Category Archives: Updates

It's no secret that I'm a True Skate [$1.99] addict. It's my daily habit, and thankfully, I've been told it's a lot healthier than smoking. This little skateboarding simulator has come a long, long way since its original release in the fall of 2012, and a constant flow of updates has added in lots of new courses and new features, making it easily the most robust skate simulator on the App Store. This Friday another new True Skate update is coming which introduces a couple of pretty big changes. ..

Both of the major Puzzle Quest games out there right now are getting some nifty new updates. First up is Marvel Puzzle Quest [Free], which has added a new Captain America: Peggy Carter. Yes, the character who has become a standout among the Marvel Cinematic Universe, making appearances in several Marvel movies, getting her own underappreciated TV series, and being part of most pressing question currently facing America: "if you're frozen in suspended animation for several decades, and you make out with the great-niece of the woman had a mutual romantic interest with back before you were frozen, is that weird? Especially if y'all just kissed like days after her great-aunt died? Like, what's the protocol here?" ..




Square Enix has just put Adventures of Mana [$9.99] on sale, and if you've been looking to play this one, the $9.99 price point is the game's first sale. If you're used to mobile game prices, that might not seem cheap, but it's still less than the regular $13.99 price. Which is a normal price for a video game, not just the weird warped world of mobile gaming pricing. But not only is this one on sale, there's also a cool new feature: you can choose between the new arranged soundtrack, but also the original Game Boy soundtrack. Huzzah!..

Following a successful launch on Android, developer Toka Loka Games brought their gooey platformer Goo Saga [$4.99] to iOS in late April, and it absolutely floored me. You played as a ball of goo with a huge personality (as far as balls of goo go) making your way through tricky platforming levels that demanded you used your gooeyness to expand or shrink down in size, as well as your suite of upgradeable special abilities. In addition, it was one of the more visually pleasing games around. For a fiver, Goo Saga was a totally worthwhile endeavor, and we enjoyed it a lot in our review, but right now you can get all that gooey goodness for the sale price of just 99¢...

Supercell is introducing a new Tournaments feature to Clash Royale [Free], and they've run down how they'll work in separate blog posts. So, the idea is that once you've unlocked the Tournaments mode, you can create a tournament that has a location attached to it, with battles set to use the established Tournament Rules. It's possible to have greater precision to your location, but the idea is that Supercell wants to make it easy to establish local tournaments. Matches won't use a standard bracket format, instead being based around a closed matchmaking system with its own leaderboard. ..

Update Mondays: 'Zenonia S', 'Sky Force Reloaded', 'Marvel Avengers Academy', 'Tiny Tower', 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. We've got a nice mix of the new and the old appearing this week, but as usual, it's mostly tilted towards free-to-play games. 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!..

Version 1.19 of Super Evil Megacorp’s mobile MOBA Vainglory [Free] is now out for the masses and with it comes significant changes beyond a seasonal facelift. With a new hero, new skins and some hefty changes to hero roles, there’s a lot of interesting things to take a look at in this update...

When Adult Swim Games launched Pocket Mortys [Free] at the beginning of the year, I figured it would be a cute Pokemon-alike dripping with Rick and Mortys fan service that would be a fun way to pass the time for a few weeks, and then it would fade away like dust in the wind. This was not the case. Pocket Mortys has been getting all sorts of updates since its launch, and after two rapid fire spring updates Adult Swim is ringing in the summertime with yet another big content update. Fans had been clamoring for new single-player content, and this update delivers that in the form of the new Morty Games, a series of 5 tournaments that will give you an opportunity to win exclusive Mortys not available anywhere else in the game...

Already, Tennis Champs Returns [Free] is one of the best games of the year, and perhaps the best tennis game since the Game Boy versions of Mario Tennis. But now this rad tennis game is about to get even better, with an update set to hit on or around Thursday, June 23rd. The killer new feature for veterans of the game? Online multiplayer via Game Center. Yes, I am all about this. ..

Zombieville USA [$0.99 / Free] was one of those early iPhone hits that put developer Mika Mobile on the map. A side-scrolling shooter with a killer art style, Zombieville launched in early 2009 and quickly rose up the charts and maintained a position there for many months to come. Obviously its success led to a sequel a couple of years later, Zombieville 2 [$0.99] which launched in October of 2011. The sequel improved upon the original with a wider range of movement, tons of unlockable characters and weapons, a cool upgrade system, and most impressive of all co-op multiplayer both locally and over WiFi. Well, it's been a couple of years since Zombieville 2 has received any update love, and like any game on iOS it has developed a few issues over the years as new iOS hardware and software has rolled out. With the release of their latest game Lost Frontier [$2.99] now behind them, Mika Mobile took this time to fix those issues as well as bring the beloved Zombieville 2 to the Android platform for the first time...

