Category Archives: Updates

Sega and Picomy's Heroki [$4.99] has just undergone a big update that promises to improve the experience. They've made some tweaks to the controls, though it uses the same 3 control methods, though the default when you first launch the game is now the joystick, interestingly enough. It might take some time to figure out just how improved these controls are, and if you reinstall the game, it's now smaller, but requires you to go back through the tutorial before you can get to where you load up your iCloud save. Still, control tweaks could go a long way toward making players happier with the experience if they do dive back in, or are playing for the first time...

Disney's Star Wars: Commander [Free] has just gotten a new update with a Night Raids feature. Springing from the heroic defense challenges introduced last summer, now at night you can defend your base from raiders. You can deploy heroes and starfighters to protect your hero command and starship command buildings. If you successfully defend your base, you can get a high quality supply crate, which is why you would want to take part in this feature...




One of my major irritations with WOT Blitz [Free] gameplay so far has been the amazing strength of twigs and tiny pieces of debris. What do I mean? Imagine getting into the perfect shooting, tapping the button, and then seeing your shell explode because it hit a tiny twig on the way to devastating the opponent. Fortunately, Wargaming.net is finally changing the game's shooting mechanics to address those issues and, in general, improve how your shells behave. We can now fire through obstacles with the shell continuing its trajectory and hitting anyone hiding behind. However, depending on the obstacle's durability, the shell will lose an amount of its energy and might be unable to penetrate the target. Full-featured ricochets are now in the game too, with deflected shells damaging nearby enemies if they hit them...

It seems crazy that the release of Jack B. Nimble [$1.99] was well over a year ago, back in September of 2014. This plucky little runner combined the simplistic running and jumping of a typical runner but added in an extra dimension with the ability to crack a whip mid-jump, making it feel like the lovechild of Canabalt [$2.99] and Castlevania. We really enjoyed it in our review, and two post-release updates sweetened the pot by adding in two extra environments, two new color palettes, Game Center integration, and an extra playable character. Since its last update in December of 2014, Jack B. Nimble hasn't seen a whole lot of love, mostly due to it being the passion project of sole developer Sean Noonan. There have been big plans in the works for the game, they just haven't had a chance to come to fruition. ..

We're all looking forward to Tinytouchtales' new upcoming game Card Thief, but that doesn't mean we've forgotten about the original game Card Crawl [$2.99], one of my own personal favorites from last year. After the hefty update back in December which added the fantastic Deck Merchant and a bunch of new ability cards, the next big Card Crawl update will rebalance a bunch of the game's ability cards and replace the current Streak Mode with a new tweaked version called Delve Mode, Tinytouchtales has detailed on their blog yesterday. ..

Update Mondays: 'Minecraft Pocket Edition', 'Doug dug.', 'Candy Crush Soda Saga', 'Pocket Mortys', 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. Lots of updates this week, especially due to the Chinese/Lunar New Year. A few Valentine's Day updates trickled into the mix, and some other nice surprises besides. 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!..

With Chinese New Year, aka Lunar New Year, arriving on February 8th, bringing with it the Year of the Monkey, iOS games are getting updates and even the occasional sale for the special festival day. This in large part due to the rising prominence of China in the mobile gaming market, and because developers love to tie updates in with holidays. One of the big updates we heard about and is available now is Vainglory [Free], which added the monkey hero Ozo along with special Chinese New Year decorations for the occasion...

Last month Adult Swim Games launched Pocket Mortys [Free] into the App Store, and today it's received its first content update. In case you missed all the hubbub, Pocket Mortys is a riff on Pokemon that has you running around a bunch of wacky dimensions, capturing and cultivating a fearsome team of Mortys, and then fighting a huge cast of wacky "Morty trainers" in an effort to bring down the Council of Ricks and return to your normal dimension. Basically just another day in the lives of Rick and Morty. While a bit repetitive, Pocket Mortys was still extremely entertaining, and was stuffed with so much awesome fan service that it was hard not to like it. Today's update adds a whopping 19 new Mortys for you to capture and collect...

If you've been playing Magic: The Gathering-Puzzle Quest [Free], you'll know the developers have managed to marry the two genres quite successfully and given us a pretty deep and entertaining take on the Magic universe. In other words, it's fun. Today, the game received its first major update that has added quite a few things. First of all, we are getting a new Quick Battle mode where you fight decks created by other players (but played by the AI), and while you don't lose points when defeated, you earn points that will give you rewards at the end of the event. Quick Battle now offers you a chance at cards from specific colors along with free card packs and currency...

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. Plenty of great games got updates this week, and not little updates, either. Add in the usual suspects, and we've got a healthy plate of goodies for you to savor this week. 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!..

The fine folks at Super Evil Megacorp just announced this morning some new happenings around the Vainglory [Free] eSports scene and some contet that's coming in 1.14. Well, at PAX South this morning I got to play with the new hero, Ozo. He's a very interesting fighter because if you can upgrade to him to where two of his three abilities – a 3-hit combo attack and a triple jump combo – can be used constantly in battle, keeping you constantly active and targeting enemies in combat. His triple jump can wreck enemy minions as his third jump does splash damage, with his third ability, a Sonic-style spin attack, able to attack heroes. He's a fun one, and with 1.14 set to hit in early February, you'll get to play with him soon...

