Category Archives: Updates

Renegade Kid's Mutant Mudds [$4.99] has been broken on iOS for a while now, wth iOS 8 adding protagonist Max's skull to its wall of trophies of games that were broken with that system update. But with recent promises that the game was finally getting the update that would make it work and add in some of the content that didn't make it to the mobile version, we had reason to hope that Max would be hopping between foreground and background layers once more. And lo, the day has come: Mutant Mudds has been updated and now works properly on current iOS versions...

Rocketcat Games has dropped two updates onto the App Store for you to check out: Wayward Souls [$6.99] has gotten its first of two big updates. You can now wander through the dungeons with one of 29 different pets. Some provide stat boosts, others can actually attack enemies. But do you want a rooster that can make you faster? This update is for you. Along with the Wayward Souls update, Five Card Quest [$2.99] has gotten an update that brings in some requested tweaks and changes that should make the game a better experience for players...




As we alluded to earlier in the week, the folks over at Super Evil Megacorp have officially launched their second season of content with the launch of Reim as well as a host of other changes in Version 1.13 that hit their mobile MOBA Vainglory [Free] earlier today...

We learned last week that Zen Studios was readying two brand new pinball tables focused on the smash hit film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The announcement was accompanied by a short teaser trailer that briefly showed one of the new tables in action, but as is usually the case with teasers, there just wasn't much detail shown. With the new tables set to launch across all platforms this week, Zen has released two brand new trailers that give a much deeper look into each of the new Star Wars tables...

It feels like in the past year or so we've seen a ton of really old iOS games get modern updates out of the blue. It's a great thing too, as the entirely digital medium of iOS gaming can feel a bit expendable when iOS updates can break games or new screen sizes and hardware features are released and the developers of classi games are no longer around to do anything about it. It's crazy to say "classic" and actually mean games that are 5 or 6 years old, espeically when I have some NES games that are 30 years old that still work like the day they were released (with a little blowing into the cartridge or wiggling it in the slot, of course). Anyway, it warms my heart when I see an old game get new life and find a new audience by way of being updated, and that's exactly what has happened with the classic dual-stick shooter Circuit_Strike.One [$0.99]...

People on our forums are quite upset about Monster Hunter Freedom Unite not working on iOS 9. The game has been broken for a bit, and apparently will be getting fixed at some point. But if you have a jailbroken device, there's apparently a backdoor fix. According to an enterprising user on r/iOSgaming, if you install a new Cydia tweak called iOS9MonsterHunter, it apparently does two things. One is that it adds cheats to the game. The other, more important thing, is that apparently the game now works on iOS 9 with this tweak...

Just last week we let you know that Hi-Rez Studios, makers of the console and PC game Smite, had released their very first mobile game titled Jetpack Fighter [Free]. Jetpack Fighter centers around a colorful cast of characters fighting against evil robots by using swipe-based aerial combat. The game takes place on a 2D plane but the 3D backgrounds change perspective as you move through each level, and your roster of fighters can level up and gain new attacks and abilities as you play. The swipe combat works great, the game looks great, and there's tons of stuff to do. There was just one problem: Jetpack Fighter required an internet connection to play, and while that in itself isn't the biggest deal in the world, whatever servers the game needed to connect to were NOT acting properly just following the game's release, meaning a lot of people were unable to play and even those that were were subjected to extremely long loading times as the game tried to connect...

If you've been playing World of Tanks: Blitz [Free] for any decent amount of time, you'll know that all the tanks tend to look the same after a while even if their shapes and abilities differ. Update 2.5, which drops today, will change that with the addition of camouflage. As I wrote a few days ago, camouflage will both change the appearance of your tank depending on the map and the tank's nation and will also help you conceal your tank better. If you want to read more about camouflage, go read my story from the other day. I'll just briefly say that there will be four main types of camouflage and that it won't be crazy expensive, making it a sure bet that almost everyone will be bringing camouflaged tanks to battle from now on. The 2.5 update is bringing more than just camouflage to the game, though...

Out of all the high-profile iOS games that have been broken by iOS updates and removed from the App Store in the past year or so, poor little Sonic 4: Episode 2 [$2.99] has flown under the radar more than any other. Perhaps it's because Sonic's fanbase is extremely impassioned and didn't take too well to Sonic 4, but as someone who both loves Sonic and who quite enjoyed the Sonic 4 games (though they'd never hold a candle to the original trilogy and Sonic CD), I was pretty darn bummed when iOS 7 broke Sonic 4: Episode 2 back in 2013. ..

'Clash Royale' Gets First Balancing Update - Goblin Barrels Now Less Annoying!

