The iFriday Roundup, No. 41

Friday Freebies

Metal Gear meets Super Monkey Ball” is how Ruan described Playthium’s Super Ball Escape, and if you like your ball rollers a little darker than average this looks like an excellent title to pick up for free!

Also check out Towers N’ Trolls HD (Our Review), BANG Invasion, and Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space Episode I. And don’t forget our freebie reports from earlier in the week: here’s April 30, May 1 and May 2.

Sales Roundup

A bumper crop this week if you’re looking for great App Store discounts! Leading the pack is KEMCO’s Fantasy Chronicle (Our Review), which is on sale for $0.99 versus a usual price of $6.99.

Riverman’s Pizza Vs. Skeletons (Our Review) and TOME Studios’ Danger Alliance: Battles (Our Review) are both down to $0.99 from $2.99.

The good news just keeps rolling: Waking Mars (Our Review), Pocket RPG (Our Review), and Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land (Our Review) are all down to $2.99 from $4.99.

Less Inertia Brings More Fun to Wawa Land

Play Fripp updated Wawa Land early this week, bringing just the physics changes we hoped for! A ton of additional improvements also went into the update, the biggest being a UI overhaul and a config screen to completely reorganize it if desired. Keep an eye out for lots of content updates on this one — there’s quite a bit of space left on the world map for new level sets!

Time of Heroes Receives Second Chapter

The smuttlewerkers have been busy preparing new content for Time of Heroes (Our Review). This week they introduced a new chapter featuring additional heroes and unit classes as an IAP. If you’re a strategy fan and still on the fence, word has it that a free “Zero Edition” with a few sample missions should be hitting the App Store soon.

Contre Jour Becomes King of the Jungle

Any reminder of the perfect-scoring Contre Jour seems like a complete blast from the past by now, but it’s impressive just how hard Mokus and Chillingo are fighting to keep this classic physics puzzler relevant! This week Contre Jour received Retina support for the New iPad and 20 new jungle-themed levels.

CreaVures Update

If nighttime in the shimmering bioluminescent forests of Muse Games’ and Chillingo’s CreaVures (Our Review) wasn’t beautiful enough for you already, it looks like you’ll have a lot to look forward to if you’re playing on the New iPad. Word has it they look pretty darn sharp on the highest-end Retina displays as of May 3.

Kitaru Checkup

Just what have the folks at Aoineko Studios been up to since our interview? Some pretty awesome stuff judging from the in-development footage shown in the latest Kickstarter updates! Check ’em out as our videos of the week, and be sure to scope out the beautiful gallery we received from the devs along with the interview if you haven’t already.

Are you an iOS videogame developer or publisher with a cool update, video, or other news that you want to get out to the masses? iFanzine probably has an eye on you already, but don’t hesitate to get in touch via our Twitter feed or Contact page. We want to fill our iFriday Roundups with all your beautiful stuff!