Category Archives: Updates

Few things suck as badly as pulling off a great World of Tanks Blitz [Free] performance, killing almost all of your opponent's tanks, and then losing because your teammates thought this was a sightseeing-in-a-tank game. Update 3.3 fixes that awful feeling by introducing Valiant Effort achievements (E for Effort!) that see the losing team's most effective players earn more Credits and XP. Grabbing any of the Epic medals, the Brother in Arms one, the Crucial Contribution, or the Battle Hero medal will give you a nice boost to your XP and Credits bank. I like this addition because it makes it less frustrating when you're stuck with a bad team...

Midnight Star: Renegade [Free], the sequel to Midnight Star, is a pretty fun and frantic shooter that tests your twitch reflexes in a mobile-friendly way. The game is getting ready to add a huge new feature this week, Versus Mode. I mean shooting running, bouncing aliens is entertaining, but it's a whole different world putting your skills and loadout against another player. Keep in mind, though, that this is going to be asynchronous PvP.  The way this new mode will work is you fight against others in newly-created PvP arenas and earn points for your victories. As you get more points, you rise through the ranks, and your rank persists throughout the month-long seasons. At the end of each season, you get rewards and the opportunity to mock your friends...




Hunters: Episode One was the first real taste mobile gamers had of a complex and console-quality strategy game in the mould of XCOM, and its sequel Hunters 2 [$4.99] was beloved amongst the iOS community for improving on the original whilst retaining the compelling gameplay and stunning graphics (at the time, at least) of the series. When Rodeo Games quietly removed both titles from the App Store earlier this year, many thought the were gone for good - neither had been updated for many years, and with the onset of iOS 10, it appeared this was the death knell for the Hunters series. However, against all odds, today Hunters 2 has returned to the App Store with iOS 10 and widescreen support, as well as other minor bug fixes, which is fantastic news for any veteran gamers who longed to try Rodeo's strategy series again on their newer devices...

Skandivania Games' Feral Fury [$3.99] is a good pickup if you have been waiting on Binding of Isaac to hit iOS, as it's a similar kind of top-down, roguelike dual-stick shooter. The team is currently tweaking the experience, though, with some new features being brought to the title. It's a little easier now as the starting HP for players (not in New Game+) has been increased. Boss encounters are now randomized, and there's a new stage and boss. A new fire effect has been added, along with destructible crates...

It's Halloween everyone, so every game in sight is getting some kind of Halloween update to celebrate. And, of course, Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff [Free] couldn't miss out on all the fun. So, the game is running a limited-time Halloween event that's bringing some fun characters to the popular game. Who are we getting, you ask? Well, you'll be getting a visit from Billy the Puppet, of Saw fame, Ash Williams, from the fun Ash vs Evil Dead, and Leprechaun, from the classic, cheesy Leprechaun film. All of these characters check into a haunted - yet hilarious - haunted hotel run by James Woods...

Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! Also: Happy Halloween! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. I'll level with you, friends. I skipped over a lot of Halloween updates this week. I tried to include any that looked particularly cool, but I have to go home sometime, you know? 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!..

Today, Clash Royale [Free] got another card, and this is a fun one. Today we got Graveyard, a 5-cost Legendary spell that spawns level 9 Skeletons with 10 second duration and 5 block radius. Skeletons are great against large, strong targets but too vulnerable to arrows and other units. So, many see this spell as a way to take out big targets more effectively. However, some reddit users aren't too impressed so far because they feel the spell is one elixir too expensive to be a good. Others, though, see it as verging on OP and have been looking for good counters to it. Valkyries, archers, goblins, and minions seem to be good counters so far as is poison, since it takes them out as they pop out of the ground...

Infinite Dreams really need to stop updating Sky Force Reloaded [Free], as the sheer amount of times I've had to report a massive new update releasing for their flagship shoot-em-up game means I'm running low on superlatives to describe it by. For everyone else, such continued support has developed Sky Force Reloaded from an already excellent game that received five stars in our review at release, to one that is pushing the boundaries for the genre on mobile devices. Despite the variety of awesome additions in the past few months, the developers have been building up to the big Level 13 update for some time, and while we caught wind of its imminent launch last week, there wasn't a set release date to report. Thankfully, it was a short wait, as today the biggest update for Sky Force Reloaded - which has been labelled as the 'Omega Update' - has finally launched on the App Store alongside some stunning new artwork, as well as more content than you can shake a fighter plane at...

RareSloth's fantastic puzzle platformer King Rabbit [Free] received a fairly minor update today, but one that's leading to much bigger and better things. Today's update adds ReplayKit support so you can broadcast your crazy King Rabbit exploits for the world to see. There's also now an in-game diamond counter so it should be easier for you to keep track of finding those tricky hidden diamonds, and in the spirit of Halloween there's now some new skins in the in-game store to decorate your rabbit for the holiday. The bigger news, though, is that the Fire Adventures level pack, which was released as paid DLC in May, is now permanently free for all players. ..

Despite sounding like some obscure search engine, Perchang [$1.99] has received plaudits over months since its release for being an extremely enjoyable and deceptively difficult puzzle game under its ultra-polished guise. In fact, the neologism that is the game's name is particularly fitting - beneath the surface is a wacky puzzle game that doesn't take itself too seriously and is really reminiscent of the early App Store era, in the best possible way. Earlier this month we brought you the news of a new zero-gravity expansion for the game called Perchang Black, and right on time the new DLC has released today with 24 new levels for $1.99, which will be great for fans of the original who wanted even more content to manipulate ball bearings through...

