FWIW, I thought Companions was great, and paid more than .99 for it. It takes good advantage of touch controls and has a great old school vibe to it.
Seperately, Hudson Soft dropped the price of 'Knights of the Phantom Castle' to 99 cents. While flawed, it's worth a look for folks who loved S/NES era jrpgs. It's got the look and sound from that era down pat, and is a bit similar to Battleheart but with more complexity (multiple gestures - flick, tap, drag and drop, and tap and hold each issue a different command to each unit, plus a crafting system, and a cost-based unit drafting system).a
The controls are a little janky which makes the game harder than it should be, but 10 levels in I'm enjoying it. I just wish my archer would stop flick-shooting my tank ;-)
(anyone know if this actually an old SNES game updated for ipad? I don't recognize it but maybe it was something that hadn't previously made it out of japan?)