I once wrote for an app review site where the guidelines insisted price shouldn't factor into a game's rating. Nuts, right? That's like saying as long as you like the car you're test-driving, forget about the sticker.
For a cheapskate like me, price absolutely matters, which is why I'm happy to see every game in Konami's iPhone catalog temporarily on sale for 99 cents each.
That includes Metal Gear Solid Touch, which is widely regarded as one of the top iPhone shooters. It normally sells for $5.99 (and was $7.99 at launch).
Other 99-cent titles include:
- DanceDanceRevolution S
- DanceDanceRevolution S+
- Field Prowlers Police Rush (a brand-new game)
- Krazy Kart Racing
- Power Pros Touch
- Silent Hill The Escape
- Silent Scope
These prices are good until Saturday (November 21), at which point they'll return to their previous levels: anywhere from $2 to $6.
Most of Konami's games have earned pretty high ratings from users, but there are some--like Frogger and Power Pros--that I just wouldn't buy for $2 or $4 (respectively). (Again: cheapskate.)
But 99 cents? That's my trigger point, the number that pushes me into what-the-hell mode. So I'm stocking up.
How about you? Does price factor into whether you'll buy an iPhone/iPod Touch game? If so, what's your magic number?