Download Discounts for Apr. 20: Silverfish, Across Age DX, ProCamera

Apr 20, 2011
Games

Fast-paced and old-school gaming is available for a mere buck in time for today’s Download Discounts rundown. Take this opportunity to grab the beautiful fast-twitch arcade game Silverfish while it’s on sale (because it’s very worth it), as well as the Legend of Zelda-like Across Age DX, a throwback to 16-bit role-playing and action-adventure games. […]

Fast-paced and old-school gaming is available for a mere buck in time for today’s Download Discounts rundown. Take this opportunity to grab the beautiful fast-twitch arcade game Silverfish while it’s on sale (because it’s very worth it), as well as the Legend of Zelda-like Across Age DX, a throwback to 16-bit role-playing and action-adventure games. Get a game fix before moving on to ProCamera, an award-winning camera app filled with features that will make you a better iPhotographer (in theory) at a reduced price.

Silverfish (iPhone, iPad) $0.99 (was $1.99)

Fast-paced arcade action awaits in Silverfish, a game that uses gesture controls to let you control your bug as it moves around the screen, fighting off an onslaught of other, eviler bugs that want to destroy you. Dodging enemies is the key to success until you can build up enough power to destroy them, but until then, you’ll need quick reflexes to rack up a high score and stay alive.

Silverfish is a critically acclaimed game, and features four different gameplay modes to keep you challenged. You have to constantly collect power-ups to keep up a strength bar to stay alive, but once you max it out, you can annihilate enemies and take the upper hand — for a moment. Silverfish also includes Game Center support, allowing you to see where your scores rank against players around the world on its leaderboards.

Across Age DX (iPhone, iPad) $0.99 (was $3.99)

An old-school, top-down, 16-bit role-playing game designed for the iPhone, Across Age DX will get the nostalgia flowing for old-school gamers. It’s a lot like the old Legend of Zelda games, mixing action with RPG elements, and including a hearty dose of investigating towns, speaking with citizens, buying weapons and armor and fighting monsters.

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You’ll get 15 hours of gameplay out of Across Age DX, including anime cutscenes to progress the story and classic gameplay from the era of the Sega Genesis and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. You’ll also get to control two switchable characters throughout the adventure, each with their own unique strengths and abilities.

ProCamera (iPhone) $1.99 (was $2.99)

The iPhone 4’s rear-facing camera is becoming a pretty ubiquitous and serious photography tool as time goes on and new apps get released, and ProCamera is a handy one that can let you capture so interesting images. It allows photographers to adjust the output of the iPhone’s camera like any other, altering values like white balance, focus and exposure to get exactly the quality of photo you’re looking for.

The award-winning ProCamera comes with a pack of photo effects for altering your shots after the fact, and features such as geotagging and tilt-fixing effects to make sure all the technical details are set early on. It also includes a 6x HD digital zoom feature, an anti-shake stabilizer and a digital flash. There are even more features and developer daemgen.net promises even more in future updates.

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