Category Archives: Updates

Last week we posted about a huge update that had just hit Magic Duels [Free] and I somewhat sarcastically mentioned that it seems like with this game for every bug Wizards fixes, new ones pop up. Well, that's true once again with the latest Magic Duels update, and this particular problem might be the most game-breaking yet...

Butterscotch Shenanigans' Crashlands [$4.99] launched a while ago, and everyone aside from some cranky PC gamers seem to love it. If you want to know how much we love it, take a look at our review. Even the best games can get better though, and the update scheduled to hit this week for Crashlands aims at a whole load of quality of life improvements. Check out the trailer:..




Zen Studios are firing up the pinball table making machine for the first time since releasing 3 Star Wars: The Force Awakens tables this past January. They've teamed up with Fox Digital Entertainment to create 3 brand new tables set in the Aliens movie universe for a table pack they've dubbed Aliens vs. Pinball. Zen describes the new tables: "In Aliens pinball, team up with the Colonial Marines as Ellen Ripley on a pinball table based on ALIENS, the 1986 blockbuster film. Face your fears and take on a deadly Alien threat on the Sevastopol Space Station as Amanda Ripley in the Alien: Isolation pinball table and feel the rush of the hunt as a young Yautja warrior in Alien vs. Predator pinball."..

Update Mondays: 'Dungeon Link', 'Cardinal Quest 2', 'Final Fantasy 9', 'Real Racing 3', 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. The relative drought of updates continues, but that doesn't meant there isn't enough to stuff this article with! 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!..

Gerald Kelley's Abzorb [$2.99] has just gotten an update on iOS that adds in a new Daily Challenge mode that should encourage you to come back again and again to this one. Each day, you get 5 levels to play back to back – get through all 5 without failing and get your scores on the leaderboard, assuming Game Center hasn't melted down for you! The daily mode includes some levels that you can't play in the main level set quite yet, so there are some new things to find. Abzorb is also out now on Android, if you're the kind of person with an Android phone and an iPad (or an iPhone and Android tablet), and have wanted to play the game on your other OS. Now you can!..

The fantastic Tennis Champs Returns [Free] has just made it easier to take your stylishly-appointed tennis player to the top of the world rankings from whatever iOS device you're playing on, as the game now supports iCloud saves. The iCloud saving isn't an automatic process and needs to be enabled in settings, but sometimes automatic iCloud winds up being a bigger headache than it needs to be. Instead, with manual loading and saving, you have to hit those save and load buttons for yourself, but it works without much issue. Also, if you've grown accustomed to having different characters on different devices, you don't have to worry about losing them, as you can just leave the cloud saving disabled in settings...

Nexon and Big Huge Games' DomiNations [Free] has just turned one year old, and it's gotten a big content update for its anniversary, bringing the Global Age to the game, the 10th historical era in the game. World War II is the focus of the Global Age content, with new units like paratroopers, mortars, and bazookas. As well, some in-game events centered around World War II battles will be added to the game over time. If you haven't gotten close to unlocking anything from the Global Age, don't fret – supply drops that bring more late-game content to players will start dropping...

Have you ever wanted to watch that epic battle between Clash Royale [Free] clan members for yourself? Before, you had to just watch the replay after the fact like some kind of schmuck. And hey, part of the fun of watching competition is the unknown factor, of not knowing what's going to happen. Watching competition when you know the result can have its own rewards, but there's something more exciting about the unknown. Thankfully, the next update to Clash Royale will let you watch friendly battles between players live for yourself...

In January of this year I was pleased to see Sega release an update for Sonic 4 Episode 2 [$2.99] that addressed some iOS compatibility issues which had rendered the game unplayable. Sure the game was broken for about 2.5 years before the fix arrived, but I was still glad to see it arrive at all and, perhaps feeling a bit too optimistic, I also said "Although it's never been broken by iOS, I sure wouldn't mind Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 [$2.99] getting a little update love with some widescreen action." Well hey, guess what? Sega has done just that with an update released just this morning. Not only is the game properly widescreen now, but the art itself has been cleaned up for modern iOS device resolutions. Here's a bunch of comparison shots from before and after today's update, click on any of them to enlarge...

Update Mondays: 'WWE Immortals', 'Jump Jack', 'Marvel Avengers Academy', 'Brave Frontier', 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, I'm mostly recovered from last week's cold, though it did hang on through most of the week. But you're not here for Shaun updates, are you? You're here for game updates, and we've got a nice little selection this time around. 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!..

We've been following the progress of Power Hover's [$2.99] forthcoming update for the past few months as developer Oddrok has been posting bits and pieces of the update in our forums. Now it's all coming full circle as that update is finished and set to arrive next Thursday, April 7th. The update will include new environments to hover around in, an entire new chapter with 6 new levels and 1 new endless boss level, and new characters to unlock and play as. All of this new goodness can be seen in this brand new trailer...

