Category Archives: Updates

ATGames' Full of Stars [Free] hit in April, and delivered some brutal gmaeplay as you tried to survive through deadly waves of asteroids, moons, and comets. But it was also particularly compelling because of the addition of narrative elements that affected your progress in addition to a permanent Blue Sector that you could upgrade over time. There was the promise of more content down the road, and that day has come only a month or so after release, as the second chapter of Full of Stars is now available. Playing as the Explorer, you'll have a new plot involving an ancient alien race, a brand new galaxy map to explore, and new hazards to deal with. Lava planets will heat your ship up and cooldown isn't instantaneous. Solar winds will throw you off course. And, are those...alien strucutres?..

As was hinted at last month, our little pal Red has gone to the casino in a new update for Red's Kingdom [$2.99] which just arrived this morning. Similar to the huge update the game received in early March, this latest update includes two new areas to explore, the fishing port called Roth Ennis and an area called Rath Crom which is home of the famous The Golden Nut casino, and more than 50 new levels to explore and solve. You can also expect to run into several new types of enemies and even some new puzzle mechanics...




One year ago today, Leap Day [Free] had the crazy idea of being an auto-running platformer built around having a brand new level each and every day. Combined with a vertical level design that could easily be played in portrait with one thumb, and absolutely spot-on physics and jumping mechanics, Leap Day totally pulled off what it was hoping to do. It's a challenging platformer completely tailored to mobile play. The formula seems to have proven popular too, as Leap Day has received a ton of additional content over the course of the past year feeding a hungry base of players. Well, to celebrate their one year anniversary, Nitrome have released the biggest update yet for Leap Day featuring tons of new enemies and obstacles to leap and wall jump your way through. Check out the new stuff in the trailer below...

OK Golf [$2.99] has continued expanding since its release, and today the game got online multiplayer and pass & play multiplayer as well as a whole new course. And, more importantly for many of you, the game is now available on Android. The online multiplayer mode has you taking turns with a friend and trying to complete a course with the fewest possible strokes. If you prefer to do your multiplayer games on the same device, the latest update lets you pass & play with up to three other players. In addition to this new mode, the game now has the luxurious Miami Palms golf course...

Warfriends [Free] continues to be a very popular game partly because of how fun the battles can be, and the latest update should make the game even better. Update 1.3 adds a new Skirmish mode that allows you to quickly earn XP and loot. You start with 5 Skirmishes, and once you tap the Skirmish button, they are all instantly used and take 48 minutes each to recharge. And, of course, you can pay gold to recharge your Skirmishes. As you can imagine, this is another way for the developers to make money in what is a very choreographed payment model. Also, the game now has a redesigned energy indicator that shows you what's going in in the Battlefield...

You may have noticed in the past month or so that Knights of Pen & Paper 2, developed by KYY Games and published by Paradox Interactive, had gone missing from the App Store. Several players in our forums and elsewhere on the internet sure noticed, but Paradox was remaining tight-lipped about why the game was removed saying that a big announcement would be coming. Well, here is the big announcement: Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is converting to full free to play, and all previous progress players have made in both the iOS and Android versions is being completely wiped due to the save files being incompatible with the new free to play version. PriceIsRightFailHorn.wav..

I'm just going to come out and say it: Wayward Souls [$6.99] is my favorite iOS game. Yes, we picked it as our Game of the Year back in 2014, and yes we awarded it 5 stars in our original review, and yes it's been critically acclaimed by tons and tons of gamers since its release, so maybe that statement isn't all that surprising. However, there are SO many fantastic games on mobile that it makes it hard to boil it all down to just one favorite, but I think I've finally decided that Wayward Souls deserves that honor. I mean, just writing about it or even thinking about it makes me want to instantly start playing, which I will be doing just as soon as I'm done with this post, by the way. ..

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Heroes of Steel', 'World of Tanks Blitz', 'Candy Crush Soda Saga', 'Footy Golf', 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. Whew, there sure aren't many of them this week. Everyone must be hard at work preparing new games or making 64-bit compatibility updates or something, because the watering hole was pretty dry all-around. There are a few good ones, at least, so let's have a look at those. 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!..

Last Friday a very unexpected update hit for Fieldrunners [$2.99 / $3.99 (HD)], the stone-cold classic that helped thrust the tower defense genre into the mainstream when it originally hit all the way back in October of 2008. If the update hit last Friday, then why am I just now telling you about this? Because holy moly have I been sucked right back into this absolutely fantastic game. It's not my fault! This is the first update to Fieldrunners in more than 4 years, and alongside the much-needed widescreen support for the iPhone version, both the iPhone and iPad versions are now 64-bit compatible, so they shouldn't be getting the boot whenever the 32-bit Appocalypse approaches...

