Category Archives: Updates

Mini Metro [$2.99] is a fantastic game that has gotten rave reviews from both gaming outlets and people outside the gaming world. So, I'm pretty sure no one will complain that the game's latest update, which just went live, adds another way to play the game. The new Endless Mode has added the ability to play with your toy trains forever without having to stress about anything. You can either start playing the Endless Mode by continuing a normal game after the game ends or by selecting Endless from the mode screen. Here's your chance to drive trains and chill...

Plants vs Zombies Heroes [Free], the CCG take on the famous franchise, ended up being much more fun than I thought it would be, so I'm glad to see the game continue to add content and new ideas. The latest addition, which came in a patch today, introduces Strategy Decks, pre-built deck blueprints for each of the game's heroes. Every hero now has three different Strategy Decks available, each with its own theme, that will be great help for those just learning how to play a CCG or experienced players who don't know yet what each hero's strengths and weaknesses are...




Earlier this month, OK Golf [$2.99] from suitably named developers Okidokico Entertainment launched on the App Store to much aplomb, being featured heavily by Apple and impressing both those with a casual experience of the sport and golfing veterans with its stunning aesthetic design and simplistic touch-centric controls. Despite the game's ingenuity, Carter stated in our review that occasionally OK Golf deviated too much from the tried and true golfing formula, and quite a few minor annoyances somewhat sullied what was an otherwise ambitious effort from the developers in standing out amongst the genre-defining efforts of Super Stickman Golf 3 [Free] and others. Thankfully, the developers have taken aboard much of the criticism from the game's launch, and have submitted an update for OK Golf that should attempt to fix many of the smaller issues that some have had with the game, in the lead up to a more substantial content update next month...

Update Mondays: 'Pokemon Go', 'Galaga Wars', 'Marvel Future Fight', 'Ninja Fishing', 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. I'm feeling like Mr. Crabby Tree today, and that's partly because there aren't very many updates for me to show you. I think I've got some good ones, but I'll leave that for you to decide. 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 sandbox crafting game Craft the World - Pocket Edition [$4.99] has been around for a couple of years now, but it's been a while since it saw an update. Today, the developers decided to remedy that by releasing an update that fixes quite a few things, adds plenty of other little features, and also makes two DLC available for purchase. The update has improved the dwarves models as well as added new animations and also improved their AI; idle dwarves will now find things to do rather than just sit around and be lazy. There are also many other additions like skill improvements, changes in the skill trees, and much, much more...

This Wednesday, Niantic finally announced that a whole new cast of Pokemon from the Johto region would be available to capture within Pokemon GO [Free], as well as an assortment of additional items, berries, and gameplay enhancements to make the augmented reality application even more immersive. While they touted a release date of 'later this week', it turns out we didn't have to wait long, as this landmark feature for Pokemon GO is now available straight within the game (a preparatory patch was released earlier today, and has to be downloaded before Gen 2 fun can begin). You now have no excuse to turn your cap backwards, grab your Poke Balls, and go out into the freezing Winter morning and capture some brand new Pokemon from the Gold, Silver and Crystal games!..

Bandai Namco and Paladin Studio's Galaga Wars [Free] is a great modern remake of Namco's classic arcade shoot 'em up Galaga. Utilizing modern 3D graphics and new features like multiple playable ships, Galaga Wars does a great job at retaining the essence of the original, which isn't always the case when older classics get the modern treatment. We really enjoyed Galaga Wars in our review, and this week a new update has arrived which features another of Namco's classic gaming icons: Pac-Man. ..

If you like the highly-entertaining bullet hell shmup Phoenix 2 [Free], prepare to enjoy even more content. The upcoming update will add three new extra hard leagues - because apparently the game wasn't hard enough for some of you. The SS, SSS, and SSSS Leagues will ratchet up the difficulty and provide a challenge for even the best of you. We also getting improvements for those who like speedruns. Specifically, now you'll be able to see the time differential from your previous time after each wave of defeated enemies. That way, you'll know if it's still worth going for it or just quitting and starting all over again...

It feels like we have been waiting forever for some substantial features to be added to Pokemon GO [Free], and while events such as the ridiculously generous Valentine's Day promotion have been a lot of fun, catching the same cast of creatures from the original Red, Blue and Yellow games has started to become a little stale. Thankfully, Niantic have today announced that the long-awaited Generation 2 Pokemon (from the Gold, Silver and Crystal games on Game Boy Color and later remade on the Nintendo DS) are to be released into the wild later this week on Pokemon GO, as well as a whole host of additional new features that should entice any disillusioned fans back into the creature-catching fold...

Square Enix's GO Trilogy, which includes Lara Croft, Deus Ex, and Hitman, offers some of the best puzzles on the App Store while also leveraging three famous franchises, and now the trilogy is on sale for 2 bucks. This is a great opportunity to either buy all three of the games, if for some very weird reason you haven't bought at least one of them up until now, or just patch any holes in your collection. If you do own at least one of the games, you can get the other ones for very, very cheap, and you definitely should...