Dragon Hills [Free] busted onto the scene just about a year ago, and took the whole "diving in and out of the ground eating people and destroying things" gameplay first popularized by Death Worm [$2.99 / Free] and gave it the lovely style and personality that developer Rebel Twins is known for. While the game was quite enjoyable upon release, it never received any new content afterwards, which is a surefire way to be forgotten about in the tough App Store environment. Well, upon its one year anniversary, Rebel Twins has prepared a hefty update for Dragon Hills which will add new playable dragons called "King of Fire" and "Worminator", a new Pirate-themed environment, new enemies, and more. Check out the trailer for the new update...

I believe it's quite fair to say that The Walking Dead franchise has turned many of us into followers of everything zombie-related and, especially, everything TWD related. So, it's no surprise that there are two The Walking Dead games in the first 150 top grossing apps of the App Store, and one of them, The Walking Dead: No Man's Land [Free], just got a pretty interesting update. If you haven't played the game, No Man's Land is a base building game with a pretty robust tactical component that makes those fights with the undead both entertaining and tense. As solid as the combat was in the game, it has become even better with update 1.8 that's gone live today. This update has introduced a cover system that will make the ranged part of combat much more tactical than before...

When Minecraft: Story Mode [$4.99] launched in October of last year, we were pretty impressed with how quickly Telltale was releasing new episodes compared to their previous episodic games. In just a couple of months 4 episodes were released with the last episode arriving just prior to Christmas, and it's those 4 episodes that are covered in our ever-evolving review of Minecraft: Story Mode. Then last week we learned that a fifth episode was on its way, and shockingly that there were three more episodes planned to arrive after it. It looks like Minecraft: Story Mode might just continue to evolve with new story arcs and episode sets for a long time, rather than having any separate sequels, and to that I say "Cool!" Today Episode 5 titled "Order Up!" is now available for download, and is designed to bridge the gap between Episode 4, which concluded the Wither Storm story arc, and the forthcoming Episodes 6, 7, and 8. Here's Episode 5's trailer...

Update Mondays: 'Clash Of Clans', 'Partia 2', 'Terraria', 'Out There', 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. Regrettably, I've been wrestling with a humdinger of a cold for the last few days, so this week's article is going to be slightly less thorough than usual. My apologies. Still, I think we've got a good little grab bag for you to peruse while you drink your morning beverage of choice. 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!..

DeNA and Square Enix's Final Fantasy Record Keeper [Free] is celebrating its first birthday as a worldwide game. There was a time when several TA staffers were deep in the thrall of this game, and I'm pretty sure a certain unnamed RPG expert on staff has sunk triple-digit hours into this game between the Japanese and worldwide versions. If they or you for that matter need an excuse to dive deep back into this game, well, DeNA is giving you some good reasons to do so...

If you're looking for a good time-waster to enjoy this wekeend, may I recommend BioBeasts? [Free] This game released earlier this year, and I didn't get around to playing it right away, but it intrigued me enough to at least download. And then one day after release, I got around to playing it and had a ton of fun with it. Off the bat, it doesn't seem like much, as it's one of those "defeat enemies coming in from 4 different directions" games that's been oft-repeated on the App Store, like Fist of Fury [Free]. ..

If you've been enjoying your virtual adventures in Aralon: Forge and Flame [$4.99] but feel like you'd enjoy it even more if you could play as a Paladin class, well, today's update is for you. The oft-requested Paladin class has been added to the game, along with a brand new dungeon called The Ruins of Valemar. In addition to the new class and new dungeon, an in-app store has been added to Aralon: Forge and Flame so if you want to spend some real-life money to fast-track your virtual character's progression, then now you have that option. ..

Gamevil's third-person multiplayer shooter Afterpulse [Free] launched worldwide last October following a short soft-launch period. It offered great visuals, but more importantly it streamlined the shooter experience to create something that felt satisfying but still highly playable on mobile touchscreen devices. We enjoyed it a lot in our original review, and although I was a bit late to the party, I also got hooked on Afterpulse late last year and it's become one of my very favorite games. The shooting is fun, the matchmaking works great, and the RPG-ish character and weapon leveling keeps me coming back time and time again. ..

Rusty Moyher's Astro Party [Free] is a pretty cool game, being a phone-friendly version of Astro Duel [$4.99 (HD)] which is on iPad and Apple TV. The one downside to Astro Party is that it has only supported 2 players on one iPhone, compared to the 4 of its bigger sibling. But no more! Now you and 3 other people can get really, really close to each other around an iPhone and blast each other in space in the latest Astro Party update with 4 players. Sounds perfect for your new iPhone SE!..

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