Category Archives: Updates

Wrassling [Free] is fun. But Wrassling has sadly been a solo affair. One can perhaps only be entertained by wrestling other people out of the ring for so long. That amount of time is probably longer than it's taken for Wrassling to get its local multiplayer update, but better sooner than later for more wrasslin' in Wrassling, I say. You can wrassle with a friend on the same device in either co-op mode, or in a versus mode, with or without AI wrasslers. With the five-button controls, it's probably a better experience on an iPad, but we must make do with whatever wrassling equipment we've got...

If you've been playing Hearthstone [Free] on a tablet or mobile recently, you've probably noticed that the game would get sluggish even on the latest devices. Fear not, though, because Blizzard's decided to give the game a boost. In an update released yesterday, Blizzard switched on support for 64-bit devices (anything better than an iPad Air 1 and an iPhone 5s) and, seriously, the improvement isn't just noticeable, it's more like playing the game on fast forward. Menus pop open without the slightest delay, and any delay that wasn't network-related has vanished. Go check it out yourself, you'll be surprised at the difference 64-bit support makes...

Gameloft's latest entry in their long-running dungeon crawling series, Dungeon Hunter 5 [Free], has just gotten its first big content update. New levels in the Far East Xinkashi lands are available, with new loot to collect. If you're a fan of the Stronghold feature for multiplayer, you have 5 new rooms and 5 new traps to build into your stronghold to try and bedevil your opponents with. New daily events that take place in these rooms are available, with tickets that can be won to get powerful new Xinkashi weapons...

Zombies, Run [Free] has been inordinately popular since its release in 2012, combining fitness training with outrunning zombies. Now, the app is hoping to become more popular by shifting to free-to-play, and introducing a whole host of new features. Season 4 is the big new addition, bringing 40 new missions to play. You can play multiple missions back-to-back, the interface has been revamped, Spotify and Pandora support has been improved, chase difficulty is adjustable, and more little tweaks to improve the experience. Check out the new trailer:..

Apparently Crossy Road [Free] can be successful even when the cars drive on the other side of the road because according to a new report by research firm App Annie, Hipster Whale's take on Frogger had more active players in the UK during the first quarter of 2015 than Candy Crush Soda Saga and Clash of Clans. ..

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 cool updates from the big dogs and the small pups alike this week, with plenty to enjoy no matter what your tastes. 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!..

Pixeljam's awesome ode to classic shoot-em-ups, Glorkian Warrior: Trials Of Glork [$2.99], turned heads here at TouchArcade when it released in early 2014, rating a good review, a Game Of The Week nod, and even ending up on Jared's Top 10 Of 2014 list. It basically takes the Galaga concept, adds a few twists of its own, and paints over it with an impossibly charming style of presentation...

Today, Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time [Free], is celebrating by giving away stuff to its players. More specifically, Plants vs. Zombies, one of iOS' oldest and most popular franchises, is celebrating its 6th birthday. When Plants vs. Zombies hit the App store in 2009, it was one of the earliest tower defense iOS games, and it quickly found its way on many iPhones and iPads around the world. Just in the first nine days, the original Plants vs. Zombies sold more than 300,000 copies on iOS, making it the fastest-selling PopCap video game. This franchise gradually shambled its way on all kinds of platforms and then was followed by a sequel, Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time, in 2013. Just to understand the franchise's reach, according to EA, Plants Vs. Zombies 2 has been downloaded more than 100 million times since its debut on iOS and still sees an average 9.5 million unique game sessions started each day...

Backflip's long-running, mega-popular DragonVale [Free] game has just gotten a new "cooperative breeding" feature that makes it easier to get rare dragons. You can now check out your friends' dragons, and choose to breed with them. So, if your friends have a particular breed that you need to make the dragon you want, you can breed with it and help advance along your collection. Everyone wins!..

Industrial Toy's Midnight Star [Free], the F2P first-person shooter from Alex Seropian, one of Bungie's founders, Paul Bertonethe, one of Halo's designers, and with a story written by John Scalzi, is getting a big 1.1 update soon that will mainly focus on improving the game's multiplayer experience. For those who aren't familiar with the game, it's a first-person on-rails shooter with a multiplayer component focused around a variety of challenges where players go for highest score, most headshots, quickest time, etc. The devs have said that among other features, this update will add new weapons, sharing of video highlights, and giving more Challenge timer options...

