Category Archives: iPhone games

Warfriends [Free] continues to be a very popular game partly because of how fun the battles can be, and the latest update should make the game even better. Update 1.3 adds a new Skirmish mode that allows you to quickly earn XP and loot. You start with 5 Skirmishes, and once you tap the Skirmish button, they are all instantly used and take 48 minutes each to recharge. And, of course, you can pay gold to recharge your Skirmishes. As you can imagine, this is another way for the developers to make money in what is a very choreographed payment model. Also, the game now has a redesigned energy indicator that shows you what's going in in the Battlefield...

You may have noticed in the past month or so that Knights of Pen & Paper 2, developed by KYY Games and published by Paradox Interactive, had gone missing from the App Store. Several players in our forums and elsewhere on the internet sure noticed, but Paradox was remaining tight-lipped about why the game was removed saying that a big announcement would be coming. Well, here is the big announcement: Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is converting to full free to play, and all previous progress players have made in both the iOS and Android versions is being completely wiped due to the save files being incompatible with the new free to play version. PriceIsRightFailHorn.wav..




I'm just going to come out and say it: Wayward Souls [$6.99] is my favorite iOS game. Yes, we picked it as our Game of the Year back in 2014, and yes we awarded it 5 stars in our original review, and yes it's been critically acclaimed by tons and tons of gamers since its release, so maybe that statement isn't all that surprising. However, there are SO many fantastic games on mobile that it makes it hard to boil it all down to just one favorite, but I think I've finally decided that Wayward Souls deserves that honor. I mean, just writing about it or even thinking about it makes me want to instantly start playing, which I will be doing just as soon as I'm done with this post, by the way. ..

Philipp Stollenmayer, aka Kamibox, is one of my favorite developers on mobile. Not only does he create absolute masterpieces like Pancake - The Game [Free], but he's also responsible for the brilliant platformer Sometimes You Die [$1.99] and several excellent puzzle games like Squaredance [Free], Okay? [Free], and Zip–Zap [$1.99]. That last one is the subject of a Game Design Deep Dive, an awesome feature over at Gamasutra that has developers explaining some of the finer points behind the games that they've made. The whole thing is worth a read, and is not very long, but two of the most interesting aspects I got out of it were: 1) Zip–Zap was originally a platformer and 2) that Stollenmayer actually created a really cool paper prototype of the game during development that sadly turned out to be totally useless...

FIFA Mobile Soccer [Free] is moving to add Team of the Season, but the developers are planning on doing it differently from the way console FIFA does it. Although we won't have all the details until a couple of weeks from now, the developers have given some hints as to how Team of the Season will look like. The developers will only release squads for the five major European Leagues (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and England), and they will follow the Console release schedule. For instance, when the console version releases the England TOTS, so will the mobile version...

Hearthstone's [Free] Tavern Brawl has become a weekly staple for players, and—even if you haven't realized it—we have reached the 100th week since the Brawl was added to the game. And if HearthPwn's datamining of Patch 8.0 is accurate, and it usually is, the 100th Tavern Brawl will include 9 previous brawls, and you'll be playing a random one each time. The fun part is that your opponent may end up with a different one, which you can imagine what kind of shenanigans that will create. Even if the original Brawl had you building your own deck, this time around all the decks will consist of random cards...

Today we got another Clash of Clans [Free] update teaser, and this one revealed ever less than previous teasers. Captain's Log Day 2 is called New Friends and is all about how Hog Rider is looking forward to making friends once he and the rest reach the shore. Specifically, he's thinking of making friends with Skeletons. That's pretty much all that the teaser is, well, teasing, and some of the Reddit users are starting to get frustrated by the lack of substance in this teasers. On the other hand, they are called teasers, so I guess they are succeeding in their mission. Don't expect any kinds of sneak peeks like we usually get because Supercell has decided not to use that tactic for this update...

Raresloth's King Rabbit [Free] is a lovely game and has been expanding ever since its release. In March, we got the Emerald expansion, which added 64 levels to the game, and now the developers are working on Ruby, another 64-level expansion. However, this one is going to be created by the players rather than the developers. Raresloth is running a design competition—since the game now features a level designer—and will pick the best 64 levels created by players to be featured in the Ruby expansion. All you have to do is create a level, publish it, and share your level on Raresloth's Twitter account. The competition will run until May 15th, and the update will hit the App Store June 1st...

