Category Archives: Updates

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!..

In late 2015, Vivid Games released Real Boxing 2 [Free] with tie-in branding to the movie Creed, adding Creed to the game's title. Well, with the movie having run its course in theaters and out now on video, the game has gotten a rebrand with some new content staying in the same vein of its original release: the game is now Real Boxing 2 Rocky. The game now features the ability to fight as Rocky Balboa, and to take on various opponents from the Rocky franchise, including Apollo Creed and Ivan Drago...

2015 was a great year for fans of Pac-Man on iOS, with Pac-Man Championship Edition DX [$4.99] finally seeing release on mobile in premium form instead of the weird free-to-play version that was soft launched. But then we got the surprise Pac-Man 256 [Free], which was this amazing take on endless Pac-Man from the developers of Crossy Road Crossy Road [Free]. But what about if you were a fan of both games? You were left out in the cold, forced to choose between one Pac-Man game at a time. Not any more, kinda! Pac-Man 256's latest update has the game getting some new themes, including one based off of Pac-Man Championship Edition DX. Granted, that game has a ton of visual styles, so it's a theme based on one of them, but still, pretty cool:..

Update Mondays: 'Candy Crush Soda Saga', 'Marvel Future Fight', 'SimCity BuildIt', 'Alpha Omega', 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. Kind of a quiet week for cool updates, to be honest. Maybe because of GDC, maybe it's just the calm before the Easter storm, but there are only a few things on this week's list that aren't among the usual suspects. 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 Sketch Nation series goes way, way back and in fact it was just about 6 years ago on the dot that we sat down to check out the original Sketch Nation at GDC 2010. The series has evolved a lot in the years since, and the most recent version of the game is called Sketch Nation Create [Free] and it expands on the original concept of letting you make your own shoot 'em up game and now allows you to make a variety of game types with a shocking amount of options and depth. It's surprisingly user-friendly and still centers around the idea that you can simply draw your own game assets right there on the touchscreen. Check out this overview of the latest incarnation of Sketch Nation Create...

'Faily Brakes' Now on Android with 12 New Cars

March 17th, 2016 12:30 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Updates
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Spunge Games' Faily Brakes [Free] has done pretty well for itself so far, netting over a million downloads in its first weekend and being a popular game amongst YouTubers and streamers. Who doesn't want to watch a blocky dude get flung about and sent to his horrific death? The good news is that Spunge Games is providing new features to make Phil Faily's imminent demise more varied and stylish. A new slow-motion, 360-degree camera function is in the games, so you can get that perfect shot of Phil being flung through the air. ..

Time is a flat circle, my friends: you can now play Sonic the Hedgehog [$2.99] on Apple TV. It's certainly a welcome update because who doesn't want more Apple TV games (and this one should work better with the remote than most games). But also, it leads to the comedy of a game going from TV to mobile back to TV in about a 25 year span. And if you prefer Sonic the Hedgehog 2 [$2.99] and Sonic CD [$2.99], those will be getting Apple TV updates on March 24th and March 31st respectively...

Update Mondays: 'World Of Tanks Blitz', 'Lost In Harmony', 'Final Fantasy 9', 'Planar Conquest', 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. This week we saw a nice mix of updates from big names, indies, free-to-play, and paid games. A rare moment of balance. 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!..

Oh Game Dev Story [$0.99]. I have such a soft spot for you in my heart. Way back in October of 2010, I was still fairly new here at TouchArcade and Game Dev Story had just released, but was on absolutely nobody's radar at the time. It's not really hard to see why. It had an ugly interface and less than stellar graphics, and on the surface looked like someone had just slapped some old PC game onto an iPhone without much thought put into it. In fact, that's basically what Game Dev Story on iOS was! Anyway, as a lover of pixel graphics and wanting to give the game a fair chance, I downloaded it and gave it a spin. ..

Update Mondays: 'Injustice: Gods Among Us', 'Badlands 2', 'Temple Run 2', 'Vainglory', 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. This week's another relatively light one, with many familiar names and not much more than that. Still, the Update Mondays must flow, so here are my picks. 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!..

