Category Archives: Games

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...

Charming Cartoon Beat-Em-Up 'Golem Rage' Is Charging Onto the App Store on April 12th - Sign up for Our Exclusive Beta Test Here

With all the noise surrounding the huge, sprawling battle royale games like Fortnite [Free] and PUBG Mobile [Free], it's easy to forget that there are other upcoming App Store titles to be excited about in 2018. It's been a really long time coming - I first wrote about the game back in June 2016 - but it looks like the end is finally in sight for the development of the promising cartoon beat-em-up Golem Rage. We were impressed in our previous glimpses of the game and how it managed to develop from a rough concept to a charming and chaotic complete package over time, and the final trailer only emphasises the progression made as you look to bash, crash and smash through an eclectic array of enemies. Golem Rage has a firm iOS release date of April 12th (with Android launching soon after), and as a reward for the TouchArcade community's continuous support throughout development, and creators have provided an exclusive TestFlight beta preview for members on our forum thread...

'Fortnite' Mobile and Console Compared - Does the iPhone X Hold Its Own Against the Xbox One X?

Despite the enthusiastic iOS gaming community knowing the wealth of riches that smartphones possess, there's always been a bit of a stigma towards mobile as a video gaming platform from 'core' gamers. If a number of huge ports and original games couldn't convince the cynics, Epic Games' release of Fortnite [Free] has certainly put the haters in their place. While obviously certain limitations between the versions of the game exist, the mobile version of Fortnite has been a truly phenomenal port of a full console experience to the smaller screen, and cross-play support has only emphasised the technological feat that Epic have pulled off in such a short time. People have begun to make comparisons between the console and mobile iterations of the title, but we finally have the expert opinion of the analytical wizards at Digital Foundry to set the record straight, as the website has today made an in-depth video comparison the Xbox One X, iPhone X and (mercifully) iPhone 6S versions of the game for our viewing pleasure...

As we begin to see a lot of repeats of major Pokemon GO [Free] events of the past, I've only just started to realise that we're approaching the second birthday of Niantic's smash hit augmented reality release this Summer. Two whole years! Time flies when you're having fun on iOS, it seems, and it's only set to get even more entertaining as we enter the second coming of the Pokemon GO Eggstravaganza event for Easter. In Niantic's defense, I can't think of many more suitable puns, so Eggstravaganza 2: Electric Boogaloo will have to suffice for now. Either way, this event is a huge opportunity to obtain some of the rarest Pokemon available in the game, and level up quickly (and maybe even get super fit!) as you do so, with some enticing egg-shaped bonuses available for a limited time...

You Need to See This Stunning New GDC Trailer for 'Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm'

I'm going to get it out the way before the inevitable comparisons are made - Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm looks a lot like Zelda. Whether it's the dungeon-crawling gameplay, the radial item selection menus taken directly from Skyward Sword or the blue-cloaked, sword-wielding protagonist, Oceanhorn 2 wears its Nintendo reverence on its sleeve. Now these tiresome parallels have been drawn, does any of this mean I'm any less excited for Oceanhorn 2? When there's a hookshot involved, that's certainly a stupid question. In their sequel to one of 2013's best games in the original Oceanhorn, Cornfox & Bros have gone to the next level to create a beautiful cel-shaded world that looks unlike anything we've seen on the App Store to date. With the promise of some stunning locales to explore and a variety of tools to take down the terribly ominous bandits sprawled across the land, Oceanhorn 2 is the epitome of the premium mobile title, and the new GDC demo trailer is another reason to get extremely excited...

Nintendo's Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp [Free] has been running a Super Mario event since March 10th, a day that has been designated MAR10 Day because everyone's got to be cute these days. A handful of Mario-related items were made available for crafting, including Mario's hat, a Super Mushroom, and so on. There were some noticeable exclusions, however. As always, poor old Luigi got left out of the spotlight. But worry not, fans of the Best Brother, because as of today? It's Luigi Time...