Even though Vainglory [Free] has seen its share of tournaments and competitions since its launch last year, one thing it has been strangely missing is a built-in Draft mode for true tournament play. That changes with Version 1.14 with a significant revamping of Ranked play...

The incredibly fun and well-designed Rust Bucket [Free] by Nitrome was just missing one thing in my estimation, as I said in my review: more fixed levels to play with once you beat the quasi-tutorial's 10 levels. And more were indeed teased through a locked menu on the screen, but they were not to be had quite yet. Thankfully, the teased level pack is finally here, and Rust Bucket has 10 additional levels to play through. These introduce new mechanics, but because you're also playing with things that you've already messed around with, you'll be mixing old knowledge with new. The new levels are pretty challenging, and it's worth jumping back into this update...

The Supercell juggernaut never stops turning apparently, so today we are getting another Clash of Clans [Free] update. This update partly aims to address some community complaints that popped up after the huge Town Hall 11 update. We've already talked about the economy tweaks the update will bring, like adding a new star bonus that encourages PvP participation and adding a treasury, which is where various bonuses will be stored. In more detail, the Treasury is a well-protected resource bank that safeguards bonus loot from Clan Wars and Star Bonuses, which will help you save up bonus loot until you're ready to spend it. The Treasury capacity is determined by Town Hall and Clan Perks levels, with the Clan Castle level having no effect. Clan Perk values are unchanged with Treasury storage being similar to War Loot storage at most Town Hall levels...

As pretty much anyone who even just casually follows iOS gaming knows by now, last week brought the release of Crashlands [$4.99], an ambitious open-world action-crafting-adventure from the three brothers at Butterscotch Shenanigans. Not only was Crashlands born out of an inspirational story of facing and defeating cancer, but the game itself fully lived up to the hype and I don't think I've ever seen a mobile game (or any video game, really) that's been as universally loved as this one. Anyway, with the launch date finally coming and going, and Crashlands officially out there in the wild, the Butterscotch Bros. penned a quick blog post over the weekend with a few thoughts on where they're heading with the game's forthcoming updates...

While there's a good chance if you're a Plague Inc. [$0.99] fan on iOS, you've been enjoying Mutation 11 for a bit now, Android fans have just now gotten in on the fun with the update just recently released for Android. Mutation 11's big new feature for experienced players is the new Double Strain cheat. This allows you to start your plague in 2 countries at the same time, which should cause some fun new effects to happen while you play. It might be a bit easier of a mode, since it's a lot tougher to fight an outbreak starting at two different spots at the same time, but that's why it's considered a cheat. Still, it's a fun new way to play this venerable classic. To go along with this new Double Strain cheat, new headlines written by fans have been added in. Government AI response routines on higher difficulty levels have been improved as well. Particle effects have been enhanced, performance improvements are here, and some minor tweaks and fixes are also in Mutation 11 as well. And Ndemic says that they're teasing something new for Mutation 12 in this Mutation 11 update. Hmm. Might be worth playing this update with a keen eye...

Good news for fans of Hanger World [Free], as developer A Small Game is currently testing a level editor tool that they plan to release as an update for the game. As you may know, Hanger Worlds is a rope-swinging game with wacky ragdoll physics and character dismemberment, which sounds like a horror movie except that it's hard to take very seriously with the construction paper doll-like characters in the game. Your goal is to swing through each level avoiding hazards as much as possible, since when you run into something chances are pretty good that a leg or arm might just pop off. It's actually possible to complete levels with nothing but an arm and a head, though I doubt your character's quality of life after that victory will be that great missing most of their body. Anyway, Hanger Worlds is challenging, silly, and a lot of fun, and the type of game that's perfect for a level editor. Check out how simple the editor is to use in this early preview video...

The next big update to Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$6.99] has just hit beta testing on Google Play, meaning that the official release on iOS, Android, and Windows 10 isn't too far off now. 0.14.0 should bring in some big new features: cauldrons, maps, creative inventory, repeaters, comparators, and more. But the most important new thing coming to the game might be Pumpkin hats. You know what you have to do with those...

Update Mondays: 'Marvel Future Fight', 'Cytus', 'Candy Crush Soda Saga', 'SimplePlanes', 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. Heading into the last week of January, things have settled down into a more normal pace. That means lots of free-to-play stuff with the occasional paid game update peppered in, like delicious ... pepper... on an egg sandwich. 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!..

If you like your TV shows filled with "oh that's so wrong" moments, then you've definitely watched Family Guy in the past and have probably spent at least a few minutes playing the game Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff [Free]. The Family Guy game has had all kinds of 'interesting' celebrity visits in the past - Arnie, Snoop Dogg, Deadmau5, and more - and has now added a bunch of famous NFL players in what is part of the Road to the Big Game promotion. Players such as Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Brett Favre, and more visit Quahog to help restore the city after its destruction in an epic battle with (of course) the Giant Chicken. As you can guess, hilarity ensues...

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