Category Archives: Updates

Spider-Man Unlimited [Free] continues on its goal of bringing as many Spider-Men as possible into one game. Too Many Spider-Men? Gameloft says no. 8 new Spider-Men, or Spider-People, I suppose, have been added in the latest update, including Spider-Punk, Anya Corazon aka Spider-Girl, Classic Spider-Woman, and Earth X Spider-Man. You can now play with these Spider-Men in a new subway level environment that's available to run through...

Crossy Road [Free], the popular and profitable endless arcade game from Hipster Whale, has just received a new content update adding in three new characters to celebrate Chinese New Year, which is coming up on February 19th. You may recall that since its launch last November, Crossy Road received several new characters in an update in December, and a whopping 16 Australian-themed characters in an update just last month. Now here we are just starting out in February and we've already got yet another character update. Hey, I'm not complaining at all! In fact this falls right in line with Hipster Whale's aspirations of adding new characters to the game monthly. So what are the new characters? Well, let's start off with Fortune Chicken, who for a limited time is unlockable for free...

Update Mondays: 'Geometry Dash', 'Farm Heroes Saga', 'Real Racing 3', 'Doug Dug', 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 another full week this time, with plenty of big and little titles in the mix. 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!..

I made mention of the 2013 Ayopa Games title Don't Shoot Yourself [Free] the other day, as it was the first game that came to mind when I saw Medicore's upcoming car racer. I figured it was one of those games lost to history, but it seems that was not the case, as Ayopa has decided to update the game and make it free-to-play. The game has changed its progression: where before, star ratings were awarded based on how many bullets had gone unfired, with the count increasing when you didn't move, now the game has you try to complete a level at a certain difficulty to earn a certain number of stars, with progression gated off until you earn that many stars. ..

Star Wars: Galactic Defense [Free], DeNA's take on tower defense in the venerable sci-fi franchise, has its first live event happening, starting today. "Attack on Echo Base" has players attacking Echo Base on Hoth, lining up their forces from enemy attackers at various points. A challenge mode has been launched with the event, where you'll compete for high scores against friends with rewards of experience boosts, in-game currency, and other rewards. A bonus wave can be earned to get more points and currency...

Nitrome's Platform Panic [Free] was a really cool endless take on retro-style platformers, and they've got an update available now that adds a new dimension to the game: character upgrades. Previously, each character was only a cosmetic change from the other ones. Now, for 200 coins per character, you can unlock a special ability for each one. The Plumber can kill enemies by jumping on their heads, which makes too much sense because he is a Mario pastiche. Sadly, the Blue Rodent doesn't go super-fast, with a Nitrome rep saying "it was tempting...it's not actually a very good idea in this game so it didn't make the cut." he gets a coin magnet, which, hey, Sonic did get with the lightning shield in Sonic 3. Hey Sega, you should release that on iOS...

Space Marshals [$4.99] was released a few short weeks ago, and while it was a fun game in its own right, the game also left things hanging with the promise of more content in an upcoming second episode. I remarked that Pixelbite was likely to deliver – they successfully did an episodic content model with Repulze [$0.99], so while many promises of future content updates often fall flat, there was reason to be optimistic about Pixelbite's promise. And it looks like we won't have to wait too long, as Pixelbite has announced that Space Marshals Chapter 2 is coming in March...

Deep Loot [Free] was a particularly cool ocean exploration and loot collection game released last year, and now the game is getting a 2.0 update adding a variety of new content, coming this Thursday. What can you expect? Well, there's new locations to explore, for one. New outfits will be available, including Cthulhu. A number of new missions, loot collections, ships, and achievements are inbound. Plus, it'll be possible to sell and level up loot collections, making it even more lucrative to get duplicate pieces of loot. New cameos are inbound, including Fist of Awesome [$3.99], and a number of other easter eggs can be found...

It was just about a year ago that Mi-Clos Studio launched their haunting deep-space survival game Out There [$3.99] to critical praise, including our own 5 star review and Game of the Week nod. In July of last year the studio announced that Out There would be getting a huge revamp dubbed the "Omega Edition" and along with that it would be expanding to PC, Mac and Linux. Just last month, Mi-Clos revealed the first images of Omega Edition and detailed some of the changes and new features that it would include. Today the beta version of Out There: Omega Edition has launched and Mi-Clos has released the first trailer showing off some of the new features in the game, including the slick new graphical engine...

Update Mondays: 'Angry Birds Space', 'Goat Simulator', 'Terra Battle', 'Star Horizon', 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 pretty full week this time around, with some very interesting updates in the lot. 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!..

