Category Archives: Updates

Update Mondays: 'Super Mario Run', 'Death Road to Canada', 'Rush Rally 2', 'High Risers', 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 fine mix of new and old, big and small, and a few things in between this week. Once again, not a huge number, but I think I've picked out some good ones for your consideration. 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!..

RareSloth's King Rabbit [Free] turned one recently, and with the community level creator update adding a ton of new content, they wanted to showcase some of the best. So, on March 30th, some of the best levels from the community will be available as part of the Emerald expansion for $1.99. 64 levels in total are featured, with the idea being that these levels are meant to be among the most challenging, creative, or just plain entertaining of the community levels. But be warned: there are no hints...




The Formula 1 2017 season is already rumbling down the tracks in Australia, so we shouldn't be surprised that Codemasters has dropped the price for its F1 2016 [$9.99] game for the first time since its release. I didn't enjoy the game too much when I reviewed it because it has some issues with the way the AI reacts to your car on track as well as the usual Codemasters bugs. At the same time, it's a very entertaining F1 racing game, and the App Store doesn't have many of those. The game brings along all the cars, drivers, and tracks from last year's season, which makes it a fun game for the fans of the sport...

It's felt like some time since we last heard about The Walking Dead: A New Frontier [$4.99] though the game got two episodes at once at launch. Now the season is about to get rolling again, with a new trailer for episode 3, "Above the Law." It features Clementine swinging an aluminum bat with that sweet ping against zombie skulls. Did you realize that college baseball actually stopped using that kind of aluminum bat? Sure, it's made the baseball more like normal human baseball, but I miss that sweet ping sound...

Super Mario Run [Free] is out on Android everyone! Nintendo decided that Android players shouldn't wait for tomorrow, March 23rd, to play Super Mario Run, so it released the game one day early. As was the case with the iOS version, the game is free to download but will cost you $9.99 if you want to play beyond the four first courses. Super Mario Run is a great game, and if you're an Android user, you should definitely at least download it and give it a shot. In addition to the Android version launching today, the iOS version was just updated to 2.0. If you haven't read our story about it, version 2.0 brings new playable Yoshis to the game. These Yoshis come in different colors, and when you play Toad Rally with a Yoshi of a particular color, you get more Toads of that color...

Pokemon GO [Free] continues to give us entertaining in-game events, and the latest one is no exception. The Pokemon GO Water Festival starts today and will run until March 29th, and for its duration the spawn rates for Magikarp, Squirtle, Totodile, and their evolutions have increased. There will also be a greater chance of encountering Water-type Pokemon originally found only in the Johto region in areas where Water-type Pokemon commonly appear. This event will be a great opportunity to grab those water-type Pokemon if they're missing from your collection...

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 another somewhat slow week, but given all the new games we all have to play at the moment, maybe that's for the best. 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!..

Summoners War [Free] continues to be a very popular game, and the latest update should help make it even more fun to play. The update adds the World Arena, a new mode that allows players from across the world to compete in the game's PvP Arena, which is a recipe for loads of fun. And in an attempt to make the new Arena more fun, the developers have improved the game's matchmaking and the Victory Points system. The matchmaking should feel fairer now, and the new Victory Points system will reward you more if you take out higher-ranked players. Sounds great in theory, but we'll see whether the new system works as planned...

If you've been playing Nintendo's Fire Emblem Heroes [Free] for any length of time, you surely know the pain of a terrible 20-orb draw. You end up with a bunch of heroes you have no use for, and there's nothing to do with them but send them home for a meager amount of Hero Feathers. To address that problem, Nintendo has added a new system to the game called Skill Inheritance, which allows you sacrifice a unit to teach its skills to another unit. There are only a few restrictions, so you can theoretically create some very powerful units if you have the right stock to work from...

Spring is almost here! That's weird to say, what with blizzards hitting the northeast, and Texas being not blistering hot even in March, but that's climate change for you! Regardless, spring is coming quite soon, and with it, Drop Flip Seasons [$1.99] by Borderleap is getting its appropriate spring update. As the app got announced during winter, with the promise of future seasons, it only makes sense that the spring update is available now...

Titan Brawl [Free], the one-lane, fast MOBA, has been doing well since it came out, and now it's adding a very fun new feature that should give players a new way to enjoy the game. As part of its big 2.0 update, which has added a new progression system and better rewards, the game is getting Boss Raids. The way it works is Clans can challenge humongous creatures with infinite power and try to put as much hurt on them as possible within a specific time frame. Every time the Clan defeats a Boss, they receive rewards and a stronger, more challenging Boss appears in its place ready to take everyone down...