In case you haven’t heard, Fortnite: Battle Royale [Free] has taken the iOS gaming community by storm even in its current invite-only method of playing the game. This really shouldn’t be a surprise either, considering how well the game runs on current iOS devices, as well as how popular it has become on other platforms. When you fire up the mobile version of this awesome game for the first time, you’ll discover a few differences that may significantly alter how you play the game. We’ve been putting in our time and have a few words of wisdom to impart to try and make the transition easier for the rest of you...

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. Some old and new faces are here this week with a bevy of beautiful updates destined to thrill, chill, and delight you in the usual manner. Buckle up the seat belt in your kitchen chair, because I am way over-selling this whole thing but I'm not about to stop now. 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!..

While the whole world is talking about Fortnite, there's another pretty popular cross-platform game out there called Minecraft [$6.99], and it's a game that continues to grow even after all these years. Minecraft, as you probably know if you follow the game's development, is getting a huge update called Update Aquatic (the echoes of Life Aquatic are not accidental). And for once, Android players get all the luck since they can jump into the Update Aquatic Beta and check out all the new features. iOS players, we get to sit this one out unfortunately, as is always the case with Minecraft Betas. If you want to get into the Beta, you should head this way and follow the pretty simple guide provided. It really is a pretty simple procedure, so if you do want to experience the fun before everyone else, you can do so with barely any trouble. Just remember to back up your worlds, just in case...

Armello [Free] from League of Geeks is a game of options, and figuring out how to deal with your opponents. You and three other opponents take turns in a day-night cycle, all the while the King of Armello is dying from corruption by the Rot. Then, this becomes a game of plotting, intrigue, and even potential alliances in the game's online multiplayer mode. The fun comes from being devious, and watching as your glorious plan starts to come together...

Okay, I know some people out there aren't going to believe me, but sometimes educational things can be fun. Sometimes fun things can be educational. Our parents and teachers weren't totally misguided. Exhibit A: logic puzzles. Are they the greatest puzzles out there? It depends on your tastes, but at the very least I expect most fans of video games to enjoy logic puzzles in some form or another. The interesting thing is that no matter how they are presented, they all come down to a set of very basic rules that can be diagrammed in a way that looks more like homework than entertainment. Throw in an element of time pressure and you've got yourself a blueprint for a fine video game...

Lucasfilm and Disney don't officially call him Old Luke, but let's face it: Luke Skywalker had some years on him in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That said, he still showed Mr. Emo himself, Kylo Ren, a few new tricks, and he'll look to do the same for mobile gamers since he's joining the fray in the latest update to Star Wars: Force Arena [Free], along with more characters from the most recent Star Wars saga film, conveniently released on digital HD earlier this week...

'Evoland 2' Review: Let's do the Timewarp Again

Shiro Games isn't the type of game company to release tons of games that are broad reaching and cover many genres. This is kind of weird because in order to be proficient at making a game like Evoland 2[$6.99], they have the chops to make a LOT of games. Unlike the original Evoland, the sequel fully explores several genres and manages a voice and a character all it's own. While the first Evoland really never fully pushed past the big names that it pays homage to, Evoland 2 will draw you in and make you forget at times that it is in many ways an almanac of gaming nostalgia. Evoland 2 just recently released on iOS as a port from the PC version, and it is a really great way to play this enchanting game...

I've experienced a few games now from Magic Cube, and while they've always sounded interesting on paper, they never quite seem to come together like you would hope. Their latest, Mirror Land [$0.99], is a monster-collecting RPG built around a cute idea. The game uses your actual location and allows you to summon monsters based on that information. The farther you are from where you first started up the game, the more interesting and unusual creatures you'll find. It's obviously inspired by Pokemon GO, but it works a little differently in practice. The game attached to that cool idea, on the other hand, is simultaneously the best I've played from this developer so far and yet still quite flawed...

We were blown away earlier this month when Epic Games announced that Fortnite: Battle Royale would be coming soon to iOS. In case you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last week and a half, Fortnite has been busy overtaking Minecraft and PUBG in popularity while breaking Twitch stream records. A few of us over at TouchArcade were in the first wave of invites went out earlier today to check out the iOS version. I’ve been playing Fortnite: Battle Royale for a few hours now and it simply blows my mind how well it works in the mobile arena...

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