Category Archives: Updates

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Marvel Future Fight', 'Fire Emblem Heroes', 'WWE Immortals', 'Onirim', 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. Some quality games come back from the grave this time around, along with the usual spate of regular updates. One by one, some great old classics are getting shined up and prepared for the 64-bit future, and some of them are bringing some nice improvements with them to boot. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is here to fill in the things you might have missed. Let's dig in!..

As the weeks count down until the launch of iOS 11 and the end of 32-bit app support, the status of many a mobile classic remains in question. We're going to lose a lot of great games from the era where paid games ruled the roost, many of which have never seen release on other platforms. Developers and publishers are having to make some hard choices about games that may not bring in much money in the future as a matter of customer service. In many cases, updates aren't even possible as the developer is no longer around. So which ones will survive? Well, I'm happy to say that Ravensword: Shadowlands [$6.99] is off the endangered list, at least...




Good news, Adventure Time fans. Minecraft's [$6.99] latest update just added the Adventure Time mash-up pack that lets you explore the Land of Ooo and its crazy, colorful characters. As you can see from the trailer below, the two worlds blend very nicely together, and I'm sure it will be a fun pack for fans of the show or for those who want to sprinkle some more absurdness into their Minecraft worlds. You can also read an interview with Pendleton Ward, the creator of Adventure Time, where he talks about the origins of the animated show as well as the way Minecraft and Adventure Time dovetail nicely...

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes [Free] continues to grow, and after giving us Grand Admiral Thrawn, we are now getting something even more terrifying: new Ewoks. Ewoks will be taking over the game during July with updated art for all Ewok models, updated stats for Chief Chirpa, Ewok Scout, and Ewok Elder, and 3 new Ewoks, Wicket, Logray, and Paploo. We are also getting new Ewok events; it truly is an Ewok invasion. In addition to the Ewoks, we are getting a new event that will let you retrace Luke Skywalker's journey from the farm to the stars, and completing this event will unlock Commander Luke Skywalker...

It may feel like a lifetime since literally everyone was roaming the streets catching virtual creatures, however today marks a year since Pokemon GO [Free] finally launched on the App Store, and subsequently revitalised Nintendo's RPG series in popular culture. Even with the frequent server issues and relative scarcity of content in the initial early stages, those July months last summer already hold a strange nostalgic charm to many, and it's been great to see how Niantic have made great strides over the past year to make Pokemon GO even closer to the idyllic augmented reality adventure that they originally envisioned to make. To celebrate its year anniversary, Pikachu donning Ash's famous hat can be located in the game from today until the 24th July, and a new Anniversary Box bundle is also available to obtain some sweet rare items including Incubators, Max Revives, Ultra Balls and a Raid Pass at a celebratory discounted price...

The solitaire card game Onirim [Free] has quite a few fans in our forums and in the gaming community more generally. Today, the game has received the Crossroads and Dead Ends update that adds 16 cards to the player's deck, which introduce new obstacles and opportunities to escape the twisted dreamscape of the game. The expansion includes four Crossroads, which can be played as any color, and Dead Ends cards that provide new challenges by forcing players to hold on to those cards until the end of the game...

In January of 2012, Taito released their classic 1994 arcade shoot 'em up RayForce [$6.99] to the App Store, and about 6 months later they released its 1997 sequel RayStorm [$9.99] as well. Shooters like these always translated well to the touchscreen and it seemed pretty likely that Taito would be bringing the third game in the trilogy RayCrisis to mobile too. I mean, why wouldn't they bring the whole trilogy over, and if the previous Ray game release schedule was to be trusted, I would have bet they'd release RayCrisis at the end of 2012. Well, that release schedule was not to be trusted. RayCrisis never came, and while both RayForce and RayStorm were excellent additions to the App Store's shooter catalogue, they sat around virtually untouched after their release and were never updated with any of the modern trappings that came with newer and better iOS hardware and software...

