Category Archives: Updates

RareSloth's King Rabbit [Free] has just gotten the big update that was announced earlier this week, and along with it, the game has just gone free from its $0.99 regular price. The game was considered to go free-to-play at one point but eventually launched as a paid title, though with some IAPs for hints, customizations, unlocking levels, and unlimited slowing of time. Still, there are no lives or stamina to deal with, so you're getting a game with IAPs that the developer considers optional for free. And with a big new content update today!..

Raresloth's fantastic puzzle platformer King Rabbit [Free] is getting ready to be injected with a huge amount of new content this Thursday. As they've detailed in our forums, this update is dubbed the Fire Adventures Update and comes with 16 new campaign levels that'll be free for all existing owners, plus an additional 64 new levels in the Fire Adventures DLC pack which will launch at a sale price of 99¢ for the first 72 hours. That's like not even two cents per new level! In addition to new levels, there are now 8 characters to unlock and play as: Peach, Snobby, Albino, Demon, Jackalope, Leprechaun, Zombie, and Lovely. This update will also include 10 new unlockable customizations so you can trick out whichever character you prefer with some sweet flare. Both the new characters and the customizations are unlockable with diamonds, which by the way are now labeled on the level selection screens so you know which levels have them and which don't. Completionists rejoice! Check out this brand new trailer for the Fire Adventures Update...




Update Mondays: 'Deemo', 'Clash Royale', 'Astra', 'Zenonia S', 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. Wow, what happened here? Was everyone else on holidays? Did everyone cut out to watch Civil War? There isn't much this week, but I've done what I can to round up some interesting updates. 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!..

After a loooonnng soft-launch, Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Identity [$4.99] finally launched world wide just over two months ago. Having not played an Assassin's Creed game since the second game in the series back in 2009, I wasn't totally sure what to expect from this mobile edition. As it turned out I was pleasantly surprised to find an experience that was heavily streamlined for mobile touchscreen play but still retained the essence of what makes Assassin's Creed so fun: whacking dudes while being a stealthy bad ass. ..

Disney's Star Wars raiding-strategy game Star Wars: Commander [Free] has gotten another huge update just in time for Star Wars Day on May the 4th (be with you). The game has a new multiplayer feature called Squad Wars, where you and your 15-person squad engage in interesting new battles against another squad. How it works is that your squad gets matched up with a squad of the same level. You then get 24 hours to prepare your squad for the battles. A copy of your base winds up on one of the Squad Wars outpost. You can't be looted, so it's worth setting up this copy of your base to ideally protect your headquarters. Depending on how many stars someone attacking your base gets, they get more uplinks taken down, with the goal being to take down as many as possible. While playing and strategizing your squad wars, you can earn buffs that could help you defend better or take down enemies more effectively. The mode lasts 24 hours, and has a limited number of turns, so it fits in well with however long you want to play. A YouTuber has uploaded the intro to mode to YouTube to get the rundown:..

SMG Studio's keeping the new cars coming to the fun Thumb Drift [Free]. 12 new cars in total have been added to the game, several focusing on guests from across internet and automobile culture. A Rooster Teeth Tactical Vehicle is in the game. Beau Yates, a popular Australian drifter, by which I mean someone who does drifting in cars, not necessarily a hobo who wanders from place to place, not that there's anything wrong with that; nor is he Drifter. But a car inspired by his Toyota 86 is in the game. Regular Car Reviews, popular YouTube channel, has a Vagabond inspired by a vehicle they're making as part of Operation Vagabond Falcon:..

No Code's Super Arc Light [$0.99] has just gotten a big update that provides some major tweaks to the game. The big obvious one is the new easy mode. It's more of a 'practice' mode than anything, as it gives you three lives but no high scores on the leaderboard. What it does give you is an opportunity to see more of the game and get further, or just to enjoy longer sessions if you don't care about the leaderboard tradeoff. It's not like anyone who cares about Game Center has a working Game Center anyway...

Rusty Moyher's Astro Duel [$4.99 (HD)] is set to get a big update this Thursday on May 5th. Several new features are going to be in the game that are set to change the game up. A new dash ability will allow you to escape some hairy situations by double-tapping the Thrust button, but it consumes one ammo, so be careful. That is, unless you enable the unlimited dash modifier, which doesn't use ammo, but comes with increased cooldown. If you don't want powerups, which is a requested feature for tournament play, then you can now disable powerups. Three new maps, including a Bomberman-inspired level with conveyor belts that loop around, will be in this new update on Thursday as well...

With the Clash Royale [Free] update out of the way, Supercell has refocused their promotional lasers on talking about the upcoming update to Clash of Clans [Free] which introduces some pretty huge convenience features. Namely, spells and troops are going to take a lot less time to brew and train. Spells are going to brewed in half the time, and the Dragon, Watch and Wallbreaker will also be trained in half as much time as before. The Golem, Lava Hound, and P.E.K.K.A. units are going to train three times faster, along with "hugely reduced" hero regeneration times and faster training for other units across the board...

