Three classic Gameloft Windows Phone games on sale once more
Older Xbox Windows Phone physics puzzle game iBlast Moki is the Red Stripe Deal of the Week, and that’s cool. Wouldn’t you like some more games to go on sale though? Of course you would! And you’re getting your wish, buddy. Three more games have their prices knocked down to 99 cents for the week!
Don’t get TOO excited just yet though. The three sale games are all older Gameloft titles: Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles, Brain Challenge, and UNO HD. All three games were just on sale in June, along with a larger selection of titles. But they cost two bucks at that time and only one buck now, so this IS a better sale.
Head past the break for descriptions and Store links!
Assassin’s Creed (Windows Phone 7 or 8)
Regular price: $4.99 Sale price: $.99 Download size: 139 MB Store Link
Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles might be the single most frequently discounted Xbox Windows Phone game. This is the sixth time it has gone on sale. Does anybody not own it yet? The game is ancient. Maybe Gameloft should just drop the price to 99 cents already. But believe it or not, the iOS version still sells for $5-7.
Assassin’s Creed is a 3D platformer/action title set in the middle ages. With great graphics and full voice acting (though the acting is atrocious), it feels like a DS game squeezed into a mobile title (‘cause it is). The controls are fiddly and the platforming can be frustrating, but the story and action mostly make up for it. Easy Achievements too.
Brain Challenge (Windows Phone 7 or 8)
Regular price: $4.99 Sale price: $.99 Download size: 112 MB Store Link
Gameloft games for Windows Phone are still kind of buggy in general, but they’ve come a long way from this early release. Brain Challenge is a collection of brain-teasing minigames that you should be wary of.
It sports an amazing five Broken Achievements – the most of any Xbox Windows Phone game. Seriously, Brain Challenge is buggier than an entomologist's laboratory. Skip this and get the superior XBLA version instead.
Brain Challenge has only been on sale twice before, so that’s something.
UNO HD (Windows Phone 7 or 8)
Regular price: $2.99 Sale price: $.99 Download size: 59 MB Store Link
The original UNO launched with Windows Phone 7. This version offers a single-player Tournament mode that lasts 15 rounds, often mixing up the gameplay with slight rule variations, as well as a Quick Play mode. For more impressions, check out our original review.
Let’s be honest. Nobody needs a single-player UNO game, especially now that the multiplayer UNO & Friends is available for Windows Phone 8 and coming soon to Windows 8 and RT. But there is one very good reason to buy this early Windows Phone release: easy Achievements! Seriously, you can get them all in just an hour or so. Given the simplistic core gameplay, I doubt it will keep anybody busy beyond that.
This is the fourth time UNO has gone on sale. Again, a price drop to 99 cents is in order.
Thanks to Jon Jerome for the tip!
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