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Update Mondays: 'Monument Valley', 'Battle Supremacy', 'Farm Heroes Saga, 'Chaos Rings', 'Game Of War: Fire Age', And More

Okay, so we're going to try a new weekly thing here at TouchArcade. Let's face it, no matter how well you try to keep tabs on interesting new updates, whether it's through the App Store itself, the TouchArcade forums, AppShopper Social [Free], or what have you, there's always a lot of them you might miss. With that in mind, every Monday, I'm going to do my best to highlight interesting or noteworthy updates from the last week. I am just as human as the rest of you, so when I inevitably miss something cool, please feel free to point it out in the comments. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of updates from the last seven days, particularly since many updates are of the 'bug fixes, etc.' sort that are very important but generally not all that newsworthy. So, with the premise explained, let's get on with it...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: 'Space Expedition: Classic Adventure'

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 of the Week: 11/14/14 - 'Candy Crush Soda Saga', 'Icewind Dale', 'Monument Valley' and More

OK so I know I always start these out with "Oh man you guys we reviewed so many good games this week," but it's REALLY TRUE this time. But, wait, does that make the other times... not true? Who the hell even knows, but you should download these games like yesterday...

Late last month, Portable Pixels unveiled their latest project, a sequel to their popular 2012 virtual pet game Hatchi, and as of this morning Hatchi 2 - The Virtual Pet Breeding Game [$0.99] is now available in the App Store for 99¢. The original Hatchi was unabashedly retro, featuring a blocky faux LCD experience that closely mimicked the physical Tamagotchi and Digimon toys of the '90s. Hatchi 2 kicks things up a notch with full color visuals, but not too far, as it's still decidedly pixely and retro...

Love the 'Monument Valley' Totem? You Can Buy One on Etsy

November 14th, 2014 1:53 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in News
$3.99 Buy Now

While some people are mad as hell that the Monument Valley [$3.99] expansion pack costs money, other people are selling really sweet Monument Valley swag on Etsy. If you haven't played the game yet, check out our review and the review of the expansion...

Time to get your Commander Video on at no cost. Bit.Trip Run [$0.99] has gone free on the App Store. This is a mobile-friendly adaptation of Runner 2 from the former Gaijin Games (now Choice Provisions), which stars Commander Video from the Bit.Trip series, which made aprevious appearance on iOS with Bit.Trip Beat [$0.99 / $0.99 (HD)]. This is an auto-running platformer, not an endless runner: levels are based around jumping, sliding, and kicking obstacles that get in the way, with a rhythmic component to the obstacles and the music. The game does have IAP for buying more gold, which is collected in the levels, but this is just to open optional new levels and for cosmetic upgrades. ..

Well this is weird. NimbleBit just launched Golfinity [Free], which is most easily described developers obsessed with Desert Golfing [$1.99] who decided to make their own version of an endless golfing game. It launched free with ads, and the ads were implemented in a way that was totally typical of what you normally see in these sorts of free games: Not obnoxious, but there every once in a while...

Pixelbite's fantastic drift-heavy, top-down racer Reckless Racing 3 [$2.99] has received a significant content update and is on sale for $2.99, down from its regular price of $4.99. The update adds support for Apple's Metal graphics API, and while Reckless Racing 3 was a very attractive game to begin with, there definitely seems to be a bump up in the lighting, shadows, smoke and other effects. This update also adds some classic levels from the original Reckless Racing, which is nice because the original appears to no longer be available. A new cup, additional arcade events, and a tweak to the difficulty in arcade mode round out the latest update...

Noodlecake's got a slew of new updates for three of their most popular games. First up, Super Stickman Golf [$2.99] and Lunar Racer [$1.99] have both been updated to support modern devices. This means widescreen support and support for the iPhone 6/Plus are available now for both games. This is their first compatibility update in a couple of years, so it might be time to take them for a spin again if you haven't in a while! Pixel Boat Rush [$1.99] fans might want to give Lunar Racer a shot, there's similarities between the two that even I wasn't reminded of until now...

RPG Reload File 014 - 'Final Fantasy'

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome back to the RPG Reload, the weekly feature where we scour for the severed tails of rodents so that we can wear fancier clothes. Er, metaphorically speaking, of course. Each week, we take a look at an RPG from the App Store's past to see how it holds up today. It's a chance to take a deeper dive or go off on side-quests that might not otherwise fit in our usual reviews. Also, it guarantees that I get to play a good RPG every week and call it work. I try to grab a variety of RPGs covering the many corners of this broad genre, but just to keep things interesting, I throw the choice over to you, the reader, once per month. Simply vote for the game you'd like to see featured by commenting below or popping into the Official RPG Reload Club thread in our forums and you just might see your choice show up next! The final reader's choice Reload for 2014 will be in RPG Reload 017 at the beginning of December, so get those votes in as soon as you can...

DeNA Soft-Launches 'Godfinger 2' in the Canadian App Store

Back in 2010, Ngmoco's Godfinger was among the first wave of free to play, highly social world-building games that have since come to dominate the App Store. Godfinger itself was actually really awesome. It was a simplified god game/world builder that was built with mobile touchscreens in mind, and it showed with the novelty of pinching/pulling to zoom and twirling your tiny world around with a swipe of your finger. It also made great use of social features through ngmoco's Plus+ system. Godfinger was a great game, and it was incredibly popular...

Telltale Releases 'Tales from the Borderlands' Trailer, Coming to iOS by End of 2014

Well hey, just the other day we got some new details on Telltale's upcoming Game of Thrones series and promises that it was coming this year, but Tales from the Borderlands' future was still unknown. Well, good news: Telltale has just released a trailer for their upcoming series set in Gearbox's Borderlands universe, with a confirmation that the first episode will be launching on iOS by the end of the year...

'Sunburn' Launches Astronauts into the Sun on November 20th

Secret Crush announced their pixelly puzzle game Sunburn a few months ago, but we now know that we can expect the game to officially release next week on November 20th for $2.99. Taking place in outer space, the goal is to try and rescue the myriad scattered members of the crew by flinging around in space, latching on to celestial bodies in order to help rescue everyone, and then kill them all in the flames of a red giant, because dying alone kinda blows. There will be 60 levels of communal doom to work through, with 15 different spacepersons to try and save and then kill. ..

'Monster Dash' Gets First Update in Two Years

November 13th, 2014 11:30 AM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Updates
Free Buy Now

Halfbrick's not letting anything die off, it seems. Between an overhaul for Fruit Ninja [$0.99 / Free] and numerous Age of Zombies [$0.99] upgrades, now Monster Dash [Free] is getting a fresh coat of paint for 2014. As pointed out by friend of the site and mega-cool-guy, Mike Schramm, a big update has gone live this morning. Australian studio Six Foot Kid (who made Band Stars [Free]) has taken charge on development of the game. Along with it is a new trailer for the game:..

'Munch Time 2' Will Make the Unexpected Transformation from Casual Puzzle-Platformer to Metroidvania

It's not every day that you hear of a casual puzzle-platformer with a getting a sequel that aims to be a physics-focused Metroidvania game. Well that's what Munch Time 2 is going to attempt next year. Munch Time [$0.99 / Free / $1.99] was a game with the standard three-star rating system that released back in 2012, but they're aiming for something a lot more ambitious. Now players will control Munch throughout an open world, collecting new abilities and discovering new secrets in previously-discovered areas. Munch's tongue will still be used to latch on to swing points, and his color-changing used to help traverse the world. Check out the trailer:..

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