If you've got a spare buck sitting around, now might be the time to blow it on a game. Disney's Castle of Illusion usually costs $9.99, but it's currently on sale for just $0.99, which is a full 90% off. Note, this deal isn't valid in all regions, but this game has proven pretty popular even at full price.

Update: The price has now also dropped to $0.99 on the Amazon Appstore. Go spend some coins, people.


Castle of Illusion on Android is a full HD remake of the classic 1990 Sega Genesis title. The original was a 2D platformer, but the new remake has 2.5D gameplay with deep 3D environments. It came to the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, PC, and iOS previously, but only launched on Android back in June. That's awfully quick for a 90% off sale.

The game is compatible with virtually all Android devices and clocks in at 590MB. You'd do well to act before Disney comes to its senses and raises the price.

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.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

    game genie codes plz

    • Aaron Hafitz

      Haha haha what a throwback

  • Bradley Ruiz

    finally :) instant buy

  • http://www.app365.hu/ Lusztig Zsolt

    Strange, on the Play Store it's 2253 HUF (~9,3 USD) for me...

  • http://www.cpcwiki.eu/ Gryzor

    Despite the icon saying 90% off on Play, it's €7.35 for me :D

  • Jimmo

    9,99$ in italy

  • Vignesh

    INR 600 ($10) in India. :|

  • Amarus Kh

    France is not one of the "select regions" :(

    • Amarus Kh

      PSA: When accessing amazon.fr, it's full price. But I've bought it from the link in the article (amazon.com) for the reduced price.

  • Rob Johnson

    No sale here in England

    • Andrew Palmer

      Almost had me as a customer too...

    • Régis Knechtel

      Same here in Brazil

    • Artur Łukasz

      and Poland

    • Shi Qiu

      and Germany

    • Nick Nexus

      and Greece

    • Marco

      & South Africa

    • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

      and Australia

    • เกรียนเทพ ดี อันลิมิเตด

      & Thailand...

    • mittNamn

      And Sweden

    • aitorTheRed

      No sale also in Spain :(

    • Le0nardZelig

      and Italy

    • Rami Selin

      and Finland

    • http://about.me/sarmedsiddique Sarmed Siddique

      and Pakistan

    • williamjarquin

      and Nicaragua

    • IvanKolev

      And Indonesia

    • Marcell Lévai

      and Hungary

    • Medz

      and UAE

    • Jason Wright

      and Japan

    • letsplaay

      And North Korea

      • Michael Jones

        HAH, North Korea? WTF are you doing THERE?

    • Rijo Raghvan

      or in India or Bahrain!

    • Luca

      and Moon

    • Kashmieer

      And Turkey

    • Abdullah

      and Kalifat

    • Darkmyth CH

      And Switzerland

    • ZuLu

      and Romania

    • Foola

      And Singapore

    • Rob Forbes

      Not for sale on Amazon in England either.

    • Karan Pratap Singh

      and Westeros!

  • Andrew Palmer

    So judging by the comments the selected regions are US only?

    • Mayoo

      Canada too. Yeah you read that right.

  • O’s Fan91

    WOndering if I should wait for it to be $1 in the Amazon App store... Hmm.

    • Neil Prasad

      Probably not because the silly Amazon App Store requires that you keep the App Store on your phone/tablet to carry on using the Apps you have purchased through it. Won't be making that mistake again!

      • Funem

        Works the same as the google play store, that requires all the background services as well and has a much bigger device footprint than the Amazon app store. The Amazon app store is a small program, for what you get in return ie free coins and quite a few decent free apps every day its worth having the small app installed.

  • Tyler McNaughton

    $1 in Canada. Love this game

  • Big_M_1234

    The Amazon appstore does usually get around to matching play store sales. It will be good to have something to spend all those free Amazon coins on.

  • brunodmjr

    Not in Brazil.

  • http://nopenopenope.nope Ryuuie

    Have the controls been fixed and controller support added?

    • http://nopenopenope.nope Ryuuie

      Actually, I think I'll just pick this up on PSN. The controls actually work on there where as they seem to be broken on Android. :/

      $1 is nice but it's still a waste if the game is broken.

    • CasperTFG

      I saw no gamepad support. My poor MOGA Pro just sits on the counter.

      • http://nopenopenope.nope Ryuuie

        Yeah, I picked it up on PSN instead. It wasn't $1 but it was better than not being able to play at all due to bad controls..

    • primalxconvoy

      Nope. Hence the last ditch effort of a sale to inject interest and sales.

  • Göran Sävström

    not in Spain either...

  • MirandaU

    7.42Eur (presumably 9.99$US) in Germany as well. Too bad, I really got my hopes up after reading the headline. The game looks awesome.

  • Marius Oprisan

    I believe discount is just for USA and Canada. No discount in Romania

  • billykent1972

    been waiting for that price to drop

  • bloodmoon

    Its seems despite being advertised as such, the UK Play store is not offering the discount. Balls.

