Category Archives: Games

Imagine getting trapped inside a video game and the only way to get out is to beat it. Yeah, that would be pretty bad news considering all the stats that indicate people don't generally finish the games they buy. But that conceit made the Sword Art Online light novel and anime series awfully popular, and it's front and center in the latest mobile game based on that franchise, Sword Art Online: Integral Factor [Free]...

Zen Studios just does not let up when it comes to releasing cool new licensed pinball games for their suite of digital pinball games. Last month saw the release of three new tables based around the Jurassic Park franchise in anticipation of the new Jurassic World movie releasing this June, and now Zen is ready to go back to one of their most rock-solid licenses with two brand new Star Wars tables arriving next month. These two tables are based on the most recent Star Wars film The Last Jedi, and as with all of Zen's stuff feature some incredulous action and top-notch visuals. Here's a trailer showing off both new The Last Jedi tables, followed by the official descriptions for both which, if you haven't seen the movie yet, might be considered light spoilers...




Last fall developer Perchang unleashed a sequel to one of the finest turn-based dungeon crawlers in the App Store with Warhammer Quest 2: The End Times [$4.99], and all was right with the world. Well, if you were on iOS that is. Android folks weren't in on the fun just yet, but Perchang promised some Android love soon and even recruited some beta testers for just that purpose last month. Now here we are about six weeks later and Warhammer Quest 2 for Android is all finished up and ready to release just shy of two weeks from now on April 11th. Perchang has even put together a fancy schmancy new trailer just for this Android release, check it out...

Late last month, Polish developer Lichthund and Canadian publisher Noodlecake unleashed the German-themed fury of Lichtspeer [$3.99] into the iOS App Store, nearly creating an international incident. We fell in love with the absurdity of Lichtspeer when we first saw a preview of it during GDC last year, and were a bit sad to see that the game was available on pretty much every platform besides iOS before finally launching a month ago. But the multi-platform fun doesn't end there, as today Lichtspeer has also arrived on Android via the Google Play Store and the iOS version has received a free update which adds in Apple TV support. Yes, Lichtspeer on your Apple TV for free if you already own the iOS version. Do note that the Apple TV version requires the use of an MFi controller, and the iOS version's MFi support has been improved as of this update just for good measure...

'Marvel Strike Force' Guide - How to Assemble a Great Team for Free

Marvel Strike Force [Free] is the kind of game that you would have assumed already existed. It's a turn-based strategy RPG that has you gather five Marvel superheroes, villains, or in some cases, a mixture of both, and pit them against the teams of other players (asynchronously, alas) or waves of AI opponents from the movies and comics. If comparisons are more your thing, it's a lot like Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes except with Marvel characters and by a different developer, FoxNext Games. Even if you've never played that game, chances are you've played something similar on mobile and Marvel Strike Force won't be extremely difficult for you to grasp...

This past December, Dontnot Entertainment and Square Enix released their well-received 2015 console and PC narrative adventure game Life is Strange [Free]on iOS. It's an episodic game that's split into five episodes, and the way it works on iOS is that your initial purchase lands you the first episode with subsequent episodes available as IAP. While we absolutely enjoyed playing this game on the touchscreen back in December, it was only really part of the game as only the first three episodes were available initially. Well that changes today as a new update has arrived for Life is Strange on iOS which adds in the final two episodes as DLC. ..

Sorry, iOS gaming enthusiasts - I've crossed over to join the villainous Carter Dotson on the dark side. After having an iPhone for literally my entire smartphone-owning life, I've decided to take the plunge into the unknown and treat myself to a Pixel 2. All things considered, I'm loving it, despite one major flaw: the games. Many high-profile titles are missing from the Google Play store, and while I still have my beloved iPad to make sure I don't miss out on anything, I find myself wishing I could jump into the likes of Alto's Odyssey [$4.99] on the go. However, today one major Android absence can be crossed off the list. The Room: Old Sins [$4.99] was Fireproof Games' excellent 2018 take on their beloved puzzle series, which we adored in our glowing five star review on its release, and on April 19th Android gamers can finally try out the title too...

Developer Rebel Twins releases all kinds of awesome, highly-polished games, and in the spring of 2015 they released yet another one in Dragon Hills. It mashed up several types of gameplay mechanics into one cohesive experience, with a dash of Tiny Wings here and a dose of Death Worm there, and we enjoyed it a lot in our review. Last fall Rebel Twins released a sequel that amped up an already great game in pretty much every way. We loved Dragon Hills 2 [$2.99] in our review, and after about 6 months of being on the market a significant update is heading to the game on April 5th. Check out the new trailer showcasing what's in the update...

'Fighting Fantasy Classics' Review - A Doorway to Adventure

Although they've been branching out in some big ways in recent years, Tin Man Games is still best known for one thing: digital gamebooks. Whether wholly original works like their Gamebook Adventures series or adaptations of physical books like the Fighting Fantasy line, Tin Man's gamebooks generally have featured excellent presentation while remaining quite faithful to the paperbacks that inspired them. They've released quite a few such titles on mobile, but it's been a little while since the last one came out. Fighting Fantasy Classics [Free] is Tin Man's return to digital versions of traditional gamebooks, and what a comeback it is...

Were you hooked on your precious Tamagotchi as a child? Well, now you can worry about your virtual pet all over again and more, with My Tamagotchi Forever [Free]. As before, you're carrying for a small quirky creature, encouraging it to evolve into something bigger and more impressive. The difference here is that there are mini-games and side quests to complete, alongside general daily care. Want to get ahead and avoid spending real money along the way? Here's our tips on how to get the most out of My Tamagotchi Forever...

