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TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Battle Golf Online'

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...

Out Now: 'Noblemen: 1896', 'The Walking Dead: March To War', 'Max & The Magic Marker Remastered', 'Box Cat Bash', 'Swipe Casters', 'Battle Golf Online', 'Invaders… From Space!', 'Verticow' and More

Welcome to yet another week of new iOS game releases! Being sandwiched in between Gamescom last weekend and PAX West coming up this weekend has not caused developers to slow down with their new releases. This week's batch of new games is a biggie, with some highly-anticipated titles like Noblemen: 1896 and The Walking Dead: March To War as well as the surprise release of a remastered version of clever drawing-centric platformer Max & The Magic Marker. And never, I mean NEVER, forget about Box Cat Bash. So strap in for some downloadin' and check out the full list of new games below and as always let us know in the comments which games you'll be picking up...




New iOS Games on Our Forums: 'Castaway Cove', 'Hello Kitty Friends', 'Martial Arts Brutality', 'Death Point', and More

Another Wednesday release onslaught is upon us, and this one takes place on Frankenstein Day, which is just the made up holiday to celebrate author Mary Shelley's birthday. For us around here, it's the day before we leave for PAX, and I feel like I have so much to do before I leave my bubble of fast and reliable internet connectivity I can't even handle it. Complicating things further is a ton of great games which have come out recently...

Best 'Frozen Throne' Decks, Decks to Beat Druid, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #110

Hello everyone and welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our roundup of last week's best news stories and videos from the world of Hearthstone [Free]. As was to be expected, there's a lot of talk about the current power levels of Druid and the effects that has on the meta (and the game as a whole). So, we have stories both about getting on the Druid bandwagon and trying to beat Druid decks. There are also stories about the new short Blizzard has unveiled, which is lovely, as well as the results of the Global Games finals. Overall, the world of Hearthstone seems to be all about Druid issues at this moment, and it remains to be seen whether the Druid-mania will soon subside or whether it will continue until Blizzard does something about the current state of the meta. Let us begin...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Miss Fisher', 'Ticket to Earth', 'Death Road to Canada', 'Gangstar Vegas', 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. In a bit of an inversion from the usual business around these parts, most of today's updates are for paid games rather than free-to-play. Well, law of averages says it has to happen sometime, right? Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper 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: 'Cat Bird'

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...

Thanks to Our Sponsors for Supporting TouchArcade: Mobcrush, Bethesda, GameSpire, Appodeal, Ketchapp, Codeulike, and Phoenix One Games

While we're primarily supported by a mixture of Patreon, Twitch subscriptions and Amazon referrals these days, site sponsors go a long way in making up for the funding shortfalls of our Patreon never reaching its goal. To show our appreciation, we are now publishing these posts thanking our sponsors each week- Both to give them a little extra visibility and hopefully to get readers who love TouchArcade to give their games a look to similarly support their efforts in allowing us to continue to provide everyone with awesome third party mobile games editorial which the App Store ecosystem badly needs...

RPG Reload Glossary - Send in the Clones, or Action-RPGs in the Early 00s

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where everything goes better with a good loot system. This week, we're continuing our slow but steady crawl through the history of the action-RPG sub-genre. The last time we looked at this topic, we covered the late 1990s, perhaps one of the more significant periods thanks to the debut of Blizzard's Diablo. Just how influential was it? Read on, friends. If you don't already know, I have a feeling you will soon. Keeping in mind the general explosion of game releases from here on out, I'm only going to be covering a five-year span, and only the games I think are noteworthy. If I leave out your favorite, it might have just slipped my mind. Hold on to that hope!..

'Darkest Dungeon' for iPad Has Finally Released on the App Store

Red Hook Studios have flirted with the concept of their 2016 critical and commercial hit Darkest Dungeon [$4.99 (HD)] making the transition to mobile for some time now. While the PC and PS4 versions of the title were essential purchases, the game's Vita port emphasised its potential for portable play, and so a move to tablet devices was always a natural progression for the developers to make. Finally, after what has felt like years of impatient anticipation, Darkest Dungeon has made its way to the iPad. With a beautiful gothic graphical style, and a clever twist on the turn-based RPG formula with its stress mechanic, Darkest Dungeon is the latest in a line of essential indie releases on the App Store, and is available to download for $4.99 exclusively for tablet devices...

Out Now: 'Radiation City', 'Cat Bird', 'Bertram Fiddle Episode 2', 'Shadow Fight 2 Special Edition', 'Bust-A-Move Journey', 'Little Red Lie', 'Swipe Manager: Soccer', 'Unbalance' and More

Welcome to another packed week of new iOS game releases! We are furiously refreshing the App Store in search of the iPad version of Darkest Dungeon, but it hasn't launched in time for this post. Rest assured we'll let you know the moment it hits. There are a couple of other games we're waiting on, including the surreal adventure game Karma. Incarnation 1 and the revitalized classic racer Wacky Wheels HD. Those stragglers aside, there is a TON of cool stuff that's out already, including the didn't-even-know-it-was-in-the-works follow-up to Radiation Island called Radiation City, and you can see all the new games in the full list below and as always be sure to let us know which ones have your interest this week!..