For as far back as last June when Apple released the private beta of iOS 9 during WWDC, Game Center has been plagued with issues. For some reason the service just simply stops working out of the blue. I didn't personally become affected with the Game Center bug until sometime last fall, after the official release of iOS 9. Since then, various versions of rebooting, signing out of the App Store, turning on Airplane mode, or voodoo dancing have gotten Game Center to work intermittently, but even those crazy methods eventually stopped working and ever since about December Game Center has been as dead as a doornail to me. ..

For those who enjoy playing Football Manager Touch 2016 [$19.99], the Winter Transfer Window update is always a fun moment in the game's life-cycle. If you aren't aware of how football transfer seasons work, football teams are only allowed to sign players during the summer transfer season and the winter transfer season (unless those players aren't signed to any team). What this means in terms of football games striving for realism is that unless there's a Winter Transfer update, the game's rosters are outdated by the end of January of any given year. So, for those who enjoy their Football Manager games to reflect the footballing reality of the world around them, the Winter Transfer update is a much-needed roster update that brings the game closer to what they would watch on TV...

Pako - Car Chase Simulator [$0.99] from Tree Men Games is marching towards its 2nd birthday this coming summer, and what a "ride" it's been thus far (pun totally intended). When it originally launched in August of 2014 Pako was a stylish but simplistic high-scoring game all about trying to drive around with no brakes for as long as possible while avoiding obstacles and police cars. It's still about that at its core, but Pako has seen a ton of updates since its release, like new environments to drive in along with new vehicles to drive. This has given Tree Men the opportunity to expand the boundaries of Pako with unique levels like the Arena which allows you to choose what vehicle you use, the Moon with its crazy gravity, the Desert which is an actual race against other cars, or the Airport which has you starting out as a human on foot and lets you hop into any vehicle you come across, including luggage carts, tiny aircraft, and stair cars (You're going to get some hop-ons). Oh! How could I forget my favorite level the Hockey arena which lets you cruise around on the ice in a Zamboni and even run into a giant puck which you can launch into the net to score a goal?..

As the winter season in Super Evil Megacorp’s mobile MOBA begins to wind down, Vainglory’s [Free] latest content update seems to have something for everyone. Not only does 1.15 have three cool new skins (including the long awaited Star Queen Celeste Tier II), but the latest limited-time skin can also be obtained via in-game cards (as opposed to the previous ICE-only iterations). There are also a wide variety of balance changes that seem to touch nearly every hero...

Nitrome's Rust Bucket [Free] has gotten its second major update, and it brings two new features to the game. One is that 10 new puzzle levels have been added, bringing the total to 30. If you prefer progression-based games, and the fixed puzzle levels of Rust Bucket present some of the game's strongest moments, then this should excite you. The other major feature is that weapons can now be bought with coins in endless mode. They have different effects like giving you wider attacks, which can help you as you play, though you have to buy the weapons mid-run...

It begins again! The original Badland [$2.99] was notorious for receiving new levels and features WELL after its original release in April of 2013. So when the sequel Badland 2 [$3.99] came along late last year it had the unenviable task of being compared to its older and more fleshed-out sibling. However, Badland 2 brought its own bag of tricks to the table, including even more impressive visuals and a more multidirectional nature that set it apart from its strictly side-scrolling predecessor. Even without fifty billion levels, we loved Badland 2 in our review, and knowing developer Frogmind we were quite confident that we'd be seeing more levels added in the future. And that's totally the case! Frogmind is tweeting out teasers of some new levels coming in the forthcoming Infinity update, check out the .gifs!..

Disney Infinity 3.0 [Free] is getting some new Play Sets this year, starting with a cool new set called Marvel Battlegrounds. It will introduce arcade beat 'em up style gameplay to 3.0, with new characters: Black Panther, Ant-Man, and Vision. Oh, and the plan is for there to be 4-player cooperative action with the Marvel characters in the game across all sorts of environments to play in...

Update Mondays: 'Marvel Contest Of Champions', 'Perfect Paths', 'Final Fantasy 9', 'Hello Hero', 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 little lighter than usual this week, and I can only assume it was because developers took time off to observe Eli Hodapp's birthday. Still, we've got some good stuff in here, so be sure to take a look. 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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