With the announcement that Season 3 of Rick and Morty is sfinally launching at the end of July, it's certainly an exciting time to be a fan of Adult Swim's cult sci-fi cartoon. However, this reveal has left many wondering whether Pocket Mortys [Free], the excellent Pokemon-esque spin off that we loved in our review last year, would receive any attention now the Rick and Morty hype train is truly leaving the station. Off the back of an Android beta test in May, the developers have finally released a major 2.0 update for Pocket Mortys today, with the addition of a brand new online multiplayer mode so you can finally determine whether you have the Mortiest Morty in the multiverse...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Marvel Avengers Academy', 'Death Road to Canada', 'Pokemon: Magikarp Jump', 'Crash Club', 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 feels like we're starting to see more big content add-ons again recently. Some new 64-bit updates, of course, but we're focusing on updates with more stuff added here. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper 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!..

There has been much anticipation around TouchArcade Towers as of late, as a major update for the frontrunner for 2017's iOS Game of the Year has been on the cards. No, not Death Road to Canada - I'm talking about Pokemon: Magikarp Jump [Free], which took the App Store by storm when it flopped onto the iPhone back in May. In a rather fitting allusion to its starring water-type Pokemon, what appeared to be a throwaway slapstick experience starring the notoriously weak titular fish actually turned out to evolve into a surprisingly formidable beast. While Magikarp Jump won't be making waves and redefining gaming as a medium anytime soon, our very own Shaun Musgrave brilliantly explained the appeal of the game through the tales of his own Pokemon, and it seems such a bond to the orange whiskered sea-dweller has occurred with many. Today, a major new update for Magikarp Jump has released, with a new Ultra League, additional support Pokemon and much more...

Sports games are notoriously hard to nail down perfectly, for a number of reasons. The vast majority of us have never been lucky enough to climb up snowy mountains or trawl through radioactive lands, and so the latest AAA adventure game on consoles is extremely easy to become wholly immersed in. However, attempting to replicate a regular physically active pastime in what is a relatively sedentary medium is a whole new level of challenge. As a result, the fact Tennis Champs Returns [Free] is up there with the best racket sport simulators I've ever played, and on a mobile phone with touch controls no less, is mightily impressive. Uprising Games really did hit it out of the park (or smash it over the net?) when they released their retro tennis throwback title last year, and a brand new update that has dropped today adds even more content to an already sizeable release. Dubbed the Season 2 Update, this latest patch is all about customising your player on their way to the top, and includes some nice fixes to tighten up the gameplay even further...

It's been a week for CCGs this one, with Elder Scrolls: Legends getting the Skyrim expansion and now Shadowverse [Free] got the Wonderland Dreams expansion, the game's 5th. The expansion brings over a 100 cards to the game, all of which have to do with old and new fables. As you can see from the Alice in Wonderland-themed trailer below, Wonderland Dreams looks like a fun trip into fairy tales and fables including Don Quixote, Alice, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, and many more. Definitely a fun theme to explore and a departure from the usual fantasy fare of other CCGs...

King Rabbit [Free] and its predecessor Furdemption [$2.99] have been two of my favorite iOS games of recent times, with the former managing to make my highly exclusive Best of 2016 list at the end of last year. The brilliantly executed puzzle mechanics of both games was perfectly suited to iPhone gaming, and managed to bottle the nostalgic charm of early mobile gaming while possessing a formidable amount of depth in content, secrets and modes that could be discovered. King Rabbit has been the recipient of a number of content updates since its launch in March of last year, and even with a brand new sequel on the horizon, Raresloth have today added a brand new Sapphire Collection level set, featuring 64 of the best community created levels...

What is there left to say about Death Road to Canada [$9.99]? Ever since its launch on the App Store in March, it seems the iOS community has been entirely enamoured by Rocketcat Games' latest and biggest mobile venture, and for good reason. As our review and subsequent Game of the Week award firmly underlines, Death Road to Canada's eccentric unpredictability and compulsively fun gameplay has made it a shoe-in for the end of year awards season, and the developer's commitment to expanding the experience with updates is both commendable and extremely exciting. After what has felt like a long wait, the first major content update for Death Road to Canada has today launched on the App Store, and comes with a veritable slew of content, most notably an awesome unlock system that includes perks, traits, upgrades, one-off bonuses and much more with a brand new currency called Zombo Points. The launch trailer for what has been dubbed the COCCYX update does a good job of demonstrating some of the recent additions, and this huge content patch serves as a great excuse to revisit Death Road to Canada for both hardcore fans and anyone currently sitting on the fence...

