Category Archives: Updates

Back in 2012, Danish developer Press Play was acquired by Microsoft and used to create exclusive games for Microsoft's fledgling Windows Phone platform. One of those games was called Tentacles, and it was about controlling a little blob creature by touching the screen to grab onto objects and pull through the level using its set of 4 wiggly tentacles. It was a really unique game that worked wonderfully on a touchscreen, and when it was apparent that its exclusivity wasn't exactly bringing in the customers to the Windows Phone platform, Microsoft opted to bring the game to iOS in October of 2012 with the title Tentacles: Enter the Dolphin [$2.99]. It was an interesting and entertaining game that we enjoyed in our original review...

Wave Light Games keeps on coming with the updates to one of our favorite strategy-RPG games around here at TouchArcade Tower, Demon's Rise 2 [$7.99]. The latest signficant update adds in two cool new features. The first, as far as gameplay content goes, is the Snakeman Rogue character. This slippery snakeman is a stealth-based assassin, using various poisons, daggers, and speed to take down foes...




Sentinels of the Multiverse [$6.99] continues to give us more heroes and more villains to play with, and this time around we are getting the first mega-expansion, Vengeance (imagine that word in an echoey, villainy voice). Vengeance brings five heroes and two environments to the game, but more importantly, it's actually bringing a whole new way to play the game. Team Villain Mode has your heroes fight it out against a team of villains, with the five villains that come in Vengeance designed to be mixed and matched into various villain teams just like you can do with heroes...

'Clash Royale' Crown Duel Challenge Rolling Out Now

December 15th, 2016 4:45 AM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Updates
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It's the news you've all been waiting for in the early hours of November 15th! That's right, at long last, the Clash Royale [Free] update bringing the Crown Duel Challenge is now available! Well, the full mode is not going to be available until Friday the 16th, but you can partake in crown duels starting right now. You'll be able to draft 4 cards from 4 random pairs into your deck, with the 4 you don't pick going to your opponent, and vice versa, to fill out your deck. Then there's the Crown Duel Tournament on the 17th that will be livestreamed...

The card game Plants Vs Zombies Heroes [Free] has been doing pretty well so far, even grabbing one of Apple's best of 2016 awards recently. In the latest update, PVZH has added a new feature that should get players logging into the game more often. The new addition is weekly in-game single and multiplayer events that let you unlock new cards to add to your collection. These new cards aren't available via any other means, so this is your chance to grab some sweet exclusives. If you win games with that week's featured Hero class, you can boost the amount of tickets you earn, which in turn you can use to grab even more cards...

I am mildly concerned for the wellbeing of the guys at Foursaken Media, as their unrelenting output of quality games and successive support for their quality releases is surely incompatible with sleep. Only last November we heard of Noblemen: 1896, the quartet's next release and arguably their most ambitious effort to date, and while December hasn't brought with it any new games, Foursaken Media have today released a major update in support of one of their most beloved titles. Block Fortress [$1.99] achieved significant commercial and critical success upon its release in 2013 for its unique amalgamation of Minecraft-esque building with tower defense gameplay, and although it hasn't received any significant content updates since May 2015, a huge new Holidays-themed patch has launched today with a variety of new weapons, equipment and levels, but also some more mechanical changes that have been popularly requested by fans over the years...

It’s been a long time coming, but the folks at Super Evil Megacorp have finally launched Version 2.0 of their mobile MOBA, Vainglory [Free]. While each update up until this point has typically included some welcome additions and a host of new characters, this update looks to be the biggest one yet. For starters, some significant changes have been made to the game’s guild structure. Now, players can easily find and join new guilds, which is a welcome change. In addition, guild rewards will be doled out throughout a season instead of at the end. Players can also now earn guild rep in solo matches. Finally, guild admin tools are finally here so leaders can transfer ownership, officers can be named with privileges and so on...

Apart from being a really creative, awesome RPG, the biggest thing that struck me about the original Siralim [Free] was just how frequently and magnificently it was updated. Everything from balance adjustments to new graphics to entirely new systems was added to the game after its release, and for quite some time, you could be confident that there would always be something new when you fired up Siralim. The sequel, Siralim 2 [$4.99], hasn't seen quite as frantic a schedule when it comes to updates. It appears that the developer is going for bigger, less frequent updates instead, which is fine by me. The latest one has just hit and it's a whopper...

'Dashy Crashy Turbo' Needs Beta Testers

December 12th, 2016 3:00 PM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Updates
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Dashy Crashy [Free] by Dumpling Design is getting a major new update that is practically a sequel to the original. Dashy Crashy Turbo will bring a ton of new vehicles, Apple TV support, and "maths solving?" I'm not 100% sure what math is going to have to do with Dashy Crashy Turbo, but maybe you can find out. Dumpling needs beta testers for this major update to the game, and you can sign up in the game's thread in the Upcoming Games Forum...

Update Mondays: 'Temple Run 2', 'Rush Rally 2', 'Pokemon GO', 'The Trail', 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. You can tell the annual freeze is almost upon us, because we're getting buried in updates. Christmas updates a-plenty, but there are lots of other non-holiday related ones as well. 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 impressive rally racer Rush Rally 2 [$1.99] has gotten a big update this week bringing some cool new stuff to the game. Experienced players will be happy to know there's six new tracks, with various types of terrain. Hill climbs are in the game now "by popular demand" so if you're a person, and demanded it, you got your wish! Game flow has been improved, where you can now race every track without having to finish in the top 3. Great finishes will net you new cars, though...

