Category Archives: Updates

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Stranger Things: The Game', 'Asphalt 8', 'Marvel Future Fight', 'Doomsday Clicker', 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. With Hallowe'en not more than a handful of hours away, it's only natural that the bulk of the featured updates are Hallowe'en related. There are a couple of other interesting updates in the mix just to keep you guessing, though. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel's latest movie, is about to take over every movie theater on the planet, and Marvel Puzzle Quest [Free] couldn't stay out of the party. Starting today, a week before the film releases, the game will welcome a 5-Star Thor Gladiator and a new event called Sakaar Arena, both linked to the movies (which you'll know if you've seen any of its many trailers). The Gladiator Thor will, of course, look like the movie, and as a bonus, the event will also include Hulk (again, the trailer shows you why he's relevant). I don't know if the game will manage to capture the comedy of the new movie, though...




Everyone is caught up in the frenzy that is the new season of Netflix's (admittedly great) Stranger Things, and Minecraft [$6.99] couldn't sit this party out. So, starting today you can grab a Stranger Things skin pack from the Minecraft Marketplace. So now you and your friends can dress up as the gang from Stranger Things and go looking for monsters in the upside down. What you do have to keep in mind is that the skins cover both the first and the second season, which translates into some skins being possible spoilers for the second season. So, make sure to avoid checking them out if you want to stay away from any spoilers whatsoever...

Beholder [$4.99] is a very well designed dystopia simulator where you have to make very difficult choices as the landlord in a totalitarian regime, and now you can enjoy even more despair in the expansion Blissful Sleep, which is now available as an IAP. Blissful Sleep lets you explore the backstory to Beholder, in the process adding deeper and more complicated characters backgrounds that should help bring all those characters to life even better (and, in turn, make your decisions even harder and more costly). The game starts with you as Hector, the landlord who was promptly beaten and dragged away in the beginning of Beholder, and life is about to get difficult...

King's Bubble Witch Saga 3 [Free], the bubble-busting cousin of Candy Crush Saga, is celebrating Halloween with a first: during this live event, players can play collaboratively. Starting today and up until November 1st, you'll have to help Stella the witch (appropriate for Halloween) and brand new characters get their candy back from that bad kitty, Wilbur (although I'm sure he's actually more misunderstood than anything). In this new collaborative mode, you have to join forces with others to pop as many bubbles containing Halloween candy as possible, and the more treats you all gather, the more rewards you'll get. And if one player loses a level, a team member can recover those lost candies. No candy left behind for sure...

It was nearly two years ago to the day that developer Yak & Co launched their stylish point-and-click puzzler Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise [$4.99] on the App Store. With is '60s-era spy theme, colorful characters, and high production values, we really enjoyed Agent A in our original review, with one big caveat: The game didn't feel finished. And that's because it wasn't. Agent A was designed as an episodic game, and the initial release version ended rather abruptly on a major cliffhanger. To their credit, Yak & Co have followed through on their plans for new chapters, releasing Chapter 3: Ruby's Trap in December of last year and retroactively splitting the original release into Chapters 1 and 2 in order to fit their structure better. Well, we're nearly a year removed from that expansion, but Yak & Co are still following through on their promises with a new teaser for the forthcoming Chapter 4 of Agent A, which is titled A Narrow Escape...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Dashy Crashy', 'Street Fighter 4 CE', 'Deemo', 'Iron Maiden Legacy', 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. Well friends, I'm pretty sick today. I guess the word must have gotten out to the game developers, because this is a pretty light week. I've found a handful of goodies for your reading pleasure anyway. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

If the App Store was any indicator, I'd assume that Halloween is a pretty big deal. However, here in the UK, its very name is laced with contempt, and it seems everyone simply closes the curtains and turns off the lights in an attempt to hide from the world for one horrifying evening. Anyway, it's clear this depressing nation is in the minority, so I'm more than happy to welcome the onslaught of quirky Halloween updates that will roll out onto the App Store in the coming weeks. Crash of Cars [Free] has been updated with numerous cool featured additions over the past few months, so it makes perfect sense that the spooky spirit of the upcoming festivities would make an appearance. As a result, I'm unsurprised yet delighted to report that a big update hit Crash of Cars yesterday, bringing a new Haunted Mansion map, multiple new cars, the highly awaited Car Lab addition and much more...

It's always a happy day when one of my favorite older games gets a 64-bit update and is saved from the doom of the Appocalypse. Today's example of this is ZeMind Game Studio's unique space shooter Starborn Anarkist [$2.99]. Initially released in December of 2013, Starborn Anarkist isn't your typical dual-stick space shooter, of which you can find many on the App Store already. Its main hook is the ability to build and customize your ship using a variety of ship blueprints and parts that you'll drag onto a grid and connect in the game's garage. I can't stress enough just how much fun it is to try out wacky ship designs and see what works, and the collecting and unlocking of new parts and blueprints is one of the most engaging forms of progression I've seen in a mobile game. It's very possible to create a total clunker ship that barely functions right, but that's part of the fun, and with randomly generated enemies and an endless nature Starborn Anarkist is one of those games that I'm always guaranteed to have a good time with when I fire it up...

Power Rangers: Legacy Wars [Free], fresh from its showcase at Amazon's Mobile Masters esport competition, is getting its biggest update yet that will have giant Megazords fighting other giant Megazords in a, you guessed it, giant Megazord on Megazord fight. There's something about giant mechs fighting other giant mechs that gets gamers' hearts pumping faster, so I'm pretty sure those who enjoy Power Rangers will have a gigantic blast with this new update. There are four Megazords to unlock, but who they are is a secret; you'll have to collect Zord Shards to find out. And during the Megazord Alliance Wars event, you can take your Megazords to battle against other Alliances, trying to deal the most damage to opposing Megazords to add to their Alliance's score...