Late last night (in my timezone, anyway) a curious update appeared for Sonic CD [Free] on iOS, the fantastic remastered version that originally released back in December of 2011. The update text was vague, and simply said "Sonic took a trip to the past and decided to change the game's code. That's right, Sonic CD is now FREE!" As someone who has been burned plenty of times in the past by a previously paid game going free, as I'm sure many others have, I was justifiably suspicious of this new update. And after Carter played guinea pig and downloaded the new update it confirmed my fears: Sonic CD was now free to download and ad-supported, with a $1.99 IAP to remove said ads. Normally that wouldn't be a big deal, except that the ads showed up even for previous owners who had already paid for Sonic CD. There are a few different ways to go about switching a paid app to free, but this was not one of them, and the 1.5 Star average rating of the otherwise phenomenal Sonic CD in the App Store showed that...

EA Sports Brings Ball-O-Ween to NBA Live Mobile

October 27th, 2016 1:00 PM EST by Carter Dotson in News, Updates
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Basketball season has started, and already my San Antonio Spurs have put the boot down on any potential Warriors superteam. Good times, good times. And of course, the NFL is in full swing, with a hot week 8 matchup between football juggernauts the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars. And I'm sure something is happening with soccer somewhere too. But of course, it's also Halloween season, and that means that EA has decided to combine their relevant sports games with the spookiest holiday of them all...

Make no bones about it - Michael Brough's latest game Imbroglio [$3.99] is an essential dungeon-crawling experience that, in our review, we stated stands firm with his previous classic iOS releases such as 868-HACK [$4.99]. However, on the topic of bones, an incoming update to Imbroglio is as suitably obsessed with skeletons as the imminent Halloween celebrations would suggest. This expansion, which is titled Imbroglio: Ossuary (in other words, a container where bones of deceased are placed), sends your heroes into perilous bone-pits, to undoubtedly uncover a whole host of freaky items, enemies and gems to collect throughout the game. Brough has stated in a recent blog post that the expansion will be released tomorrow, so will launch with plenty of time before the spooky spectacle of October 31st. For anyone who hasn't tried Imbroglio yet, the game is also on sale for the first time ever, so this is a great time to pick it up if you have a lot of free time you don't mind being stolen by the undead...

Ah, Miitomo [Free]. That was a fun few days, wasn't it, friends? Okay, so Nintendo's first official smartphone app didn't exactly light the world on fire. And sure, a third-party developed smartphone game licensed by an affiliated company did end up lighting the world on fire a short time later, which made the whole thing look even sillier. But for a few shining, brief days, we all knew the joys of sharing copious amounts of potentially useful demographic data with our friends and our biggest friend, ol' Nintendo itself...

While the main Crossy Road [Free] game got a really cool update recently with the addition of Katamari Damacy characters, that doesn't mean that Disney Crossy Road [Free] has to be left out of the fun. In fact, the game has just gotten a perfect new update, with The Nightmare Before Christmas being added to the game. Jack Skellington and a whole host of characters can be found and unlocked, all with their own themed level to play through. With Halloween just around the corner, this update is perfectly-timed...and it works well through Christmas!..

Update: Be sure to read our follow-up story, Sega fixed this issue with a version 2.0.1 update later in the day...

Hipster Whale's Crossy Road [Free] has just gotten another cool crossover, as Katamari Damacy characters are now playable in the game. Officially tying in with Tap My Katamari [Free], there are 7 new characters in total to play as. One is the Crossy Chicken dressed up as the Prince of All Cosmos, and the other is the Prince himself, rolling around his Katamari. And yes, as he picks up more objects, the Katamari gets bigger and bigger. These two characters are available as a free download (registered through the Apple IAP system on iOS, so you permanently own them), with the others unlocked as you play. You can unlock the King of All Cosmos, who shoots rainbows. What's not to love?..

The fantastic Pocket Mortys [Free] (which is still probably the best Pokemon game you can get on mobile), has been regularly updated with new stuff since its release. Now in version 1.7, the game now boasts Rick customizations. Visit Salesman Rick to buy some new outfits for yourself. There's more to life than just wearing a white lab coat. But of course, there's new Mortys to be had, including a red cup Morty, and a few spooky Mortys:..

With Marvel's Doctor Strange set to hit theaters soon, and try to introduce people to the more arcane side of the Marvel mythos. Look, they turned the freaking Guardians of the Galaxy into a cinematic blockbuster, I'm not discounting the possibilities of Doctor Strange. But what this does mean is that all the myraid Marvel games are getting updates in time to add Doctor Strange to them, and Netmarble's Marvel Future Fight [Free] action-RPG is no exception...

Hitman: Sniper [$0.99], probably the best sniper game on the App Store (depending on your taste of course), has gone all Halloween in the latest update. The game now has a Halloween theme everywhere, but in addition to that, Agent 47 has decided to go old-school Halloween by bringing a crossbow to the party. The limited edition crossbow has a variety of special abilities like sending your enemies flying for more domino kills, shooting a volley of bolts when there's a need to take many people out at the same time, and even making your victim's ghost your ally...

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