Every week, Microsoft delivers savings of at least 50% off several Windows 10 apps and games through the Red Stripe Deal promotion. It is an excellent opportunity to save a bit on some fantastic titles from the Windows 10 Store.
The Red Stripe Deals run from Thursday to Thursday every week and is an excellent mixture of games and apps that are often available for both your Windows PC and mobile device. However, please note that these deals are only available for Windows 10 devices and will expire in seven days. Unless otherwise noted, the deals do not extend to Windows/Windows Phone 8.1 devices.
1. Drift Mania: Street Outlaw
Drift Mania: Street Outlaw is a fast-paced racing game that places you in the middle of a drift racing competition. Available for both Windows 10 PC and Mobile devices, the game sends you across the globe to race and twenty-one upgradeable vehicles. The racing game's thirteen racecourses span a host of global locations that include Desert Canyons, the Swiss Alps and the streets of San Francisco.
Additional features of Drift Mania: Street Outlaw includes:
- Fully customizable controls that include element repositioning and sensitivity adjustments
- Two steering wheel modes: Accelerometer and Virtual
- Forty-Eight performance upgrades per vehicle
- Five camera configurations for races
- Xbox game controller support
- Three levels of difficulty
We've taken a look at Drift Mania: Street Outlaw Lite and were impressed with the game's high-definition graphics and the responsive controls. The Red Stripe Deal lowers the regular price of the Windows 10 game from $1.99 to $0.99. If you are looking for a new racing title to add to your gaming library, Drift Mania is worth the try and with the Red Stripe Deal, you can save a little along the way.
2. The Bridge
Available for both Windows 10 PC and Mobile, The Bridge is a 2D logic puzzle game that forces the player to reevaluate their preconceptions of physics and perspective. It reminds me of Evo Explores and Monument Valley games, but stands out on its own with the hand-drawn puzzles.
The Bridge has you manipulating gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures. Each level presents you with an increasingly difficult world, each holding a unique design that can be a real head-scratcher to solve.
The game includes forty-eight puzzles to solve with plenty of gravitational vortexes, parallel dimensions and other mind-bending concepts to conquer. Once you complete the main storyline, The Bridge unlocks an alternate version of the game, offering you variations of the twenty-four main puzzles along with an alternate ending.
The Bridge is regularly priced at $6.99 and the Red Stripe Deal knock fifty-percent off the price, lowering it to $3.49. There is no trial version available for The Bridge.
3. Bloons TD5
Bloons TD5 is a tower defense game that is available for Windows 10 PC. The game is very similar to Bloons TD Battle and shares the same high-definition graphics and fast-paced game play but lacks the head-to-head battles.
Bloons TD5 has you defending your territory from an invasion of hostile balloons. The game includes twenty-one upgradeable defense towers to protect your strongholds with and ten Special Agents that can be deployed to battle those pesky balloons.
You will have to defend over forty different tracks and the game has over 250 missions to tackle. Three different game modes provides a little variety to Bloons TD5, along with three difficulty settings that include a family friendly theme for our youngest of gamers.
Bloon TD5 is only available for Windows 10 PC and is normally priced at $9.99. The Red Stripe Deal knocks the price down to $4.99.
4. Sengoku Jidai
Sengoku Jidai is an offline turn-based strategy game that is available for both Windows 10 PC and Mobile devices. You battle for world domination and the feel of the game reminds me of the classic board game RISK.
Sengoku Jidai supports up to eight players or it can be played by a single player tackling a host of computer players. The game has a tactical and strategic feel. Games can be long winded and Sengoku Jidai has the ability to save a game in progress at any time. Graphics are reminiscent of the classic board games and the mechanics of play are user-friendly.
Normally priced at $3.99, the Red Stripe Deal knocks the price of Sengoku Jidai down to $1.99. There is a trial version available for Sengoku Jidai is you would prefer to try things out before buying, just remember the Red Stripe Deal will only be available for a week.
5. Reading Trainer
Reading Trainer is a Windows 10 PC app that is designed to improve your reading speed and retention levels through twelve challenging and entertaining exercises. These exercises include letter jumble, word pair and find-a-word styled games to improve your reading skills.
The Windows 10 app will guide you through the individual training steps and chart your progress along the way. Reading Trainer will recognize your strengths and weakness and adapt the training steps to your needs. You can also check your training progress using different reading tests that will measure your reading speed and retention.
Reading Trainer has support for English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese PT, Portuguese BR, Russian, Turkish and Polish languages and is normally priced at $3.99. The Red Strip Deal only applies to the Windows 10 PC version of Reading Trainer and lowers the price to $1.99.