New iOS Games on Our Forums: 'Dungeon Time Turbo', '7 Stories Remastered', 'Wingy Pop', 'Shadow Fight 2 SE', 'Bust-a-Move Journey', and More

Ohhhhh man, it's Buttered Corn Day, a made-up holiday that's near and dear to my heart. At least in the midwest, this time of year is when you often see people selling sweet corn on the side of the road. It seems sketch, buying road corn and all, but it's so good, and typically so cheap, I'll just buy a bunch, blanche it, and freeze it. It's a thing. Anyway, what's also a thing is a whole ton of new iOS games. Special shout outs to 7 Stories Ramstered, which is a redone version of an absolutely ancient iOS RPG. There's a ton of other good stuff in this pile, if RPG's aren't your thing!..

Druid Too Strong, Frozen Throne Crazy Cards, Disguised Toast, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #109

Hello Hearthstone [Free] players, and welcome to our weekly roundup of the best news and videos. We are in the second week of the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion, and the meta is still a bit all over the place, although Druid decks seem to be much stronger than most other decks. Players seem to be having fun with the new cards and the Death Knights. This week we have stories on climbing the ladder in an unstable meta, fun Frozen throne decks to play, Frozen Throne bugs and surprises, and much more. Overall, it's been a good week for the game, and it's always fun to get to play with new cards, especially when we see new archetypes and new ideas. I hope you've been enjoying Knights of the Frozen Throne. Now, let's jump into the news...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Data Wing'

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 Special Edition - 'The RPG Reload 3rd Anniversary Special'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the regular feature where we sometimes take a moment to check our status screens and admire our stats. While I had originally planned for this week's installment to continue our dive into the history of action-RPGs, it was brought to my attention that we passed another milestone this week. Our humble little corner of TouchArcade is now officially three years old, so I'd like to dedicate this week's column to a little navel-gazing in honor of that accomplishment. Put on your mystic caps of self-indulgence, friends, because we're going on a magic carpet ride of RPG Reload history! If you're here for the action-RPG series, we'll be returning to that next week...

Out Now: 'Super Phantom Cat 2', 'War Wings', 'Bottom of the 9th', 'The Girl Who Sold the World', 'Technobabylon', 'Tunnels & Trolls Adventures', 'Piece Out', 'Fast Track', 'Snipers vs Thieves' and More

Welcome to another week full of new iOS games! If you know me even a little bit, you probably won't be surprised to hear that my most anticiapted game this week was Super Phantom Cat 2. Yes, cats and platformers are a combination I can't refuse. I also want to take this opportunity to deliver a Public Service Announcement about the game: It is free to play, with energy timers and all that jazz. HOWEVER, there is an IAP available for 99¢ that will remove ads, and another one for $4.99 that will remove all ads AND energy timers. This isn't very clear in-game, so I figured it was worth mentioning before people got too mad about any freemium shenanigans in what is otherwise an absolutely fantastic sequel to the already great original. If cats and platformers aren't your thing, or you just want MOAR GAMEZ because that's what we do, check out the full list of games below and let us know which games you're picking up!..

New iOS Games On Our Forums: 'Piece Out', 'Portal Walk', 'Technobabylon', and Tons More

I'm posting this a bit earlier in the day than I usually do, as I've got a funeral to go to this morning... So it's possible we're missing a few bigger games which typically pop up a bit later in the morning on Wednesday. So, to catch those stragglers before we post our full roundup this evening, definitely keep an eye on our forums where games typically get posted quickly after they appear on the App Store. On a more positive note, today is National Bratwurst Day, which I'll totally be celebrating this evening by grilling some brats with Giardiniera in them, which our local grocery store makes in house. They're the bees knees...

The 'Dungeon Raid' Eulogy - The Best 32-Bit Games That Will Die With iOS 11

Spending hours compiling the list of 32-bit games that are set to die with iOS 11 was an immensely difficult task, not simply because of the sheer number of games, but also because of the fond memories I have of so many of the titles that are sadly facing the chop next month. While there are a number of games that I could single out, and many that I intend to put a spotlight on in the coming weeks, Dungeon Raid [$0.99] remains the most prominent example of a pivotal and influential App Store release that will be disappearing when the 32-bit Appocalypse comes around. Beloved by the iOS gaming community, critics and casual iPhone users alike, Fireflame Games' App Store debut was a slick, detailed and impossibly irresistible puzzle RPG amalgam. Even though it originally released in 2011, Dungeon Raid remains as fun and as playable today. However, despite over six years since its emergence on the App Store, very few mobile puzzle games have managed to replicate the compelling formula that Dungeon Raid perfected, and it'll be incredibly sad to see it fade into obscurity...

Best Frozen Throne Decks, Death Knight Rankings, Trolden and Kripp Videos, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #108

Hello everyone, and welcome to the first post-Knights of the Frozen Throne Hearthstone [Free] roundup. We finally got the infusion of all the cool new cards into the game, and everyone seems to be happy, at least for now. The post-expansion honeymoon periods are always fun because the meta is very fluid and everyone is trying different ideas. Blizzard's new pack rules have helped most players get a good starting collection, and overall things seem to be good in the Hearthstone world. We have stories about strong Frozen Throne decks, stories about the new Death Knight cards, and a lot more. We even have a Destiny story. So, hop over the image below and let us begin...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Hearthstone', 'Marvel Future Fight', 'Dungeons of Chaos', 'Panmorphia', 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. The biggest pop from last week's updates is undoubtedly that one card game from our orc-loving friends, but there were lots of other cool ones too. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Cat Quest'

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...

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