Category Archives: Featured

Out Now: 'Injustice 2', 'Crash Club', 'Miles & Kilo', 'To the Moon', 'Sky Gamblers Races', 'Run-A-Whale', 'Super Blackjack Battle 2 Turbo Edition', 'Bit Heroes', 'Kill Shot Virus', 'Dungeon, Inc' and More

Welcome to another week of new iOS game releases, and oh boy, what a week we have. There is TONS of awesome stuff hitting this week, including the mobile version of upcoming blockbuster fighting game Injustice 2, Prettygreat's much-anticipated MMO car combat game Crash Club, PC indie hit To the Moon, Kid Tripp sequel Miles & Kilo, the gorgeous Run-A-Whale, crazy Street Fighter II/blackjack mashup Super Blackjack Battle 2 Turbo Edition, and… phew! Lots more, but I need to catch my breath. So check out all the new games in the huge list below and let us know which games you're interested in picking up this week...

'Injustice 2' Guide - Tips on Energy Usage and Upgrading Heroes when Offline

When news about an Injustice: Gods Among Us sequel for consoles leaked last summer, it left us with a couple of questions about the mobile version. Would Warner Bros. and NetherRealm also make a sequel for mobile, or would they just continue updating the existing Injustice [Free] game which had already received massive amounts of new content over the past 4 years and was one of the most popular mobile games around? This past Valentine's Day we got our answer as Injustice 2 for mobile soft-launched in the Philippines App Store, and this week the game has finally launched worldwide. While I'm not sure of the strategy of abandoning an existing successful game with a huge player base in favor of a brand new app, it does at least afford the series a fresh start, and the engine running the existing Injustice game was arguably getting long in the tooth. While Injustice 2 retains the core stripped-down fighting mechanics of its predecessor, it also makes some major fundamental changes to the entire formula. With that, we've put together a short guide in an effort to help you get the most out of this newest entry in the mobile Injustice series...




New iOS Games on Our Forums: Built for Speed, RPG Onigo Hunter, Lethe, Injustice 2, Bit Heroes, Just Ski, Miles & Kilo, To the Moon, and TONS More

On the totally made up holiday calendar, today is National Clean Up Your Room Day, which I'll be celebrating by ... cleaning up my iPhone instead. I probably download way more stuff than your typical person, dealing with TouchArcade day to day, but my phone is a disaster of icons spewed everywhere, nonsensical folders, and more. It might not technically be a room to clean, but, eh, close enough. This week is home to a absurd amount of new games, to the point that I don't even know where I'm going to start with all these gems...

Wild Decks and Meta, Pros Talk Un'Goro, Midrange Hunter, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #96

Welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our weekly roundup of Hearthstone [Free] news and videos. This week we saw even more emphasis on Wild, with Blizzard giving us the first Wild Heroic Brawl ever. Add to that the recent announcement about the upcoming Wild tournament, and it's pretty clear that Blizzard is starting to increasingly look at the Wild side of the game, which is positive for the game since it offers another entertaining mode.  We also have more verdicts on Journey to Un'Goro as well as updated card evaluations. And, as always, we have the best, craziest, and most interesting videos of the week. Let's jump over the image below and begin...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Heroes of Steel', 'World of Tanks Blitz', 'Candy Crush Soda Saga', 'Footy Golf', 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. Whew, there sure aren't many of them this week. Everyone must be hard at work preparing new games or making 64-bit compatibility updates or something, because the watering hole was pretty dry all-around. There are a few good ones, at least, so let's have a look at those. 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: 'Spaceplan'

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...

The RPG Reload Play-Along: 'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload Play-Along. Each month, we'll be playing an iOS RPG together, sharing laughs and tears in equal measures. The post on the front page (like this one!) is basically here to announce the game in question and give a few tips on getting started. The real action will be happening in the TouchArcade forums, where you'll find a thread dedicated to each month's featured game. Sign up if you haven't already, post your screenshots, ask for advice, or just chat about your misadventures with others. We've got a great community of RPG fans here at TouchArcade, so let's make the most of it! As a little incentive, at the end of each month, I will randomly pick one of the participants and send them something small and silly from here in Japan. All you have to do to be eligible is, well, play along with the Play-Along!..

Out Now: 'Battle Bay', 'Race for the Galaxy', 'Blitz Brigade: Rival Tactics', 'Home Run High', 'Louie Lucha', 'Project Frox', 'Ever Knight', 'A Snake's Tale', 'rvlvr.' and More

It's the middle of the week, you've gotten the bulk of your work week out of the way, and that means it's time to kick back and relax and download a whole bunch of new iOS games. As always there's a bunch of new stuff hitting this week, and there's also a good amount of games that were soft launched that are now out worldwide. So kick your feet up, find some Wi-Fi, warm up your downloading finger, and check out the full list of what's on offer below, and as always let us know in the comments which games you'll be picking up this week!..

New iOS Games on Our Forums: 'Podageddon', 'Louie Lucha', 'Lightseekers', 'ClashTank.io', 'Ever Knight' and More

Once again the Great American Grump Out is upon us. Observed every year (I think?) on May 2nd, the idea of the Great American Grump Out is to "try to go 24 hours (or more) without being grumpy, crabby, or rude." With any luck, TouchArcade commenters will be in full observance of the holiday! Aside from grumping out, there's also a bunch of new iOS games that have hit our forums. So far there's a bunch of indie stuff, but if we keep our fingers crossed we might see more surprises pop up throughout the day...

