It’s a decent week for Xbox gaming deals, with the EA July Special marking six Windows Phone games down and the Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale slashing prices like crazy. But we could still use an Xbox Windows Phone Red Stripe Deal, and that’s just what we get. Doodle God from JoyBits is the latest Xbox title to go on sale. Not the most exciting game, but you can get it for 99 cents and knock its Achievements out in no time.
As for the non-Xbox Red Stripe Deals, Rubicon’s excellent indie strategy title Great Big War Game rings up for 99 cents this week as well. Fabulously wealthy Windows Phone users will enjoy the Mobitee GPS Golf app, on sale for the humble price of $10.99. Descriptions and store links after the break!
Doodle God (Windows Phone 7 or 8)
Regular price: $2.99 Sale price: $.99 Download size: 24 MB Store Link
Doodle God started as a popular indie game that was later upgraded to Xbox Live status. It’s sort of an alchemy simulator. You start out with only four elements to mix and match, each combination creating a new element. The object is simply to make them all, which requires tons of experimentation and thought. What makes glass in real life? Fire plus sand. Combine those ingredients in-game and you’ve just unlocked glass, which can then be mixed with many other elements.
The Windows Phone version suffers from a bug that can make certain Achievements impossible to earn if you accidentally press the hint button. So don’t press that button! The developers promised to patch it but never came through, unfortunately. Also bad, the game dropped to 99 cents for a lengthy time before returning to the too high $2.99 price. 99 cents is fair though. If you follow a guide, you’ll get the Achievements in just a few hours. See our review for details.
Great Big War Game (Windows Phone 8)
Regular price: $2.99 Sale price: $.99 Download size: 109 MB Store Link
Armed! has long been the obvious best choice of turn-based strategy game on Windows Phone, but Great Big War Game (GBWG) gives it a run for its money. For one, it’s built for Windows Phone 8 and thus looks great. The Advanced Wars-like cutesy art style works very well in 3D.
As a strategy game, GBWG has a lot to offer. The single-player campaign consists of a whopping 50 missions. The developers claim the campaign takes 40 hours to complete! But this genre really shines in multiplayer, and GBWG doesn’t drop the ball there. You can play against another human via pass and play or online multiplayer. Check out George’s review for more details.
Mobitee GPS Golf (Windows Phone 7 or 8)
Regular price: $22.99 Sale price: $10.99 Download size: 7 MB Store Link
Sometimes you want to take a break from showing off your collection of 14 Ferraris and just relax. Where do you? Golfing at the country club, of course. But then you’re going to have to worry about keeping score, which is its own headache. You could pay the nice immigrant man to do it for you as he lugs your clubs around, but what if he scuffs one of your irons? Heavens, no!
Enter Mobitee GPS Golf, the ultimate golfing assistant. It packs a GPS tool for calculating distances, a database of 32,000 courses, satellite aerial views of each hole, and interactive score card for four players, and more. It’s so convenient, you’ll be back to your prestigious new position at the top of a flailing casual games publisher in no time. Yeah, a working man might find still Mobitee’s sale price a little high, but true golfing enthusiasts pay people to stand in front of working men so they don’t have to see or hear them.
Note: This is good natured satire. :D
Get the Windows Central Newsletter
All the latest news, reviews, and guides for Windows and Xbox diehards.