Gameloft’s UNO & Friends launched earlier this month. Since then, two weeks have gone by with no new Xbox Windows Phone release (unless we count Chaos Rings, which we’ll get to in another article). Once again, the Xbox Red Stripe Deal is left to pick up the slack.
This week’s sale game can’t even begin to match the quality of last week’s Rayman Jungle Run sale, but it should still please Achievement hungry bargain shoppers. Collapse! from Game House is on sale for 99 cents. It went on sale back in February 2012, but at the higher $1.99 price point.
In non-Xbox Red Stripe Deals this week, the delightfully retro RPG Legends of Descent from Awesomer Games and the handy Package Tracker app from Itecture.consulting (?) are each on sale for a dollar as well. Dash past the break for details, screenshots, and Store links!
Collapse! (Windows Phone 7 or 8)
Regular price: $2.99 Sale price: $.99 Download size: 18 MB Store Link
Collapse! is a simple puzzle game in which players slide blocks up and down to make colored matches. It’s a simple but fun puzzle mechanic. The sprawling Adventure mode offers plenty of twists on the standard gameplay, plus a simple character customization system. Progressing through Adventure also unlocks extra game types in Quick Play.
Now here’ why Achievement hunters will want to buy Collapse! posthaste. For better or worse, this game has the easiest Achievements of any Xbox Windows Phone game. You can seriously get them all in 20 minutes or so. Check out our full review for more details.
Legends of Descent (Windows Phone 7 or 8)
Regular price: $2.99 Sale price: $.99 Download size: 35 MB Store Link
Order & Chaos Online has the modern RPG/MMO style of gameplay covered, while Chaos Rings is the quintessential JRPG. What about classic CRPGs (Computer RPGs) though? Enter indie game Legends of Descent. Boy that is an uninspiring title. But Descent (if we overlook the rough character art) boasts an appealing isometric art style that instantly evokes Ultima VI, a beloved RPG of yesteryear.
Players take on the role of a dwarf guy who wakes up after his town has been ransacked by invaders. He’ll set out through a massive dungeon in order to find loads of loot and avenge his bearded people. This looks like a really deep game (no pun intended), so RPG fans might want to give it a try.
If you’d rather not buy it for a dollar, Awesomer Games also offers a free ad-supported version. Hey Awesomer, your game's Store page live tile needs to be 252 pixels square, not 200!
Package Tracker (Windows Phone 7 or 8)
Regular price: $2.99 Sale price: $.99 Download size: 6 MB Store Link
I could have used this app last week when a package from a publisher failed to arrive on time (it finally got here on Tuesday). Package Tracker allows you to track packages from all kinds of carriers. It even supports lockscreen notifications.
- Cloud synchronization: Sync your packages and settings on all your Windows 8 and Windows Phone devices
- Live tile updates (push notifications) for changes of the package status- Barcode scanner for scanning package labels
- Bing map showing the last known position of a package
- Webview showing the carrier's website- Pin packages to the start screen
- Details of a package with complete tracking history
- Share package status via mail
- More than 60 carriers are available (if you miss any carrier, please contact us and tell us a corresponding tracking number!)
Thanks to Marcel for the tip!