Every week, Microsoft delivers savings of at least 50% off six Windows 10 apps and games through the Red Stripe Deal promotion. It is an excellent 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 is 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 devices and will expire in seven days. Unless otherwise noted, the deals do not extend to Windows/Windows Phone 8.1 devices.
Crimsonland is an action/adventure game from the mad talents over at 10Tons Ltd. and places you in the middle of a hostile world filled with aliens, mutant lizards, giant spiders and other deadly creatures intent on causing you harm.
Gameplay takes place from a top-down view with dual joysticks to control your players movement and weapon's fire. Key gaming features include:
- Sixty missions to tackle in the Quest Mode
- Five Survival Modes
- Thirty unique weapons
- Twenty-one challenging achievements to pursue
We liked what we saw with Crimsonland back when Paul Acevedo reviewed the Windows game and the Red Stripe Deal only sweetens the appeal this game has. Regularly priced at $9.99, the Red Stripe Deal lowers the price down to $3.99.
Finger Party is a touch puzzle game that is available for both Windows PC and Phones and challenges you to arrange colored buttons to match their respective targets.
The game includes ninety-six levels of play and while the concept sounds simple, the game can be rather challenging. The challenges comes into play when the targets are constantly moving and you have to match the movement of the target with your button or when you have multiple buttons and targets. In those cases, you will have to create both matches simultaneously.
The Windows 10 PC version of Finger Party is regularly priced at $1.99 and the Red Stripe Deal brings this price down to the same level as the Windows 10 Mobile version that is $0.99.
Solitaire 3D is a Windows 10 PC game that offers over eighty different solitaire card games that includes Spider, Pyramid, Klondike and many more.
Along with the vast selection of solitaire games, Solitaire 3D includes multiple card deck styles to match your personal tastes, numerous background wallpaper styles and an online leaderboard. The game includes a desktop and tablet mode to make it more user friendly for touchscreen devices.
If solitaire is your cup of tea or just in the mood for a casually paced card game, Solitaire 3D comes across as a very appealing game. It is normally priced at $4.99 and through the Red Stripe Deal you can pick Solitaire 3D for $1.99. While the game is available for both Windows 10 PC and Mobile devices, the deal only extends to the Windows 10 PC version of Solitaire 3D. The Windows 10 Mobile version of Solitaire 3D runs $2.99 and can also be accessed through the link below from your Windows Phone.
MetaMoji Note is a note and sketchbook app, .PDF file annotation tool, voice memo recorder and digital scrapbook for your life. The Windows 10 PC app allows you to capture ideas throughout the day with quick voice recordings or advanced handwriting recognition that converts handwriting to text.
If you need to sketch out a thought, the app has a high-resolution sketchbook feature that includes a color palette and a series of calligraphy pens. Additional features include:
- Import a .PDF File, mark it up as needed and save it as a duplicate file
- Scale your document up to a whiteboard or down to a sticky note, all the while maintaining 100% visual integrity
- Sync all folders to the MetaMoji Cloud
- Password protect your notes
- Interactively browse the web from with the app and mark up sites
MetaMoji Note may not be a Windows 10 app for everyone but if it sounds interesting to you, now is the time to save a little. MetaMoji Note is normally priced at $11.99 and the Red Stripe Deal knocks the price down to $5.99. Keep in mind that this version is a step above the free version of MetaMoji Notes and includes premium features (password protections, advanced drawing tools, advanced recording tools, etc.).
Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan
Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan is a hidden object puzzle adventure from the masters of hidden objects, Artifex Mundi. Legends 2 has you embarking on a dangerous quest to save a young queen from a mortal danger and save her kingdom.
You will have to search mysterious ruins and magical woods for clues need to solve the mystery of an infant prince's disappearance that the queen has been accused of perpetrating. As you discover hidden objects in the picturesque scenes, clues will become apparent and you will be able to solve the mystery behind the prince's abduction, save the queen and restore balance to the Swan Kingdom.
Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan is normally priced at $6.99 and through the Red Stripe Deal you can pick up the game for $3.49. This deal only extends to the Windows 10 PC version of the game.
Waterlogue by Tinrocket
Waterlogue by Tinrocket is available in both the Windows Phone and Windows 10 Store and offers you the ability to transform your digital images into paintings. You can edit existing images in your Pictures Hub or launch the camera app to transform new photos.
The photography app includes fourteen artistic filters that include a broad range of illustrations and painting styles such as blotted, luminous and soaked. Filters can be adjusted with settings for line size, brightness levels and border options.
We liked Waterlogue by Tinrocket back when we reviewed the app and the Red Stripe Deal makes the app all the more appealing. Waterlogue's is regularly prices at $2.99 and the Red Stripe Deal knocks the price down to $1.99.
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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.