Nitrome's Platform Panic [Free] was a remarkably fun game even when it initially released, but the game keeps improving. The first major update added new character-specific abilities. The second big update, releasing next week, gives you new challenges to try and avoid. The number of rooms in the game is pretty much doubling, according to Nitrome; you'll have new spikewheels to try and dodge. Emphasis on try, as these things just keep coming. The robots now occasionally ride in drill tanks. But those seem like they'll pale in comparison to the lasers and crushers you'll have to dodge:..

One of the best games in the past decade is getting the homage it so desperately deserves: a Zen Pinball [Free] table. Zen Studios is bringing a Portal pinball table to Zen Pinball in the week of May 25th. Taking place in the ruined Aperture Laboratories from Portal 2, the table will feature Chell and her portal gun running around and wrecking havoc on GLaDOS, who constantly exists on the table. Even Atlas and P-body, the robots from the co-op mode, will be seen throughout the table...

Update Mondays: 'Clash Of Clans', 'WWE Immortals', '.Decluster', 'Mr Jump', 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 really awesome updates this last week, even though several of them were just fixing great games that had been broken for a while. We'll take them however we can get them! 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!..

Just last week Zen Studios added a brand new Age of Ultron table to both Marvel Pinball and Zen Pinball in celebration of the new Avengers movie opening today, but already the probably-sleep-deprived studio is back with another brand new table, this time based on the excellent Star Wars Rebels IP. As you can imagine, being a table from Zen and all, there's all sorts of fancy stuff happening while you play the Star Wars Rebels table, like lightsaber fights and crazy shootouts against a bunch of TIE fighters. Check it all out in this trailer...

Pako - Car Chase Simulator [$0.99] has just gotten several new levels in its second big content update. You can now flee from the police in three new maps: the beach, a hockey rink, and wintertime Finland. The Finland level has the fake news brief in Finnish, a clever little detail. Why are the cops driving on to a hockey rink to run down a Zamboni? Who knows, but might as well score some goals with the hockey puck that's there, eh?..

Mr Jump [Free] became a particularly popular platformer upon its release, and not just because Apple featured it as Editor's Choice (though I'm sure it didn't hurt). As oulined in our review, it's a game that does a lot right and introduces a lot of clever elements into what could be another Impossible Game [$0.99] or Geometry Dash [$1.99] style of difficult auto-running platformer. Well, the game has just gotten its first update, adding in 12 new levels to play in the new World B. These add in a number of new elements to play with, like jetpacks. The new trailer shows off some of the new content:..

HeroCraft's entry into the crowded genre of Warhammer games, Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf [Free], has jsut gotten a big update adding in PvP multiplayer to the strategy game. You'll be able to take on opposing teams in 3-on-3 battles. There will be a rating system that has you taking on tougher and tougher foes as you win more, but you start to get better rewards for doing so. Leaderboards are also present, with a season system so that you perhaps have a shot to get to the top of the leaderboards someday when you're strong enough. The update is live now, and HeroCraft has released a new trailer for the new PVP mode:..

Woah Dave! [$4.99], the pretty cool Mario Bros. like action-platformer where you pick up items to throw at enemies in an arena, has gotten its big Deluxe update today on iOS. It's been available for a few weeks on other platforms, but it's finally available for everyone who prefers to play this game on iOS. The update adds in a whole bunch of stuff: there's two new levels with new wrinkles to try out. A number of new characters are available, with cameos from other Choice Provisions games. Oh, and you can ride a UFO, too...

It's a miracle of miracles! All three of the superb remastered Sonic iOS games–that's Sonic The Hedgehog [$2.99], Sonic The Hedgehog 2 [$2.99], and Sonic CD [$2.99]–have finally received iPhone 6 compatibility updates. All of these Sonic games have had a crippling issue on iPhone 6 Plus devices ever since Apple's new phones became available alongside iOS 8 last fall. The issue was a display bug that would cause the games run in a tiny window in the corner of the 6 Plus screen, essentially making them unplayable. That issue has now been remedied. ..

Good news for fans of Crystal Siege [$2.99], the action/tower-defense game published by FDG that released last year. The game has been stuck on the iPad since its release, but FDG is releasing the iPhone version this week, and they're going to make it a free universal update instead of a separate iPhone version. The update should be available on Thursday, April 30th. With the new update coming out, the game is on sale for $2.99 this week, so now's a good time to pick it up if you're interested...

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