Update Mondays: 'Minecraft: Pocket Edition', 'Marvel Contest of Champions', 'The Greedy Cave', 'Leap Day', 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 both of the big events last week, you might expect that there wouldn't be quite as many updates as usual. You would be correct in that assumption, oh wise seer. That doesn't mean there aren't some cool updates to look at, 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!..

Sky Force Reloaded [Free] is one of those games that is impressive in a variety of ways. In our review, we were blown away by what we called our 'favorite shoot 'em up in recent memory', and not without reason. It looks beautiful in motion, absolutely nails the core mechanics of a shooter and today it seems that active and receptive developers is another positive trait to add to the list. Infinite Dreams have announced that a new content update in response to forum feedback is due to land onto the App Store next Thursday, and appears to add a nice packet of features that is sure to help mix up the variety of an already essential game...

Supercell has announced that a balance update is hitting Clash Royale [Free] on Tuesday, June 21st, and it will finally nerf the Hog Rider. That's right, this one-track force of destruction is getting its damage decreased by 6%. Supercell's reasoning:..

As awesome as the App Store can be for gamers, it can be a very cruel place for those making the games. There are so many new releases every week and such a massive stockpile of evergreen titles that a lot of truly excellent titles get lost in the shuffle. Yet, in many of those cases, the developer keeps on updating and adding to those games, improving the experience even if it's just for a small group of users. I have to respect that kind of passion and care, and it's one of my favorite things about this little hobby we all share. Combat Monsters [Free], from Great Little War Game [$4.99] developer Rubicon, is one of those cases. It's a great game that for whatever reason didn't quite catch on the way it deserved to, but the developer keeps improving it anyway...

You know Warbits [$3.99] is good when our very own Carter breaks his allegiance with 3.5 stars and gives it 4.5. The Advance Wars "inspired" wargame continues to be fun both in single player and multiplayer, and the latest update should make it even more fun. Update 1.1 will do wonders for your multiplayer gaming as it adds new official multiplayer tags (these tags place you in matches against others using the same tag) including a brand new mode with 10 maps. #Brawl uses pre-deployed armies for quick action, #RapidFire sets the turn timer to 10 minutes, and #ChargeFree is vanilla Warbits with powers disabled. All three sound like good additions to the multiplayer side of Warbits and should please most players...

We're big fans of RareSloth's King Rabbit [Free] around here, and the game has just gotten another big, free content update after its launch. The main campaign has been extended with 16 new levels, so if you've beaten it and need more rabbit-y goodness in your life, here you go. Three new achievements and a new leaderboard are here for you competitive completionists. Adventurous types will have more hidden diamonds to dig up, with diamond progress now visible in the level select screen. And the people who like to play their own music while they play King Rabbit will be happy to know that background music now works in the app. This goes along with the standard "bug fixes and performance improvements" you'd expect an app update to have...

HeroCraft's entry into the prolific Warhammer frnachise, Warhammer 40K: Space Wolf [Free], has just gotten an update with a new PvE survival mode. Chaos Cultists are warping in from a portal, and it's your job to stand your ground and survive for as long as you possibly can. There are different levels and changing conditions to deal with, so good luck! The good news is that you have unique rewards to earn not available in any other mode, so fire up this latest update and check it out...

Nitrome's Leap Day [Free] is a really cool game with a fun concept – there's one new level every single day – but the initial launch was a bit lacking, unfortunately. There was just one character, and nothing really long-term that you could get with the trophies you collected. Well, Nitrome has fixed that with a vengeance. Now there are 10 different characters in the game that you can play as, unlocked by collecting trophies for each daily level, especially getting fruit trophies. New characters, and even new random selfie poses that your character can do, can be unlocked by racking up the trophies...

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. It's an odd assortment of games this week, mostly free-to-play. Nevertheless, there are plenty of goodies to be found in the bunch, and I've gathered up what I think are the best of the bunch. 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!..

An update to Fallout Shelter [Free] is set to release in July 2016. The game will be getting a bunch of new content that should help expand the experience. Dwellers can be sent on quests now, and there will be new locations such as a Super Duper Mart to explore. New enemies will be there to fight, but to help with that, you'll have a new combat system to help you take on those enemies. Check out the footage starting at 2:10 below:..

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