Airplane Tube Racer 'Tail Drift' Goes Free-to-Play

January 23rd, 2015 3:00 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Updates
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Right Pedal and Attract Mode's airplane tube racer, Tail Drift [Free], has just been turned into a free-to-play game. The planes now require fuel in order to race, which recharges over time, and can be refilled by spending coins or through watching incentivized video ads. The UI has been streamlined to make it easier to navigate and quicker to access the plane menus. The tour system has been changed to replace the branching paths available initially with a simpler linear system, with some tracks' difficulties rebalanced...

When the absurd PC hit Goat Simulator [$4.99] launched on iOS last September, it was a joyous event. I'd seen all the crazy videos and read all the reviews, and I knew that Goat Simulator was something I needed in my life, but for whatever reason I never got around to playing it until it hit iOS. Once I had though, it was basically everything I'd ever hoped for, and we gave it high marks in our review. However, the iOS version wasn't quite up to snuff with its PC counterpart in terms of content, but developer Coffee Stain Studios let us know on their blog that big things were in the works for the mobile Goat Simulator. Today, one of those big things was released in the form of a new update for the game...

Checkpoint Champion [Free] quickly became one of my favorite games from last year, delivering excellent production values with fun pick-up-and-play gameplay that made for a really fun game that I still pick up from time to time. Well, we've gotten word of the first content update to the game, and it's a new level called the Ice Lake. The ice and snow of the level will present new challenges, as their slipperiness will serve as a new difficulty in trying to collect all the checkpoints here. Here's a video showing off the terrain:..

There may be two sequels to the original Kingdom Rush [$0.99 / $2.99 (HD)], but that doesn't mean that it still can't be updated. The game's just gotten a new content update that adds some new stuff to the game. There are four new levels where players will take on the forces of the villainous Lord Blackburn, eventually taking him on in a boss fight. There are eight new enemies to take on, with various undead creepy-crawly creeps to take down with your towers. There's five new achievements to rack up as well, with other easter eggs to find...

World of Tanks: Blitz [Free] has just gotten its version 1.6 update, bringing in new tanks, a new map, and some other tweaks to the game. The big new addition to the game are the new British tanks. These tanks generally feature low speed, with good armor, high rates of fire, and great elevation angles, which Wargaming claims is especially helpful for mobile players. There's a whole new tech tree with the tanks, with tiers 1-4 of the tanks being medium tanks, and higher tiers including heavy tanks in the mix. One of these tanks, the Matilda BP, a Tier 5 medium tank, can be had as a premium vehicle bundle with a garage slot, 500 gold, and 3 days of premium account access...

Mojang Reveals Some of What's Coming to 'Minecraft: Pocket Edition' Version 0.11

Minecraft Pocket Edition [$6.99] has been utterly huge for Mojang, as it has sold over 30 million copies so far, and is one of the few games to have a consistent presence on that otherwise free-to-play-dominated chart. Well, in order to celebrate the game's huge success, three of the members of Mojang's mobile team held a Q&A livestream that wound up going for 84 minutes. They talk a lot about the upcoming 0.11 update which they are working on. You can catch the whole thing here:..

If you were a Monument Valley [$3.99] fan who fell in love with Ida and especially the Totem (though a couple million of you drowned your poor Totem friend), then I have good news: Super Glyph Quest [$1.99] is getting an update this Thursday that adds the Monument Valley stars to the puzzle game. They're appearing as cameo characters in the match-3 puzzler, appearing in some of the quests that show up in the game. The characters show up in this new trailer, and you can catch a a glimpse of them in the Glyph Quest art style:..

Two of our very favorite iOS games, Super Crate Box [$1.99] and The Blocks Cometh [$0.99], are getting some update love soon, according to a tweet from developer Halfbot. Super Crate Box is an arena platformer that put indie studio Vlambeer on the map when it released on desktop in 2010. It came to iOS in January of 2012, and despite being a highly-precise platformer, it felt absolutely at home on the touchscreen. Vlambeer had a pretty clever idea for updating the game too, as once certain crate-collection thresholds were met they'd release a new content update. The problem, if you could call it that, was that Super Crate Box was so unexpectedly popular that those thresholds were being met faster than Vlambeer was able to produce content updates...

Sometimes it's easy to forget just how young the App Store is, but then you think back to a game like Pixel Defenders Puzzle [$0.99] that released in 2012, and it feels like a million years ago. Pixel Defenders Puzzle is a cool game that combines the match-3 and defense genres. We enjoyed it quite a bit in our review, and the members of our TouchArcade forums loved it. The game saw several updates in the intervening years, including one that stripped out all of the IAP in the game, rebalancing it as a fully-premium game...

Update Mondays: 'Crossy Road', 'Candy Crush Soda Saga', 'Heroes Of Steel', 'ALONE', 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 bit slower this week, but there are still some cool updates to call attention to. 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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