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Rocket Riot (review coming soon), is probably one of the best Xbox LIVE games on Windows Phone 7 right now: catchy music, great combo of retro and 3D graphics, fun gameplay. Only downside was cost: $6.99 made it one of the most expensive games on the Marketplace, which even I avoided paying.

Luckily in the last few days it dropped to a more reasonable $4.99, making it more worthy of consideration. Only thing we're hesitant about are the few complaints about the game "not loading" after a few days of playing. This seems to be isolated but hopefully the developer will have a v1.1 soon.

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

3 Comments
  • Sorry guys but you have to realize that $4.99 for a game is still very expensive.Just because we're starved for games on the WP7 platform doesn't mean that we have to accept these extreme prices.Eurogamer sums it up quite nicely in the final page of their WP7 games roundup: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-11-22-games-for-windows-phone-7-r...Sure, the Xbox Live integration is nice and yeah, some graphics are a bit better on a WP7 device than on Android or iPhone but when a $0.99 iPhone game costs $2.99 just because it's on WP7 I have to wonder why.
  • I totally agree. $2.99 is the limit for me, and even at that price I better really enjoy what the trial or it's a no-sale.Maybe all those iOS developers are trying to recoup the cost of their Macs. :PWondering how much Apple exerts some of their influence and control over cost of iOS apps....
  • Probably has to do with a new market and developers experimenting with different pricing levels to see what works. The free market, in this case, should and will decide these things so I see no reason to complain. If prices are too high and not worth it, people won't buy it. Why even bother lamenting it?At least we get nice trials, unlike the iPhone with their "lite" versions.