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Out Now: 'Devious Dungeon 2', 'Dragon Hills', 'Tiltagon', 'Rogue Star', 'Dungeon Crawlers Metal', 'Power-Up', 'SBACEBALL', 'Rototo' and More

It's been a pretty intense week of new game releases, though a couple of the heavy hitters have already launched prior to tonight's routine Wednesday night release schedule. Mortal Kombat X is finally available and has its ups and downs but overall is pretty good. Rayark's highly-anticipated action game Implosion also launched a bit early, arriving this morning, and the impressions from players in our forums has been highly positive. But don't get blinded by those two big boys, as there's a ton of great stuff on this list below as well. Check 'em out and let us know what you'll be picking up...

Rayark's 'Implosion - Never Lose Hope' Hits the App Store

Those hoping for a fast-paced character action game for their mobile device have been waiting (im)patiently for Rayark's Implosion [$9.99], and today the game has finally launched in the App Store. We originally caught wind of Implosion way back in September of 2013 when it debuted at the Tokyo Game Show, with a planned release for sometime in 2014. The development took longer than expected though, pushing the release date back several times. Even their January 2015 target was a bit too optimistic, but luckily they didn't miss the mark too much as it's still just early April. I mean, at least it isn't 2016, am I right?..

New iPhone Games Coming Tonight: 'Tiltagon', 'SBACEBALL', 'Football Manager', and Maybe Even a Surprise 'Hearthstone' iPhone Update?

This is a bit of a weird iOS release week (Aren't they all?) because what's likely to be the biggest release of the week, Mortal Kombat X [Free] is already available. In fact, it's been out so long we've already got a review of it. Additionally, if our speculation was correct, Hearthstone [Free] should be getting a update to support the iPhone any time now. But, anyway, there's a bunch of other games coming tonight too...

'Mortal Kombat X' Review - Vengeance Feels A Lot Like Justice

Let's get the obvious out of the way before we start. Mortal Kombat X [Free], the mobile take on the latest in the long-running Mortal Kombat series, is not a port of the game that is about to hit consoles. It uses some scaled-down assets and draws its roster from that game, but you should not expect this game to play like a traditional Mortal Kombat game. Instead, Mortal Kombat X should be seen as sort of a follow-up to the popular mobile version of Injustice: Gods Among Us [Free], with simple tap-based combat and a focus on collecting and building your stable of characters. Like it or lump it, the masses have spoken on what they want to see in a mobile fighting game, and fumbling around with virtual buttons and combos never meant for touch controls didn't make the list. Likewise, the heavy story elements found in the console versions of the game are nowhere to be found here...

Hands-On First Impressions of 'Mortal Kombat X' for iOS

Mortal Kombat X [Free] is out right now! While the sudden release means that it's hit or miss whether you can download it or not, I was able to download the game and play through some of it, and am here to give you my first impressions of this hotly-anticipated fighter after about an hour of play...

'Mortal Kombat X' Launches in the App Store Ahead of Console Release Next Week

Early last month, Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studio teased a mobile version of Mortal Kombat to launch alongside the next iteration of the venerable fighting game franchise on console and PC, and as of just a few moments ago we noticed that Mortal Kombat X [Free] is actually already available in the App Store. Well… sort of. While it's showing up in the App Store, a couple of of us here have had trouble actually downloading the game, though Carter seemed to get his working. Go Carter! Your mileage may vary, but it's likely just a weird App Store SNAFU. Something similar happened with the launch of DuckTales last week but it was a temporary thing...

The 'Star Wars' Movies Release on iTunes This Week, Here's the Top Five Best iOS 'Star Wars' Games

Big news this week, as the Star Wars movies are finally releasing onto digital platforms, making them widely available for the first time without the artificial scarcity of the various physical releases of the movies. The first six movies will all be available on iTunes for $19.99 each starting on Friday, April 10th. You can only buy them, and they're the same editions as on the Blu-ray versions of the movies. Unfortunately, this means that Greedo shoots first in Episode IV. There will be new special features for each movie, and some "legacy" special features from other releases; the theatrical cut of the podrace from The Phantom Menace is available, for example...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'CivCrafter'

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 - 4/3/15 - 'Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions', 'DuckTales: Remastered' and More

As mentioned last week, our new onslaught of fresh writers has really upped our review output. As such, these end of the week best games posts are just getting bigger and bigger. Here's the top reviews we posted this week, specifically, the highest scoring games of published reviews:..

RPG Reload File 032 - 'Undercroft'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where rat is on the menu at an alarmingly frequent rate. Each week, we take a look at an iOS RPG from years gone by. Some of them are originals, others are ports, some from this side of the world, others from that side. It doesn't matter what kind of RPG it is, we still take a nice deep dive and check out how the game fares these days. I try to keep the offerings balanced between the many kinds of RPGs out there, and to aid me in that, I turn to you, the readers once per month. Simply make your suggestion known by commenting below, posting in the Official RPG Reload Club thread, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload, and your choice might be featured next month. This week's game is one such selection. The next reader's choice will be featured in the first week of May, so you've got plenty of time to make your voice heard...

The First Wing of 'Hearthstone' Blackrock Mountain Has Been Unlocked

Well, the time for release time speculation is over as the second single player adventure for Hearthstone, Blackrock Mountain, just had its first wing unlock. Blackrock Depths pits players against Coren Direbrew, High Justice Grimstone, and Emperor Thaurissan in normal and heroic difficulty modes. Just like Curse of Naxxramas, we're expecting the normal mode to be pretty simple and beatable with most decks while heroic mode will likely require specific strategies and deck types. Of course, just like Naxx, I assume it won't take long for someone to throw together some great totally free to play decks to beat the expansion content as well...

'DuckTales: Remastered' Hits the App Store

After teasing us on Twitter with a screenshot hinting at this, Disney has indeed released DuckTales: Remastered [$9.99] on iOS. The original DuckTales was an incredibly awesome platformer released for the NES in 1989, and it was based on the cartoon of the same name. A whopping 24 years later, WayForward was tapped to create a remastered version of the original for modern consoles, dubbed DuckTales: Remastered. It kept basically everything the same gameplay-wise, but the visuals were entirely redone to look just like the classic animated show. They even got the original voice actors to add even more personality to the game. Now DuckTales: Remastered is available in your pocket...

Out Now: 'Tiny Dangerous Dungeons', 'Dual', 'CivCrafter', 'A Day in the Woods', 'Last Voyage', 'Magic Rampage', 'Corridor Z', 'Boom Dots' and Much More

Hello mobile gamers, hopefully you survived this April Fool's Day without being tricked too badly, but here's something that's the honest truth: There is a crap-ton of new iOS games being released tonight. This list took way longer than usual, and it already takes a long time to put together. So this is as witty of an intro as you're going to get, but be sure to check out everything below because there's some real winners among the bunch. ..

'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 [$0.99]? Then you will want to check out Back to Bed [$2.99], 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] 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...

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