Category Archives: Featured

Update Mondays: 'Dungeon Link', 'Cardinal Quest 2', 'Final Fantasy 9', 'Real Racing 3', 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 relative drought of updates continues, but that doesn't meant there isn't enough to stuff this article with! 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: 'Looty Dungeon'

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 Presents - The History Of Handheld RPGs, Part Eight

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload. This week, we're continuing our little monthly project looking at the history of handheld RPGs. That means that we will not be taking a look at a specific RPG from the App Store's past this time around. Last month, we looked at the most successful dedicated handheld of all-time, the Nintendo DS, and the bounty of RPGs it brought with it. Quite impressive for a piece of hardware that most pundits felt had little chance against the opposition. This month, we're taking a look at the opposition in question, the Sony PlayStation Portable. Although it started its life playing the less-desirable role in a David vs. Goliath match-up, it would in time be the subject of its own feel-good comeback story. Most importantly for us here in the RPG Reload, it was home to a massive library of excellent RPGs...

Out Now: 'Disney Crossy Road', 'Looty Dungeon', 'Chameleon Run', 'Pug's Quest', 'Tales of Link', 'Cattch', 'PKTBALL', 'No Thing', 'Shadow Bug', 'Green Game TimeSwapper', 'Soccer Clicker' and More

It's already been a week since the last batch of new games hit the App Store, and chances are you've still got some stuff from last week that you haven't even launched yet. I know I do! Such is life as an iOS gamer. Anyway, this week has shaped up to be surprisingly good with quite a few titles we've previewed previously finally arriving, so dig through the big list of games below and let us know in the comments section which games you'll be picking up!..

New iPhone Games Hit our Forums: 'Assault Commando 2', 'Gravity Island', 'Rooster Rumble', 'Stencilsmith', and More

Sorry this post is a little later in the morning than we typically post it, but today is National Twinkie Day and let's just say the festival at my house is in full swing. Anyway, this week is a little light on game releases so far, which either means the runway is being cleared for Kingdom Hearts Unchained Chi or the App Store is continuing to mutate, potentially shifting the times around for when everything gets released. Noodlecake's Chameleon Run is due out too, but hasn't gone live on the App Store yet, so maybe we'll get another influx of games when that happens. Either way, it wouldn't be the App Store without weird things happening surrounding game releases, so in times like this, all you can really do is eat a twinkie...

Play this 3D Remake of Original 'The Legend of Zelda' in Your iOS Browser Before Nintendo Drops the Ban Hammer

The Legend of Zelda originally released on the NES in 1986, and went on to become one of the most successful and popular video game series on the planet over the next 3 decades. That makes 2016 the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, which is a big milestone for an absolutely iconic game. It also makes me feel really old. Anyway, two hardcore Zelda fans named Scott Lininger and Mike Magee have taken it upon themselves to recreate that original The Legend of Zelda entirely in 3D using a voxel style. The game is playable in your browser, and of particular interest to what we do here at TouchArcade, it even works in iOS's mobile Safari browser, complete with little virtual buttons. ..

Is Standard Coming Soon, 'Whispers of the Old Gods' Spoilers and Analysis, Videos by Trump, Amaz, Kibler, and More 'Hearthstone' Weekly News in Touchstone #42

Welcome to another Hearthstone [Free] weekly news roundup where you can read all that happened in the world of the game during the last week of March. And, as you can guess, the closer we get to Standard, the more everyone's focusing on the expansion and the upcoming changes and not much else. So, this week's Touchstone mostly contains commentary from various sources on the new card spoilers and a possible release date for Standard and Whispers of the Old Gods expansion. Other than that, we have some funny stories as well as some tournament news (though not much) and, like every week, all kinds of fun videos including plenty of videos of pros reviewing spoiled cards. So, let us begin...

Update Mondays: 'WWE Immortals', 'Jump Jack', 'Marvel Avengers Academy', 'Brave Frontier', 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, I'm mostly recovered from last week's cold, though it did hang on through most of the week. But you're not here for Shaun updates, are you? You're here for game updates, and we've got a nice little selection this time around. 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: 'Flipped Out – The Powerpuff Girls'

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 075 - 'Crusade Of Destiny'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where everyone has pointy ears. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to see how the searing light of the modern age treats it. It's a chance to revisit old favorites, reflect on how certain games have settled into the overall market, or just to take a deeper dive than our reviews typically allow. As the legendary hero of time, I try to choose a balanced schedule of RPGs from week to week that reflect the diversity of the genre, but if you feel like I'm missing something important, please let me know. You can do that by posting in the comments below, dropping by the Official RPG Reload Club thread, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload. The schedule is planned pretty far in advance, so you might not see your suggestion soon, but I will put it on my master list...

'Romancing SaGa 2' Import Impressions - Final Fantasy's Complicated Cousin

Square Enix's SaGa series has always had a difficult relationship with players outside of Japan. Although in certain details it's not terribly different from the Final Fantasy series, SaGa is very much a product of its creator, Akitoshi Kawazu. It's not afraid to go way outside of everyone's comfort zone in terms of mechanics. How that kind of approach works out depends on the individual game. While many RPG fans find the Game Boy release SaGa 2 (known in the US as Final Fantasy Legend 2) to be a fairly agreeable game, the PlayStation 2 title Unlimited SaGa is considered by many to be one of the worst games Square ever attached their name to. Most of the games in the series elicit a mixed reaction, making it difficult to know if they're going to be your thing or not. If nothing else, at least, Romancing SaGa 2 is considered one of the better installments in the series, which might explain why it's the first to get an iOS release...

