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The RPS Bargain Bucket: Bundles Of Fun

This week, bargain bucket is ironically delayed because I took an impromptu trip to KFC. Sorry about that. These deals are all good til at least Monday though, so still plenty of time to give them a think over. For more entertainment software savings, follow this hyperlink to SavyGamer.co.uk. Freshen up wipes at the ready.

Trash – £6.19/€6.88/$9.95
This is a multiplayer only strategy game, although it seems a single player campaign is on the way. You have to fight for resources, and it supports up to 32 players. There’s two races, the humans and the mutants. It appears to be a fairly traditional RTS, it’s only a 20mb download, and it looks like it will run on pretty much any PC. Any love for it out there RPSers? Demo here.

The Settlers 2: Gold Edition & Settlers: Heritage of kings – £6.05/6.72/$9.99
I played the very first settlers game on the Amiga 1200. Alright, I played the demo, over and over again, never the full game. It was pretty neat. There was a big castle in the middle of your territory, and you got to place buildings, make paths between everything. Lots of lovely resource management too, and It had a pace that was plenty relaxed for my 6 year old brain. I’ve not played any of the other entries in the series, but I gather they became a bit more combat heavy as time went by. On offer here is the second game in the series, which looks a lot like how I remember the first, and “Heritage of Kings”, the fifth one, which has polygons! You can get both for 50% off, or just one of them at a 30% discount. Kieron did an interview with Thomas Hauser, who worked on the second game, which you can read here.

Crayon Physics Deluxe – £6.50/$9.95
Lots of you might have picked this up in last weeks excellent indie bundle, but if you didn’t like the look of the other games included, then this is a great deal too. As a straight up puzzle game, this has a few flaws. The biggest problem is that it is very easy to fudge your way through the game by just abusing the magic crayon, and essentially use the same solution for every puzzle. Some puzzle have a clever/simple trick to them too, but it’s not instantly obvious which ones do and which don’t. Regardless, it is fun, and pretty to look at and listen to. It’s a great concept, and for the most part it is executed rather well, and it has an adorable world map. RPS coverage here, and demo here.

Crazy Lucasarts Bundles
Should really be the deal of the week, but I am bitter because they are not available outside of the USA. There are three bundles going.

“There’s Action, Adventure & Puzzles” Bundle – £24.95
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
Armed and Dangerous
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
LOOM
The Dig
Lucidity

Star Wars Classics Pack – $24.95
Republic Commando
Starfighter
Knights of the Old Republic
Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Jedi Knight II : Jedi Outcast
Dark Forces

Then the Lucasarts Premier pack, which is the above two squished together for $39.95

Deal of the week
Frontlines: Fuel of War – £3.74/€2.49/$7.49
A first person shooter that supports dedicated servers. There’s no answer in the RPS database as to whether this is good or not, but this fine gent has you covered:

Folks paying in Euros should buy it on principal alone, since you’re getting a significant discount over the Yanks and the Brits for once.

Also of note:
King’s Bounty The Legend – £9.99/€12.49/$12.49
Torchlight – $14.95 (USA only), apply code “5OFFTORCH” to get the discount.
Luxor games – 70% off (or 50% off complete bundle)
Galactic Civilizations: Ultimate Edition – £0.61/€0.67/$0.99, apply code “GC1ULTIMATE99” to get this price

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