Category Archives: Updates

We loved Love You To Bits [$3.99], well, to bits when it released just over a year ago. This charming spiritual successor to Tiny Thief hit all the right buttons in terms of point and click puzzle solving, beautiful environments to explore, and adorable characters to invest in emotionally. In fact, if there was one problem with Love You To Bits, it was that we wanted more of it. Developer Alike Studio set out to rectify that problem by releasing an expansion which hit last July. It's been a while since then, so if you're a fan of the game you should be happy to hear that even more new content is coming as announced in our forums. Check out the first screens from this expansion...

Clash of Clans [Free] is starting its Spring Updates with a balance run that should reintroduce some troops back into the meta and give players more options. Air Defense levels 4-8 upgrade costs and time will be decreased while Air Defense level 9 (TH 11) will be added to the game. The latter will be added as a response to high-level armies gaining traction recently. Wall level 12 limit will be increased by 25 (TH 11) so players can have more options for defending their TH 11s, Hog Rider levels 5-7 will see their hitpoints increased while Miner will see a smaller hitpoint increase across all levels. This way, both these units will be a bit more survivable...




Update Mondays: 'Toon Shooters 2', 'Shadowverse', 'Red's Kingdom', 'Angry Birds', 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. Hey, we've got lots of games this week that we don't usually see in this feature. Some of the usual suspects as well, naturally. 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!..

Even in comparison to its momentous launch last year, the past few weeks have been extremely significant for Pokemon GO [Free]. Having seen the introduction of Johto Pokemon, many trainers have braved the turbulent February weather to capture a whole new cast of collectible creatures, and a number of minor UI improvements have gone a long way to making Pokemon GO the idyllic mobile game that many envisioned and desired back in 2016. However, Niantic aren't getting complacent off the back of their impressive start to 2017 - at this year's Game Developer's Conference, the Pokemon GO creators outlined future prospects and events for the augmented reality app, as well as gave the audience a glimpse of some early ideas that didn't make the final iteration...

We had a hunch that the big Hearthstone [Free] patch that will change the game quite a bit would hit today, and we were right. Even though it will take a bit for it to hit mobile, it's definitely on the way. What does the patch bring? Well, a ton of huge changes that should rejuvenate the game. The first is the addition of floors in Ranked; you won't be able to drop below certain ranks - 20, 15, 10, 5, and Legend - once you hit them. That should help the Ladder feel more fun and the level of challenge more appropriate for the rank, especially after the first week or so of the season. The other big change is the Arena shift from Wild to Standard and the change in card frequency; expect to see more rare, epics, and legendaries as well as more spells and fewer neutral basic/classic cards...

Nintendo's Fire Emblem Heroes [Free] is, thus far, proving to be something of a Jagen. That is to say, it started off really strong but is quickly falling behind its peers as time goes on. Now, it's not all that surprising that it's happening in North America and Europe, as no social RPG has been able to go the distance in the top rankings of those regions. Japan, on the other hand, typically eats these kinds of games up, but if anything, Fire Emblem Heroes is falling off even faster in its home country. Nintendo doesn't seem to be even close to giving up the fight, though. They've been distributing a steady stream of content since the game's release, and the latest event just hit today...

Update Mondays: 'Rush Rally 2', 'Sunday Lawn', 'Candy Crush Saga', 'Phoenix 2', 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. Plenty of the usual suspects this time around, but there are enough pleasant surprises to please a variety of crowds, I think. 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!..

Rush Rally 2 [$1.99], a labor of love by a single developer, continues to improve, which is something given the fact that we gave the game 5 stars in our review. Since launch, the game has seen plenty of updates that have added features or improved existing ones, and the update that hit today does both of those. The most interesting addition is manual gears, which should give really good racers a better feel for the car. According to our forum users, manual gears have been implemented well, which is not the easiest thing to do on a touchscreen. The update also added analog steering wheel control, which should improve the car handling...

Star Wars: Force Arena [Free] managed to do pretty well for itself, and its Clash Royale-inspired MOBA-style gameplay was a hit with players. The game has received its first big update of the year, with version 1.4 bringing some very welcome changes that should make playing the game more fun. The first big change is upgraded rewards missions. The Play Pack rewards should be better, and Season Rewards will also include Legendary Cards. Season lengths are also reduced now, so players will be getting season rewards every week. Finally, there are Daily Missions available with plenty of rewards...

'Dashy Crashy Turbo' Massive Update Hits on March 2nd

February 24th, 2017 12:00 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Updates
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Dumpling Design has spent some time working on a massive update to Dashy Crashy [Free], that might as well be a sequel, really. Dashy Crashy Turbo is an update set to hit the game on March 2nd, and it's going to bring some new features to the title. The big addition is that all the vehicles are going to have something new added to them. This could be an action, such as the UFO getting to go up in the air and abduct cars. Or, it could be a secondary perk, or a bonus mode that helps the cars net you some better scores. 25 new cars are being added to the game in total, along with an overhaul of loot boxes, missions, and more...

