Every week, Microsoft delivers savings of at least 50% off six Windows 10 apps and games through the Red Stripe Deal promotion. It is a great 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 a nice 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.
Prune is a beautiful game that has you growing and cultivating a tree. Available from both the Windows Phone and Windows 10 Stores, the goal is to prune your tree to promote growth. Growth that needs to avoid a few dangers and eventually reach the sunlight.
Prune launches with a brief tutorial that shows you how to start your tree's growth and how to prune the branches. You have a patch of fertile soil that you swipe up on to start the growth. Your initial growth will follow the direction of your swipe. For example, swiping at a slight curve to the right will cause your tree's growth to head in that direction.
Swiping at a branch will trim it and allow the tree to grow a little quicker. You can manipulate the direction of growth by swiping branches to the right or left to have the tree's growth head in that direction. Prune is a level based game and to successfully advance through the levels, your tree will need to reach the sunlight and bloom.
Graphics and animations are well drawn up, game play challenging and overall, Prune is an enjoyable, somewhat relaxing game to pass the time with. The Red Stripe Deal knocks the game's price down from $3.99 to $1.99.
2. Pin More
Pin More is available for Windows 10 PC and enables you to pin custom tiles to your Start Screen for Steam, Origin, Battle.net and Uplay games as well as documents, document folders and websites.
You can create static tiles with any image as a logo or use up to five images to create a Live Tile that will cycle between the five images. Live Tiles can also be created for your Steam games that will display your achievements or for your favorite websites displaying the latest news. Additional options include a background color picker and the ability to share your tile with friends.
There is a trial version available that will allow you to create four tiles. The full version of Pin More normally runs $2.99 and through the Red Stripe Deal promotion you can pick up the Windows 10 PC app for $0.99.
3. Space Marshals
Space Marshals is a Sci-Fi game that places you in the midst of a wild-west adventure that takes place in outer space. Available for both Windows 10 PC and Mobile devices, the game is a tactical top-down shooter where you play the role of the Marshal and have to hunt down dangerous fugitives who have escaped prison.
Armed with blasters, grenades mines and more you take advantage of your surroundings for cover and to get the tactical advantage over your enemy. The dual stick, on-screen controls are customizable and gameplay is spread across a three chapter storyline.
There are plenty of upgrades and weapons to discover and performance based side-missions to tackle. Space Marshals is regularly priced at $4.99 and the Red Stripe Deal shoots the price down to $2.49.
4. Mahjong Artifacts
Mahjong Artifacts is a challenging puzzle game available for Windows 10 PC. The matching game has three gameplay modes which take you through five exotic cultures. The Story Mode includes twenty-five layouts to test your puzzle-solving skills and the Classic Mode offers 100 layouts to choose from.
You will also find the Endless mode where you match and remove tiles from an ever-rising tower of tiles. The Red Stripe Deal lowers the price of the full version of Mahjong Artifacts from $6.99 to $3.49.
5. Lexis Audio Editor
If you have the need to create or edit audio files, the Lexis Audio Editor might do the trick. Available for both Windows 10 PC and Mobile devices, the app supports .wav, .wma, .mp3 and .m4a formats.
The app includes a recorder and player, along with editing tools such as cut, copy, paste, insert silence, trim, fade in, fade out, noise reduction and more. You can record into an existing file or import an audio file into and existing file. Lexis Audio Editor includes a 10 band equalizer with the ability to change tempo, speed and pitch.
There is a trial version available with some feature limitations. The full version is normally priced t $6.99 and through the Red Stripe Deal you can pick up Lexis Audio Editor for $3.49.
6. Jewel Tree: Match It
Jewel Tree: Match It is a match-three styled game that is available for both Windows 10 PC and Mobile devices. The game includes more than 90 levels of play with multiple gaming modes. You are challenged to string together matches of three or more of the same style of jewels or chips to collect points and advance through the gaming levels. Much like you would in a game of Bubble Burst.
Matches can be made vertically, horizontally or diagonally with the ability to cross-over linked chips and back-track for higher scores. The game also includes the customary booster and charms to help you raise your scores higher. The Red Stripe Deal lowers the full version of Jewel Tree: Match It from $1.99 to $0.99.