Category Archives: Updates

In January of this year I was pleased to see Sega release an update for Sonic 4 Episode 2 [$2.99] that addressed some iOS compatibility issues which had rendered the game unplayable. Sure the game was broken for about 2.5 years before the fix arrived, but I was still glad to see it arrive at all and, perhaps feeling a bit too optimistic, I also said "Although it's never been broken by iOS, I sure wouldn't mind Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 [$2.99] getting a little update love with some widescreen action." Well hey, guess what? Sega has done just that with an update released just this morning. Not only is the game properly widescreen now, but the art itself has been cleaned up for modern iOS device resolutions. Here's a bunch of comparison shots from before and after today's update, click on any of them to enlarge...

Update Mondays: 'WWE Immortals', 'Jump Jack', 'Marvel Avengers Academy', 'Brave Frontier', 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. Well, I'm mostly recovered from last week's cold, though it did hang on through most of the week. But you're not here for Shaun updates, are you? You're here for game updates, and we've got a nice little selection this time around. 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!..




We've been following the progress of Power Hover's [$3.99] forthcoming update for the past few months as developer Oddrok has been posting bits and pieces of the update in our forums. Now it's all coming full circle as that update is finished and set to arrive next Thursday, April 7th. The update will include new environments to hover around in, an entire new chapter with 6 new levels and 1 new endless boss level, and new characters to unlock and play as. All of this new goodness can be seen in this brand new trailer...

Dragon Hills [$1.99] busted onto the scene just about a year ago, and took the whole "diving in and out of the ground eating people and destroying things" gameplay first popularized by Death Worm [$2.99 / Free] and gave it the lovely style and personality that developer Rebel Twins is known for. While the game was quite enjoyable upon release, it never received any new content afterwards, which is a surefire way to be forgotten about in the tough App Store environment. Well, upon its one year anniversary, Rebel Twins has prepared a hefty update for Dragon Hills which will add new playable dragons called "King of Fire" and "Worminator", a new Pirate-themed environment, new enemies, and more. Check out the trailer for the new update...

I believe it's quite fair to say that The Walking Dead franchise has turned many of us into followers of everything zombie-related and, especially, everything TWD related. So, it's no surprise that there are two The Walking Dead games in the first 150 top grossing apps of the App Store, and one of them, The Walking Dead: No Man's Land [Free], just got a pretty interesting update. If you haven't played the game, No Man's Land is a base building game with a pretty robust tactical component that makes those fights with the undead both entertaining and tense. As solid as the combat was in the game, it has become even better with update 1.8 that's gone live today. This update has introduced a cover system that will make the ranged part of combat much more tactical than before...

When Minecraft: Story Mode [$4.99] launched in October of last year, we were pretty impressed with how quickly Telltale was releasing new episodes compared to their previous episodic games. In just a couple of months 4 episodes were released with the last episode arriving just prior to Christmas, and it's those 4 episodes that are covered in our ever-evolving review of Minecraft: Story Mode. Then last week we learned that a fifth episode was on its way, and shockingly that there were three more episodes planned to arrive after it. It looks like Minecraft: Story Mode might just continue to evolve with new story arcs and episode sets for a long time, rather than having any separate sequels, and to that I say "Cool!" Today Episode 5 titled "Order Up!" is now available for download, and is designed to bridge the gap between Episode 4, which concluded the Wither Storm story arc, and the forthcoming Episodes 6, 7, and 8. Here's Episode 5's trailer...

Update Mondays: 'Clash Of Clans', 'Partia 2', 'Terraria', 'Out There', 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. Regrettably, I've been wrestling with a humdinger of a cold for the last few days, so this week's article is going to be slightly less thorough than usual. My apologies. Still, I think we've got a good little grab bag for you to peruse while you drink your morning beverage of choice. 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!..

DeNA and Square Enix's Final Fantasy Record Keeper [Free] is celebrating its first birthday as a worldwide game. There was a time when several TA staffers were deep in the thrall of this game, and I'm pretty sure a certain unnamed RPG expert on staff has sunk triple-digit hours into this game between the Japanese and worldwide versions. If they or you for that matter need an excuse to dive deep back into this game, well, DeNA is giving you some good reasons to do so...

If you're looking for a good time-waster to enjoy this wekeend, may I recommend BioBeasts? [Free] This game released earlier this year, and I didn't get around to playing it right away, but it intrigued me enough to at least download. And then one day after release, I got around to playing it and had a ton of fun with it. Off the bat, it doesn't seem like much, as it's one of those "defeat enemies coming in from 4 different directions" games that's been oft-repeated on the App Store, like Fist of Fury [Free]. ..

If you've been enjoying your virtual adventures in Aralon: Forge and Flame [$4.99] but feel like you'd enjoy it even more if you could play as a Paladin class, well, today's update is for you. The oft-requested Paladin class has been added to the game, along with a brand new dungeon called The Ruins of Valemar. In addition to the new class and new dungeon, an in-app store has been added to Aralon: Forge and Flame so if you want to spend some real-life money to fast-track your virtual character's progression, then now you have that option. ..

