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 are 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.
1. Sparkle 2
Sparkle 2 is a fantastic arcade-styled game where you have to defeat sinister forces by destroying a chain of orbs before it reaches the dark abyss. You do so by launching orbs of your own to create matches of three or more of the same colored orb.
There are plenty of power-ups to earn during game play and three gaming modes that include Story, Survival and Challenge modes. Sparkle 2 is from the creative minds at 10Tons, Ltd. and offers over 90 unique levels of play in the Story mode. Graphics and special effects are intense and colorful, gameplay has a challenging fast pace and overall, Sparkle 2 is a fun game to have in your library.
While Sparkle 2 is available for Windows Phones, the Red Stripe Deal only applies to the Windows 10 PC version. Regularly priced at $5.99, the deal knocks the price down to $2.99. If you've been on the fence about picking up Sparkle 2, now is your chance to save a little while taking the plunge.
2. My Trips
My Trips is a TripIt.com companion app that delivers all your travel plans to your Windows 10 PC or Mobile device. The app allows you to synchronize your travel plans for offline access and lists your pending flights, lodging arrangements, car rentals and other important travel information.
You can pull up detailed flight information that includes arrival and departure dates/times, flight delays, confirmation numbers, passenger information, baggage claim details and more. You will need a TripIt.com account to use My Trips.
The Red Stripe Deal lowers the price of My Trips down from $2.99 to $1.29 and covers both the Windows 10 PC and Mobile versions.
Mind Games Pro
Mind Games Pro is a popular game designed to stimulate the brain. Available for both Windows 10 PC and Mobile, the game includes a collection of over 24 brain exercising games. Mind Games Pro will track and graph your scoring history so you can keep track of your progress.
Some of the 24 games included in Mind Games Pro include:
- Attention Training: Practice your ability to ignore competing information and processing speed to improve your attention skills.
- Face Memory: Memorize a group of faces and then see if you can recall them.
- Memory Flow: Use visual stimuli to practice your learning and memory skills.
- Speed Trivia: A general trivia challenge.
- Vocabulary Power: A challenge to improve your word knowledge and vocabulary.
Mind Games Pro is normally priced at $4.99 and the Red Stripe Deal lowers the price down to $2.49. The deal does extend to both the Windows 10 PC and Mobile versions of Mind Games Pro.
3. Bookviser Reader Premium
Bookviser Reader Premium is a customizable eBook reader that gives you access to thousands of free books. The app supports EPUB, TXT and FB2 file formats and offers access to built-in public catalogs of books such as Feedbooks, Manybooks and Smashwords. You can also add any public OPDS catalog to the source library.
Additional features include importing your own books from local storage, adjustable font sizes, Google integration to research word definitions, Day and Night reading modes, synchronized reading progress between devices and more. Bookvisor can also backup your books, bookmarks, notes and highlights through a free membership with Bookviser.com.
Bookviser Reader Premium is normally priced at $7.99; with the Red Stripe Deal the price drops down to $3.99. The deal applies to both the Windows 10 PC and Mobile versions.
4. KVADPhoto Pro+
KVADPhoto Pro+ is a feature-rich all-in-one photo editor that contains basic and advanced editing tool sets that will appeal to a wide range of photographers.
Along with the customary adjustment tools for color, temperature, brightness, contrast, saturation, etc., KVADPhoto Pro+ also includes:
- Over 150 filters that include lomo, vintage, cold tones and Black & White.
- Over 200 special effects that include shadow, fabric, watercolor and rust effects.
- A collection of digital frames
- A collage creator with over 50 templates
- Customizable text labels
- Magic tools to automatically adjust your image
Available for Windows 10 PC, KVADPhoto Pro+ comes across as a very capable photo editor. KVADPhoto Pro+ would normally cost you $3.99, but with the help of the Red Stripe Deals you can pick up the photo editor for just $0.99 over the next seven days.
5. Solitaire Mystery: Four Seasons
Available for both Windows 10 PC and Mobile, Solitaire Mystery: Four Seasons combines the challenges of a hidden object puzzle and a game of solitaire under one roof. The storyline has a curse being placed on your city and it is up to you to save the day. In solving a series of hidden object puzzles, tackling hands of solitaire and tackling a series of mini-games you can break the curse and restore order to the city.
Solitaire Mystery: Four Seasons includes two solitaire modes, dozens of brain teasers and mini-games and colorful hidden object puzzles. Along with the main storyline, you also have an Infinite Gaming Mode to keep you playing for hours.
This week's Red Stripe Deal covers the full version of Solitaire Mystery: Four Seasons. The deal lowers the regular price from $1.99 to $0.99 and reaches both the Windows 10 PC and Mobile versions of the game.