In the outside chance that you don't find yourself mashing the check for updates button in iTunes as often as you check your email, here are a few game updates that have added some cool new features and fixes that have come out in the past few days. Videos may not reflect the most recent versions of the games.

Touch KO, $4.99 - Along with most of the first impressions on our forums, we also thought the difficulty level included in the initial release was far too easy in our review. Touch KO 1.1 brings some much needed bug fixes, the ability to skip through the slow motion replays, makes combos more powerful, but most importantly added a hard mode with new AI that is much more difficult.

Face Fighter, $1.99 - A silly fighting game that allows you to use your camera or photo library to customize opponents with the faces of your friends, enemies, pets, and loved ones. Face Fighter 2.0 adds Bluetooth multiplayer, so now instead of beating your friends up you can beat on each other.

Baseball Slugger, 99¢ - Com2uS added 2.2.1 compatibility for everyone still stuck in the pre-3.0 dark ages, the ability to brag on Twitter from within the game, as well as a global and national ranking system. Also, if you've been regretting choosing "HelloKitty15" as your Baseball Slugger user name, you will also be able to change that in this latest version of the game.

Harbor Master, 99¢ - Episode 5: Monster Cove brings yet another new map, this time with sea monsters that capture ships and take over docks. Tapping the monsters when they appear sends them back to the deep. Also, something to look out for in the next update is competitive Bluetooth multiplayer.

GI Joyride, 99¢ - Trapdoor's tilt racer that I've spent more time than I'd care to admit playing added all kinds unlockables, new vehicles, paint jobs, an experience point systems, and Facebook leaderboards. Somehow the ability to drive around a van with an awesome paint job instead of the standard tank has me playing this game again.

  • fearless

    Baseball Slugger video is ancient. Game UI has much improved.

  • fearless

    Baseball Slugger video is ancient. Game UI has much improved.

  • iamse7en

    I have updated to Touch KO 1.1, and then I just continued my saved career. I can't seem to find the "hard" mode.

    My method - of blocking, then letting my guard down on one side, quickly dodging, then uppercutting - is still OBLITERATING my opponent. I knock out every single 'hard' guy within the first 2 minutes of the first round... every time.

    Perhaps I'm not finding this 'hard mode,' or if that's it... then I'm uninstalling it once and for all.

  • iamse7en

    I have updated to Touch KO 1.1, and then I just continued my saved career. I can't seem to find the "hard" mode.

    My method - of blocking, then letting my guard down on one side, quickly dodging, then uppercutting - is still OBLITERATING my opponent. I knock out every single 'hard' guy within the first 2 minutes of the first round... every time.

    Perhaps I'm not finding this 'hard mode,' or if that's it... then I'm uninstalling it once and for all.

  • Greg

    Haha I thought I was the only one who overused the check for updates button!

  • Greg

    Haha I thought I was the only one who overused the check for updates button!

  • TKO

    Yay! GI Joyride! My most played gave every. Love that game. :)

  • TKO

    Yay! GI Joyride! My most played gave every. Love that game. :)

  • mat

    can someone please tell me how to enter all the new maps at harbor master beside the three the main map shows??

    i can't find any new map!!

    • Flopsy

      I think once you play the levels enough and 'upload' enough cargo on each one, the newer ones should open up. Yesterday, after applying the update, Monster Cove was still locked until I'd dropped off 150 more boxes in the other levels.

    • http://www.imangi.com Natalia

      Mat,

      Make sure you update the game. On your device, go to App Store > Updates, and update Harbor Master. The updates are free. That will add on all the newest maps to your game.

      • mat

        i did download the latest update and at the beginning 2 maps were locked until i "uploaded" enough cargo, but any other new maps aren't visible, not even mit a lock-symbol!
        i just don't know why 2 maps were visible but locked at the beginning and others are invisible??

      • http://www.imangi.com Natalia

        Mat,

        Email me and I'll help you figure it out. Our contact is here:

        http://www.imangistudios.com/contact.html

  • mat

    can someone please tell me how to enter all the new maps at harbor master beside the three the main map shows??

    i can't find any new map!!

    • Flopsy

      I think once you play the levels enough and 'upload' enough cargo on each one, the newer ones should open up. Yesterday, after applying the update, Monster Cove was still locked until I'd dropped off 150 more boxes in the other levels.

    • http://www.imangi.com Natalia

      Mat,

      Make sure you update the game. On your device, go to App Store > Updates, and update Harbor Master. The updates are free. That will add on all the newest maps to your game.

      • mat

        i did download the latest update and at the beginning 2 maps were locked until i "uploaded" enough cargo, but any other new maps aren't visible, not even mit a lock-symbol!
        i just don't know why 2 maps were visible but locked at the beginning and others are invisible??

      • http://www.imangi.com Natalia

        Mat,

        Email me and I'll help you figure it out. Our contact is here:

        http://www.imangistudios.com/contact.html

  • Bill

    Well I was excited about Harbor Master and their "new level every 2 weeks" promise but after reading their blog things seem otherwise. Yeah they are working on bluetooth multiply, cough cough Flight Control.

    Then on their blog they mention that after multiplayer mode, pointless in my opinion, they are stopping updates to work on a different game.

    Way to draw everyone in with a game that promises to have new levels every 2 weeks and then come out and say that you will be pretty much abandoning it. Oh and one of the "levels" was just a completely pointless Pocket God boat update. Talk about trying to cash in on the success of Pocket God.

    Don't get me wrong I love the game, play it a ton, it's just extremely disappointing to read about false promises of updates every X weeks. If you can't accomplish that don't make it a selling point of the game.

    • http://www.imangi.com Natalia

      Hey Bill,

      Sorry you feel this way. We did in fact add 4 free updates over the course of 2 months and are working on #5 right now:

      http://appshopper.com/games/harbor-master

      There are only 2 of us at Imangi, so I'm sure you can understand that we can't support one 99c game forever, since it actually takes all of our time. The text of our description always said that we're "currently" adding free updates every two weeks, and we tried our best not to imply that this would go on forever.

      Glad you're enjoying the game, though!

      :)

  • Bill

    Well I was excited about Harbor Master and their "new level every 2 weeks" promise but after reading their blog things seem otherwise. Yeah they are working on bluetooth multiply, cough cough Flight Control.

    Then on their blog they mention that after multiplayer mode, pointless in my opinion, they are stopping updates to work on a different game.

    Way to draw everyone in with a game that promises to have new levels every 2 weeks and then come out and say that you will be pretty much abandoning it. Oh and one of the "levels" was just a completely pointless Pocket God boat update. Talk about trying to cash in on the success of Pocket God.

    Don't get me wrong I love the game, play it a ton, it's just extremely disappointing to read about false promises of updates every X weeks. If you can't accomplish that don't make it a selling point of the game.

    • http://www.imangi.com Natalia

      Hey Bill,

      Sorry you feel this way. We did in fact add 4 free updates over the course of 2 months and are working on #5 right now:

      http://appshopper.com/games/harbor-master

      There are only 2 of us at Imangi, so I'm sure you can understand that we can't support one 99c game forever, since it actually takes all of our time. The text of our description always said that we're "currently" adding free updates every two weeks, and we tried our best not to imply that this would go on forever.

      Glad you're enjoying the game, though!

      :)