  • jonathan3579

    Don't know if I'll play it but I bought it just in case.

  • Pierre Gardin

    That's quite a lame move from Disney (I'm talking bout the "region" restriction).

    They didn't even bother listing the "regions".

    • primalxconvoy

      Probably because what they meant is "sale only in the USA; not the rest of the world".

  • gg

    who's to blame? google or disney

  • gspida

    Not compatible with my device. I rarely get this and strange to get it on this game. LG G Pro, something I need to know?

    • Kostas

      It's compatible with my ZTE Blade (ARM 6)lol, and Galaxy Nexus but not with my LG Optimus G... It's ridiculous... Plus, no sale for Greece apparently.

  • Dutchy

    the price is still saying $9.99 for me :( Jamaicaica

  • Yuccaman

    Nearly hit purchase when seeing 90% off on the icon, till I read the "certain regions" disclaimer and noted the UK isn;t in there - ah well... perhaps next time....

  • david coffey

    i love being in the usa.

    <---- prick.

  • rsohne

    Controls on Nvidia Shield are horrible. Gamemapper works fine but Mickey constantly wants to move left. Very irritating.

  • Leonardo Baez

    Note, this deal isn't valid in all regions, but this game has proven pretty popular even at full price.

    yeap.. sadly in mexico still is 124$ (9.99 us$)

    • pacho

      Buy it in the Amazon app store. Ahí si lo pude comprar a 0.99.

  • Johnny Vu

    We need more game discount like this

  • primalxconvoy

    Not on sale in Japan (but at least they warn people about this in the app description).

    If this game had functioning hardware controller support, I'd be interested, but as it stands, the poor touch controls (read the Google Play reviews) deter me from this even if it was free. I suspect the original premium price (ten dollars? Lol) without the premium control support just hasn't been selling (especially as it's just a port of a game designed to originally have controller support).

    Funny that.

  • Burnerman_X

    Not in Brazil. Meh :c

  • Tsun_Pooka

    As usual, this game is not on sale on the Amazon Appstore. Hrr drr!

  • christy

    Thanks! :) been waiting for the price to come down.

  • Hector Diaz

    Same here in DR

  • PuzzledObserver

    What is in this game to justify a price of $10?

    • tdizzel


  • Mike Connors

    On sale here in canada

  • dude

    I hate to admit it but I am starting to use AmazonApp on my family account over Playstore. I thought the idea of coin were dumb, but it's much more convenient to send coins as gift to the account to fill it up, compared to requiring a credit card or physically buying a gift card for PlayStore. Which is helpful when a few person is using the same account and you don't want kids accidentally doing made in game purchases.

  • dude

    Also Rayman Jungle Run is today's free app.

  • Funem

    In the UK its £5.88 on the play store £5.90 on Amazon, but only 69p on iOS... so bought it on IOS. Seems stupid to put it on sale in the UK on iOS, advertise its on sale on Android for some regions but not the Uk where its on sale for iOS. I know they are different stores but it seems like its on sale generally so why not make it the same regions for all app stores.

  • Funem

    Purchased it on the Amazon.com store with my US login. The account is tied to my UK account so it lets me buy stuff on the US app store and the app is available on my UK account...

  • Aric Braun

    Blarg, just spent real money on Play

  • Filipe

    Just for the united states and canada. Then do not complain of piracy.

  • Göran Sävström

    One point for Amazon... that did the trick, even from Spain.
    I imagine the little "extra" that the appstores get on a 99 cent purchase isn't much, but Amazon still got it instead of Google.

  • http://mavi222.deviantart.com/gallery/ Mavi

    And the Amazon saves the day again! .. I didn't even know that I have some coins on the Amazon account :)

  • Paolo

    Why not Germany???

  • Kashmieer

    10$ for Turkey, bummer.

  • Matt

    Woot. $10.63 in AUS still :D

  • Jeff Moreira

    What a stupid thing they've done. Cheaper only in US and Canada but the rest of the world knows about the price and simply won't buy it until they get the same discount.
    I for sure won't buy it for more than 69p (UK price if it was discounted).
    FU Disney!

  • Johan Svärdh

    Well, there were now sale here in Sweden but I had a card with an american address so I could use that one to buy it on sale.

  • Cuvis

    Looks like a great game to play with a Moga. Should be fun.

  • jay

    Bought it for .99c if you go to amazon.com. I'm in the uk

  • jones

    Works fine at amazon store in norway

  • Fuyuhiko Date

    But not in Europe D:

  • Randa Hafza

    screw you disney, waving a 90% discount in our faces
    "selected regions" my ass, 2 countries arent regionS

  • andreinic

    Amazon rules! Excellent! Whatever Google is throwing, Amazon is coming with something better.

  • makimbo

    Shocking that its just for the yanks and canadians.... not to worry plenty of dodgy copies going around!!

  • Moyako

    Not bad for 99 coins :)