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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is On Sale for $2.99

There’s a chance you haven’t played KOTOR yet. That’s fine, but it’s probably something you should change if possible. Thankfully, the price for this classic action-RPG (and one of the best Star Wars stories ever told) has plummeted from $9.99 to $2.99 on iOS. If ever the there was a time to check this game out, it’s now.

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Bean Dreams Available For Free via Starbucks App

Excellent platformer Bean Dreams is well worth its $2.99 USD asking price, but if Starbucks wants to pick up the tab, who are we to protest? This week, you can grab Bean Dreams free via promo codes doled out by the free Starbucks app. Hooray for coffee and free games.

Via Touch Arcade

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Previews via AppSpy:

Hands-On Preview of Swing Racers

Gentlemen, start your teeny-tiny engines. AppSpy has a hands-on video preview of Swing Racers, a Micro Machines-style top-down racing game with a unique “pulley” control system. Look for it on the App Store soon.

Via AppSpy

Interesting via The Appivore:

Breaking Silence: The Editorial / Developer Relationship is Broken

I wanted to highlight a post made that’s perhaps a bit too inside baseball for Slide To Play. Sites like STP are facing tough times due to changes in an industry we helped build and continue to support.

The mobile gaming press is getting the life squeezed out of it by the lack of advertising income. This is not good for the industry they cover, here’s why and what you should do about it.

I don’t like to, but I need to break the glass wall between business and editorial. Even though we keep the two very much separated in our day to day processes, the dirty secret is one can not exist without the other. Each side lets the other exist, but it’s taboo to ever acknowledge that relationship. A relationship which proved instrumental in serving as the launchpad for countless small indie studios who are now multi-million dollar corporations. Not more than a few years ago, when the “mainstream” gaming blogs wouldn’t give iOS games the time of day, the vibrant third party iOS editorial ecosystem provided the coverage needed to put game franchises which have become household names on the map. The many mobile gaming blogs effectively did it for free, for the love of the ecosystem, and have since been forgotten by the success stories they helped create.

Read Breaking Silence: The Editorial / Developer Relationship is Broken — and for what it’s worth, here’s more info on our advertising programs.

Via The Appivore

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Mighty Switch Force! Hose it Down! Now Free

Good news for fans of the Mighty Switch Force gals. Fire-fighting puzzle game Mighty Switch Force! Hose it Down! is currently free. It’s usually $1.99 USD, so talk about a hot deal (sorry).

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Reviews via Pocket Gamer:

Battle Odyssey Review: Stagnant Evolution

According to Pocket Gamer, Gameloft’s attempt at aping a Puzzle & Dragons-style experience is mediocre, and plagued with free-to-play trappings.

A competent Puzzle & Dragons clone, then, but one that’s in a somewhat devolved state.

Via Pocket Gamer

How-Tos via Gamezebo:

Hints and Tips for Battle Odyssey

Match-three monster-fighting title Battle Odyssey recently hit the App Store. If you’re looking for tips on how to be the very best, Gamezebo’s guide for the game has you covered.

Via Gamezebo

Out Now via AppShopper:

Out Now: Ys Chronicles 1 by Dot Emu

Ys is an action-packed, heroic fantasy JRPG game that immerses you in a beautiful Japanese artistic universe. Originally released on PC and PSP in the 2000s, this remake of the famous franchise’s first episode, titled ” Ancient Ys Vanished: Omen”, returns in a mobile version especially adapted for touch gameplay.

Via AppShopper

Interesting via Touch Arcade:

Watch Sheamus Play as Himself in WWE Immortals

Touch Arcade’s Eli Hodapp went behind the scenes at a WWE pay-per-view and got to hang out with wrestler Sheamus as he played WWE Immortals. You can watch the video above and check out the full article here.

On the topic of Sheamus’s look though, I couldn’t help but ask how he feels about the whole “You Look Stupid” chant that’s going around now with his new heel turn. Turns out, he loves it, as in the world or professional wrestling you always want people talking about you- There’s nothing worse than a dead crowd. He mentioned all the memes people have made, and all the other lengths folks on the internet have gone to, is all just fueling him as a wrestler. It makes a lot of sense, as love him or hate him, he’s got the whole audience involved.

Via Touch Arcade

News via Gamezebo:

Ouya is Scrambling to Find a Buyer

Gamezebo reports that Ouya is on the brink of going down in a sea of debt unless it can find a buyer soon. The micro game console had a hugely successful Kickstarter run in 2013, but it hasn’t managed to turn into a commercially viable product, it seems. From the article:

Part of its failure to do so can be attributed to the larger inability of microconsoles to catch on. While enough people seemed to like the idea of versatile, relatively inexpensive boxes to have them successfully crowdfunded, none have done much of anything to even hint at any changes to the larger gaming status quo.

