Now that EA Sports has released Tiger Woods 12 for Nokia phones, golf fans have two Xbox golf titles to choose from. Tiger Woods’ predecessor, Let’s Golf 2 is by comparison a much more cartoony title. But realism isn’t always that important in sports games – just see our NBA Jam review. Besides, it’s not like HTC and Samsung owners can get Tiger Woods anyway. Oh, and Let’s Golf 2 is on sale for a lower price right now.
That’s right, Gameloft’s Let’s Golf 2 for Windows Phone 7 and 8 is the Xbox Windows Phone Red Stripe Deal of the Week. You can get it for $1.99, down from the too-high price of $4.99. This marks the game’s second outing as Deal of the Week – it last went on sale in September 2012 for the same price.
Rounding out the Red Stripe deals this week are Cradle to the Grave Premium from indie developer Coltran Studios and an air traffic utility app called Flightradar24, both on sale for 99 cents. Read on for descriptions, pictures, and store links!
Let’s Golf 2 (Windows Phone 7 or 8)
Regular price: $4.99 Sale price: $1.99 Download size: 170 MB Store Link
Let’s Golf 2 is an arcade-style golf game modeled after Sony’s popular Hot Shots Golf franchise. Features include cartoony players, clean 3D graphics, six 18-hole courses, and both Career and Challenge modes. Even if you don’t care about the sport of golf at all (like me), the game is actually very enjoyable and easy to learn. Check out our full review for more details.
Initially Let’s Golf 2 launched with two broken Achievements, though a subsequent patch fixed one of them. Unfortunately, the ‘Secret Code’ Achievement remains unattainable by design. That’s right, the Achievement’s requirement of inputting a special code in order to unlock the ninth golfer is simply impossible in the Windows Phone version of the game. Why the developers would do that, and how it slipped by Microsoft’s certification team, remains a mystery.
Still, if you can overlook that small blight on your GamerScore (I only have about 54 percent of my games completed anyway), Let’s Golf 2 remains a lengthy and fun title.
Cradle to the Grave Premium (Windows Phone 7 or 8)
Regular price: $1.99? Sale price: $.99 Download size: 74 MB Store Link
Cradle to the Grave is a defense game without the tower building. Players control three stationary kids at the bottom of the screen as they fend off an invading army of zombies from the top of the screen. Just tap a character and aim in order to fire. But let a kid’s weapon overheat and he falls asleep for a while, leaving you vulnerable. With tons of levels and weapons to choose from, this indie title could keep you busy for a while. Read George’s review of the free version for the full skinny.
Flightradar24 (Windows Phone 8)
Regular price: $2.99 Sale price: $.99 Download size: 9 MB Store Link
Did you ever want to track the flight paths of planes everywhere? Well, somebody did and so we have this fancy app. It uses your location to find flight paths around you. The app’s most impressive feature is the ability to select a plane and view a 3D recreation of what the pilot actually sees from that plane as it flies along. Check out Daniel’s impressions if you’d like to learn more.
Thanks to Marcel at InsideGames.ch for the tip!
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