Implode explodes as the Xbox Windows Phone Red Stripe Deal once again

It’s another sad week with no new Xbox Windows Phone game release – Tetris Blitz never showed up yesterday. As such, the Xbox Red Stripe Deal must provide hungry Windows Phone gamers with sustenance. Well, this week’s deal game has gone on twice sale before, but more than a year ago and never for as cheap. Physics puzzler Implode from IUGO is now on sale for 99 cents, down from $2.99. Probably what it should cost all the time, but who are we to judge?

Rounding out this week’s Red Stripe Deals are Darts Arena Online from E-Bouma and Week View 8, a calendar app from Hannes Biribauer. Both are on sale for 99 cents. Descriptions, free candy, and store links after the break!

Implode  (Windows Phone 7 or 8)

Regular price: $2.99 Sale price: $.99 Download size:  15 MB Store Link

It’s hard to believe that at one time we were all complaining that Xbox Windows Phone had too many physics puzzlers like Implode. These days, I’d kill to have a new Xbox-enabled physics puzzler every week. At least that would be something! Ah, 2010 and 2011 were better times for mobile Xbox gaming…

Implode takes place in a classroom setting with every puzzle drawn on a chalkboard. The subject on offer: blowing up buildings as efficiently as possible.

Over the course of 150 levels, you’ll get to use a variety of different explosives and face a number of challenging conditions like wind, low gravity, and neighboring buildings that mustn’t be harmed. As our review indicates, Implode’s puzzles get quite tough sometimes, but it remains fun throughout.

Darts Arena Online (Windows Phone 7 or 8)

Regular price: $1.99 Sale price: $.99 Download size:  15 MB Store Link

Darts are best played in a bar or similar establishment, complete with booze and friends to populate the evening. If you don’t have those things or Grand Ttheft Auto IV on hand, this online multiplayer mobile version will have to do.

It’s got text chat, leaderboards, in-game achievements, and several different darts games to play (301, 501, Cricket, Round the Clock and Baseball). Plus a really ugly title font, but we’ll let that slide. If you like darts but hate accidentally hitting other people with them and the subsequent lawsuits, this game might just be for you.

Week View 8 (Windows Phone 7 or 8)

Regular price: $1.99 Sale price: $.99 Download size:  1 MB Store Link

One of Windows Phone 8’s advantages over 7 is its support for proper calendar integration in apps. Week View 8 provides a weekly calendar – necessary because Windows Phone only has that monthly view.

The app’s calendar displays:

  • The appointments of the current week
  • Multiple, configurable Live Tiles
  • A detailed view of the events of a day
  • A month view with readable appointments
  • An annual overview

Other features:

  • A large live tile that shows the next four upcoming appointments, the current date and week number.
  • Native support for the HD resolution of your Windows Phone 8
  • An optional configurable live-tile back and more live tiles (week view, month view, day view, appointments as live tile)
  • Speech recognition: On the main screen of your windows phone hold down the windows key and say "start week view and show the next appointment" - week view 8 tells you the next appointment by voice output.
  • Creating appointments is possible directly in Week View 8 in all your windows phone calendars
  • Appointment search

That actually sounds tempting! What do you guys think?

Paul Acevedo

Paul Acevedo is the Games Editor at Windows Central. A lifelong gamer, he has written about videogames for over 15 years and reviewed over 350 games for our site. Follow him on Twitter @PaulRAcevedo. Don’t hate. Appreciate!