Since we had no new Xbox Windows Phone release this week, the Xbox Red Stripe Deal is left to pick up the slack. And for once, it doesn’t disappoint! Yes, this week a game that HAS NEVER BEEN ON SALE BEFORE goes on sale. That doesn’t happen too often. What’s more, it’s one of the best games available!
Yes, Rayman Jungle Run from Ubisoft is the Xbox game on sale this week. What Windows Phone 8 gamer could resist it for only 99 cents? Rounding out the Red Stripe Deals are an indie game called 2150 A.D. from Lumosoft for 99 cents and the Twitter app Rowi from Hidden Pineapple for $1.49. Descriptions and Store links after the break.
Rayman Jungle Run (Windows Phone 8)
Regular price: $2.99 Sale price: $.99 Download size: 49 MB Store Link
Rayman Jungle Run is a platformer based on Ubisoft’s phenomenal Rayman Origins console game. It plays like an endless runner in that Rayman run automatically, so players only need to use a single finger to control his jumping and other moves.
Unlike endless runners, the game is broken up into distinct level sets. Your goal is to not only complete every level but also collect as many Lums (floating collectibles) as possible while doing so. Get them all to receive a tooth. Once you get enough teeth you'll unlock super tough Land of the Dead levels.
Jungle Run is one of the most gorgeous games on Windows Phone, with incredibly lush and detailed backgrounds and expertly drawn characters. It includes 50 highly replayable levels and some frustrating Achievements. Look past a couple of Achievements you’ll never get and it’s one easy game to love. See our review for more details.
2150 A.D. (Windows Phone 7 and 8)
Regular price: $1.99 Sale price: $.99 Download size: 14 MB Store Link
Fans of Asteroids and/or sci-fi shooters might want to give 2150 a look. Players pilot a small ship across a space field dotted with invading ships and crystals. This is not a twin-stick shooter – your weapons only fire forward, so steering is important.
Levels have varying goals, such as collecting crystals and ferrying them back to base. Between levels you can upgrade various parts of your ship. The title screen and UI are a little rough, but the solid gameplay and in-game graphics make up for it.
2150 A.D. is also available in a free ad-supported version. The ads aren’t incorporated too organically; they actually cover up some of the UI. But it’s a good way to try the game before deciding on a purchase. QR tag below links to the paid version.
Rowi (Windows Phone 7 and 8)
Regular price: $2.99 Sale price: $1.49 Download size: 3 MB Store Link
I bet you woke up this morning and thought, “I need another $%#^$&$ Twitter app on my phone.” Well then, this deal’s for you!
Rowi actually has some nice features, such as:
- Tweet with photos, location and username auto-completion
- Edit your photos before tweeting them or uploading new profile image using Aviary
- Various settings around photo upload services and reading styles
- Use multiple accounts and ability to "tweet as"
- Save for Later using Readability, Instapaper and Pocket
- Use Readability for better web site browsing
- Easy access to actions on tweets via easy to use context menu
- Share via e-mail or text
- Translate tweets with Bing
- Built-in TweetMarker support so last read tweets sync with your favorite Twitter apps
- Configure your home screen with search, retweets, favorites, etc.
- Configurable push notifications on your live tile and toast notifications for mentions and messages
Is Rowi the Twitter app to beat, you guys?