Red Stripe Deals: July 2nd, 2015

By Rebecca Smith, 1 year ago
A couple of weeks ago, we saw a Windows Phone title that hadn't been on sale for four years, while Windows 8 got the same old recycled deals. This week the roles have been reversed. While Windows Phone gets a title that was last on sale in February, Windows 8 gets a title that we don't think has been on sale since it was included in a Microsoft publisher sale back in 2013.

geoDefense Swarm (WP) - $2.99/£1.99 $1.49/£1.19
The Thinking Man's Tower Defense Returns! Introducing geoDefense Swarm, the sequel to the critically acclaimed geoDefense.

geoDefense Swarm takes all the dizzying vectorized visuals, vexing challenges and highly kinetic addictive gameplay from the original, and changes the equation – instead of defeating creeps along a pre-defined path, geoDefense Swarm challenges you to use your creativity, building mazes for the creeps to navigate across obstacle-laden open levels.


- Classic 'Open Field' Tower Defense Gameplay
- 30 Levels, Each With its Own Unique Challenges
- One 'Endless' Level in Each Difficulty Group - the Creeps Keep Comin'!
- geoDefense Swarm is Xbox LIVE Enabled - Featuring Online Leaderboards
- New Tower, new Creep, new Challenges!

With the ability to compete for the high score with friends on the leaderboards and exclusive Xbox LIVE achievements, this is a tower defense game like no other!
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Hydro Thunder Hurricane (Win 8) - $9.99/£7.69 $4.99/£3.89
The adrenaline-soaked sequel to Midway’s legendary arcade racer is now available on Windows 8! Hydro Thunder Hurricane features high-powered speedboats rocketing through over-the-top themed environments, gorgeous visuals, and amazing dynamic water physics.

Test your skills in 11 mysterious and dangerous race environments including Monster Island, the Bermuda Triangle and Area 51 – each one packed with massive jumps and drop-offs, secret shortcuts, destructible objects, and special events that racers trigger in-game.

Unlock 20 all-new transforming speedboats as well as classics from the original Hydro Thunder like Razorback and Rad Hazard. Collect Boost powerups and fire up your on-board rockets for teeth-rattling speed. Conquer four game modes – Races, Ring Masters, Gauntlet, Championships -- and race against your Friends’ best performances in the all-new Ghost Race!

• ROLLER COASTER RACING. Fun, arcadey, over-the-top racing in 11 rich, beautifully themed interactive environments packed with shortcuts and surprises.
• ADRENALINE FUELD PHYSICS. Dynamic water physics delivers intense moment-to-moment gameplay on ever-changing, gorgeously rendered water-based tracks.
• ROCKET POWERED SPEEDBOATS. Master 20 classic and new rocket-powered speedboats with transforming boost engines, each with unique handling characteristics.
• FULL FEATURED EXPERIENCE. Classic arcade racing and a variety of all game modes including Gauntlet, Ring Master, and Championships.
• RACE AGAINST YOUR FRIENDS. Challenge yourself against your Friends’ best times in the all-new Ghost Race mode.
• RACE YOUR WAY. Control your speed boat with on screen touch, keyboard/mouse, Xbox Controller or tilt control on supporting devices.
• BECOME A TOP RACER. Earn Xbox Achievements and compete for top placement on the Leaderboards.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.