Category Archives: Updates

While waiting for Minecraft Realms to come to Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$6.99], we can now play around with a new skin pack to better dress up our anticipation. Biome Settlers Pack 2, added in the most recent update, adds Mooshroom and Nether characters, and some of them look pretty funny. The Mooshroom Glutton skin has Mooshrooms growing from its head, the Mooshroom Archer looks like he/she's wearing a strawberry costume, while the Mooshroom Griefer loks like he belongs in The Simpsons. The Nether skins are much cooler, especially the Nether Banisher, which looks like a fire with legs and arms, and the Nether Extinguisher, which looks like, well, an extinguisher. The Pack costs $1.99 and is already available...

It's pretty hard to believe that it's been more than 4 years since developer Touch Foo released their Metroidvania-style action platformer Swordigo [Free] to the App Store, but in the crazy world of mobile gaming time flies right before your eyes. While Swordigo has lived a long and happy life as a paid game and seen several freebie sales during that time, its latest update marks a permanent change and strategy for this plucky little platformer. It's now permanently free to play and supported with ads as well as a couple of new in-app purchase items. ..




Noodlecake's physics puzzler Pull My Tongue [$0.99] is currently free on the App Store as part of the Apple Free App of the Week promotion. So, go get this game that we rated four stars, which our Nathan Reinauer also gave a pretty snappy review headline to. I mean, well done. Greg the chameleon seems like a nice enough chap, but gotta make a music reference whenever possible...

Developer Spunge Games has been great about updating their ultra enjoyable endless driving game Faily Brakes [Free] since its original launch in late February, like a bunch of new cars and an Android version in March and a new playable character and a sweet coin doubler car in April. Today they've released yet another update for the game adding in, among other things, my most desired feature: New environments! As fun as Faily Brakes is, the default forest environment definitely got a little old over time. This update addresses that with both a new Western themed environment as well as a new Snowy environment. Yee-haw! and Burrrrr!..

After its well-received global launch back in February, we learned a couple of weeks ago that Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Identity [$4.99] would be receiving a huge paid expansion adding in a new chapter to the single-player campaign, new items and weapons, and more. Today that update is now available to players on iOS, and for the first time Assassin's Creed Identity is also now available on Android. The new campaign is titled Forlì - A Crimson Sunset and contains 4 new story missions, the new Forlì location with both At Dusk and Under Siege variations, a new "Crow Hunt" contract type, and 2 new Legendary Weapons added to the in-game shop. ..

Maybe, just maybe you haven't heard of INKS [$1.99], an artisitic pinball game where the aim is to light up tiles that spray paint once touched. If so, you can check out Shaun’s review right here. INKS offers a premium experience with a reasonable entry price with two optional worlds to unlock at 0.99$ each if we wanted to carry on the experience. The same goes for power-ups, you had to acquire in game credits to use them after the initial 100 free were used up. Again, optional, and not a deal breaker as you can complete the game without them...

Cally's Caves 3 [Free] has been a big success for Canadian developer VDO Games. It started out as an iOS game, where it earned a ton of praise from critics and players alike. Not long after, it released on Android, where it also racked up high marks. After a few updates and a successful Greenlight campaign, Cally's Caves 3 then made its way to home computers through Steam, where an audience that usually shuns mobile ports wholeheartedly embraced the game. What can we say, she's a little charmer. But there was once a time where us iOS gamers had Cally for ourselves alone, and it's nice to see that VDO Games hasn't forgotten those days. They've just released a major update to Cally's Caves 2 [Free] that nearly brings the game up to the level of its successor...

Action Platformer Favorite 'Goblin Sword' Gets New Chapter, New Items, and iCloud Support in Latest Update

Originally launched way back in September of 2014, Goblin Sword [$1.99] is one of the best action platforming games available on iOS. We loved it to pieces in our original review, and developer Gelato Games came through with meaty and frequent content updates for the game. An update in February of last year added a new chapter called The Lost City with 16 new levels, and an update last August added the Shadow Temple chapter, also with 16 new levels. Both content updates also added additional items, weapons, costumes, and features like MFi controller support. Basically, I always felt like I got way more than my money's worth even with the initial release of Goblin Sword, and each new update was just a huge cherry on top of an already delicious sundae. Well, get ready to chow down on even more dessert as Gelato Games have just posted another brand new update to Goblin Sword, this one adding 9 new levels in a new chapter called Sacred Ruins...

Real Racing 3 [Free] has been around for three years now and currently doesn’t have a serious competitor. With its spot on game design and evolving content I see it hanging around for a little while longer. Talking of such, a little update awaits you this morning. You will be racing, again, on the Legendary track of Le Mans with 5 new cars at stake: the Ferrari 488 GTE, Ford GT Le Mans, the Corvette C7.R (Winner of the latest edition of Le Mans), Porsche 911 RSR (2016) and one of the most elitist cars out there, the Jaguar C-X75. For those who don’t know, Le Mans is an endurance and speed racing track based in France initially taking place in 1923, making it one of the oldest circuits in the world. Pilots have to race for 24 hours pushing their cars and minds to the limits...

