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Google Play Holiday Sales Round Up – NFS: Most Wanted, Jet Set Radio, and More

Google might have snubbed us officially when it comes to an app sale extravaganza like they have done in the past, but that doesn’t mean there are not plenty of winter sales going on over at Google Play. 

Companies such as EA Games, SEGA, and other development teams are putting their apps on sale for the masses, so we’ll do our best to get a nice round up going so you can take advantage of the deals.


If you know of any other cool apps that are currently on sale, let us know down below and we can add it to the list for all to see.

Cheers Jenille and Rory!

  • Simply, Download AppSales application in your Android device and get popup notification for Apps which is on sale daily! 😀

  • im+ pro is on sale now for 99 cents

  • Matthew Merrick

    playerpro is also on sale

  • Simon Belmont

    I grabbed the three Sonic the Hedgehog games for 99 cents a piece. I also got the NFS game for 99 cents.

    Going to hold off on Jet Set Radio for now, though, I am a fan of the game. Keep up the good listing of holiday deals DL.

    • Simon Belmont

      And a +1 to you, pal. I just grabbed this.

      I loved this game on my Amiga back in the day. $1 instead of $4 = sold.

  • I will never buy an EA game even if they pay me to get it. Never again EA, never again.

  • Black Ops Zombies looks cool, but from Glu? Ugh. Besides, Dead Trigger is still free!

    • JoshGroff

      It’s totally worth it, they don’t hassle you for IAPs. Although, wish they’d add extra maps via IAP. (was really hoping for moon tbh.) What you get are 4 or 5 maps including dead ops, and from what I can tell, it’s exactly the same as normal with no gold nerfs, just optional IAPs for noobs. 😉

  • zepfloyd

    No NFS:MW for the DNA…

  • Kahil

    Glowfly by Spiderfly Studios is on sale now too. Only $0.99, down from $1.29. Proceeds are also going to a cancer patient.

  • guest

    just download the app “AppSales” which notifies you of any sales on apps on a daily basis

  • radiok

    I know SwiftKey 3 is mentioned. But I wanted to add that the tablet version is also on sale.

  • Chris B

    You know what game EA should release, Road Rash!!! Or Skitchin’!!!!

    • JoshGroff

      I second Road Rash!

    • RampageDeluxe

      Skitchin?! I haven’t heard that in over a decade.

    • Chris B

      Road Rash 2 ate up soooo much of my time back in the day. I guess the same with Skitchin’…..Junk on ramps and going thru ‘secret’ billboard signs. God games used to be sweet!!!

    • ^ This! At least they gave us NBA Jam.

  • Bobby Cornwell

    Need For Speed is just 99 cents? Sweet! Gonna go download it on my Nexus 7 ASAP!

  • zombie driver THD,dead space,chaos rings,chaos rings omega,final fantasy,chrono trigger,jelly defense,mini motor racing.skecthbook mobile,IM+ PRO

    • these and forgot to mention cut the rope and experiments for 1$ each

  • JoshGroff

    Also, Square ENIX has a nice sale going. Bought myself Chrono Trigger and Most Wanted this morning.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Post up links buddy! haha

      Awesome though!

      • JoshGroff

        What’s up with the down votes? >.>

        • BS

          there is no sale…

          • JoshGroff

            “Enjoy massive savings on select Square Enix games from now until January 3, 2013! Save up to 70% on Chaos Rings, FINAL FANTASY, CHRONO TRIGGER, and more!”

            $10-15 games don’t drop to 99c… Chrono Trigger is normally 9.99, Chaos Rings were both 12.99 if I recall, and FF1 was 9.99 as well I think.

  • EvanTheGamer

    OH HELL yeah! That’s what I’m talkin’ about!

    Thanks for sharing, DL! You guys bloody rock!

    Also, today’s “Surprise!” is nothing short of a fail:


    WTF is wrong with Google all of a sudden? lol

    • Sirx

      Apparently they are competing with Amazon to provide the most balls-out use/worth-less “free app” every day. Problem is, Google is usually so much better than this 🙁

    • I know, I click on the “surprise” just in case, but it’s always WTF, mixing drinks?

      Really, Google?

  • DanSan

    nice, really wanted to get need for speed but wasnt paying that $8 price tag. definitely just picked it up

  • HappyforYou

    There’s a SquareEnix sale. Chrono Trigger is on sale for $6.99, Chaos Rings and Chaos Rings Omega is on sale for $3.99, Countastic is $.99, and Final Fantasy I is $4.99

    • Zack Walker

      Was just about to post this. Picked up Chaos Rings on the cheap and couldn’t be happier.

      • JoshGroff

        Already have the first, but it looks like I’m picking up Omega.

  • AIDE, for Android developers is also on sale: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aide.premium.key

  • Square Enix games are also on sale today, everything but FF3 https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=SQUARE+ENIX+Co.,Ltd.#?t=W251bGwsbnVsbCxudWxsLDEsImNvbS5zcXVhcmVfZW5peC5hbmRyb2lkX2dvb2dsZXBsYXkuRkZJSUlfR1AiXQ..

    • JoshGroff

      Hey, I came here and posted the same thing after you. >.> Maybe I should’ve read through the comments.

  • I’ve just put Car Dashboard Pro on sale before the end of the world happens! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.mandaria.cardashboardpro

    • Honest criticism… I’ve considered buying this app on multiple occasions, but from what I can tell of the screenshots, it’s just… ugly. I stick with Google’s Car Home, even though it is technically “not compatible” with any of my devices and has less features than your app. Give it a facelift (perhaps start by taking cues from Google’s app), and I’ll gladly pay full price for it.