The Radiant 'Robot Unicorn Attack 3' Receiving Update With Unicorn Backstories and Performance Enhancements

A couple of weeks ago, we brought you news that the third entry in the eccentric but essential Robot Unicorn Attack series soft launched on the App Store. In keeping with the precedent set by the previous platforming action Adult Swim brought to the App Store many moons ago, the latest title was a whole lot of fun to play - but being a soft launch meant many were asking when the game's global launch would take place, and how different the final release would be to the rather excellent version those in New Zealand were playing right now. While the former question still seems to be up in the air, the developers are extremely active on our forum thread to respond to any questions from Robot Unicorn enthusiasts, and have outlined some neat details on the forthcoming content update for Robot Unicorn Attack 3...

Update Mondays: 'Candy Crush Soda Saga', 'SpellTower', 'Gangstar Vegas', 'Subway Surfers', 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. Phew, now this is a slow week. Well, nothing to be done about it, I suppose. There were at least a few really cool updates at least, so I tried my best. 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!..

Great news for fans of iOS gaming classic Disc Drivin' [$2.99 / Free / $4.99 (HD)] – the game has gotten an update for 64-bit devices. This really just means that it's ensured not to get pulled when Apple starts the great 32-bit app purge around iOS 11 or so, but considering that's a concern for many otherwise still-functional games like Disc Drivin' to someday disappear, hopefully we hear about more games that get updates to ensure that they still work. And if you haven't played Disc Drivin' yet, this is one of the best turn-based multiplayer games in mobile gaming history, as you slide around tracks, taking risky maneuvers and strategic powerup usage to try and win ahead of everyone else. Now, if you have played Disc Drivin', this teaser from Pixelocity might just intrigue you:..

The App Store has an abundance of clever puzzle and word games that are perfect for the immediacy and portability that mobile gaming presents. However, very few are executed as well as SpellTower [$2.99] - in a similar vein to his reinvention of chess and card games in Really Bad Chess [Free] and Sage Solitaire [Free] respectively, Zach Gage's take on the word game was deceptively complex, and hooked us enough to warrant both a five star review and a honourable mention for our 2011 Game of the Year award. While five years may have come and gone without any major additions to the title, SpellTower has today received its landmark 4.0 update with number of major additions, including Merriam-Webster dictionary support, a brand new 'Zen Mode', and fully-functioning online multiplayer...

Dial the clocks back to early December of 2015 and developer Art in Games released AirAttack 2 [$0.99], a sequel to their incredibly well-recieved 2010 vertical shoot 'em up. There was little warning of AirAttack 2's arrival, and as such it took both our community and our staff by storm as it proved to be one of the most visually impressive and refreshing shooters available on mobile. We awarded it 5 stars in our review as well as Game of the Week honors. And, despite releasing so close to the end of the year, AirAttack 2 made enough of an impression on us that we included it in our Best Games of 2015 as well. In short, AirAttack 2 is really, really good!..

After the word that Breakout Ninja [Free] was a breakout hit (the crowd boos loudly), there was word of new content set to hit the game. Well, good news: that content will release on February 9th, and we have the details and footage of the new stuff coming your way in this fun high-score chaser. The big thing is the addition of four new infinite levels to really mix up the everyday experience with the game...

The second expansion for Guild of Dungeoneering [$5.99] is about set to hit mobile. "Ice Cream Headaches" will come as a free update to mobile on Thursday, February 9th. Like with "Pirate's Cove," the game's price will increase by a dollar if you haven't bought the game yet, but the DLC is free otherwise. This DLC brings a new zone, which is accessible near the beginning of the campaign. You can unlock three new dungeoneer classes by playing quests, and you'll unlock new loot throughout the game by playing these levels, too. It also introduces a new mechanic called Favour, a stat you gain as you build your dungeon, and then can spend in battle to get an upper hand. This feature will be available throughout the entire game once the DLC is added in...

Update Mondays: 'Bullet Hell Monday', 'Exiled Kingdoms', 'Super Mario Run', 'Fallout Shelter', 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. Some big names in this week's list of updates, with most of the regulars apparently taking a week off. 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!..

Masayuki Ito makes some fine bullet hell shmups on iOS, with .Decluster [$2.99 / Free], .Decluster Zero [$4.99 / Free], and the most recent Bullet Hell Monday [Free] all being fantastic entries in the genre. If you haven't played Bullet Hell Monday yet, or haven't picked it up in a while, the game got an update recently that brings some new content to the game. The big addition is the new endless mode. Once you complete chapter 2, you can now play the game for high scores without any ending. It's a great way to add some replay value to this one, and folks seem to be a big fan of this addition already...

Zach Gage is teaming up with Merriam-Webster – yes, the dictionary – to bring forth some new content to SpellTower [$2.99] and to a new word game set to release this year. First, SpellTower will now get its word list from Merriam-Webster, as will the new game. A new Zen mode, which works as Puzzle mode without any length requirements, will be available. Multiplayer Debate mode is back, and features online play as well as local play. If you have the massive iPad Pro 12.9", then there's a new Super Tower mode to play. The game isn't just an update with new modes – the whole game has been rewritten from the ground up. This update along with new French and Dutch translations of SpellTower will hit on February 9th. Check out a trailer for the new update on Vimeo...

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