"Friendly Challenges" Coming to 'Clash of Clans', Single Gem Resource Boosts are Back

Despite the recent dominance of Slither.io [Free], we all know the true king of the App Store charts these days is Clash of Clans. I really want to make a Game of Thrones reference here, but everyone is so sensitive to spoilers these days you'll just have to imagine it. Anyway, it's entirely possible that the catalyst of Clash of Clans' return to dominance is the upcoming update which adds what they're calling "Friendly Challenges," which sound super awesome...

Update Mondays: 'Slither.io', 'Mortal Kombat X', 'Never Gone', 'Alphabear', 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. We've got a lovely list of fan favorites included in this week's set of updates, so buckle up your seatbelt and get ready to take a ride. A ride... through text. 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!..

BorderLeap is keeping very busy this month, with several of their games set to get updates. BorderLeap's latest entry in their most popular franchise, Harmony 3 [$2.99], just got a big update that adds in 30 new levels as part of the Encore path. These levels are particularly tricky as they feature stylish 7-color pallettes to play with. While you try to conquer these new levels, there's new music from series musician Hammock's new album "Everything and Nothing" to solve the puzzles to. As well, iCloud sync is now available, so you can carry your progress across different devices...

Fallen Tree Games has just delivered the Infinity update to Swapperoo [$2.99], which will let you play forever. Theoretically, you could play the game forever, but you could run out of electricity someday, and use up all the solar panels on Earth, and then the sun would someday consume the earth. But it'll be a pretty sweet ride up until then with Swapperoo's 3 new endless modes. The first is just called Endless, and it starts off all calm and collected, but quickly gets crazier with the objectives that you have to play through. The same scoring rules are in play as the main levels, so being smart as well as staying alive will be key to high scores...

With the rapid-fire pace of the App Store, it's really crazy when you realize something has been around for a year. Well, that's the case with Mortal Kombat X [Free], which, sure enough, we reviewed over a year ago now with a guide posted not long after. If you haven't tried the game yet, it's basically one of those swipe-gesture based free to play fighters loaded with gacha mechanics, leveling dudes up, and collecting new ones. If you're into the Mortal Kombat universe, it's a bunch of fun. If you're not, well, you can see the kind of stat inflation these games see as they continually add new and better characters like Kold War Scorpion here who has precisely 55,331 hit points-..

If you need an artsy tube racer to play today – who doesn't? – and don't want to spend a lot of money to do so – guilty as charged – then do I have good news for you. Proun+ [Free], the iOS version of the art-inspired tube racer, has just gone free-to-play permanently. Developed initially by Joost van Dongen and ported by Engine Software, the game is now supported by ads. The good news is that if you've bought the game before, then you won't see the ads at all...

One of my favorite games of the past few months has been Ellipsis [$2.99], a game that's difficult to classify but has you trying to collect orbs as quickly as possible to get stars on levels. The wide variety of levels and branching paths help keep it engaging, and it's just a really cool experience, as I outlined in my review. Ellipsis has just gotten an update that adds in some cool new features to the game, including Apple TV support for both the remote and controller. And on iOS, the game, a new offset control option will make it easier to play the game without obscuring anything on the screen...

RareSloth's King Rabbit [Free] has just gotten the big update that was announced earlier this week, and along with it, the game has just gone free from its $0.99 regular price. The game was considered to go free-to-play at one point but eventually launched as a paid title, though with some IAPs for hints, customizations, unlocking levels, and unlimited slowing of time. Still, there are no lives or stamina to deal with, so you're getting a game with IAPs that the developer considers optional for free. And with a big new content update today!..

Raresloth's fantastic puzzle platformer King Rabbit [Free] is getting ready to be injected with a huge amount of new content this Thursday. As they've detailed in our forums, this update is dubbed the Fire Adventures Update and comes with 16 new campaign levels that'll be free for all existing owners, plus an additional 64 new levels in the Fire Adventures DLC pack which will launch at a sale price of 99¢ for the first 72 hours. That's like not even two cents per new level! In addition to new levels, there are now 8 characters to unlock and play as: Peach, Snobby, Albino, Demon, Jackalope, Leprechaun, Zombie, and Lovely. This update will also include 10 new unlockable customizations so you can trick out whichever character you prefer with some sweet flare. Both the new characters and the customizations are unlockable with diamonds, which by the way are now labeled on the level selection screens so you know which levels have them and which don't. Completionists rejoice! Check out this brand new trailer for the Fire Adventures Update...

Update Mondays: 'Deemo', 'Clash Royale', 'Astra', 'Zenonia S', 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. Wow, what happened here? Was everyone else on holidays? Did everyone cut out to watch Civil War? There isn't much this week, but I've done what I can to round up some interesting updates. 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!..

After a loooonnng soft-launch, Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Identity [$4.99] finally launched world wide just over two months ago. Having not played an Assassin's Creed game since the second game in the series back in 2009, I wasn't totally sure what to expect from this mobile edition. As it turned out I was pleasantly surprised to find an experience that was heavily streamlined for mobile touchscreen play but still retained the essence of what makes Assassin's Creed so fun: whacking dudes while being a stealthy bad ass. ..

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