Supercell's Clash Royale has already seen its first balance changes a week into the game's soft launch release, which I wrote about why you should be playing it. Nothing major, but they should have an impact on the nascent strategies that are already forming. The prince's health has been decreased, which is a knock on me since I love using the prince to bust in to enemy crown towers. But the goblin barrel has been nerfed as well, which reduces the levels of the goblins inside by 1. I still have yet to figure out a good defense for the goblin barrel, though. The witch's skeletons are 1 level lower, and the mortar's lifetime is decreased to 40 seconds. It's not all nerfs, though: for those of y'all already pushing to the upper limits of the game, getting from level 8 to 9 now requires fewer XP from battles, upgrades, and donations. Good news! Update: Whoops, looks like we misread, it's now harder to get from level 8 to 9. Gotta work harder! ..

Update Mondays: 'Sky Burger', 'A Noble Circle', 'Pixel Dungeon', 'Trouble With Robots', 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. After a couple of quiet weeks, things are slowly starting to get back to normal for Update Mondays. This week's article is still a little skimpy compared to usual, but things are picking up. 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!..

Gameloft's Dungeon Hunter franchise has gone through some major changes during its life on the App Store, the biggest one being the switch from premium to freemium, a move that was seen as anathema by many players. Surprisingly for many, Dungeon Hunter 5 [Free] managed to be a pretty enjoyable and fair freemium game and continues to be pretty popular on the App Store. The latest update has probably made most players happy since it has added a Co-op mode, one of the most-requested features. The co-op mode, called Party Hunt, will allow players to team up with up to three other players (or AI players in case you are short of friends) and complete various weekly quests...

While news in land of the App Store over the last year or so has been filled with games from huge studios being left to rot on the vine (or disappearing entirely) without updates, indie developers have been working overtime on breathing new life into old classics. It was pretty crazy to see both Cube Runner and Icycle getting updated, but now NimbleBit is entering the massively update old games you probably totally played a ton of years ago arena with a huge update to Sky Burger [Free]...

It's been a while since we've heard anything from our 2014 Game of the Year pick Wayward Souls [$6.99], but Kepa Auwae of Rocketcat Games has been in touch to let us know that an update for it and their more recent tactical card battling game Five Card Quest [$2.99] have already been sent off to Apple and are awaiting approval. The Wayward Souls update will add a new pet system where a whopping 29 different pets can be found during play and will stick with you until you die or exit a dungeon. Some pets will offer various stat buffs, like increasing your chances for a critical hit or doubling the coins you find, and others will help you directly in combat by attacking the enemies you encounter...

Update Mondays: 'Subway Surfers', 'Shooty Skies', 'Disco Ducks', 'hocus', And More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the year! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. Well, with the App Store still slowly thawing out last week, it was another quiet one, which means we don't have a whole lot to talk about today. Still, there were a few updates that trickled out, so we'll be taking a look at them. Don't worry, next week will be big, I'm sure. 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!..

In December of 2012, developer Renegade Kid released their excellent action platformer Mutant Mudds [$4.99] on iOS following its release on 3DS the previous January. The game's main hook revolved around jumping between the foreground, middle ground and background of each level in order to discover new areas and solve puzzles, and it was incredibly fun. In fact, despite being initially build for a handheld with physical buttons and relying heavily on precision platforming, Mutant Mudds translated extremely well to the touchscreen. ..

Update Mondays: 'Spider-Man Unlimited', 'Dash Quest', 'True Skate', 'Agar.io', 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 the Holiday Freeze in effect over most of last week, the pickings are pretty slim this week. Nevertheless, a few interesting updates managed to squeak in at the last minute, so we'll have a look at those. 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!..

Remember that wacky, over-the-top short film riff on kung-fu movies called 'Kung Fury' which took the internet by storm back in May? You may also recall that a mobile tie-in game was released alongside it called Kung Fury: Street Rage [Free], and at that time it was little more than an endless, high-score-chasing beat 'em up with left/right combat mechanics similar to something like One Finger Death Punch [Free] or Fatal Fight [Free]. Now, that wasn't exactly a bad thing, as Kung Fury was a lot of fun for a high-scoring game and the production values were totally on-point, nailing the look and feel of an '80s-era arcade game. It's just that it felt like it could have been so much more; a full-fledged brawler like Final Fight or Streets of Rage...

Update Mondays: 'Boom Beach', 'Minion Rush', 'Junk Jack X', 'Storm The Train'

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Christmas week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. Like last week, this week's round-up is slightly less comprehensive than usual. The holidays are upon us, there are too many updates to list, and I'd like to get home to my family at some point today, so it is what it is, friends. 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!..

The curious genre of roguelike where you uncover tiles to explore dungeons and battle enemies needs a good name, especially since Dungelot [$1.99] kind of established things. But there's more than just Dungelot out there – in fact, there's one pretty cool take on the genre called Runestone Keeper [$1.99] from Chinese studio Cimu and Blackfire Games that actually super-sizes the concept with bigger dungeons, more character classes, gods to align yourself with, and more. I played the game a while back on Mobcrush, and had fun with it...

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