There hasn't been a whole lot of competition in 2016, however Goat Simulator [$4.99] is still by far the best simulation of everyone's favourite horned mammal (don't write in, Rhinoceros fans) currently on the App Store. While the game doesn't strive for a realistic representation of goat culture, the ability to flail unassuming bystanders around with your tongue, defy the laws of physics through a wondrous trampoline, and best of all shape-shift into a whale makes for a unique experience, to say the least. While the holiday season tends to be dominated by lesser animals like reindeers, Coffee Stain Studios want to remind you that goats can celebrate too, and so Goat MMO Simulator [$4.99] has received a relevant update titled 'Winter, or Whatever', with a sackful of neat features to make the game even more festive and fun...

Gameloft’s Disney Magic Kingdoms [Free] has seen a steady stream of content updates, with the most recent one being the (pretty awesome) Halloween Nightmare Before Christmas event. Now, the freemium kingdom-builder is back at it again with a new seasonal event based on one of their most popular IPs...

Rocketcat Games has updated Wayward Souls [$6.99] with a couple of bug fixes that will prevent the game from crashing. But that's not the news here: Rocketcat says they're aiming for the long-awaited Paladin update to hit mobile in the first quarter of 2017. The PC version of Wayward Souls is expected in January or February, with the Paladin and his exclusive, extra-difficult mode, coming after that. There will be new music, animations, and some rare minibosses added too. This will be the final content update for Wayward Souls...

Three tables based on popular Bethesda games have just been added to Zen Pinball [Free]. As has been teased for a few weeks, Fallout, Doom, and Skyrim tables are now available for the pinballing. The Fallout table has some cool elements to it, such as a "character creator" when you start out, different missions based on the various factions, day/night features, and a shop. It's just more of the attention to detail that Zen Pinball is known for. Doom's pinball table has you collecting weapons and powerups, including the notorious BFG. The Skyrim table will give you several different races to play as, quests, animated dragons, and items to collect, craft, and sell. Plus, there's an interesting co-op hotseat mode in play here...

As promised last month, developer Firi Games have released a huge version 2.0 update to their fantastic vertical shooter Phoenix II [Free]. The biggest change in this update is a new League system which will move players up and down in various levels of leagues based on how they perform in each day's mission. So, if you found the game pretty difficult you'll likely stick around in the lower leagues and get daily missions that are a bit easier. If you're quite proficient at the game, you'll rise up the league ranks and get daily missions that are increasingly harder. It's a smart system that should hopefully cater to a wider level of gamers than the original release...

Magic: The Gathering - Puzzle Quest [Free], the most fun you can have with Magic cards on iOS, is celebrating its one year anniversary in a couple of days, so the game's getting a big update that includes 184 cards from the Kaladesh set, Magic's latest card set. Kaladesh is a really cool card set that includes vehicles, huge constructs, and all kinds of other cards not usually seen in Magic. The set comes with 4 new mechanics: Energize, Overload, Fabricate, and Crew. You can read all about those mechanics in detail here. If you want to check out all the Kaladesh cards coming to the game, go here...

We're now a week into December, which brings with it a whole host of wacky and wonderful things you just wouldn't see at any other time of the year. Firstly, an overabundance of decorative lights on virtually every surface. Secondly, cats around the globe endeavouring to pull down any festive tree within jumping distance. However, most importantly for iOS gamers are the various Christmas updates for many of the most beloved titles on the App Store, and while normally mere cosmetic differences, such additions serve as a fitting excuse to revisit some releases that may have been overshadowed somewhat since launch. High Risers [Free] is one such game, and has today received a new Santa Claus and North Pole themed update which should help shake up Kumobius's latest immensely compelling high score jumping game...

While rumours persist about some upcoming major changes to Pokemon GO [Free] - including the introduction of the 100 new second generation creatures and a massive promotion with coffee chain Starbucks - the most recent update to the game is, fitting with Pokemon as a whole, evolutionary rather than revolutionary. In the 1.19.1 patch that launched for both Android and iOS this morning, Niantic have focused on quality of life enhancements that should streamline some of the more tedious processes to the game, most notably being the ability to finally transfer more than one Pokemon at a time to Professor Willow. While such features have been a long time coming, it's great to finally see them implemented, and are one step closer to the perfect game that Niantic envisioned prior to Pokemon GO's relatively turbulent launch period...

Happymagenta are one of my favorite mobile developers, as their relatively simple experiences are always incredibly well done, and perfectly suited to gaming on the go. Tomb of the Mask [Free] is a particular highlight, as its mix of Pac Man and The Last Rocket [$1.99] was impossible to put down, and the perpetual quest to improve on your previous best run was ridiculously compelling. However, while such endless high score hijinks are always a lot of fun, anyone wanting a more substantial level-based campaign will be delighted to hear that the developers have today added a whole new story mode, which features sixty specialised stages that will truly put your Tomb of the Mask skills to the test...

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