Three straight weeks of Xbox games receiving more than fifty-percent discounts as the Deal of the Week has come to an end this week. It’s not all bad news though, as the sale game is actually quite good: geoDefense Swarm from Critical Thought Games. It’s now on sale for $1.99, down from $2.99.
Head past the break for more Swarm details, plus news of October's Frightful Games promotion.
geoDefense Swarm is the semi-sequel/spin-off to geoDefense, one of the most popular Xbox Windows Phone tower defense games. It’s not the official sequel as it takes the gameplay in a slightly different direction, plus an actual geoDefense 2 is coming to undisclosed platforms sometime in the future.
The key difference with Swarm is that enemies no longer travel along straight lines towards the player’s base. Instead, the entire playing field is made up of hexagons. Enemies can move anywhere along it, and players can put towers on most of those spaces. This gives you more freedom to build unique defenses… However, often times only one or two defenses will actually work, greatly reducing said freedom. As a result, Swarm is more challenging than its predecessor, and the difficulty of levels is still all over the place, with some Medium levels being tougher than harder ones, and all that jazz.
Still, geoDefense Swarm has the lovely neon graphics and fine assortment of towers that we loved from the first game, and some players love it just as much. Get it here on the Windows Phone Store while it’s cheap.
Thanks to JunJun for the tip!
In non-sale news, Microsoft would like to remind you that the month of October is perfect for Frightful Games (opens in new tab). The following games feature monsters and zombies and thus will get you into the Halloween spirit:
- Monster Island – Miniclip - $2.99 – Store link
- Plants vs. Zombies - PopCap Games - $4.99 – Store link - Review
- Tentacles – Microsoft Studios - $.99 – Store link - Review
- Zombies!!! – Microsoft Studios - $4.99 – Store link - Review
- Zombie Attack! 2 – Microsoft Studios - $2.99 – Store link - Review
- ZOMB1ES (on teh ph0ne) – Microsoft Studios - $2.99 – Store link - Review
No, they’re not on sale, but at least they’re spooky!
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I bought it because I loved the first. Bummer the big discounts stopped with it.
I wish more of my XBox friends played this. I'm now going for owning Medium and Hard.
Tentacles is 0.99 not 2.99
I would have got this at .99, $1.00 off for DOW is not good enough IHMO.
And I'd like to remind Microsoft that it's getting close to Halloween, so it'd be a great time to put Zombies!!! on sale for the first time. (And Scarygirl on XBLA as well).
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