Badland 2 [$3.99], the sequel to the very successful Badland, is a gorgeous game to play on an iPad and one I often use to showoff mobile gaming to non-gamers. Today, Badland 2 got a huge update and dropped to $0.99, its lowest price ever. The new update adds a new level pack called Evolution, which brings 10 new levels, 20 new online levels, 35 new secrets to discover, 19 new achievements, 60 new time trial badges to unlock, and 7 new time-based leaderboards. As you can tell, that's a tone more content in a game already filled with stuff to do...

If Okidokico Entertainment had released their latest update for OK Golf [$2.99] a mere week earlier during what was apparently England's 'longest heat wave ever' (which lasted a prolonged and arduous five days), their dismal and damp new Oakford Woods course would feel somewhat out of place. However, just in time for OK Golf's 1.4 patch, the sun promptly disappeared from our isles and was replaced with incessant rain. Don't you just love Britain, eh? Obligatory weather ranting aside, the latest update for OK Golf is a big one for fans of the stunning iPhone golfing simulator, as the aforementioned England course has been added alongside Apple TV support, all for no additional cost. Following some solid improvements since its initial release at the start of the year, OK Golf has grown from a beautiful yet flawed title to one that presents a really distinct perspective on the sport, and is more essential than ever now this new update has finally launched on the App Store...

The highly entertaining Solitairica [$3.99] is expanding, with more decks and battles coming to the game tomorrow, June 29th. Tomorrow's Primal Champions DLC, which will cost $0.99, will add 4 new decks, each consisting a single color. Barbarian will be all about attacking, Vanguard defending, Acrobat agility, and Sorcerer willpower. There will also be Epic difficulty for decks once you defeat the Emperor. Epic difficulty will offer plenty of challenge for experienced players, and it will have 28 battles, which is 10 more than normal, more dangerous versions of monsters and traits, and a tighter coin economy to force you to buy smart...

Fans of Skyrim, it's time to revisit those Dragon Shouts and famous heroes, but this time in Bethesda's Elder Scrolls: Legends [Free]. The Heroes of Skyrim expansion, which has just gone live, introduces 154 new cards to the game and allows you to enjoy all the famous locations and people from Skyrim. You'll get to see allies like Aela the Huntress, J'Zargo, and Delphine, as well as Dragons like Alduin and Paarthurnax. The update has added over a dozen new Daily Quests, which include goals relating to Companions and the College of Winterhold. Some of the quests will give you new Skyrim packs as rewards...

Krosmaga [Free], the card game that lets you play as a god, has just received its first expansion called Necros & Paladirs. This new expansion adds a ninth god to the game, Enutrof, and more than 150 cards. As you can see from the very cute trailer below, the new expansion is about provoking and awaking an ancient evil that brings about Necros. The 9th god loves to amass precious things, and his disciples are great at using shovels and picks and looking for buried treasures. There are disciples that can fuse with their favorite animals, which in terms of gameplay allows them to combine the strengths of two Minions. There are also actions like Prism Sacrifice, which allows players to exchange prisms for spells or additional abilities...

It seems like the first rule of Crash Club [Free] is that you must talk about Crash Club as much as you can, as the popularity of Prettygreat's latest game after a host of Apple-backed promotions has been impressive. While a lot of the excitement around Crash Club is owing to its finely tuned gameplay and ridiculously varied customisation options, one reason why the game has kept momentum is because of its impressive post-launch support through successive content updates. One such addition came shortly after launch, and yesterday the Version 1.2 of Crash Club finally reached the App Store, with a whole number of shiny extra vehicles, a new crash site to brawl in, and also a boldly named Galaxy Gun that has the ability to shoot up to three players at once...

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