Category Archives: Featured

Out Now: 'Neo Turf Masters', 'CSR Racing 2', 'Don't Be Squared', 'Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius', 'Tap My Katamari', 'Dungeon Tiles', 'The Slaughter: Act One' and More

Here we are again with another week and another big batch of new iOS games. It's a surprisingly beefy week in terms of games, with several big-name titles hitting the App Store for the first time but also several high-profile games that are exiting their soft-launch period and launching worldwide. In addition, there's a few things on my radar that are supposed to come out today but haven't quite hit the App Store just yet, so keep an eye out as if anything noteworthy pops up we'll let you know. Otherwise, check out the full list below and let us know which games you'll be picking up!..

New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Pocket Arcade Story', 'Final Fantasy Brave Exvius', 'Don't Be Squared' and More

I'm based in the Chicago area, and I love everything about this part of the USA except for one very significant problem: When I'm craving Waffle House I've got to drive all the way to Indianapolis to get my fix of scattered, smothered, and covered hash browns. Sure, we have objectively better overall mom and pop diners all over the 'burbs, but there's just something magical about Waffle House. It's like when you're really craving White Castle, there's just no substitute. What does this have to do with anything? Nothing really, just random Waffle-related musings on National Waffle Day and wishing I could celebrate properly at a Waffle House. Thankfully, there's a whole heap of brand new iOS games to play instead...




'Touchstone Tavern', Our Weekly 'Hearthstone' News Roundup, Is on Hiatus This Week

Hello everyone. Normally, I would be welcoming you all to another extensive recap of all news Hearthstone [Free], but unfortunately this last week was extremely busy for me since I was preparing for my return to the US after two years away. As a result, I couldn't put together one of my usual articles for you. Instead, what I've decided to do is to write the Videos part of the article to give you something to hold you over until next week. There are some very fun videos that should keep you entertained. If all goes as planned, I'll be able to attend BlizzCon 2016 in November and write a BlizzCon-focused Touchstone Tavern. So, enjoy this week's shortened Touchstone Tavern, and I'll see you all on the other side...

Update Mondays: 'Zenonia S', 'Sky Force Reloaded', 'Marvel Avengers Academy', 'Tiny Tower', And More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. We've got a nice mix of the new and the old appearing this week, but as usual, it's mostly tilted towards free-to-play games. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper Social [Free], the watchlist in the TouchArcade App [Free], or by participating in the TouchArcade forums, but this weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Teeny Titans'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

RPG Reload File 084 - 'Shadowrun Returns'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we'll deck the world for a few credsticks. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to see how it holds up in the present day. It's a chance for reflecting on important releases, revisiting old favorites, or simply to take a deeper dive than our reviews typically allow. As the present King of Canada, I try to choose a balanced plate of games from week to week to reflect the wide diversity in the genre. If you feel like I'm missing something important, though, make sure to let me know. You can do that by posting in the comments below, stopping by the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the forums, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload. You might not see your suggestion right away, but it will be added to the master list...

Out Now: 'Perchang', 'Heavy Metal Tennis Training', 'Rodeo Stampede', 'Hyperburner', 'Super Steampuff', 'NinjAwesome', 'The Sandbox Evolution' and More

Welcome to the best time of week for mobile gamers, the time when we roundup all the new iOS games that have hit the App Store. Let me apologize for not having a list last week, these things are hard to put together when you're spending all day running around the LA Convention Center for E3. This week we're back though, and back with a vengeance! Or if not a vengeance then at least a huge selection of cool-looking new games. Check out the full list below and as always let us know which games you'll be picking up this week in the comments section below...

New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Rodeo Stampede', 'Hyperburner', 'Otaku Heroes' and a Bunch More

As far as dumb food-related made-up holidays are concerned, I'd say that today's National Onion Rings Day might be one of the most delicious. To celebrate it fully, I'd recommend going to a place like Red Robin that goes above and beyond when it comes to the presentation of onion rings by stacking them into a massive ridiculous tower that spreads envy throughout the entire restaurant. It's like the infectious nature of the fajita effect. Oh, and while you're waiting for your golden brown, deep fried, savory slices of America to hit your table, maybe consider playing some of the new iOS games that hit the App Store this week?..

Improving Ladder Performance, Control Warrior Rules, Priest In Trouble, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in Touchstone #53

Welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our Hearthstone [Free] weekly news roundup that helps you stay on top of everything going on in the world of Hearthstone and (hopefully) helps you improve your game. This past week we had articles about the popularity of Mage decks, ways to improve your Ladder game, the current state of the meta, decklists and stats from tournaments, N'Zoth's dominance, and much more. As you can tell, the meta is still in relative flux, which is a good thing for the game considering the new expansion has been out for a while now. I hope you've been enjoying the game recently. If you've been hoping for any changes, do tell me in the comments; I'm curious to see what players are enjoying and what not. Let's jump in, shall we?..