Rick and Morty is a huge cultural phenomenon, especially recently with all the talk of the Szechuan sauce "incidents," but it's also the source of the great Pokemon-like mobile game Pocket Mortys [Free] that has continued to grow ever since its release in 2016. And now, we are about to get many more characters in celebration of the TV show's third season. Specifically, starting soon and all the way into 2018, the game will receive 50 new Mortys and other characters—Teacher Rick, Working Class Rick, Street Loco Morty—along with original Ricks and Mortys unique to the game. These new characters should keep players coming back to the game, especially given the opportunity to unlock Ricks and Mortys that aren't even in the show...

When Capcom launched Street Fighter IV Champion Edition [$4.99] this past July, they had already laid out plans for at least two content updates for the game that would add in 6 additional players to the roster. The first of those updates landed the very next month, adding Evil Ryu, Guy, and Gouken to the mix as well as some welcome play balancing and performance optimizations. Now today, about two months removed from the previous update, Street Fighter IV Champion Edition has received the second of those promised content updates. ..

Many Minecraft [$6.99] players have been having some issues with the game after the big Better Together update (me included), primarily because post-update the game only allowed up to 6 or 8 chunks render distance. Just for comparison's sake, I usually have mine up to 14 chunks, which makes a big difference in enjoying the game and exploring unknown maps. Today, Mojang released update 1.2.3 that was supposed to fix the issue, and it has, for some. As of now, the Minecraft game on my iPad works fine, but the one on my iPhone is still stuck at 6. So, I'm guessing that the render issue is better but not remedied. I hope it gets fixed soon because it's one of those bugs that really affects how you play the game...

The time to get all spooky is drawing nearer, Hearthstone [Free] players, because the Hallow's End celebration update is live on mobile now (although it might take a bit for everyone to get it). First of all, we are getting an all-new dual class Arena Mode where all nine Heroes attend in costume. How does it work? You start an Arena run, pick a Hero and a Hero Power, and then you get to pick from cards belonging to both of the classes (and, of course, neutrals too). And we are all getting a free Arena ticket during Hallow's End, so everyone can check out this new Arena. Additionally, we are getting a special Tavern Brawl, The Headless Horseman Rides, where we get to "disguise" ourselves by using a deck of cards from several classes as well as a passive Hero Power...

I've written extensively about the possibility of Generation 3 creatures from the Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald games making their debut in Pokemon GO [Free], and Niantic have not exactly been subtle in the numerous hints that have been discovered both within and outside of the game. While the biggest indicator thus far has been the discovery of 135 new Pokemon in the datamine of the title's latest update, today a brand new teaser image for an upcoming Pokemon GO Halloween event has emerged that brings even more credence to this theory. As well as touting Gengar, Misdreavus and a Pikachu wearing a witch's hat, third generation ghost-type monsters Duskull and Sableye are also present, suggesting either a partial or complete release of this new cast of creatures before October 31st...

War Dragons [Free], Pocket Gems' fire-breathing take on the base building genre, has quite a strong community that's been steadily growing ever since the game came out in 2015. Now, the developers are getting ready to bring Atlas, the first major expansion to the game. Atlas turns the world of War Dragons into an open sandbox 3D realm to explore and devastate, which should give players even more to do. After Atlas hits, players will face ever-changing world updates based on player decision and the territory they control, which should give the game much more variety and encourage them to build better defenses, breed powerful dragons, and in general work together to take down the all the enemy teams...

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. We're closing in on Hallowe'en now, so plenty of games are donning their respective costumes, so to speak. But it's not all spooky and scary, friends. Some of these are just good old content updates, like mom used to make. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

There are mashups that make sense. And there are ones that make absolutely no sense whatsoever. And then there's the mashup between Angry Birds Evolution [Free] and Iron Maiden that's in a category all in its own. The collaboration is for the Halloween period, so at least that helps it make a bit more sense. Specifically, from October 18th to the 31st, Eddie the Bird will join Angry Birds Evolution, and he will have four evolution states based on four of the band's classic albums: Killers, Powerslave, Somewhere in Time, and Book of Souls. And that's not all apparently. The whole main hub of the game will be dressed up as a heavy metal oasis with plenty of tributes to Iron Maiden, Eddie, and heavy metal in general. I mean, that's pretty fun and very unexpected...

Friday the 13th is a day where all your frights come out to play, and if you grew up in the 80s and your frights included secluded camps with all kinds of murderers running around unchecked, then Slayaway Camp [$2.99] should be right up your alley. This game has been out for some time now, but it hasn't stopped growing in all kinds of creepy and gory ways, and its developers couldn't resist adding more free content for us on a day like today. There are new, free levels that take place in Hell Camp, the most banned movie ever (according to the developers, of course) where the murderer is a Holy Skullface with his "baptized" gorepack. There are also new killers (these are secret though but I'm sure they are fun), new kill animations, and much more...

Earlier this week, the folks over at Super Evil Megacorp released the latest update to their mobile MOBA, Vainglory [Free] . In addition to the requisite balance changes to heroes, items, and talents, Version 2.9 sees the release of new skins (including Halloween themed ones), new items, significant changes to vision, and the launch of the newest hero the Churnwalker...

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