Category Archives: Updates

A lot of games have been getting updates with ReplayKit Live, but one of the coolest ones to get support so far is definitely Phoenix 2 [Free]. The game's already had video sharing, but now you can stream to Mobcrush [Free] straight from your device in Phoenix 2. Considering the game's daily play, and the need for repetition to do better and better at the game, this could be a fun one to regularly live stream. ..

Back in May, developer Rumblecade released a side-scrolling beat 'em up called Rockabilly Beatdown [$0.99] that featured simple button-mashing gameplay and some of the nicest pixel art and animation I'd seen. Despite being a simple game with just a single attack button, there was some hidden depth to Rockabilly Beatdown that slowly unveiled itself the more you played. With the charm and personality of the characters in the game, this was definitely an "endless high-scoring" take on the beat 'em up genre that I could get behind. The biggest problem was that it felt like a one-trick pony and, besides shooting for high scores, there wasn't a ton of meat on the bones in terms of progression and unlocks, things we had issues with in our review. That's something that Rumblecade has attempted to rectify with the first big update for Rockabilly Beatdown...




Priests are getting some love in the latest Hearthstone [Free] update with the introduction of a new Priest Hero, Tyrande Whisperwind. In WOW lore, Whisperwind is the chosen high priestess of Elune and the most prominent night elf leader. You'll be able to get Tyrande Whisperwind and the Tyrande card back via an upcoming special promotion, which hopefully won't require me to make any new friends. The update has also added the Welcome Bundle, a one-time $4.99 bundle of 10 Classic card packs and a guaranteed Classic Class Legendary. The bundle is great value if you're trying to build up your collection or simply want some cheap dust, so pick this one up for sure...

If you like to build castles when you play Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$6.99], then you should probably pick up the new Fantasy Texture Pack, which we got in update 0.15.8. While the update didn't bring anything other than the texture pack and a couple of bug fixes, anything that changes the game's looks dramatically is a big enough change in my eyes. The texture pack costs $2.99 like all the other ones, and it will give your builds a lovely, medieval feel to compliment that huge castle you will one day finish, for sure. In the announcement for the update, Mojang teases the 0.16 update changes with talk of "words and signs unthinkable to mortal kind" coming to the game...

As we learned last month, retro-inspired racer Horizon Chase [Free] has just reached the one-year anniversary of arriving in the App Store, and to celebrate the team at Aquiris Game Studio has just released a special update adding some great new content to the game. This new content comes in the form of a new Australian Cup with 9 brand new tracks and two new vehicles, one a more modern high-performance sports car and the other more of a classic muscle car. Both are very welcome additions to what I believe is one of the finest racers on mobile, and you can see the new stuff in action in the following trailer...

With summer season in Super Evil Megacorp’s Vainglory [Free] coming to a close, the mobile MOBA has now turned its sights onto autumn with a new season, new hero and new interface improvements. Beyond the move to an autumn Halcyon Fold map, autumn season also brings significant changes to the game’s reward system. A new seasonal chest joins the batch of consistent rewards, with seasonal chests requiring more effort to unlock but can offer much greater rewards, including whole skins. Vainglory is also introducing a new Opal currency which is rare to earn and can be used to eventually unlock old limited edition special skins that were supposedly never to return (however, skins unlocked the opal way will look different than the original LE skins to differentiate)...

Fresh off its debut of Cinderella last month, Gameloft’s Disney Magic Kingdoms [Free] updated this morning with new characters, quests, and attractions. This time, however, the characters are out of one of their live action series...

Stoneblade's and Playdek's Ascension: Deckbuilding Game [Free] continues to be one of the best card games on mobile, and the many expansions it has received have definitely helped it stay fresh and fun. Today, Ascension got its 9th(!) expansion, Dreamscape, which changes up the game quite a bit. In Dreamscape, you join the heroes of New Vigil as they explore the Dreamscapes. The expansion adds the new Insight resource and Dreamborn cards, which allow players to access Dream cards and other powers. You can use the Dreamscape to access the new Vision cards, which are pretty powerful, as well as the usual Heroes and Constructs...

Rerunners: Race for the World [Free] is a very entertaining runner that we enjoy here at TouchArcade Towers (despite some monetization issues). The latest update lets players challenge friends and others to a 1v1 race, an attempt to make the game more social according to the developers. In this new mode, you get two options: you either race your in-game or Facebook friends in a Buddy Challenge or do a Quick Challenge that matches you against random players. In the Buddy Challenge you have to bet coins before entering and then the winner gets to collect them all. So, bragging rights and money, what more could you ask for? Since there's the betting side of it, this feature comes with a Fair Play option the equalizes skills and items...

The Pokemon GO [Free] update that brings the awaited Buddy Pokemon feature to the game is now available. If you don't know what that is, then what it does is that it lets you assign a Pokemon as your buddy that appears besides your profile. As you walk with them, then you'll earn a candy for them after a certain distance traveled. So not only can you personalize your profile a bit more, but you can also get in-game rewards for having your own buddy like Ash with Pikachu. Except you can have Snorlax, and frankly, I related more with Snorlax than Pikachu...

