Category Archives: Updates

Magic: Puzzle Quest [Free] continues to improve, and the latest 2.0 update has brought some very welcome changes. The first new feature is Event Decks, which will result in battles taking place with decks made for specific events rather than a random opponent's deck. The other new feature is Deck Slots, which apparently has been a feature players have been requesting for quite some time. Having multiple deck slots per Planeswalker will make it easier to jump into events without having to tinker with decks every time you do so. You can now buy 2 extra deck slots per Planeswalker...

While mobile ports of hit PC and console games are pretty common nowadays, back in 2010 it was a pretty big deal that Hemisphere Games' critically acclaimed puzzler Osmos [$2.99 / $4.99 (HD)] was heading to iOS. It was also one of the first times I felt that the touchscreen version of a game actually made for a better experience than its desktop counterpart. In Osmos you play an orb floating around sucking up smaller orbs, which then makes you grow larger and thus able to gobble up ever larger orbs. The twist is that as you propel yourself around the screen, you lose some of your size, so the entire game is a delicate balance of going where you need to go while still maintaining enough size to gobble up the orbs you need to in order to complete a level. It's a really brilliant game, both relaxing and challenging at the same time. ..




Sandbox Evolution [Free] has been expanding ever since it originally released, and the upcoming new feature is easily one of the more interesting ones. The game's next update, which will go live on iOS and Android on April 28th, will add 6 new vehicles to the game that will expand its platforming possibilities. The vehicles aren't just your typical four-wheeled type; we are getting a tank, a battlemech that can hover and also electrify metal wires, an attack helicopter, a submarine, a big spiked wheel called Reaptire, and a Bathysphere that will let you dive into hazardous underwater environments...

Another Vainglory [Free] update from the folks at Super Evil Megacorp is upon us. This time the soul reaper Baptiste joins the battle and to celebrate, along with a bunch of pretty cool looking skins. Adding to the update is the announcement of double glory weekends in order to celebrate the new hero...

Sean Noonan's Jack B. Nimble [$1.99] released back in 2014, but the game has just gotten a big new content update that adds a whole bunch of new stuff for the game. There's 6 new characters, 3 new levels, 3 new music tracks, and 7 new color schemes to play through. And the game's file size was, uh, reduced?! What sort of witchery is this, Noonan? The game's interface has been given a big revamp for all this new stuff, and there's a fresh new trailer to check out:..

Thinking back to the games that made a big impact in the very early years of the App Store and puzzle platformer Archibald's Adventures [$0.99] is right up near the top of the list. Developer Rake in Grass released the game way back in January of 2009, and updated it several times since then with new content and features. Its last update was in November of 2010, coming up on 7 years ago. With the 32-bit Appocalypse coming up, we've seen plenty of older games get brought back to life in an effort to bring them up to modern standards and keep them alive in the App Store. Given the lack of activity by Rake in Grass for the past several years, I was taken completely by surprise to see that Archibald's Adventures has received a new update today bringing with it all the modern conveniences like widescreen support, high resolution graphics, support for all the different screen sizes, and 60fps support. ..

Regular readers know that I have been doing a weekly column on Mondays for the last few years collecting the best game updates I can find from that week. With that job, I've been able to see clearly the developers who go above and beyond to deliver tons of updates post-release for their players. It's especially remarkable when those updates are for a paid game, since there's no real financial incentive in adding free content for the developer. One of the names that has popped up often has been Siralim, the quirky RPG series from Thylacine Studios. Both the first game and its sequel have seen a lot of additions over time, but all good things must come to an end. The bad news is that the final planned content updates for Siralim [Free] and Siralim 2 [$4.99] are hitting really soon. The good news is that they sound like pretty great expansions...

If you've reached the point in Super Mario Run [Free] where you are running out of things to build, the latest update—which has just dropped—will give you plenty more to aim for and, therefore, new reasons to play the game. First of all, the maximum number of Toads that can live in your kingdom has increased to 99,999, so just imagine all that rent you're about to start collecting (disclaimer: Super Mario Run is not that kind of management game). The biggest addition, though, are the new buildings, which include the 8-bit Bowser Statue, Bullet Bill Statue, and plenty more. It won't be easy to get all of them, but games do love to give you things to aim for. And it's funny how these kinds of additions are usually seen in F2P rather than premium games...

Jason Pickering released Ms. Spell [$0.99] last week, and it's a pretty neat roguelike. Pickering also has some plans for updates to the game, which he's revealed in our forums. The idea is that content packs will be added to the game over time, featuring 5-8 new items. Some will be unlock able, others will be immediately available, but others still will be secret and left to players to discover through specific actions. One thing is the potential of new tile sets that work like "special" levels when you go through a portal with special unique enemies. Right now, there's only one unique enemy, Baron Mortis, but you'll see more of these in content packs. ..

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Injustice: Gods Among Us', 'Warbits', 'Disney Crossy Road', 'Dungeon Link', 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. Okay, I've got my tie on real neat-like, so I'm going to try to do this week's updates without being as off-the-wall as I have been the last couple of weeks. Some really awesome stuff this week, so it should be easy unless one of the games mentions ESPORTS or something. What are the odds of that, though? 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!..