      • Steve Benson

        Yeah, that’s a huge problem with a lot of great apps right now. They just need a decent Holo face-lift. Nothing worse than running a Gingerbread looking app on a Jelly Bean device.

  • mustbepbs

    I buy so many of these games on sale and never play them.

    I’m taking my stand here.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Lol I know how you feel.

      • mustbepbs

        I saw you made the exact same comment as soon as I did haha.

    • Nex__

      Damn, I thought i was the only one, I play for a week two weeks tops, then on to something else.

      • JoshGroff

        A week’s worth of enjoyment for 99c isn’t worth it?

        • legend618

          support developers and buy apps

          • JoshGroff

            I <3 developers. And of course it helps that most apps/games are cheap as crap.

    • EvanTheGamer

      So what? You may play ’em again sometime in the future. Cheap is cheap, and you can’t pass up cheap!

      • JoshGroff

        I know right, 99c for Most Wanted. Picked up sonic 4 ep 1 and CD because everyone loves sonic.

        • EvanTheGamer

          Exactly! That’s a bloody $6.99 game right there! You cannot pass up a decent game, especially for a mere $.99. Hell no. Plus looks like I might be getting my MOGA game controller from last week today or tomorrow so now I’ll be able to give NFS: Most Wanted a whirl using said controller.

          • Patrick Maher

            Just got my MOGA. In addition to Modern Combat 4 code the package also says you get Sonic CD and Pac-Man free. Just a heads up to anyone that is waiting for their MOGA and also thinking about buying Sonic CD today.

          • EvanTheGamer

            Nice! I should be getting mine either today or tomorrow. Yeah, I was gonna chime in with that, but slipped my mind. Good looking out!

        • palomosan

          Ok but I thought NFS MW could be played on a Tablet just like Hot Pursuit, this makes no sense.

          • JoshGroff

            It can’t? I haven’t had time to play it yet since I’m at work, but that would be a big disappointment. Not enough for me to care about the 99c, but still.

          • Daistaar

            I’m playing it on my HP TouchPad right now. Super smooth JB Goodness.

      • mustbepbs

        I never play them. I bought tons of games last year during the $.10 sale. Never play them. Ever. It’s just a waste of money. Besides, I have consoles and a nice PC, most of these games are cheap trash.

        • JoshGroff

          I use my tablet for gaming more than anything, mainly because I like having stuff to do whilst walking around aimlessly.

          • Patrick Maher

            I agree. I buy a lot of games during these Google Play sales but rarely play them on my phone. Now that I have a tablet I am doing a lot more Android gaming. Meanwhile my Steam backlog is not getting any smaller. I had to ban myself from buying anything on Steam sales unless it is less than $10 and includes all DLC.

        • EvanTheGamer

          It’s a waste of $.10, yet you probably pay a $60 phone bill? Wow. That’s pretty cheap.

          • mustbepbs

            $.10 x a lot of games. It adds up.

          • EvanTheGamer

            10 decent games for a dollar? Sure, that really ADDS up to A LOT! Wow, watch out, gonna break the bank!


          • mustbepbs

            For real man, why are you busting my balls? I’ve bought A LOT of sale games in the past and I never play any of them. It’s a waste of money even if it’s not a lot of money.

          • EvanTheGamer

            Just all in good fun man. 🙂

            But I do agree though. I’ve purchased so many Steam games in the past that were on sale and I haven’t even played half of ’em. I just honestly can’t pass up games on the cheap. It’s like if I do, the world might end.


          • mustbepbs

            Well I can understand that mentality haha. I have so many Steam games as well.

        • EvanTheGamer

          The Bard’s Tale is cheap trash? Wow. What games do you play? Barbie’s Wild West Adventure? lol

          • mustbepbs

            Did I say any game in particular? Because I can’t find where I did.

    • When I bought my GNote II it came w/ NFS .. turned out to be a demo and I do like that game phone and console version and Im not able to finish it (after dropping $370 on it – you give me a sh*t load of bloatware that I never use and paying for but the 1 thing that I can use you cant give it for free? $370 .. Cmon man !!) So that will be the one that I do get.

      However that Sonic is veeeery tempting !!

      • DanSan

        im debating on grabbing sonic but not sure which.. im guessing sonic CD is the closest thing to the original version huh?

        • Yes .. me things so

          • JoshGroff

            Sonic 4 is pretty boss, not a far cry from the originals. Graphics are definitely amazing, but it stays true to its roots. 🙂

        • Sonic CD is pretty good. That’s the one I picked up.

      • ** interesting to note ** if you try to buy the full version of NFS via in app purchase you are forced to pay the full retail price .. suggest purchasing through Play for $5 less !!

    • Akashshr

      I read your comment, and went to refund mine!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    hmmmmmn I’m going to stop buying these onsale games…. Starting to realize I don’t even play 90% of them. When I got Rayman about a month ago I sent it to my N7 at home…. haven’t even opended the damn game. . . . . I need a new type of app to chase other than games. The xbox is default when I’m home.

    • RampageDeluxe

      I feel the same as you. I try to take advantage of all the sales, but I honestly don’t touch most of the games. You should play Rayman though, its surprisingly good.

    • Yup, PS3 is what I play when I’m home… unless my girlfriend is over. If she is watching a lame show that is when I play these games.