It's starting to look like Nintendo is looking at a monthly schedule for new features for their hit free-to-play title Fire Emblem Heroes [Free]. We got a bunch of new characters and stories around the beginning of March, along with some new features like the Voting Gauntlet and improved experience point gains. You can argue about whether or not those things were big improvements or not, but it at least shows the developer's commitment to working on the game on an on-going basis. For April, Nintendo is looking to add a couple more new things to the game, largely in response to player feedback...

I've been an advocate of the archery-based castle defense game Warcher Defenders [Free] from Ogre Pixel for quite some time now. Its trailer caught my attention in May of last year just a few weeks ahead of its release, and I even thought highly enough of the game to include it in our list of Hidden Gems of 2016. While it's been a while since the game came out, Ogre Pixel has been working hard on a pretty major update to Warcher Defenders and it's finally in its final stages and targeting a release next month. Probably the most major change in this update is the ability to hire mercenaries to fight alongside you as you defend against all manner of evil enemies. You can catch a glimpse of the mercenaries in this new trailer for Warcher Defenders...

March is going to be a pretty month for Clash Royale [Free] from the looks of it. The game has received a new update today that adds quite a few things while also preparing the ground for much more that will be rolling out during this month. This update adds Arena 11, a new Legendary Arena that unlocks at 3800 Trophies. Arena 10 is now called Hog Mountain instead of Legendary Arena. Legendary cards will still appear in your shop at 3000 Trophies, which is a good thing. The update is also adding Leagues, a fun new way to play the game. You'll enter the first League at 4000 Trophies, and you can climb through 9 Leagues. At the end of each month, you'll receive a reward based on the highest League you reached. The reward for Leagues is a very fun new Chest called the Draft Chest; this one offers multiple card choices, and you get to choose your own reward...

The Sandbox Evolution [Free] is a great tool for creative types, and it's been updating constantly ever since it appeared on the App Store. A few weeks back, it got a Pac-Man update, which—unsurprisingly—allows players to create and play their own Pac-Man mazes. The upcoming update is going into a different direction by bringing Zombies to the game. As the developers described in our forums, the new update is all about Arnold and his mission to protect survivors, stay alive, and, of course, kill as many zombies as possible. The update will bring 5 new zombie-themed elements (Zombie, Stalker Zombie, Bloated Zombie, Zombie Virus, and Antidote Particle), 4 new weapons for Arnold, and much, much more...

Back in January a then-upcoming game called Edo Superstar [Free] caught my eye with its really nice art style and promise of beating the crap out of opponents as a martial arts expert monkey. What more is there in life to want beyond THAT? In early February, Edo Superstar dropped in the App Store, and while it got a pretty positive reaction from those who played it, it also seemed to fly a bit under the radar. Part of that might have been due to the game launching as iPhone-only, and although it still technically played on iPad in 2x mode it lacked true Universal support. Well, that's no longer an issue as Edo Superstar received an update today adding in Universal iPad support...

Update Mondays: 'Mortal Kombat X', 'Dan the Man', 'Space Marshals 2', 'Pixel Starships', 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. I'll say it: this week was kind of... so-so. But I was still able to sniff out some cool updates to check out. 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!..

Sentinels of the Multiverse [$6.99] continues to get more content, and this time around the game received the Challenge Mode, one of the stretch goals of the Season 2 Kickstarter campaign. The Challenge Mode turns the difficulty up a notch by giving each villain a twist to his or her rules, which adds another layer of strategy on top of the existing ones. The update also adds the Ultimate Mode, which allows you to play with both the rules from Advanced and Challenge Mode at the same time, for extra challenge. Some examples of the Challenge Mode are Grand Warlord Voss playing the top card of his deck every time he flips or the Matriarch making all her domain cards indestructible. The new update also brings new achievements to the game...

We knew that Villager Trading was coming to Minecraft Pocket Edition [$6.99], and today it's finally here. Update 1.0.4 has gone live, and now you can trade to your heart's content. Why should you care about Villager trading? Well, it offers a great way of getting your hands on all kinds of resources without having to go digging or killing for them. There are villagers with different professions, so don't expect to get the same things from all of them. You can go here to find a list with all the trading possibilities. In addition to village trading, update 1.0.4 has added the Strangers Skin Pack, the ability to modify the UI, music, and sounds using Add-Ons, a new Add-On format that will ensure all of your Add-Ons are kept updated, and more...

Football Manager Touch 2017 [$19.99 (HD)] is probably my favorite iPad game right now, and I admit spending too many hours trying to help my pretty bad Liverpool team do anything better than a 6th place finish. The developers have been fixing the game's issues in a string of updates, but the 17.3.0 update is not just about bug fixing; more importantly, it is about the big winter transfer window data update that brings the game up to date with everything that's been going on in the world of soccer. If you aren't familiar with the customary winter update, it brings the game's rosters up to date, so when you start a new game, you get the right players in the right teams. It also brings player stats up to date, ensuring that, once again, the game reflects the reality of soccer today...

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