Category Archives: Updates

HeroCraft's entry into the prolific Warhammer frnachise, Warhammer 40K: Space Wolf [Free], has just gotten an update with a new PvE survival mode. Chaos Cultists are warping in from a portal, and it's your job to stand your ground and survive for as long as you possibly can. There are different levels and changing conditions to deal with, so good luck! The good news is that you have unique rewards to earn not available in any other mode, so fire up this latest update and check it out...

Nitrome's Leap Day [Free] is a really cool game with a fun concept – there's one new level every single day – but the initial launch was a bit lacking, unfortunately. There was just one character, and nothing really long-term that you could get with the trophies you collected. Well, Nitrome has fixed that with a vengeance. Now there are 10 different characters in the game that you can play as, unlocked by collecting trophies for each daily level, especially getting fruit trophies. New characters, and even new random selfie poses that your character can do, can be unlocked by racking up the trophies...




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 an odd assortment of games this week, mostly free-to-play. Nevertheless, there are plenty of goodies to be found in the bunch, and I've gathered up what I think are the best of the bunch. 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!..

An update to Fallout Shelter [Free] is set to release in July 2016. The game will be getting a bunch of new content that should help expand the experience. Dwellers can be sent on quests now, and there will be new locations such as a Super Duper Mart to explore. New enemies will be there to fight, but to help with that, you'll have a new combat system to help you take on those enemies. Check out the footage starting at 2:10 below:..

Faily Brakes [Free]has been one of my favorite endless high-score games since its original launch in February. Part of that is that it's fun and challenging to careen out of control with no brakes and deftly avoid running into trees, traffic, trains, and more as you cruise for that high score. The other part is that when you fail at that task, there's something twisted and fun about launching your poor driver right out of that vehicle as you slam into something and watching him or her fly through the air in slow motion crashing and bashing into objects ragdoll-style. Yes, losing is almost as much fun as winning in Faily Brakes. Which makes the forthcoming update so exciting as now you'll be able to launch your helpless character and enjoy those spectacular slow-mo crashes with them wearing a panda costume! That, along with a variety of other silly costumes, two new environments, and new vehicles will be hitting Faily Brakes next Thursday...

You may not love the free to play "games as services" model, but one thing that it does allow is a more constant revenue stream which can enable the steady flow of updates over months and years that we've come to expect from our mobile games. Bad Piggies [Free / Free (HD)] originally launched as a paid title much like its sibling Angry Birds, and despite one freebie promotion way back in 2013 it's remained that way ever since. However, that one-time dollar entry fee seems to not be covering Rovio's ambitions of keeping the game constantly updated, so today they've rolled out a huge version 2.0 update to Bad Piggies along with a price switch down to free. ..

Update Mondays: 'Slither.io', 'Pinball Arcade', 'Real Racing 3', 'Uncharted: Fortune Hunter', 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. To be honest, this was kind of a so-so week for interesting updates, but I've still managed to find a few worth looking at. 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!..

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for iOS is one of the best Capcom releases on the platform thus far. That made it extra painful when the game just plain stopped working after iOS 8.4 hit, not even a year after the game's worldwide release. Now, Capcom's had their ups and downs on mobile, but they're usually pretty good about updating their games if they break, as the Ghost Trick [Free] saga shows. Unfortunately, they also tend to take a while working on those updates, as... well, as the Ghost Trick saga shows. They're also strangely frank about the whole idea, regularly pinning notices on the App Store descriptions of their games warning people that the games might not work on newer iOS versions, even when they do...

Badland 2 [$3.99] may have released back in December and been quite an improvement over the already phenomenal Badland [$2.99], but that doesn't mean that the first game doesn't still have some gas left in the tank. We used to joke about Badland being the best value for money on the entire App Store due to it getting dozens of awesome content updates literally years after its release, and with the arrival of a built-in level editor in September of last year, it gave Badland pretty much endless replay possibilities. Now, about 9 months after the release of the level editor, developer Frogmind has announced that Badland players have created a staggering 70,000+ levels for the game, and along with a new bug fix update today they've featured what they consider the 40 best of those user-created levels in the Eternal Day chapter in the game...

Even though the Verby Noun game phenomenon is wearing a bit thin at this point, I've really been enjoying Taco Illuminati's Looty Dungeon [Free], which we even chose as our Game of the Week when it released back in April. It utilized the core mechanics of any good Crossy Road-alike by having you move square by square and see how far you can go, but it blended its dungeon crawling elements in beautifully making it more than just a cool theme. The best part about Looty Dungeon was that its extensive cast of characters each had unique abilities which changed how you played through the game. Today a huge update has hit which takes all of that to the next level. Heroes can now earn experience and level up which will unlock even more new abilities and outfits. Plus if you happen to unlock a duplicate character through the gacha prize machine it will go towards leveling up that character, which is neat. On top of all this there's 5 more brand new characters added to the game...