Update Mondays: 'Minecraft: Pocket Edition', 'Marvel Contest of Champions', 'The Greedy Cave', 'Leap Day', And More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. With both of the big events last week, you might expect that there wouldn't be quite as many updates as usual. You would be correct in that assumption, oh wise seer. That doesn't mean there aren't some cool updates to look at, though. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper Social [Free], the watchlist in the TouchArcade App [Free], or by participating in the TouchArcade forums, but this weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Adventure Company'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

RPG Reload File 083 - 'Rimelands: Hammer Of Thor'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we regularly engage in medieval dumpster diving. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the murky mists of the App Store's past to see how it stands in the judgmental light of the modern day. It's equal parts reflection, reminiscing, and diving deeper than our reviews usually allow for. As the wielder of the sacred nail clippers, I try to choose a balanced plate of games from week to week, but if you feel like I'm missing something essential, please let me know. You can comment below, post in the Official RPG Reload Club thread, or tweet me at @RPGReload. You might not see it soon, but I'll add your suggestion to the master list, a prestigious prize if there ever was one...

New Games on Our Forums: 'Adventure Company', 'Dawnbringer', 'Paranormal Minis' and Much More

While everyone is hopefully having a great National Lobster Day, Jared and I are wandering around E3 where anything to do with VR definitely seems to be the flavor of the week. Since massive E3 announcements are dominating the news cycle this week, it doesn't seem like that many iOS games have hit the App Store, but there's still more than enough to keep us all busy while we eat our lobster rolls and accompanying lobster bisque...

Supercell Doubles Down on Never Muting Emotes in 'Clash Royale'

If you ask any Clash Royale [Free] player what frustrates them most about the game, people will likely have a wide variety of things, potentially centralizing around the pay model of the game, chest timers, and similar... But it seems everyone is unified around just how frustrating player emotes can make the game. If you don't play Clash Royale, here's what you're "missing"- Communication in the game has been distilled down to ten buttons, and through the miracle that is human nature on the internet, people have figured out how to be total sh*t heads with only these ten emotes at their disposal. In the immortal words of Dr. Ian Malcolm, "Life, uh... finds a way."..

Best Decks, New Trump Teachings, Kripp Interview, Shaman Guide, and More Weekly 'Hearthstone' News in Touchstone #52

Hello everyone and welcome to another Hearthstone [Free] weekly news roundup. Please, have a seat by the fire. Today's news is more varied compared to the last couple of weeks, although we still have a couple of guides on popular and powerful decks. There's also a view of the current state of the game from Blizzard itself, questions on whether Secret Paladin can still haunt your dreams in the current meta, questions about the nerfs, and, of course, the current state of the Meta. I feel that players are starting to get accustomed to the radical changes Standard brought to the game and starting to get used to the new reality. How have you been enjoying the changes? Is Hearthstone the way you like it right now or are changes you can't wait to see?..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Heroes of Loot 2'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn't necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable "best" thing. Instead, it's more just us picking out the single game out of the week's releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one...

RPG Reload File 082 - The Banner Saga

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we add a piece to our banner with each game played. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to see how it holds up in the harsh light of today. It's a chance to play some old favorites one more time, to see how a game settled into the iOS landscape over time, or simply to take a deeper dive than our reviews typically allow for. As the Mr. Miyagi of this particular dojo, I decide which titles we wax on about from week to week. I try to keep things fairly balanced, but if you feel like there's a great game I'm missing out on, please let me know. You can do that by posting in the comments below, stopping by the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the forums, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload...

Out Now: 'Heroes of Loot 2', '2-bit Cowboy Rides Again', 'AlphaPit', 'Cat Knight Story', 'Independence Day: Resurgence Battle Heroes', 'Block Havoc', 'Flipominos' and More

It's another one of those crazy release weeks where more new iOS games hit the App Store than I know what to do with. It's even worse this week as cool stuff has been trickling out since late last week and over the weekend. I'm personally most excited for Heroes of Loot 2 as it's an improved sequel to one of my all-tie favorites, as is the Game Boy-esque Metroidvania-style action platformer 2-bit Cowboy Rides Again. And that's just the beginning of stuff I'm interested in picking up. So check out the full list below and let us know what YOU, everyday average TouchArcade reader, are picking up this week...

New iPhone Games on Our Forums: 'Heroes of Loot 2', 'Wizard Swipe', 'Skyforce Unite' and More

It's a beautiful day today in the Chicago area, particularly as we all come together to celebrate National Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day. I'm not super sure that this is even a real holiday as much as it's just something some dude on YouTube made up, but really, when you think about it, isn't that how practically all holidays start? I don't have a problem getting onboard with grassroots holidays, even though I don't really understand why jelly doughnuts need their own holiday considering National Doughnut Day was last week... But, hey, why not. If you're looking for some new iOS games to play while you drive jelly doughnut after jelly doughnut down your throat, I've got some great news: There's a bunch of 'em. We've seen games drizzling out all week, so, you might already have some of the stuff in our list...

Playing Wild, Building the Best Decks, Is Shaman Too Strong, and More Weekly 'Hearthstone' News in Touchstone #51

Welcome to another weekly roundup of all things Hearthstone [Free] here at TouchArcade. As you'll see this week, many Hearthstone articles have to do with how to build or understand the strongest (or most fun) decks in the current meta, and I suppose that makes sense considering the immense changes the game underwent ever since the shift to Standard. So, you'll read about various dominant decks and decks that dominated tournaments, but at the same time we'll be dipping into Wild a bit more than usual. I don't know if Standard is getting a bit too slow for players, but I've been hearing more and more players starting to peek over at Wild perhaps in search for something different and, maybe, faster. So, let's dive into this week's news...

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