Alto's Adventure [$3.99] continues to be a fantastic game, and the latest update will make playing the game even better for those who have the latest iPhones. While 3D Touch isn't exactly a new feature, with iPhone 7 launching in a few days, even more people will have access to it. So, Alto's Adventure will now take advantage of 3D Touch in some clever ways. The first ones comes before you even start the game. If you hard press the icon, you get to choose between Standard and Zen mode, a clever way to use 3D Touch to save time. The other way you can use 3D Touch is when deploying your character's wingsuit. Hardpressing the screen once you have earned the wingsuit meter will have you flying around the screen...

Carcassonne [$9.99] has been one of the best looking and best digital board games for many years now (and also has the best music ever), and it's a gift that has kept on giving. Today, we got three mini expansions that will give you more ways to enjoy the game. The first one is Abbot, which brings a new piece you can place on Cloisters or Gardens (a new tile that just comes out of nowhere and lands on some of the existing tiles). You can recall that tiny little Abbot at any point during the game while still scoring points even without finishing the Cloister or Garden. The second expansion is The Old River, an expansion that was actually the first expansion ever published for the physical version of the game back in 2001...

'Leap Day' Gets Cloud Saves in Latest Update

September 12th, 2016 4:15 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Updates
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Perhaps Nitrome's Leap Day [Free] is just far too gripping of a game. Perhaps you have deleted it to be free of its hold, hoping to never have to return to it again? Or instead, you feel trapped on one device, forced to do your daily leapage on an iPhone, when all you want in life is to have your fruit trophies featured on your iPad as well? Well, you're in luck, as Nitrome has just updated Leap Day with cloud support. Now, your daily progress and various fruit trophies will be forever saved to iCloud. If you're on Android, cloud saves are in the works for that platform as well, but there's some bugs to be rolled out before everything is set up...

If you've been enjoying moving those huge spaceships around and blowing each other up in Battlefleet Gothic: Leviathan [$5.99], you're in luck because the game is getting a new campaign called Black Rage on Sep. 15th, and it's going to be a free update for both iOS and Android. The developers had promised to continue expanding the game, and it looks like they're starting to make good on that promise. The new update will allow players to lead the Space Marines Flesh Tearers fleet in protecting Lysios in a new campaign map. The new ships, which come with the own rules, will be available in the skirmish and multiplayer modes, too...

Update Mondays: 'Spider-Man Unlimited', 'Bad Piggies', 'Cytus', 'Mortal Kombat X', 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 last week's deluge, this week is a little on the lighter side. 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!..

Back in July, Lucky Kat released their charming monster collecting/combining/battling game Combo Critters [Free], and we rather enjoyed it in our review. Taking a page out of Pokemon, in Combo Critters you'd explore an overworld map and engage in battles, and upon winning, hopefully snag that defeated foe to add them to your collection. Where things got really neat was in the way you could combine any of the creatures in the game to get a mishmash character as a result. It made for a ton of variety in terms of monsters, and today Lucky Kat has announced that there will be even more variety thanks to a new update next week that will add 3 new worlds and 45 new types of creatures to Combo Critters. You can check out the new stuff in this trailer...

'Pokemon GO' Coming to Apple Watch

September 7th, 2016 1:35 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Updates
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Nintendo and Niantic are bringing Pokemon GO [Free] to the Apple Watch. The Watch companion will allow you to see how far to hatch an egg with a Watch complication, and alerts to when your eggs will hatch. You can also see your level and XP as a complication. Nearby Pokemon will appear as you're walking when you start a workout, allowing you to catch Pokemon by pulling out your phone. Nearby Pokestops will pop up on your Watch as you walk by them, swiping to collect items when the Pokestops pop up on your phone. The Watch app will be available before the end of the year...

Update Mondays: 'Disney Crossy Road', 'Choices', 'Mobius: Final Fantasy', 'Bushido Bear', 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. It's a pretty busy one this week, with plenty of high profile new games getting their first big updates. The usual suspects are here, too. 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 fine folks at Noodlecake Games have just released a cool new downloadable course for Super Stickman Golf 3 [Free] that crosses over with the acclaimed Alto's Adventure [$3.99]. Noodlecake linked up with Snowman for the Android version of the game, and there were enough good vibes there to make a crossover course, Alto's Ridge. This par-32 course features landscapes and hazards inspired by Alto's Adventure, and is hopefully a precursor to more cameo courses. Noodlecake's in business with a bunch of indie developers, the cross-promotion opportunities are endless...

'Pokemon GO' Buddy Pokemon Feature Coming Soon

September 2nd, 2016 3:37 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Updates
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Niantic's starting to introduce some cool and useful new features to Pokemon GO [Free], with the recent addition of Pokemon Appraisal, and now the next new feature: Buddy Pokemon. You can now assign a Pokemon of your choice to become your buddy, and they will appear alongside your avatar on your profile. Niantic is promising that there will be "in-game rewards and experiences" available to you and your buddy, such as getting candy for walking together. Neat!..

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