The problem with super classic iOS games is all too often they get filed away in a "Great Games" folder on your iOS device which just grows over time. Add automatic updates into the mix, and it's a real great way to have no idea that those classics are still getting updated all the time. Well, today's a great day to dust off Temple Run 2 [Free] if you haven't played it in a while and give the new update a whirl. Like the previous update, "Frozen Shadows," the latest update adds a whole new area to run through...

Wubba lubba dub dub! Yet another free content update has hit Pocket Mortys [Free] and adds even more incentives for fervent Morty trainers to collect 'em all. First and foremost, 11 brand new Mortys are added into the wild, providing even more bizarre, disgusting and/or incredible variations to catch. Whether you prefer your Morty to be infected, made of goo or having numerous different appendages on his face, there surely will be something for everyone and even more options of Mortys to lead into battle. The most interesting variant, however, appears to be the Morty fanboy Morty, which is Mortyception if there ever was such a thing...

When it initially launched in early 2015, Alto's Adventure [$3.99] proved to be the antithesis to the adrenaline-pumping auto runner games such as Canabalt [$2.99] that were so prominent in the early years of the App Store. With an atmospheric backdrop and soothing piano music you were free to descend the mountain on your skis at your pleasure, until the occasional pesky rock or gaping abyss brought your run to a sudden halt...

If you thought Minecraft: Story Mode [$4.99] was complete, you're completely wrong. Telltale is launching a new standalone episode, 'A Portal to Mystery' on June 7th for all platforms. Jesse and the gang travel through a new portal, finding themselves in a world overrun by zombies, with a spooky mansion to explore. And that mansion is full of the spookiest creatures of them all: YouTubers! Stampy Cat, Stacy Plays, DanTDM, LDShadowLady, and CaptainSparklez will all show up in the new episode. Two more standalone adventures are also planned in the near future...

Fans of Mystery Dungeon and similar Japanese-style roguelikes last summer got a treat when Q-Cumber Factory released Alchemic Dungeons [$0.99], a follow-up to their earlier title, Rogue Ninja [$2.99]. It offered a twist on the usual formula by allowing you to collect materials and craft items, weapons, and other gear on the fly. Once you got the various recipes down, you could easily craft the things you needed for whatever situation was at hand, lending the game a somewhat gentler curve than comparable titles. Another cool improvement the game made over its predecessor was in allowing you to choose from three different characters, each of whom had a style all their own...

Update Mondays: 'Clash Of Clans', 'Panzer Corps', 'Puzzle & Dragons', 'Disney Crossy Road', 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. If I were being completely thorough, the theme this week would be removing iAd support, but that kind of thing isn't nearly saucy enough to get into this feature. So instead, I've found some other awesome updates for you to look over while you eat your morning Eggos. 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!..

Huge 'Tiny Tower' 5-Year Anniversary Update is Now Available

Nimblebit has been teasing a huge update to their massive hit Tiny Tower [Free] to celebrate its 5th anniversary since last month, and beta testing the update with folks in our forums since then, and as promised today that update has gone live in the App Store. This update contains tons of new content and features, some of which have made their way over from the spinoff/sequel Tiny Tower Vegas [Free]. There's new floors to build, new costumes, new roofs, new elevators, new BitBook posts, and much more. There's also a new QuickStock feature as well as the ability to rename and trade your Bitizens with friends. The feature I'm most excited about however is support for the resolution of newer iOS devices. No more blurry Tiny Tower! Check out the pre-update screen on the left compared to the nice and sharp post-update screen on the right...

One of my surprise favorites of 2016 has been Craneballs' Splash Cars [Free], which takes the simple isometric driving of another favorite of mine, Pako [$0.99 / Free], and adds in a Splatoon-like paint-the-world mechanic. The results are fantastic, and the entire concept gets taken to a whole new level with today's new update which adds in a 2v2 online multiplayer mode to Splash Cars. You'll get partnered up with another player and take on a team of two opponents on a map where only half of it is colored in. Your team's job is to color in the blank half while your opponents are wiping the color clean. It turns into a frantic battle of claiming, losing, and reclaiming territories until the timer runs out...

Clash of Clans [Free] is looking a lot more like Clash Royale [Free] lately and the latest update hitting the App Store today is confirming just that. Supercell are bringing Friendly Challenges to the game; members of the same clan can now invite clan mates to attack their villages. No gold, troops, heroes or traps will be consumed, so this is a great way to test your defenses, or on the contrary match your troops against a fellow clan member's defenses. All deployed troops shall be returned once the battle is over, so now you can try out that new troop or strategy without spending any hard earned resources. A replay option will be available in the Clan chat along with the outcome of the battle...

Update Mondays: 'Minecraft: Pocket Edition', 'Oceanhorn', 'CSR Racing', 'Heroes Of Steel', 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. Lots of favorites big and small alike in this week's list, so there should be something here for you no matter what your fancy. 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!..

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