The sliding-puzzle and Zelda-style adventure hybrid, Red's Kingdom [$2.99], is set to get its first major content update on March 2nd on both iOS and Apple TV. This update will feature some new obstacles and puzzle mechanics in new lands. A huge new island, and a small bonus island, will be included. A new nut indicator will help you get all your nuts in order. The Solas Orcale item will let you find all the hidden treasure. A few gameplay tweaks are inbound, too. Time has been increased on some tricky switches, the game timer now pauses when you pause, Use Hearts that you have obtained is now available in your bag, and a few bugs have been squashed...

Mini Metro [$4.99] is a fantastic game that has gotten rave reviews from both gaming outlets and people outside the gaming world. So, I'm pretty sure no one will complain that the game's latest update, which just went live, adds another way to play the game. The new Endless Mode has added the ability to play with your toy trains forever without having to stress about anything. You can either start playing the Endless Mode by continuing a normal game after the game ends or by selecting Endless from the mode screen. Here's your chance to drive trains and chill...

Plants vs Zombies Heroes [Free], the CCG take on the famous franchise, ended up being much more fun than I thought it would be, so I'm glad to see the game continue to add content and new ideas. The latest addition, which came in a patch today, introduces Strategy Decks, pre-built deck blueprints for each of the game's heroes. Every hero now has three different Strategy Decks available, each with its own theme, that will be great help for those just learning how to play a CCG or experienced players who don't know yet what each hero's strengths and weaknesses are...

Earlier this month, OK Golf [$2.99] from suitably named developers Okidokico Entertainment launched on the App Store to much aplomb, being featured heavily by Apple and impressing both those with a casual experience of the sport and golfing veterans with its stunning aesthetic design and simplistic touch-centric controls. Despite the game's ingenuity, Carter stated in our review that occasionally OK Golf deviated too much from the tried and true golfing formula, and quite a few minor annoyances somewhat sullied what was an otherwise ambitious effort from the developers in standing out amongst the genre-defining efforts of Super Stickman Golf 3 [Free] and others. Thankfully, the developers have taken aboard much of the criticism from the game's launch, and have submitted an update for OK Golf that should attempt to fix many of the smaller issues that some have had with the game, in the lead up to a more substantial content update next month...

Update Mondays: 'Pokemon Go', 'Galaga Wars', 'Marvel Future Fight', 'Ninja Fishing', 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'm feeling like Mr. Crabby Tree today, and that's partly because there aren't very many updates for me to show you. I think I've got some good ones, but I'll leave that for you to decide. 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 sandbox crafting game Craft the World - Pocket Edition [$4.99] has been around for a couple of years now, but it's been a while since it saw an update. Today, the developers decided to remedy that by releasing an update that fixes quite a few things, adds plenty of other little features, and also makes two DLC available for purchase. The update has improved the dwarves models as well as added new animations and also improved their AI; idle dwarves will now find things to do rather than just sit around and be lazy. There are also many other additions like skill improvements, changes in the skill trees, and much, much more...

This Wednesday, Niantic finally announced that a whole new cast of Pokemon from the Johto region would be available to capture within Pokemon GO [Free], as well as an assortment of additional items, berries, and gameplay enhancements to make the augmented reality application even more immersive. While they touted a release date of 'later this week', it turns out we didn't have to wait long, as this landmark feature for Pokemon GO is now available straight within the game (a preparatory patch was released earlier today, and has to be downloaded before Gen 2 fun can begin). You now have no excuse to turn your cap backwards, grab your Poke Balls, and go out into the freezing Winter morning and capture some brand new Pokemon from the Gold, Silver and Crystal games!..

Bandai Namco and Paladin Studio's Galaga Wars [Free] is a great modern remake of Namco's classic arcade shoot 'em up Galaga. Utilizing modern 3D graphics and new features like multiple playable ships, Galaga Wars does a great job at retaining the essence of the original, which isn't always the case when older classics get the modern treatment. We really enjoyed Galaga Wars in our review, and this week a new update has arrived which features another of Namco's classic gaming icons: Pac-Man. ..

If you like the highly-entertaining bullet hell shmup Phoenix 2 [Free], prepare to enjoy even more content. The upcoming update will add three new extra hard leagues - because apparently the game wasn't hard enough for some of you. The SS, SSS, and SSSS Leagues will ratchet up the difficulty and provide a challenge for even the best of you. We also getting improvements for those who like speedruns. Specifically, now you'll be able to see the time differential from your previous time after each wave of defeated enemies. That way, you'll know if it's still worth going for it or just quitting and starting all over again...

It feels like we have been waiting forever for some substantial features to be added to Pokemon GO [Free], and while events such as the ridiculously generous Valentine's Day promotion have been a lot of fun, catching the same cast of creatures from the original Red, Blue and Yellow games has started to become a little stale. Thankfully, Niantic have today announced that the long-awaited Generation 2 Pokemon (from the Gold, Silver and Crystal games on Game Boy Color and later remade on the Nintendo DS) are to be released into the wild later this week on Pokemon GO, as well as a whole host of additional new features that should entice any disillusioned fans back into the creature-catching fold...

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