Category Archives: Updates

Update Mondays: 'Subway Surfers', 'Shooty Skies', 'Disco Ducks', 'hocus', And More

Hello everyone, and welcome to the year! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. Well, with the App Store still slowly thawing out last week, it was another quiet one, which means we don't have a whole lot to talk about today. Still, there were a few updates that trickled out, so we'll be taking a look at them. Don't worry, next week will be big, I'm sure. 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!..

In December of 2012, developer Renegade Kid released their excellent action platformer Mutant Mudds [$4.99] on iOS following its release on 3DS the previous January. The game's main hook revolved around jumping between the foreground, middle ground and background of each level in order to discover new areas and solve puzzles, and it was incredibly fun. In fact, despite being initially build for a handheld with physical buttons and relying heavily on precision platforming, Mutant Mudds translated extremely well to the touchscreen. ..




Update Mondays: 'Spider-Man Unlimited', 'Dash Quest', 'True Skate', 'Agar.io', 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. With the Holiday Freeze in effect over most of last week, the pickings are pretty slim this week. Nevertheless, a few interesting updates managed to squeak in at the last minute, so we'll have a look at those. 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!..

Remember that wacky, over-the-top short film riff on kung-fu movies called 'Kung Fury' which took the internet by storm back in May? You may also recall that a mobile tie-in game was released alongside it called Kung Fury: Street Rage [Free], and at that time it was little more than an endless, high-score-chasing beat 'em up with left/right combat mechanics similar to something like One Finger Death Punch [Free] or Fatal Fight [Free]. Now, that wasn't exactly a bad thing, as Kung Fury was a lot of fun for a high-scoring game and the production values were totally on-point, nailing the look and feel of an '80s-era arcade game. It's just that it felt like it could have been so much more; a full-fledged brawler like Final Fight or Streets of Rage...

Update Mondays: 'Boom Beach', 'Minion Rush', 'Junk Jack X', 'Storm The Train'

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Christmas week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. Like last week, this week's round-up is slightly less comprehensive than usual. The holidays are upon us, there are too many updates to list, and I'd like to get home to my family at some point today, so it is what it is, friends. 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 curious genre of roguelike where you uncover tiles to explore dungeons and battle enemies needs a good name, especially since Dungelot [$1.99] kind of established things. But there's more than just Dungelot out there – in fact, there's one pretty cool take on the genre called Runestone Keeper [$1.99] from Chinese studio Cimu and Blackfire Games that actually super-sizes the concept with bigger dungeons, more character classes, gods to align yourself with, and more. I played the game a while back on Mobcrush, and had fun with it...

"Sup dawg, I heard you like playing Threes [$2.99 / Free]. Well, I put Threes in yo Threes so you can play Threes while you play Threes." Such are probably the words of Asher Vollmer, designer of Threes. The game has just gotten an update to support iOS 9's iPad split screen multitasking, so now you can slide over for a quick game of Threes, or play Threes and have Slack open so you look like you're busy. Or, you can play Threes and Crossy Road [Free] at the same time thanks to its split screen support. Or, since Threes Free exists and got the same update, you can now play two games of Threes at the same time. What a time to be alive!..

Nothing says the holidays quite like instagibs, right? That's what Gameloft is doing for Modern Combat 5: Blackout [Free] to celebrate the season: a new instagib event is playable for a limited time, where everyone gets a tier 7 rail gun, and one shot equals one kill. No class traits, just gibs. But wait, a rail gun? Which class uses that? Why, it's the new Soldier class, the Bounty Hunter. They collect Diamond Dust, which can be used to buy additional grenades or activate military support. And their 7 tiers of weapons are experimental weapons, starting from a smart pistol and going all the way up to the aforementioned rail gun...

It feels like there's a lot of news about Rayark's excellent stylish action game Implosion [$9.99] lately, but not much of it has been about the game itself. There's been an animated movie announced, and its Kickstarter campaign appears to be going well. Rayark has also started a serial comic based on the game, which you can read here. It's another cool way to build on the world of the game, but hey, what about that game? Is it being left behind for the sake of more passive forms of media? Worry not, friends. Rayark hasn't forgotten what brought Implosion to the dance, and they're proving it by putting together a big update for January 2016...

Activision's cross-platform Guitar Hero reboot, Guitar Hero Live [Free], is seeing its first big update just ahead of Christmas. New to the game are Rvial Challenges, one of the new features in GHTV. With the new progression system, which allows you to unlock new upgrades, you can play against people of a similar rank on GHTV songs, trying to outperform them. They'll occur twice in each half-hour show, and the winner gets +100 Status XP. You can also use Plays to access GHTV songs on demand, with the ability to buy Hero Cash to get more Plays...

