours, Apple has finally unveiled its new iPhone: the iPhone 4S. The smartphone, which will ship with iOS 5, comes packing the same dual-core A5 processor found in the iPad 2, and a new and improved 8-megapixel camera. Other notable additions include the same AirPlay Mirroring functionality found - once again - in the iPad 2, and Siri, an impressive personal assistant that you can ask to complete tasks, just by talking to your phone. Finally, if you're partial to a bit of travelling, you'll be pleased to read that the new iPhone 4S can connect to both GSM and CDMA-based networks. The iPhone 4S will be available to pre-order thi…

Addictive Kairosoft Titles Grand Prix Story and Pocket Academy Slashed In Price For A Limited Time

News By Anthony Usher, 6 years, 11 months ago
Addictive Kairosoft Titles Grand Prix Story and Pocket Academy Slashed In Price For A Limited Time

Developer Kairosoft has decided to slash the price of two of its most addictive iPhone games for a limited time, meaning you feed your craving for a top management title for just $1.99. Grand Prix Story, which earned a 4/5 at review, sees you take the reins of an up-and-coming racing team, hire and fire drivers and mechanics, research new vehicles and parts, and secure profitable sponsorships.  Pocket Academy, on the other hand, gives you the rather less glamorous task of running your own school. Naturally, this involves handpicking teaching staff, constructing and rearranging classrooms, and performing the morally dubious duty of picking the week's 'hot couple'. It also man…

Gameloft's The Oregon Trail Goes Free For Limited Time To Celebrate Incoming Sequel

News By Anthony Usher, 6 years, 12 months ago
Gameloft's The Oregon Trail Goes Free For Limited Time To Celebrate Incoming Sequel

Gameloft's remake of classic Apple II adventure title The Oregon Trail has been reclassified as a limited-time freebie to celebrate the impending release of its sequel, The Oregon Trail: American Settler. The game features all of the trials and tribulations that befall a 19th century pioneer, such as attacks from bandits and random bouts of dysentery. Eurgh. Through skill-based mini-games and side-missions, you'll find yourself hunting for food, fishing, foraging for berries, and repairing your wagon. Why don't you grab a horse, race over to the App Store, and grab The Oregon Trail while it's free? Go on.…