What with a flurry of hotly-tipped new releases like The Amazing Spider-Man, Dead Trigger and Kingdom Rush all hitting the App Store this week, I’m guessing most iGamers’ wallets are in for some serious usage over the next few days! If you do fancy saving a few bucks though, and still picking up some great new games — here’s a friendly heads-up on a couple that will cost you nada, nothing, zero…zilch!
First up is KeyLoft’s wacky side-scroller ChinaTaxi, which is available free today only! We really enjoyed this one when we took it for a test drive last May, praising the game’s “lovingly-crafted and eye-poppingly gorgeous visuals” and “delightfully wicked sense of humor.” We did also have a few reservations about ChinaTaxi’s maddeningly steep difficulty curve at the time, but KeyLoft have tweaked and improved the game quite a bit since then by way of regular updates. (App Store Link)
Another game we had a absolute blast with and that’s just gone free is Millipede Creative Development’s hilariously vulgar variation on a Angry Birds-style physics-based smash ’em up, Bullistic Unleashed. If you can stomach the “lurid veneer of blood, guts and innuendo” here, you’re in for a game that “should really hit the spot if you’re a physics puzzle veteran looking for a title that ups the ante on the usual genre formula.” Check out our full review here, and if you want to find out even more about Bullistic Unleashed and its creators, catch up on our recent chin-wag with Millipede’s Wil Monte too. (App Store Link)