Every week, Microsoft delivers savings of at least 50% off several 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 PC and/or Mobile devices and will expire in seven days. Unless otherwise noted, the deals do not extend to Windows/Windows Phone 8.1 devices.
Mini Motor Racing
Mini Motor Racing is an arcade-styled racing game available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile devices where you take the track to race in over three hundred races. Reminiscent of miniature RC car racing, Mini Motor Racing has plenty of cars to unlock and upgrade, super graphics and race tracks that are rather challenging.
The Windows 10 game has two racing modes to keep you entertained. There is a Career Mode where you race across the thirty-eight race tracks to become the best racer on the circuit. You also have a Quick Race for those times you need a quick racing fix.
Mini Motor Racing has been a popular Windows 10 game and is normally priced at $2.99. Through the Red Stripe Deal, the price for Mini Motor Racing drops to $.99.
Cake Clock isn't a very complicated app for your Windows 10 PC or Mobile device, but that shouldn't mean it lacks any features. The app is designed to help you in the kitchen as you keep track of your cooking timers, but it can also be used as a daily alarm clock, timer and stopwatch.
Key features for Cake Clock include:
- Gesture based controls
- Support for multiple alarms
- Alarms can be set by date and to run only once, repeat every week or on selected days of the week
- Stopwatch and timer can run under your Windows Phone lockscreen
- Integration with Cortana
If you have been on the fence about picking up Cake Clock, now is your chance to save. The app is normally priced at $1.99 and through the Red Stripe Deal, you can pick up Cake Clock free.
Draw a Stickman: EPIC 2
Draw a Stickman: EPIC 2 is the sequel to the popular Draw a Stickman: EPIC and continues the doodle-drawn adventure. You create your own stickman and watch it come to life as you are challenged to unlock secrets, collect drawings and solve mysteries.
The story behind Draw a Stickman: EPIC 2 puts your stickman friend into the clutches of evil forces. It is up to you to become the hero and save your friend. The game includes epic battles where you face inked-out goblins, tongue-lashing frogs and fire-breathing dragons. You will also have to navigate through mazes with puzzle styled solutions. There are plenty of hidden items to discover and magical drawing to unlock.
Draw a Stickman: EPIC 2 is normally priced at $2.99 and the Red Stripe Deal lowers this cost down to $1.49.
Maya The Bee: The Ant's Quest
Maya The Bee: The Ant's Quest is an action and adventure game available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile that is more oriented to our younger readers. The game starts with panic breaking out at the local anthill with the Queen being infected by a strange virus. It is up the ant population to seek out an assortment of fruits that will be used to prepare a healing potion for the Queen.
With the assistance of Maya The Bee, the game puts you in control of soldier and worker ants to solve the various puzzle levels of the game. Gameplay involves platform, jumper and racing styled challenges. Along the way you will dodge obstacles, collect fruit and avoid a pack of mean wasps intent on stopping your ants.
Maya The Bee: The Ant's Quest is regularly priced at $1.99 and available from both the Windows 10 PC and Mobile Stores. The Red Strip Deal drops the cost of the game to $.99.
Runtastic Squats Pro
Rounding out this week's Red Stripe Deals is Runtastic Squats Pro. The Windows 10 PC and Mobile app is designed to help you shape and strengthen your legs and glutes. It serves as a personal trainer, concentrating on those muscles groups and helping reach your fitness goals.
Runtastic Squats Pro implements an easy to follow training plan that incorporates a progressive workout schedule to build strength in your legs. The app uses a unique recognition of your squats by taking advantage of your Windows Phone accelerometer to register your downward movement.
Workouts are saved locally and through Runtastic.com, where you can review your fitness goals and progress online. Runtastic Squats Pro is regularly priced at $1.99 and through the Red Stripe Deal you can pick up the fitness app for $.99.
Dark Arcana: The Carnival
Dark Arcana: The Carnival is a challenging hidden picture game that sends you to a mysterious carnival of horrors to investigate an alternate plane of existence. In solving the hidden picture puzzles, you reveal a story of a star-crossed romance and stop an evil force from invading your world from the alternate reality.
Dark Arcana: The Carnival comes to us from Artifex Mundi, who has become a master at developing games that combine hidden puzzle games with scavenger hunts. The Red Stripe Deal is for the full version of the Windows 10 PC game and does not extend to the Windows 10 Mobile version. The deal knocks the price of Dark Arcana down from $6.99 to $3.49.
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.