'Spaceplan' Review - Delicious Potatoes

The clicker genre can still surprise and delight, it turns out. Jake Hollands and Devolver Digital have delivered a fantastic narrative clicker in Spaceplan [$2.99] that is well worth checking out even if you're clickered out on clickers. While the core hallmarks of the clicker genre are here with lots of clicking and idle energy generators, with waiting outside the app playing a role in the game. But it also features a unique sci-fi story that reveals over time that has an incremental narrative game influence, and a finite scenario to enjoy. Plus, there's lots of potatoes...

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!..

Supercell continues to tease the big upcoming Clash of Clans [Free] update, and this time around it's with a short called Captain's Log Day 1. The star of the short is Hog Rider, who's in a boat with the others and hoping that in the new land he can be a new man, a possible nod to the famous line from the play Hamilton. He doesn't want to be the hammer-wielding destroyer that he was anymore. Even though there's not much else in the short itself, Reddit users are, of course, speculating wildly. Most seem to agree that the new update will have something to do with going from Base to Base without having to change your accounts—which is where the whole idea of the boat comes in...

You know who makes some really great games, friends? Foursaken Media. You know whose games rarely go on sale, friends? Also Foursaken Media. And hey, fair enough. The games are great and more than worth their regular going prices. But if you've ever found yourself kind of interested in one of their games, but not quite interested enough to pull the trigger, maybe a little discount will help you pull the trigger. Lucky for you, Foursaken is having a sale on a number of their popular games. In most cases, this is the first time the price has dropped on these games in literal years. Some have never been on sale before. What I'm saying is, if you've been waiting? Don't plan on waiting for the next sale...

Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$6.99] continues to prepare for the introduction of the Minecraft Marketplace, but in the meantime it continues to add new skins. This week, we got an unexpected Skin Pack based on the iconic CCG Magic the Gathering. The skin pack includes some of the most iconic figures of Magic, including necromancy master Liliana Vess, Ajani Goldmane, and archangel Avacyn. The skins looks pretty cool and definitely add a different tone to your Minecraft adventures. Even if you don't care about Magic, you might still want to grab these skins...

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!..

Good news for those who enjoy board games as the classic Race for the Galaxy [$6.99] is now available for iOS and Android. In this board game you try to advance your empire by playing cards to build technological developments or settle planets. As with similar Euro games, you try to have the most victory by the time the game ends, so you'll be trying to build a strong economy. You secretly and simultaneously decide which one of the seven phases you'll lock in, then you reveal your picks at the same time, and then execute the various phases in the order decided. You can take all kinds of action like investing in exploration to settle valuable planets or going down the military path...

Supercell has been hinting at a big update coming to Clash of Clans [Free] relatively soon, and yesterday we got a pretty funny teaser. The teaser has some of the most entertaining characters of the game pondering on the best way to cross the water, with the Barbarian picking the most direct way of just charging into the water. The rest decide to, instead, take a boat. The teaser ends with a "Discover What Lies Beyond Your Shores" message, and we are left to ponder what it all means. There have been rumors of Clash of Clans allowing for better multi-Village support, although there's nothing concrete at the moment...

If you've been looking for a fun adventure game to play, look no further than Her Majesty's Spiffing [$3.99], out today on iOS and Android. The game, which originally came out on PC, looks to sci-fi classics like Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, so expect plenty of British humor and general Britishness (which is totally a thing by the way). The game is the tale of Britain venturing into the stars with whatever crappy spaceship available. You play as Captain Frank Lee English as he takes to the stars aboard the subtly named HMSS Imperialise to boldly go where no British person has dared venture without tea before...

If you've been missing some crosswords in your life, Zynga has come to the rescue with Crosswords with Friends [Free], its newest casual game that should keep plenty of people busy. Crosswords with Friends is a collaboration with People Magazine that aims to bring the magazine's popular crosswords over to iOS and Android. The crosswords are focused on pop culture, so expect questions about the worlds' most beautiful people, red carpet events, and other similar categories. In other words, the game is clearly targeting younger players, who are more immersed into pop culture than most...

Pokemon GO [Free] continues to find ways to entertain its players, and the latest series of events will be quite fun for various communities. Niantic has formed a partnership with the Knight Foundation, a foundation that invests in local journalism and local arts, to help bring communities together and promote civic engagement through the use of Augmented Reality. This collaboration will start out on May 7th in Charlotte, North Carolina as part of the Open Streets 704 event and will take place over a 2.5 mile area. During this event, players will have 16 PokeStops and 2 Gyms at various sites along that 2.5 mile area. Through this event, players will be encouraged to congregate in this community and interact with each other and the city itself...

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