Paladin Rising, Wild Tournament Coming, Un'Goro Archetypes, and More 'Hearthstone' News in 'Touchstone' #95

Hello Hearthstone [Free] players and welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our weekly roundup of the most interesting Hearthstone articles and videos. This week we saw the meta starting to transition as some new decks started making an impression on ranked. We also have a Wild tournament coming (finally) as well as stories about new Un'Goro archetypes, the decks that should be dominating the meta in the near future, and much more. And, like always, we have some fun videos for your work/school break. Overall, it's been a pretty positive week with players enjoying the variety of decks. Without further ado, let us begin...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Super Mario Run', 'Jack B. Nimble', 'Marvel Avengers Academy', 'Vainglory', 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. It's a hot one this week, friends. Lots of great games got updates, some of them regulars, others appearing in this feature for the first time. 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: 'Die With Glory'

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 102 - 'Dragon Quest 3'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the regular feature where it was Earth all along. In each file, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to see how it's doing in the modern day. It's a chance to revisit old favorites, reflect on their place in the overall library, or simply to take a deeper dive than our reviews typically allow. As a distant descendant of Ortega, I choose the games that appear here, but if there's something you really want to see, don't be shy. You can offer up suggestions by posting in the comments below, by tweeting me at @RPGReload, or by heading on over to the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the TouchArcade forums. You might not see your suggestion soon, but it will be added to the master list for future consideration...

Out Now: 'Super Senso', 'Die With Glory', 'Match Land', 'Ninja Pizza Girl', 'NASCAR Heat Mobile', 'Sudoku Sweeper', 'War of Crown', 'Pictionary', 'The Bunker', 'Baikoh', 'Suck It Up' and More

Hello and welcome to the most exciting time of the week, the time when new iOS games flood the App Store! Unless of course you have a huge backlog like me and instead these weekly floods feel like trying to keep your head afloat while wearing lead boots. Either way, it's another busy week filled with quite a bit of interesting stuff, so check out the full list of games below and let us know which games you'll be picking up this week! As an aside, you may have heard about Apple's recent changes which are affecting our financial stability, so if you enjoy these weekly new game roundups and want to see them (and the rest of our site) continue, please consider supporting us on Patreon for even as little as $1 a month, every little bit helps!..

New Games on Our Forums: 'NASCAR Heat Mobile', 'Suck It Up', 'War of Crown', and More

GooooOoOoOoOod morning everyone, or afternoon, or evening, I guess, depending on what time zone you're in. Today is World Intellectual Property Day, which sort of makes me wish we would've posted our article on App Store scams today to celebrate, but, that'd require me being aware of these made up holidays before they happen. The release list (so far) is a little light, but if historical trends are any indication, chances are this will flesh out significantly by the time we post our full roundup later this evening...

Apple Has a Pretty Serious Scam App Problem

Apple's App Store (and many other digital storefronts, to be fair) hasn't always had the greatest reputation when it comes to quality control. Sometimes it's not really Apple's fault, like in the case of one company cloning a popular game with enough tweaks to make it not an exact copy and releasing it to the App Store. In those cases I don't expect Apple to be fully aware of every game concept ever invented, and generally the more egregious clones get publicly shamed by the community as a form of punishment. Not that that prevents the cloners from becoming rich in the meantime, but I digress. However, oftentimes there are situations where I blame Apple completely...

Cheap and Strong Un'Goro Decks, Quest Talk, Warrior Taunt, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in 'Touchstone' #94

Hello everyone and welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our weekly Hearthstone [Free] column that brings together the best news and videos from the previous seven day. And what happened in the world of Hearthstone last week? Rogue Quest is still being talked about but not to the extent it had been the last couple of weeks. Instead, there were plenty of positive stories that talked about how great the Un'Goro meta is at the moment. We also have the best decks to play right now as well as the best decks if you're low on cards and dust. There's even a Street Fighter story today. Let us begin...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Injustice: Gods Among Us', 'Warbits', 'Disney Crossy Road', 'Dungeon Link', 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. Okay, I've got my tie on real neat-like, so I'm going to try to do this week's updates without being as off-the-wall as I have been the last couple of weeks. Some really awesome stuff this week, so it should be easy unless one of the games mentions ESPORTS or something. What are the odds of that, 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: 'Get Me Outta Here'

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 Glossary - Tactical RPG Video Games in the 1990s

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the regular feature where we know iteration is the key to success. Last week, we took a look at the early history of the tactical RPG genre, covering the origins of many of its core concepts through to what is generally considered to be the game that established the genre, Nintendo's Fire Emblem. In that article, I also listed some features that I consider to define games in the TRPG genre, so I strongly encourage heading back and reading that piece before moving on with this one. In this week's article, we're picking up from where we left off last time and covering the genre's explosion in popularity in the 1990s. Both the East and the West (and by extension the console and PC sectors) would see little cottage industries spring up around their respective takes on the genre. Perhaps most remarkably of all, these two flavors of TRPG appear to have formed virtually independently of one another...

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