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'Pokemon Rumble World' Marks the Second 'Pokemon' Game to Have IAP - Is This the Sort of Thing Nintendo Will Bring to the iPhone?

With recent news of Nintendo partnering with DeNA to make smartphone games based on Nintendo IP, it was only a matter of time before we started seeing the house that built Mario do a few more cannonballs into the micro-game, free-to-play pool. That next plunge comes on April 8, in the form of Pokémon Rumble World on Nintendo’s 3DS eShop, announced in today's Nintendo Direct...

Freebie Alert: Stylish 'Monument Valley'-Esque Puzzler 'Back to Bed' is Free Today

Do you like artsy, vaguely-Escherian puzzle games, like Monument Valley [$3.99]? Then you will want to check out Back to Bed [Free], which is currently free. You must help a sleepy wanderer get his way back to his bed through a series of ever-crazier dreamscapes. Here's what our Andrew Fretz had to say in his review:..

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Countryballs - The Polandball Game', 'Bouncing Ball', and More Games About Balls

Even though it's April Fools today, developers didn't seem to be dissuaded into not releasing their games. You never know these days, as there's so much fake news that people doing real things tend to just avoid the day entirely. But, not on iOS, I guess. Anyway, there's a bunch of good stuff in this list so far including a game about Countryballs which is an reddit phenomenon I totally don't understand. I'm getting old...

New 'Hearthstone' Patch Likely Includes iPhone Support, to Be Released April 9th?

One of the best parts of a game getting as huge as Hearthstone [Free (HD)] is people feverishly data mining update files. If you're new to Blizzard patch data mining, in a supreme, over-simplified, nutshell it means people dig through the game's files looking for anything new that wasn't in the old version. Graphical assets, sound files, text strings, and other things like that are all revealed by Hearthpwn as the patch hit the PC/Mac client this afternoon...

'Star Wars Rebels' Table Heading to 'Zen Pinball' and 'Star Wars Pinball'

We were very pleasantly surprised with Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions [Free], our Game of the Week pick last week, both because it's a really good action platformer and because it utilizes the Star Wars license really well. Along that same line, Zen Studios has always done a wonderful job of bringing Star Wars (and many other massive IPs) to the world of pinball, and they're keeping that train rolling while getting in on the Star Wars Rebels action with a new table coming soon to both the Zen Pinball [Free] and Star Wars Pinball [$1.99] apps. Here are a couple of screens from the new table...

Update Mondays: 'Despicable Me: Minion Rush', 'WWE Immortals', 'Candy Crush Soda Saga', 'Sky Force 2014', 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. Well, this week wasn't quite as significant as the last one, but there are so many more Spider-Mans this time around I can't help but give it the nod. Lots of other great stuff, too! 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: 'Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions'

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...

Best iPhone and iPad Games - 3/27/15 - 'Final Fantasy: Record Keeper', 'Taichi Panda', 'Swap Quest' and More

I told you guys last week we had picked up some new team members, and if you haven't noticed, we've been on fire this week. Tons more content across the board ranging from more reviews, developer interviews, more guides, and way more news. I even had to change the front page to display more stories at a time just so we weren't bumping our daily load out off the front page. A good change overall, I'd say. Anyway, here's our top scoring reviews we published this week: ..

WWE WrestleMania 31 is This Weekend, Here's the Five Best Wrestling Games on the App Store

WrestleMania 31 is on Sunday, and it's going to be a huge spectacle. Brock Lesnar, who affirmed that he's sticking around with WWE and not returning to UFC, is fighting in a title fight with Roman Reigns, there's an epic battle royale planned, and John Cena will try to take the United States Title back from Rusev. This should be amazing. If you're in the mood to play some wrestling games before or after WrestleMania – or if the show gets boring and you need something to do during it – here's five rad wrestling titles to slam on your device...

"The Last Game I Make Before I Die" - The Story of 'Crashlands', Cancer and Leaving a Legacy

Editor's Note: We met the three brothers that make up Butterscotch Shenanigans at GDC this year. When we found out about the incredible story behind their studio and the motivations behind shifting gears to their current project, we wanted to share it with everyone. However, since it involves illness, family, and other things which we honestly just don't feel like we could ever do justice reporting on, we did the only thing that made sense- Offer them a platform on TouchArcade to write about the experiences that have led to the development of Crashlands. What you're about to read is the first of a series of articles by Sam Coster as he fights for his life while developing the game he always wanted to make with his brothers, Seth and Adam...

