Modern Combat 4 brings military shooting as the Xbox Windows Phone Red Stripe Deal

This has been a happy week for mobile Xbox gamers. Gameloft published the highly anticipated Six-Guns for Windows Phone 8, and it’s a free game to boot. But more is always better where games are concerned.

The latest Xbox Red Stripe Deal has you covered then, gamers. Gameloft’s Modern Combat 4 is one sale for $2.99, more than half off the regular price. It’s a killer Windows Phone 8 game that has never been on sale before. Call of Duty and first-person shooter fans won’t want to miss it.

Rounding out the Red Stripe Deals are popular puzzle game Crazy Machines Golden Gears from Viva Media and finance management app myMoneyBook from Tiziano Cacioppolini, both on sale for $1.49. Head past the break for details and Store links.

Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour (Windows Phone 8)

Regular price: $6.99 Sale price: $2.99 Download size:  1011 MB Store Link

Modern Combat 4 features an exciting single-player campaign as well as a robust multiplayer component. The campaign storyline revolves around a series of terrorist attacks as well as the kidnapping of the US president. Players will take on several different roles throughout the game, including not only heroic military operatives but even the lead enemy (who is a huge jerk)! It’s an excellent campaign.

As you would expect in a game inspired by the Call of Duty series, multiplayer is a major part of the Modern Combat 4 experience. Multiplayer games support up to 12-player matches via local Wi-Fi or online. Don’t expect to fill up a room too often – the matchmaking leaves something to be desired and there’s no way to chat with other players, hence a tiny community. But this sale will provide new players. at least.

Also note that Modern Combat 4 suffers from one broken Achievement. Check out our full review for more details.

Crazy Machines Golden Gears (Windows Phone 8)

Regular price: $2.99 Sale price: $1.49 Download size: 53  MB Store Link

Crazy Machines Golden Gears

Did last week’s Implode sale not fill the need for physics puzzles in your life? Then Crazy Machines is for you. This one highly resembles Amazing Alex in that players must combine various objects to create simple machines that will solve puzzles. It features:

  • 60 different parts to combine including Lasers, Nitros, Dynamite, Explosives, and more
  • Dozens of Challenge levels (puzzles)
  • Puzzle editor
  • Share and download puzzles online

myMoneyBook (Windows Phone 7 or 8)

Regular price: $2.99 Sale price: $1.49 Download size: 3  MB Store Link

If I have one great weakness (sure, only one!) it’s my money management skills. Totally runs in the family. Every month, my vast Windows Phone Central fortune is squandered away on tequila and señoritas, leaving me broke until the next big payday. That’s why I should get an app like myMoneyBook (all one word, oi) to keep things in order.


  • Enter your daily receivables/payables in just few steps and set a monthly budget to track your spending.
  • Customize the categories to suit your needs.
  • Add the tiles to the start screen to streamline operations.
  • Customizable statistics charts!
  • Data backup via SkyDrive and csv export!!
  • Privacy settings
  • Live Tiles
  • Real Metro Style

Do any of our dear readers use myMoneyBook or a similar app?

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!