In the world of writing about video games, differing opinions are bound to ruffle some feathers. Such is the case with Red's Kingdom [$2.99]. This charming puzzle adventure is polished to the gills in terms of presentation, which is I think something everyone can agree on. But some of its design decisions left our own Carter Dotson feeling more lukewarm towards the game in his review. However, it did garner our Game of the Week nod upon release, and has found a ton of fans in our community, who voted it as Game of the Month for January. A major update last month added a bunch of new levels and several new features which looked to smooth out the game's rough edges, and according to this teaser posted today it looks like more new content is in the works for Red's Kingdom...

Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$6.99] developers continue to give us skins and texture packs, and today we are getting one of the best ones so far. The latest update has brought the world of Bethesda's Fallout to Minecraft, and it's pretty cool. The Fallout Mash-Up Pack celebrates the classic series by bringing a complete overhaul of the game's texture. Gone are the lovely, green pastures and hills; all you'll have now is an irradiated, brownish landscape. And as you would expect, all the mobs have undergone some interesting mutations, with two-headed cows, ghouls, and huge scorpions roaming the landscape. Even the llamas couldn't escape this fate...

Warbits [$4.99] is a really fun take on the classic Advance Wars formula, and we really enjoyed it in our review when it came out about a year go. If you've been enjoying the game, prepare for more content because the developers will release update 1.2 around midnight today. This new patch brings a new (challenging) Challenge Mode, 30 new missions equally spread across Skirmish, Puzzle, and Veteran missions (the latter unlock once you get platinum in the 10 Skirmish missions), iOS 10 iMessage invite support that will help you set up custom games with your friends, and the usual tweaks and fixes...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Fire Emblem Heroes', 'Plague Inc.', 'Lara Croft GO', 'LVL', 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. Business appears to be picking up? Or maybe I'm just noticing more this week in my now-ritual sweeps of the UPDATOSPHERE. It is a dangerous road to walk, fraught with bug fixes and optimization tweaks, I tell you what. 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!..

Despite the introduction of almost 100 new critters earlier this year, and even though I am unquestionably the most ardent fanboy of the series around, I'd be lying if I didn't say the initial buzz of Pokemon GO [Free] is beginning to fade somewhat. Thankfully, Niantic are aware that 'Catching 'Em All' is sadly a finite task, and their frequent themed events - such as the splashtacular Water Festival earlier in March - have been a good source of motivation for trainers across the globe to head back out into that long grass. Anyone wanting more promotions within the game will be glad to hear that Niantic are launching a brand new event today to coincide with the Easter weekend. Dubbed the 'Pokemon GO Eggstravaganza', Niantic are offering numerous egg related bonuses, double experience and more, from 1pm PDT today until the same time on April 20th...

Square Enix Montreal has just updated its puzzler Lara Croft Go [$4.99] with the "Mirror of Spirits" DLC that first hit the PlayStation versions of the game in late 2016. The PC version got the DLC in March. So while mobile did get the DLC last, it did eventually get it! It's like a snake draft, mobile got first pick in the first round and the last pick in the second round. This does mean that we better get whatever is next before anybody else!..

3 Sprockets' endless digging game Digby Forever [Free] has just gotten a big update in time for Easter. It does include a rabbit costume, egg, and a chick costume for Digby, because of thematic appropriateness. That goes along with some other costumes including a One More Jump [Free] costume. And with Easter being so late in April this year, they went ahead and added a taco costume for Cinco de Mayo. Aww yeah. Sweet new trails for the characters have been added, too. 3 Sprockets may be Australian, but they did throw in an American trail because digging underground for resources despite it causing massive cave-ins and danger to the local flora and fauna...is anything more American? ..

You have to hand it to Nintendo, they haven't been resting on their laurels with Fire Emblem Heroes [Free]. The game hasn't been out much more than a couple of months, and they've already made quite a few improvements to the game. This month, as promised, they've begun to add a bunch of player-requested features to the game, such as an increased stamina gauge, the ability to arrange your units before battle, and better match-making. We didn't get all of that in today's version 1.20 update, but we did get a few things we weren't expecting...

Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$6.99] continues to offer more skins and texture packs to players, and this time around we are getting the Chinese Mythology Mash-Up Pack. This new pack brings along many new skins steeped in Chinese history and mythology and also a whole new texture pack that turns your map into one filled with demons, dragons, and Chinese-themed patterns. In other words, for $5.99 you can turn your Minecraft worlds into mythological places of wonder (or you can just have more variety). The update also brings new music to the game by composer Gareth Coker. If you're interested in how game music is composed, you can check this blog post on how Coker went about composing the new Minecraft music...

NimbleBit's Bit City [Free] just crossed 2.5 million downloads, and is getting a big ol' update this week that will add (among other things), moon cities. All in all, eight new cities will be included along with six satellites and give lunar rovers. The new special building that's being thrown into the mix is the Space Needle, so get your tapping finger ready...

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