Gameloft didn't just update their MOBA Heroes of Order and Chaos [Free] on the last big release window before the iTunes freeze, no. One of their biggest titles has also gotten a big update: Asphalt 8: Airborne [Free]. You may think this is a holiday-themed update with the timing, and you're not wrong, as the game now boasts three new wintry tracks to race through, but there's far more than just that. What says season's greetings more than a new Area 51 location?..

Gameloft's MOBA Heroes of Order and Chaos [Free] has just gotten its big update that aims to reboot the game's visual style, bring new improvements, and of course new characters. The first thing you'll notice is the game's UI has gotten a massive overhaul. There's a new Asia server to play on. Some of the heroes have gotten modified visual appearances. A new hero, Frostzel, can be played. The 5v5 Rift at Sinskaald looks completely different now. The Spectator mode now lets you watch the top 200 players in the world. Along with some behind-the-scenes fixes, the game should surprise long-time players with the new stylings...

Tree Men Games' fun car chase simulator Pako [$0.99 / Free] remains a fun game to pick up and play for a while, in part because it's so goofy and because updates have given it a massive amount of content, including a first-person mode that really changes the way that you play the game. And the content updates do not stop, as Pako has just gotten a wintry content update with a new level, just titled Holiday. You'll be escaping the cops and trying not to crash in one of three new vehicles: Sledge, Xmaswagon, or the Snowcat. And the visuals now have antialiasing enabled, so the whole thing should look slightly better!..

Brad Erkkila's Flip Champs [Free] is a pretty fun game that you should play, but when it initially came out, it was lacking one killer feature: local multiplayer. See, the whole game is built around one-on-one battles, and the whole dynamic of trying to collect the energy orbs to charge up your weapon and use them on your opponent to win your battle where there's only two hits: you hitting them, and them hitting the floor. That competitive dynamic was apparent even against an AI opponent, but it was easy to think "what if I was competing against a real human being in these battles?" Well, good news: the game just got single device multiplayer. You and another person can battle to the death in best of 5 matches, with controls on each side of the screen...

Fruit Ninja [$1.99] is one of those platform-defining games and it put long-time Australian developer Halfbrick on the map in a big way. It was just about as perfect a mobile game as you can get. Short gaming sessions, intuitive touchscreen slicing controls, and colorful visuals made Fruit Ninja an immediate and long-lasting success. However, after years atop the iTunes charts Fruit Ninja was struggling to keep people interested in the face of a constant deluge of new games. ..

The recently-released Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade [Free] has just gotten its first big content update, with the new Titanic Clash chapter added to the game. This brings 15 new missions to the existing total, with 136 missions to play through in total now. Your Freeblade will be taking on an Ork Mek, with the deadly Morkanaut unit, boasting a deadly Kustom Mega-Kannon and Power Klaw. You'll be as dead as the letter C is to orks. Here's a screenshot from the update, which also shows off the improved graphics the Titanic Clash update brings. The game looked really good already, but Pixel Toys has pushed it even further with new effects like glowing hot weapons, and billowing smoke...

It's the holiday season and the folks at Mojang want to keep their Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$6.99] players warm for the winter by way of the just-released Holiday Skins Pack. As usual the skin pack will set you back a couple of bucks if you want access to all of them, but there's a couple of freebies tucked in there too, which include two very festive holiday sweaters. However, if you're truly hardcore, you're going to want to buy the whole shebang, as that's the only way you'll be able to play as such holiday favorites as Tomte the gnome or the Gingerbread Man Creeper...

Crossy Road [Free] is one of those defining games for the mobile platform that struck the perfect balance between approachable and engaging, and it set off a firestorm of similar games in the wake of its success. That success led Bandai Namco to trust Crossy Road's developers with one of video game's most sacred icons: Pac-Man. The result was Pac-Man 256 [Free], a game that took the pellet-munching, ghost-evading gameplay of Pac-Man and "Crossy Road-ified" it into a slick endless formula. Now that synergy is coming full circle as the latest update to Pac-Man 256 brings with it a special Crossy Road theme. ..

'NHL SuperCard' Gets New Features and Trailer

December 15th, 2015 1:40 PM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Updates
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Along with their popular My NBA 2K16 [Free] and WWE SuperCard [Free], 2K and developer Cat Daddy Games also have a game based on hockey, NHL SuperCard [Free], and they're trying to get the word out about their hockey take on the game. There's a new trailer showing off the game, and if you've ever wanted to see playing cards with hockey sticks playing hockey, you're in luck:..

It was great news when The World Ends with You [$17.99 / $19.99 (HD)] got an update to fix the game on iOS 8, because the game had been broken for quite some time. But then iOS 9 apparently messed the game up again, and we were left here wondering just when the game would work again. Well, good news, as discovered by our forum users – the game has just been updated again to work on iOS 9...

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