I think it's fair to say that Mucho Taco [Free] is the preeminent taco-themed idle clicker available on the App Store today. No others even come close, or exist at all, for that matter. Anyway, with Cinco de Mayo looming developers One Simple Idea and publisher Noodlecake have decided to release a massive update for Mucho Taco which adds all sorts of new stuff while also overhauling some of the existing content. Some of the major new features include: a special new map and ritual system that allow for multiple prestiges/play throughs, a new relic system that allow you to permanently augment the look and performance of your restaurants, a new Offline Chef system so you can manage your taco empire even when you're not playing, and of course plenty of new ingredients as well as new ways to use existing ingredients...

'Tiny Tower' 5 Year Anniversary Update Coming May 26th

A few weeks ago Nimblebit announced they were in the midst of creating a massive update for their mega-hit tower building game Tiny Tower [Free] in anticipation of its 5-year anniversary. At that time they were seeking beta participants to try out the new update, and apparently that testing has gone well as today Nimblebit announced that the 5th Anniversary Edition of Tiny Tower will be available on May 26th. As mentioned before, this update will include improved visuals, streamlined tower manageent, tons of new missions and floors to build, and even the ability to share Bitizens between friends...

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. Technically, I'm on holidays right now, but you know that won't stop me from bringing you a batch of update notes to kick off your week. 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!..

Kabam's Marvel Contest of Champions [Free] has been a huge smash hit for the company, and with the concept providing opportunities for all sorts of Marvel characters to make appearances, it makes sense that each big Marvel movie would have special cameos. Next up is Captain America: Civil War, which has started releasing in theaters globally, with the North American premiere on May 6th. In commemoration of the movie, Contest of Champions has added in a Civil War event where players can play for Team Cap or Team Iron Man. You earn special shards for your side, that can be spend on faction crystals. You also get a boost for the faction you commit to. And with the Civil War features, Kabam has an exclusive clip from the movie:..

Gameloft has released what they are calling the biggest update to Dungeon Hunter 5 [Free] yet, with the Guild Wars update. This new PVP mode has you fighting with your guild, and taking on players from other guilds, trying to help your guild become the greatest in the world. Special events where you can declare war against another guild for an hour-long battle in their stronghold will let you wreck some sweet damage on your enemies, and get some great rewards. Check out the developer diary talking about the new feature:..

Prettygreat's second mobile game Slide the Shakes [Free] has been a pretty surprising hit since its launch back in February. The simple and satisfying act of pulling back and launching shakes while trying to get them to stop sliding on a specific landing zone works incredibly well as a mobile game, and Prettygreat was surprised to see how quickly players were devouring the game's original 100 levels. After adding 25 new levels last month for Easter, they're back again with another batch of new Slide the Shakes levels. This time there's a whopping 50 new levels as well as new elements like the portal and wind that'll affect your shake sliding. It's all explained in this needlessly dramatic and action-packed trailer...

Earlier this week, the folks over at Super Evil Megacorp unleashed the latest update to their mobile MOBA, Vainglory [Free]. Along with new skins and the requisite balance changes, 1.17 also introduces the Battle Royale Public Queue, which is the next step into truly making the game a ‘mobile MOBA.’..

Dust: An Elysian Tail [$5.99] knocked off a lot of socks around here when it released on iOS last October. Originally an Xbox 360 release, Dust made its way to iOS in style. We liked it enough to give it our Game Of The Week and a five-star review, and I personally included the game in both my Best Overall Of 2015 and the RPG Reload 2015 Golden Pancho Awards. In short, the game has fantastic production values and it plays like a dream. That said, if you weren't using a newer device with 1 GB of RAM or more, or simply couldn't get on with virtual controls at all, you couldn't join the party. Well, friends, your invite's in the mail and you can RSVP tomorrow, because Dust has a really nice update coming this Thursday...

You may be familiar with developer Seth Robinson from his super popular mobile MMO/platforming/crafting mashup Growtopia [Free], but way back in August of 2009 he first released a novel little word game/dungeon crawler mashup called Dungeon Scroll [$1.99]. The idea was pretty simple: Form words out of the letters that appear on the board, with the size of each word you make determining the power of your attack on the enemies in the game. It sounds like a pretty normal mobile game nowadays, but nearly 7 years ago this was a really unique idea for an iPhone game. However, besides an update in mid-2012 to fix an iOS-related crash issue, Dungeon Scroll has remained as it was when it released all those years ago. Then this past week a surprise update arrived adding 64-bit and widescreen support to Dungeon Scroll, prompting the resurrection of the game's forum thread and introducing it to an entirely new audience...

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 feels like an oddly light week this time around, something that's been happening more often than usual of late. Well, no worries, because I found a good bunch of updates for you to scope out while you dig into your morning grapefruit. And by grapefruit, I mean Froot Loops, but let's at least pretend we're a little classy around here, okay? 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!..

If you haven't played Plague Inc. [$0.99] yet, well, the game is on the verge of giving you one more huge reason to flop out 99¢. An update due to hit in the next few weeks is going to be bringing the ability for mobile players of the game to play the community created custom scenarios from the PC version of the game. Instead of waiting for official scenarios, you'll be able to go through some of the best worldwide epidemics players have created ranging from werewolves to xenomorphs to... cats? ..

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