Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the game Shadow Bug. This means that for the next 7 days you can pick up the popular platformer for free on both iPhone and iPad—a handsome savings of $4.

In Shadow Bug, you play an underdog ninja hero that must save your home forest from the evil factory by taking out monsters. The game has been praised for its mesmerizing, parallax graphics and breathtaking soundtrack.

From the App Store Editors’ Notes:

Shadow Bug may be tiny, but he’s got the skills and reflexes of a dozen full-grown ninjas. We adore this innovative mix of lightning-fast platformer and crafty puzzler. The only thing more satisfying than chaining together aerial attacks on evil beasts is sussing out the path to each level’s shining exit.

And here is a clip of the game in action:

Shadow Bug is available in the App Store for free.


  • Teddie Danh

    I just want to say I am really appreciate this topic, grab this game AS as I saw your post. Gj man (y)

  • tariq

    Day 6474 out of food and water but i must continue playing last weeks ‘game of the week’

    • M_Hawke

      LOL hang in there, buddy! Should I call in an air drop?

      • tariq

        No. I can do this on my own(ಥ_ಥ) I’m independent

      • M_Hawke

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