If you've been on the TouchArcade Discord recently, you'll undoubtedly be acutely aware of what Fortnite [Free] is, as what seems like everyone who owns an iPhone has been desperately looking for invite codes to try out the title early. We've had a steady stream of codes appear on our server, and while we've dispensed of the hundreds that Epic directly provided us, many kindhearted members of our community have been paying it forward with their spare invites, which is particularly heartwarming to see. However, despite this Fortnite excitement, a slightly more classic fad has started to fight back. You may have written off Pokemon GO [Free], but the Pokecord Discord bot has provided surprisingly authentic and perilously addictive Pokemon catching action on our server, and is a great way to kill time while looking out for codes. And to celebrate this fantastic new bot, I'm going to give away my Fortnite invite codes to the three best Pokecord trainers this week...

Immortal Warriors [Free] is the latest RPG/city building hybrid keen to hold your attention through a never ending supply of quests and tasks. It might be keen for you to buy your way to victory, but there are plenty of ways to enjoy Immortal Warriors without the need for spending any dollars. We take a look at how to play the game most effectively...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Pocket Build', 'Jetpack Joyride', 'Cooking Dash', 'Shadow Fight 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. So, this was a bit of a quiet week in terms of updates. It's almost as though game developers were busy with some sort of stuff the last several days or something. Anyway, I tried to find some interesting updates, and I think we've got an okay batch here. 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!..

Death Squared [$2.99] is a perfect example of how I believe the Switch/Mobile dichotomy can positively affect the App Store. While at its heart a relatively straightforward puzzle caper, Death Squared exuded charm in every detail, and conjured up an impressive Portal-esque feel with its presentation and polish. However, while the game achieved significant success on the Switch, its premium mobile release has proven to be slightly less profitable. Even though its $6.99 price point was still a substantial saving on its console brother, Death Squared failed to make a splash when it launched on the App Store in February. In an attempt to reach an even greater audience with their latest creation, developer SMG Studios has announced that an Android version of Death Squared will launch this weekend, which will coincide with a $3.99 sale for the title across its mobile platforms...

Do you want Fortnite [Free] mobile invite codes? Hit up our Discord server. Why? Because TouchArcade is no more. The former rulers have been deposed. Welcome to an exciting new era in the website's history, as Carter and I officially cut the red tape for FortniteArcade, where we'll be keeping you in touch with the latest in Fortnite mobile gaming. Okay, there hasn't really been a coup - Eli and Jared are just at GDC, and we're still writing about loads of other awesome mobile games that have been released recently, but Fortnite (and arguably to a lesser extent PUBG Mobile [Free]) are the talk of the town of late. However, rather than discussion on that sweet, sweet victory royale, many people are still stuck in limbo waiting for an invite code to dive into the Fortnite action. If you haven't been able to jump off the magic starting bus as of yet, don't worry - TouchArcade staff and keen community members are giving away numerous Fortnite invite codes for free on the Discord server...

There was a time when the tower defense aisle of the App Store was so jammed packed that it was hard to get that interested in any new ones. Now that it's 2018, the App Store has shifted significantly and all these old genres feel fresh again just because everyone else is making super derivative freemium junk. That's definitely the case with Defend the Cake [$4.99], check out the gameplay video we shot at GDC:..

With all the excitement of GDC, as well as the stratospheric hype surrounding the likes of Fortnite and PUBG Mobile, a few outstanding releases have slipped through the cracks. Despite these huge launches, it's likely that Nano Golf: Puzzle Putting [Free] - the latest effort from retro indie darlings Nitrome - will occupy the majority of my attention in the coming weeks. As you may have guessed from its name, Nano Golf features a more methodical, puzzle-focused take on its mini golf peers. And even beyond Nitrome's trademark pixel-art aesthetic, Nano Golf is going even more basic and colorful in its graphical design, more akin to the original NES than their previous work. I can't put my finger on it, but a combination of all these elements has resulted in an extremely enticing package, and the sort of game I can totally imagine myself losing many hours to on the daily commute. If you're similarly smitten, Nano Golf: Puzzle Putting is available to download on the App Store and Google Play today...

Shadowgun Legends from MADFINGER Games [Free] has finally launched worldwide on iOS and Android. The much-awaited FPS game had quite a long development period. Announced way back in August of 2016, Shadowgun Legends looks diverge a bit from the formula of the previous 2 installments, Shadowgun and Shadowgun: Deadzone. Legends promises the same fast-paced FPS action but with RPG mechanics sprinkled in, as well as a few additional PvP elements...

Watch 'Harry Potter' Actors, Fans Get Hype About 'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery'

We're still not 100 percent sure when Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is going to be gracing our phones and tablets, though it's already made it's first cautious inroads toward release. In the meantime, Jam City has been doing an excellent job keeping the hype train to the Wizarding World fully fueled so we can all hop on at Platform 9 3/4 when the time arrives...

'Stickman Soccer 2018' is Aiming for Elite Arcade Football Excellence This May, and Is Looking for Beta Testers

Football is simultaneously the only thing I care about, and the thing I despise the most. It makes no sense, but this dichotomy sustains me, and is also surprisingly accurate for describing the soccer iOS scene as a whole. Some titles, such as the excellent Football Manager Touch 2018 [$19.99 (HD)], occupy most of my waking minutes, while others send me into spirals of uncontrollable rage (see any recent FIFA mobile release for more). I'm hoping Stickman Soccer 2018 is in the former camp - off the back of its wildly successful series of football titles, Djinnworks are here with what is dubbed their 'biggest release ever', as improvements, content additions and features are added left, right and centre. While it doesn't look like a huge departure from the previous Stickman Soccer 2016 [Free] iteration, more of the same solid arcade action is certainly welcome, and hopefully it'll provide a fun distraction before the 2018 World Cup when it launches later in May. If you really can't wait, sign up for the beta test on our forums today...

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