This Week in Windows Phone: October 3, 2013

By litepink, 3 years ago
We have all of this week’s Windows Phone happenings rounded up for you in one tidy post. I must confess that this wasn’t our original intent but I left the TA office early yesterday and at that time a new release for Windows Phone wasn’t on the radar quite yet. We felt then that a roundup this week would be more fitting.

This week’s Xbox release is a bit of an oddity but can be explained quite easily. Babel Rising 3D was already released for Windows Phone 7, but was previously incompatible with Windows Phone 8. The game is now available for the newer OS but features a separate achievement list as well as being a separate purchase. At the time of writing, the previously released WP7 version is still available and, much like Fruit Ninja, will probably stay available on both operating systems. The Windows Phone 8 release was also accompanied by a Windows 8 PC release as well.

We also have the discounted Red Stripe Deal, which features a previous Nokia exclusive title, as well as news of two other titles that have now just lost their Nokia exclusivity. Besides the Babel Rising re-release on Windows Phone 8, the rest of this week’s offerings are available to both operating systems.

New Release

Babel Rising 3D (2013) (WP)$2.99/£2.29
Step into the sacred sandals of a great, almighty, and very angry deity. Hurl bolts of holy lightning, summon punishing earthquakes, and unleash vengeful floods upon the foolish and irreverent Humans to prevent them from building the tower of Babel.

- Destroy the Defiant Idols of Human Vanity
Prevent towers of Babel at various times in history, featuring an exciting 15 mission, single-player campaign. Improve your Godly stamina in Survival Mode.

- Only a God can rise to the challenge!
Express your wrath against insolent workers led and strengthened by:
* Protective Priests who shield workers from your spells.
* Sacred Urn Porters who slow down your powers.
* Siege Towers that help humans to access upper levels faster.
* Cargo Ships bringing stones to the yard.

- Control the Elements
Access twice as many powers as in the original game. Learn elemental attacks based on fire, water, earth and air, each with its unique effect depending on the target: the Rolling Stone, Sirocco, Meteorite Shower and many more.

- Expand the Experience
Collect Babel currency through gameplay or via in-app purchase and use it to buy scrolls, passive powers and levels to improve your skills and your gaming experience.
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Deal of the Week

Parking Mania (WP)$2.99/£2.29 $0.99/£0.79
Do you have the spatial awareness and dexterity of a lump of cheese? Or are you the hottest driver since the invention of the wheel? – Now’s your chance to prove it, in the most skilful and addictive driving and parking game out there!

ENGROSSING AND ADDICTIVE
Parking Mania captures that great, ‘easy to learn, hard to master’ style of gameplay that will keep you coming back for more. With hidden areas and pick-ups, time-based bonuses and a driving experience that ranges from exhilaratingly smooth to devilishly tricky, there’s always more to explore, and higher speeds to hit!

PERFECT CONTROL
Parking Mania is a game about precision, style and skill, so it makes sense that Parking Mania offers three different, beautifully balanced control schemes to fit every player: you can steer by tilting your device, or with an on-screen steering wheel, or using a smooth slider bar. Experiment, find your comfort zone, and choose the control scheme you prefer!

ENDLESS VARIETY
With over 80 vehicles ranging from sports cars to big-rigs, playable in varied, multi-objective levels, across night and day, and traveling from parking lots through city streets and highways – all with random AI-controlled traffic – Parking Mania’s huge variety of gameplay will give you hours upon hours of entertainment.

FEEL THE FUN
Parking Mania’s chock-full of fun extras, from vibrations when you collide, to being able to play your own music tracks as well as the Parking Mania tunes, to earning star-ratings of levels you’ve completed based on your accuracy. Show off your skills by competing on the integrated online leaderboards, and win achievements as you raise your game!

So hold onto your real-life No-Claims Bonus, and channel those insane driving skills into Parking Mania today!
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Nokia Exclusive Expirations (games now available to all)

The Sims Medieval (WP)$4.99/£3.99
GET MEDIEVAL WITH THE SIMS™! Your favorite lighthearted Sims universe is going old-school – back to the times of castles, kings, jesters and knights!

DELVE INTO A MAGIC STORY-DRIVEN WORLD
Create your hero and determine your Sim’s destiny in this new fantasy. From serf and squire to Lady and Lord, role-play even as a Vampire! Immerse yourself in a dramatic adventure where the possibilities are endless.

QUEST YOUR WAY TO DESTINY
Complete quests to propel your Sims onward. Master skills and make wizardly potions like a death potion – or a love potion. Join parties across a richly detailed medieval realm, or test your skills with features like combat and fishing.
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Vampire Rush (WP)$2.99/£2.29
Nobody likes vampires, everyone likes heroes! Slay werewolves, vampire bloodsuckers, and all of their minions, while upgrading your skills and building defensive towers.

UNDEAD MAYHEM
Vampire Rush is an explosive combination of tower defense and survival action genres. Improve your sword combat skills, gain special abilities, and don’t forget to place your towers wisely to survive the countless Vampire hordes!

MAN THE DEFENSES
Vampire Rush features four tower types, and each one can be uniquely upgraded. You will need to place them wisely if you want to survive.

MAD SKILLS
Eight upgradable skills, including special abilities like Fire Powder, Freeze Reagent, and more to help defeat a ton of enemies ranging from Vampire Minions to terrifying Dark Lords and Werewolves.
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Download games quickly and easily!

Using a QR code: Scan the QR Code with your phone to go directly to the marketplace spot for that game.
When viewing TrueAchievements from your phone: Click on the Download Here link.
From your computer: Click on the marketplace link and purchase through windowsphone.com
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