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The RPS Bargain Bucket: After Hours

I guess it is Saturday morning, so I guess it is time to cast our gaze across the various gaming digital storefronts across the globe to see who’s got the best deals going right now. Will you see a deal that tempts you to part with your cash this week? There’s only one way to find out. For more of this sort of thing, pop along to 2, Knytt Underground, Monday Night Combat, SATAZIUS & The Real Texas – £3.47/4.07/$5.32 at time of writing
Price will fluctuate over time as detailed here. Monday Night Combat & SATAZIUS register on Steam.
The Indie Royale folks are on a bit of a roll recently, their last three bundles have particularly stood out for me. Here you get the latest in the Kyntt series, which is a moody slow paced sidescrolling platformer with a vaguely metroidvania design. The original Monday Night Combat, which is one of the handful of multiplayer shooters I’ve enjoyed in the last few years (in part due to the fact that there’s loads of stuff to be doing other than shooting, if you feel like it). SATAZIUS which is a fun, if somewhat unoriginal retro horizontal shmup. The Real Texas, which I’m yet to play, but hear is excellent. And finally Gentrieve 2, the only game in the bundle I’m not familliar with, but this trailer makes it look pretty cool. Snap this bundle up.

Scribblenauts Unlimited – £5.86/6.87/$8.99
This is from Amazon US so you’ll need to enter a US billing address. Registers on Steam.
The wordy adventure makes it’s debut on the PC, and it’s the definitive version so far. Here’s wot John thought of this:

Unlimited is an odd title, as if anything this is the most focused series has ever tried to be. But let me clarify – it’s not restrictive – you can still make anything, at any point, and watch the purposes of a location collapse under the awesomeness of your daft ideas. But its intentions are more focused, the challenges it presents designed to inspire you to solve specific problems, as obviously or imaginatively as you see fit. The unlimited nature is really trying to hint that the game is now set in a sprawling, open world.

More here.

Air Forte, Atom Zombie Smasher & Flotilla – Pay What You Want.
Or beat the average price (currently sitting at £2.41/2.82/$3.69) to also get Thirty Flights of Loving.
Optionally registers on Steam.
An awesome collection of inventive titles from Blendo Games, available for whatever price you happen to see fit. I reckon you’ll be wanting to get the fabulous Gravity Bone psuedo sequel Thirty Flights of Loving, so it’s probably worth paying more than average. Atom Zombie Smasher is a bizarre strategy game with some tower defence elements, where you’re looking down on cities overrun with hoards of shambling undead represented by purple dots, and you have to strategically place soldiers, gun turrets and dynamite to try and smash the zombies. I’m not sure if I’m rubbish at it, or if you’re supposed to get always get overrun by zombies, but it’s a got a great sense of humour, and like all the Blendo Games here, it’s stylish as hell.

Natural Selection 2 – £7.60/9.20/$10
Apply coupon “GMG20-GGN5D-FC3NA”. Registers on Steam.
A game about humans trying to kill aliens and aliens trying to kill humans. What will they think of next? Here’s Jim’s take on this:

Applying what I had learned from other games, I spent my first few matches identifying veterans and following them about to see what they did. A sound strategy, too, because being out on your own in NS2′s labyrinthine levels is a recipe of having your arms and legs removed. The action is pleasingly fast paced (no Quake, but it still moves), whether you are a marine or an alien. The marines move slower, of course, but they still have to have the reactions to pop a cap in the skittering/flying/shambling ass of the host of beasts that spew from the alien side. It’s much easier to do that when they’re attacking someone else. (And, after hours of incredibly tentative combat, I eventually realised there’s no friendly fire, either, and began to do much better.)

More here.

Deal of the week
Hotline Miami – £2.79
Apply coupon “GFDAPR20UK”. Registers on Steam.

More RPS coverage of Hotline Miami here.

Also of note:
Grid – £2.72/3.53/$4.08. Apply coupon “GMG20-GGN5D-FC3NA”. Registers on Steam.
Fuel – £1.90/2.44/$2.72. Apply coupon “GMG20-GGN5D-FC3NA”. Registers on Steam.
Dirt 2 – £4/5.20/$6. Apply coupon “GMG20-GGN5D-FC3NA”. Registers on Steam.
Dirt 3 – £4.08/5.44/$6.80. Apply coupon “GMG20-GGN5D-FC3NA”. Registers on Steam.
F1 2012 – £6.80/8.16/$10.88. Apply coupon “GMG20-GGN5D-FC3NA”. Registers on Steam.
Sine Mora – £1.59. Apply coupon “GFDAPR20UK”. Registers on Steam.
Ravaged – £1.59. Apply coupon “GFDAPR20UK”. Registers on Steam.
Space Pirates and Zombies – £1.40. Apply coupon “GFDAPR20UK”. Registers on Steam.
Kairo – £2.49/Similar price in other currencies.
GOG Interplay promo.

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