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The best games on sale for iPad and iPhone right now - March 15th

By , on March 15, 2017

Somehow we've already managed to make it to Wednesday. How? I've got no idea, but here we are, fists clenched in defiance at the never-ending passage of human constructed time. If only there was something to distract us from that fatal arrow.

Oh, wait, what about some cheap iPhone and iPad games? That might do the trick, yeah? Especially if someone put them in an easy to consume list form, with links to the games on the App Store.

Well we're in luck, because that's exactly what I've done. And there are some proper classics on sale right now, so I expect there's something here for everyone. As ever, click the emboldened name of the game to go and download it.

Prune - 99p / 99c

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What can we say about Prune that hasn't already been said? It's a glorious and inventive puzzler that's all about chopping off the branches of a tree so the rest can survive. And it made AppSpy alumni Peter Willington cry.

It's subtle, it's smart, and there isn't anything else like it on the App Store. If you've not given this one a try yet, then this is the perfect time.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Sorcery! 3 - 99p / 99c

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The third installment in one of the finest gamebook series on the App Store. It's like a single player boardgame, with tough choices and tougher combat pushing you through a deep fantasy narrative.

It looks great, and for less than the price of a can of energy drink it really will keep you entertained for hours. And no, you don't need to have played the first two parts to understand what's going on here.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

VVVVVV - 99p / 99c

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As super tough platformers go, VVVVVV is probably one of the finest. From the same developer as the manic Super Hexagon, this is a gravity shifting Metroidvania with the most retro of retro looks.

It's challenging, to hair-pulling degrees, and it works brilliantly on mobile. Don't let the old school cuteness put you off though, this is a game that will happily rip your face right off.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Botanicula - 99p / 99c

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A game about a tree, and the weird insects that live on that tree. It's a point and click adventure, but in a way it's so much more than that. It's warm, clever, and tells its story without a single word.

From the developer behind the excellent Machinarium, this is a glorious ode to life and nature. It'll make you laugh, it'll make you cry, and it'll definitely make you thing.

Read the Pocket Gamer review here

Road not Taken - 99p / 99c

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Travel through a frozen world, playing as a wizard, in this puzzler that takes its inspirations from sources as varied as poetry and the Zelda series. That's gonna make you sound dead cultured.

There's the usual Spry Fox beauty here, and an elegance to the experience that few other developers can match. This is a game that really deserves to be played.