Nintendo's 'Miitomo' Is Now Available Worldwide

Nintendo's 'Miitomo' Is Now Available Worldwide

March 31st, 2016 8:42 AM EDT by Eli Hodapp in Featured, News
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We've been talking about what Nintendo is going to do when it comes to smartphones for quite literally years now, and while Miitomo has been soft launched in Japan for a couple weeks now, it's finally available in the US App Store. Something to keep in mind before downloading Miitomo and harshly judging it is that Miitomo isn't really a game, as much as it's a social network with some Mii Maker functionality. It links into My Nintendo and will likely serve as the cornerstone connecting all the other mobile games in the future...

Out Now: 'Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2', 'Hammer Bomb', 'R.B.I. Baseball 16', 'Flail Rider', 'Prison Run and Gun', 'Good Knight Story' and More

It's that time of week again when all the new games hit the App Store. Well, not really, they all sort of just come out whenever they feel like it now, but this IS the time that we decide to round them up into a nicely-formatted list for your perusing pleasure. This week has some big name games and lots of little quirky things that may or may not be awesome, but as always it's fun to try a bunch of stuff out and see what sticks. You can find the full list of titles below, and of course keep an eye out for Nintendo's first iOS app Miitomo which should be launching at some point tonight, and we'll let you know just as soon as it does...

Today's New iPhone Games: 'Block Hop!', 'Extreme Gear: Demolition Arena', 'Prison Run and Gun' and Tons More

It's hard to believe we've been celebrating Pencil Day for 158 years now, but for some people, it's better than Christmas. If you're looking for some great iOS games to play while you partake in Pencil Day festivities, you're also in luck as the iOS gaming gods have blasted the App Store full of brand new stuff. Of particular note is Prison Run and Gun which is a pretty rad sidescroller, R.B.I. Baseball 16 which needs no introduction, and a few other neat looking indie games like Block Hop!. Of course we're all in a massive holding pattern waiting for Miitomo to launch, but, there's probably going to be other surprises today too. OH, and Extreme Gear: Demolition Arena is really cool...

'Whispers of the Old Gods' Spoilers, Standard Nerfs, Crazy Videos, and More 'Hearthstone' News in Touchstone #41

Welcome to another weekly roundup of Hearthstone [Free] news, and as has been the case the last few weeks, Whispers of the Old Gods news is what's capturing all the headlines. We continue to see a trickle of cards spoiled daily, with some creating anticipation while others having players question Blizzard's strategy. Despite the complaints, everyone's happy to see more cards from the upcoming expansion, and everyone's impatience is growing daily. We all want not just the expansion to hit but also the change to Standard that should usher in a different era for Hearthstone populated by new archetypes and new ideas; at least that's everyone's hope. This week, we also got more predictions about the various nerfs coming to Classic and Basic cards, and, of course, some tournament news. So, let's proceed...

Update Mondays: 'Clash Of Clans', 'Partia 2', 'Terraria', 'Out There', 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. Regrettably, I've been wrestling with a humdinger of a cold for the last few days, so this week's article is going to be slightly less thorough than usual. My apologies. Still, I think we've got a good little grab bag for you to peruse while you drink your morning beverage of choice. 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: 'King Rabbit'

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 074 - 'Hunters: Episode One'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we don't have much better to do than grind our daily quests. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to see how it holds up in the light of our futuristic society of today. It's a chance to revisit old favorites, reflect on their place in the App Store's history, or just to take a deeper dive than our reviews typically allow for. As the person carrying the giant hammer, I try to choose a balanced schedule of games from week to week that nicely represent the genre. If you feel like I'm missing something important, however, please let me know. You can do that by commenting below, posting in the Official RPG Reload Club thread in the forums, or by tweeting me at @RPGReload. It might take a while for your suggestion to get featured, since I plan the schedule pretty far in advance, but I will add it to the master list at least...

Out Now: 'King Rabbit', 'Super Arc Light', 'Total War Battles: Kingdom', 'Doomsday Clicker', 'destructSUN', 'Supreme Snowball Roller Mayhem 3000' and More

Welcome to another week of new iOS games! First off, I apologize for not having one of these posts last week, GDC just took up too much of our time and it just plain wasn't possible to put one of these posts together. The good news is that since the App Store release schedules have relaxed over the past several months or so, the early day Out Now post from last week pretty much contained all the new stuff anyway, so there was still plenty of new games to chew through while we were being bombarded with upcoming games at GDC. Anyway, now things are all back to normal and there's all sorts of great stuff out this week, so check out the list below and let us know which games you'll be picking up...

Freefly VR Headset Review: Virtual Man

I owned a Virtual Boy. There, I said it. For most of my life I’ve been obsessed with virtual reality, and Nintendo’s infamous failure of a system was my first real taste. Sure, it only had one color, and it looked silly sticking your face into what looked like a cross between E.T. and one of the machines from War of the Worlds, but I actually loved the thing. I have fond memories of berating Toad as my doubles partner in Mario’s Tennis, and of flying a wireframe spaceship into a giant wireframe face in Red Alarm. Heck, I even wrote terrible fanfiction about Teleroboxer...

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