If the combination of summer heat and apocalyptic storms have you feeling a little down, Madfinger Games is here to help. Madfinger develops some really killer titles like Shadowgun, Samurai II, and the upcoming Dead Trigger (which was actually supposed to land today, but has been delayed until tomorrow for some last-minute bug fixes). Starting today, you can get Shadowgun and Samurai II on sale for $0.99.

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Shadowgun is an amazing third-person shooter with great graphics and surprisingly good voice acting. It even controls well, for a touchscreen shooter. Samurai II is a top-down hack and slash adventure game that is similarly lovely to look at with its neat cell-shaded vibe. Shadowgun is going to require a few hundred megabytes of additional game data, but Samurai comes in one neat little package.

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Shadowgun usually sells for about $5 and Samurai for about $3, so this is a good deal. Remember that there are Tegra and non-Tegra versions, so make sure to get the one that's right for your device. The Play Store will stop you from buying a Tegra-only game for a non-Tegra device, but the opposite isn't true. Might as well get all you can out of that Nvidia chip.

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Just bought the three I was missing (already had the regular Shadowgun). Awesome.

    • ocdtrekkie

      One of my peeves, is that the "THD" version is not "works on Tegra devices", it's "works on the Tegra device that was newest when released". It's odd that my Xoom can use the THD version of some games, but not the THD version of others.

      • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

        Its not odd Some THD games only support the newer Tegra 3 cpu, Which is dumb

  • tanknspank

    I want to pick up the THD Shadowgun for when I get my Nexus 7 but I don't have a t3 device. was only able to get samuraii 2 THD b/c of my original transformer. What lines in the build prop do you need to change to fake a TF201 or something along those lines?

    • Vinnythepooh

      Just buy it from the web market

      • tanknspank

        I tried, but it requires me to send it to a device at the time of purchase. So my lack of a T3 device in my devices keeps me from purchasing..

        • Rajvir

          Root and install Chainfire 3d..
          After installing lib files u can change your device type to get Tegra games on any device provided you open it from the device..

          • SteamTrout

            Can you please provide the details on this? I was unable to get it working.

          • Knlegend1

            Will do!! Thanks, actually I think someone mentioned chainfire awhile back to me.

  • http://twitter.com/rohanXm Rohan Mathur

    I hope Dead Trigger comes out tomorrow, it looked interesting.

  • Jeremy Cope

    Good lookin out!

  • ChumbleSpuzz

    Ugh! Why can't I just buy the game regardless? I probably will have a Tegra 3 device in the near future. Should be a checkbox to allow the purchase to go through without sending it to any device, along with a popup agreement stating "By selecting this I understand that this app is not compatible with any devices currently associated with my Google account..."

    • Knlegend1

      OMG I was trying to do this last night. Take my money and I'll worry about if I can even play it later. I was trying to get the THD version's waiting on my Nexus 7.

  • Skyler

    so I want this for my tegra 2 phone and my tegra 3 tablet (nexus 7), but I think it's kind of silly I would need to purchase both versions of the same game :/