Gamevil's third-person multiplayer shooter Afterpulse [Free] launched worldwide last October following a short soft-launch period. It offered great visuals, but more importantly it streamlined the shooter experience to create something that felt satisfying but still highly playable on mobile touchscreen devices. We enjoyed it a lot in our original review, and although I was a bit late to the party, I also got hooked on Afterpulse late last year and it's become one of my very favorite games. The shooting is fun, the matchmaking works great, and the RPG-ish character and weapon leveling keeps me coming back time and time again. ..

Rusty Moyher's Astro Party [Free] is a pretty cool game, being a phone-friendly version of Astro Duel [$4.99 (HD)] which is on iPad and Apple TV. The one downside to Astro Party is that it has only supported 2 players on one iPhone, compared to the 4 of its bigger sibling. But no more! Now you and 3 other people can get really, really close to each other around an iPhone and blast each other in space in the latest Astro Party update with 4 players. Sounds perfect for your new iPhone SE!..

In late 2015, Vivid Games released Real Boxing 2 [Free] with tie-in branding to the movie Creed, adding Creed to the game's title. Well, with the movie having run its course in theaters and out now on video, the game has gotten a rebrand with some new content staying in the same vein of its original release: the game is now Real Boxing 2 Rocky. The game now features the ability to fight as Rocky Balboa, and to take on various opponents from the Rocky franchise, including Apollo Creed and Ivan Drago...

2015 was a great year for fans of Pac-Man on iOS, with Pac-Man Championship Edition DX [$4.99] finally seeing release on mobile in premium form instead of the weird free-to-play version that was soft launched. But then we got the surprise Pac-Man 256 [Free], which was this amazing take on endless Pac-Man from the developers of Crossy Road Crossy Road [Free]. But what about if you were a fan of both games? You were left out in the cold, forced to choose between one Pac-Man game at a time. Not any more, kinda! Pac-Man 256's latest update has the game getting some new themes, including one based off of Pac-Man Championship Edition DX. Granted, that game has a ton of visual styles, so it's a theme based on one of them, but still, pretty cool:..

Update Mondays: 'Candy Crush Soda Saga', 'Marvel Future Fight', 'SimCity BuildIt', 'Alpha Omega', 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. Kind of a quiet week for cool updates, to be honest. Maybe because of GDC, maybe it's just the calm before the Easter storm, but there are only a few things on this week's list that aren't among the usual suspects. 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 Sketch Nation series goes way, way back and in fact it was just about 6 years ago on the dot that we sat down to check out the original Sketch Nation at GDC 2010. The series has evolved a lot in the years since, and the most recent version of the game is called Sketch Nation Create [Free] and it expands on the original concept of letting you make your own shoot 'em up game and now allows you to make a variety of game types with a shocking amount of options and depth. It's surprisingly user-friendly and still centers around the idea that you can simply draw your own game assets right there on the touchscreen. Check out this overview of the latest incarnation of Sketch Nation Create...

'Faily Brakes' Now on Android with 12 New Cars

March 17th, 2016 12:30 PM EDT by Carter Dotson in News, Updates
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Spunge Games' Faily Brakes [Free] has done pretty well for itself so far, netting over a million downloads in its first weekend and being a popular game amongst YouTubers and streamers. Who doesn't want to watch a blocky dude get flung about and sent to his horrific death? The good news is that Spunge Games is providing new features to make Phil Faily's imminent demise more varied and stylish. A new slow-motion, 360-degree camera function is in the games, so you can get that perfect shot of Phil being flung through the air. ..

Time is a flat circle, my friends: you can now play Sonic the Hedgehog [$2.99] on Apple TV. It's certainly a welcome update because who doesn't want more Apple TV games (and this one should work better with the remote than most games). But also, it leads to the comedy of a game going from TV to mobile back to TV in about a 25 year span. And if you prefer Sonic the Hedgehog 2 [$2.99] and Sonic CD [$2.99], those will be getting Apple TV updates on March 24th and March 31st respectively...

Update Mondays: 'World Of Tanks Blitz', 'Lost In Harmony', 'Final Fantasy 9', 'Planar Conquest', 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. This week we saw a nice mix of updates from big names, indies, free-to-play, and paid games. A rare moment of balance. 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!..

Oh Game Dev Story [$0.99]. I have such a soft spot for you in my heart. Way back in October of 2010, I was still fairly new here at TouchArcade and Game Dev Story had just released, but was on absolutely nobody's radar at the time. It's not really hard to see why. It had an ugly interface and less than stellar graphics, and on the surface looked like someone had just slapped some old PC game onto an iPhone without much thought put into it. In fact, that's basically what Game Dev Story on iOS was! Anyway, as a lover of pixel graphics and wanting to give the game a fair chance, I downloaded it and gave it a spin. ..

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