Via Gamezebo

Deals via 148Apps:

Here’s Some Free Stuff in Dungeon Link

If you’re playing Gamevil’s free-to-play game Dungeon Link, 148Apps has a code to get you free stuff. Specificaly, you’ll get 10,000 gold and three normal summons if you enter the code 148APPS1 before May 4. Here’s how:

  • Select Settings (gears icon) in the upper right hand corner of the home screen.
  • Select “Notice” in the bottom left column.
  • Select the “Enter Your Promo Code Here” banner.
  • Enter your code (148APPS1).
  • Return to home screen and select Mailbox (envelope icon in upper right hand corner) to claim your items.

Via 148Apps

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Reviews via Pocket Gamer:

Microgue Review: A Surprisingly Deep Dungeon Crawl

Are you the type to enjoy the occasional roguelike on iOS? If so, there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy Microgue, a retro-style game of dungeon exploration that’s a cut above much of the competition. From Pocket Gamer’s 8 out of 10 review:

The really interesting thing here is the monsters. They all have their own movesets and ways of stalking you. You can lure them onto traps, and use their death throes to blow up other enemies.

Learning their patterns is half of the fun, and figuring out ways of killing them with your limited moveset adds a layer of tactics to the game too.

Via Pocket Gamer

Reviews via Touch Arcade:

Mega Drift Review: A Decent Racer

There’s little that’s more satisfying in a racing game than nailing the perfect drift. That’s what this game is all about. Time your drifts right, and you’ll get a speed boost that helps you shave seconds off your time. Touch Arcade says while it won’t blow your mind, Mega Drift is a fun little time waster.

The developer could stand to be a little less stingy with its currency, but ultimately the levels and mechanics are fun enough. Thank goodness there’s no energy mechanic so you can play as often as you want — that’s the saving grace that helps alleviate some of the pacing pratfalls. It’s funny though, as Mega Drift includes the option to gain a few more seconds after a failed run if you watch an ad. Even if you pay to remove said ads this “feature” still appears, curiously enough.

Via Touch Arcade

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Out Now: Chalkboard Pinball Creator

Chalkboard Pinball Creator is not your ordinary pinball game. You can actually draw your own pinball machines on the chalkboard, and then play them! Share your creations with your friends, and there’s even a multiplayer mode where you can play simultaneously with up to 4 other players!

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The Legend of Zeldo: Lonk’s Awakening DX Adds Items to Flappy Bird Formula

Another day, another Flappy Bird clone. However, The Legend of Zeldo: Lonk’s Awakening DX has something a little different on tap. There’s the parody element, of course, but players also get to select a potentially life-saving item with every few gates they clear. According to Touch Arcade, it’s a strangely compelling experience.

The fairy in a bottle allows you to survive hitting one gate, the Windwaker wand flips gravity, and the Ocarina gives you a button on the side of the screen you can hit to play it. There’s a bunch of other items, and I’m at a loss as to what most of them even do.

Interesting via Gamezebo:

Video Combines Marvel With Crossy Road for Great Results

Why did The Hulk cross the road? Because nobody was going to tell him he couldn’t. A clever parody video crosses the antics of Marvel’s best with the endless road-hopping action of Crossy Road. One thing’s for sure: When you’re huge, green, and capable of stopping trains with your pinkie finger, you don’t need to bother with crosswalks.

Via Gamezebo

Out Now via Pocket Gamer:

Disney Infinity: Toy Box 2.0 Now on Android

Disney Infinity: Toy Box 2.0 lets you goof around with 60 Disney-brand characters (including Marvel heroes) in a sandbox environment. iOS devices have been in on the fun for some time now, but now Android users can finally join in via a free app download on Google Play.

Via Pocket Gamer

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Tim Schafer’s Broken Age Finished and Out on iOS

Tim Schaefer’s pitch for Broken Age received a great deal of attention and set off a Kickstarter revolution when it managed to raise $3 million for development in 2012. The final product had to be released in two parts, and with the launch of part two, Broken Age is finally a whole adventure game instead of “Episode One” and “Episode Two.”

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News via Scott Games:

Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 Coming This Halloween

Think you’re done with Freddy Fazbear? Freddy Fazbear’s not done with you. The popular cult survival horror series Five Nights at Freddy’s will continue – and supposedly end – with Five Nights at Freddy’s 4, which is coming on Halloween. The game is being teased on developer Scott Cawthon’s website with a picture of a decimated Freddy Fazbear who has lots of little, equally-decimated bears crawling out of his ruined body. Charming!

Via Scott Games

How-Tos via Gamezebo:

EA Sports UFC Tips for Newcomers

Perhaps you’ve chosen to download the fighting game EA Sports UFC. Perhaps you’re struggling to get your knock-outs and your submissions. If so, Gamezebo has the cure for what ails you. Check out their tips and tricks guide here.

A predictable offense is pretty useless, so be sure to change it up a bit when it comes time to pummel your opponent. Refrain from spamming one type of attack over and over, and instead spice it up a bit with some light, medium, and heavy hits.

Via Gamezebo

Videos via YouTube:

Lonnie Plays Halo: Spartan Assault

The talkative YouTuber Lonnie has already taken Halo: Spartan Strike for a test drive, but this time he’s taking the other half of Microsoft’s mobile bombardment for a spin. Does he like it? Check out the video above to find out.

Via YouTube

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