RPG Reload File 031 - 'Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we never try to brush a wookiee's teeth. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's huge back catalog. We revisit the game, expand beyond the borders of a typical review, and see how it's doing in the wild future that is today. The RPG genre is an incredibly broad one, and I try to bring a balanced plate from week to week. I want your help with that, however, so once per month, I'll be featuring a game selected by you, the readers. Simply make your selection known by commenting below, posting in the Official RPG Reload Club thread, or tweeting to @RPGReload. Next week's article is one such choice, and will feature Undercroft [Free], as selected by TouchArcade forum user DrJD. Thanks Doc, I like to get a physician's opinion once in a while!..

'Hearthstone' Blackrock Mountain Adventure Launches April 2nd

Well how about that. The "leak" we posted about yesterday from the Korean Battle.net refund page turned out to be spot on. Blizzard just confirmed that the Blackrock Mountain single player adventure for Hearthstone [Free (HD)] will indeed launch on April 2nd...

‘Final Fantasy: Record Keeper’ Hits the US App Store

Well folks, after an acclaimed review, a behind-the-scenes interview with its producers, and a thorough exploration on the longevity of the game, Final Fantasy: Record Keeper is finally (pun intended) available on the US App Store...

Out Now: 'Silly Sausage in Meat Land', 'Fast & Furious: Legacy', 'Dungeon of Madness', 'Breath of Light', 'Jump'N'Shoot Attack' and More

Welcome to another night/morning of new iOS game releases. We're all kind of just sitting around, waiting for the US release of Final Fantasy Record Keeper, which has yet to show up but should be arriving sometime later tonight or early tomorrow. We think. You never really know how these big-name releases will go. We will definitely sound the alarm once it's available. In the meantime, there's a bunch of cool stuff in the list below, so as always dig through everything and let us know which games you'll be picking up...

'You Must Build a Boat' Hands-On Preview - The '10000000' Sequel is Even Better Than We Were Expecting

If you were around for 10000000 [$2.99] mania, you'll likely remember just how magical it all was. If you weren't, the headline of the review basically nails it. In a nutshell, a game randomly came out of nowhere with a title that didn't make much sense, an icon which was basically a placeholder, and some of the best puzzle gameplay we saw that year. Honestly, the game still holds up well to existing puzzler releases, and is on my short list of titles I tell people to grab when I get the all-too-often question of "What games should I get?"..

'Final Fantasy: Record Keeper' Long Play Impressions - Five Months Later

One of the difficult things with evaluating games on the App Store is how much they tend to evolve over time. It's especially tricky with free-to-play games that are often set up to be gentle in the early stages and more punishing over time. It's like waiting for the other shoe to drop a lot of the time, and I think that contributes to why some people are hesitant to get into those kinds of games to begin with. Even though I've played Square Enix and DeNA's new social RPG Final Fantasy: Record Keeper more than anyone at TouchArcade, I won't be doing the main review. We agreed it would be interesting for readers to get another point of view on the game, so my co-host on the RPG Reload Podcast Eric Ford will be handling that...

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Jump'N'Shoot Attack', 'Stickman Rush' and More

Another Wednesday, another onslaught of iOS releases. Here's the few games that have poked their head out on the New Zealand App Store so far, but I know for a fact this is just a sampling of what's coming tonight as there's at least one very huge game release that hasn't shown up on our forums yet...

Update Mondays: 'Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff', 'Candy Crush Saga', 'Cardinal Quest 2', 'Auro', 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. Some really huge updates last week, with many big titles and plenty of unexpected ones. 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: 'SwapQuest'

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...

Best iPhone and iPad Games - 3/20/15 - 'To Be Or Not To Be', '. Decluster', and 'Imps in Tokyo'

It's been another great week in iOS gaming, and here's another bundle of high scoring game reviews we published this week. Speaking of publishing reviews, chances are you'll see review output amp up considerably in the not too distant figure as so far we've picked up six new writers this week with another two on the way next week. So, these posts might grow quite a bit in the future as we just review more stuff...

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