A few weeks ago, we got word that Winterworks was going to be bringing an update to the original Bloo Kid [$1.99]. With the rumored 32-bit Appocalypse looming, many developers are trying to get their older titles updated to support 64-bit. The nice thing is that some developers are using this as an excuse to add new content or features to games that had otherwise been left alone for quite some time. In Bloo Kid's case, we're getting a whole new world of levels to go with that shiny 64-bit support. Well, the update has now arrived, so feel free to dive into the deep Bloo once more...

Back before Firi Games put themselves on the map with Phoenix [Free] in October of 2010 and its excellent sequel Phoenix 2 [Free] in July of last year, they had released an unassuming shoot 'em up called Flare Elite [$0.99] in March 2010. While pretty basic overall, Flare Elite did lay the groundwork for the later Phoenix games, and in fact used a pretty novel energy system in place of a more traditional life bar. No, not a free to play energy system, but one that required you to constantly be defeating enemies in order to suck up the orbs they leave behind and keep your constantly diminishing energy level above zero. It was a fun concept and game, but never really set the world on fire and with Firi going full steam into the original Phoenix development Flare Elite has never received even one update. ..

BeaverTap Games is set to update Mikey Jumps [Free] with some new content, and they've started teasing what's to come. One new mechanic in the update will be a teleport, which will teleport you elsewhere in the level, naturally. It's easy to see where this could be used for some devious level challenges. It'll be part of a whole new world of 200 levels. The original Star world has a modified difficulty curve, so if you couldn't beat it, you've got a shot now...

Footy Golf [Free] has been a big hit in our community since its release a few weeks ago, and like similar titles from Donut Games, people have been going hard at finding the absolute most efficient ways to finish levels and earn the highest scores. Much like its cousin Cat Physics [$1.99], just finishing the levels as intended isn't so difficult in Footy Golf, but coming up with the ultimate solution to a level is a game all on its own, and soon fans are going to have 20 brand new levels to pick apart piece by piece. The new levels are snow-themed and Donut has shared a brief preview of one of them on their Twitter page...

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Super Mario Run', 'Jack B. Nimble', 'Marvel Avengers Academy', 'Vainglory', 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 hot one this week, friends. Lots of great games got updates, some of them regulars, others appearing in this feature for the first time. 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!..

Magic: Puzzle Quest [Free] continues to improve, and the latest 2.0 update has brought some very welcome changes. The first new feature is Event Decks, which will result in battles taking place with decks made for specific events rather than a random opponent's deck. The other new feature is Deck Slots, which apparently has been a feature players have been requesting for quite some time. Having multiple deck slots per Planeswalker will make it easier to jump into events without having to tinker with decks every time you do so. You can now buy 2 extra deck slots per Planeswalker...

While mobile ports of hit PC and console games are pretty common nowadays, back in 2010 it was a pretty big deal that Hemisphere Games' critically acclaimed puzzler Osmos [$2.99 / $4.99 (HD)] was heading to iOS. It was also one of the first times I felt that the touchscreen version of a game actually made for a better experience than its desktop counterpart. In Osmos you play an orb floating around sucking up smaller orbs, which then makes you grow larger and thus able to gobble up ever larger orbs. The twist is that as you propel yourself around the screen, you lose some of your size, so the entire game is a delicate balance of going where you need to go while still maintaining enough size to gobble up the orbs you need to in order to complete a level. It's a really brilliant game, both relaxing and challenging at the same time. ..

Sandbox Evolution [Free] has been expanding ever since it originally released, and the upcoming new feature is easily one of the more interesting ones. The game's next update, which will go live on iOS and Android on April 28th, will add 6 new vehicles to the game that will expand its platforming possibilities. The vehicles aren't just your typical four-wheeled type; we are getting a tank, a battlemech that can hover and also electrify metal wires, an attack helicopter, a submarine, a big spiked wheel called Reaptire, and a Bathysphere that will let you dive into hazardous underwater environments...

Another Vainglory [Free] update from the folks at Super Evil Megacorp is upon us. This time the soul reaper Baptiste joins the battle and to celebrate, along with a bunch of pretty cool looking skins. Adding to the update is the announcement of double glory weekends in order to celebrate the new hero...

Sean Noonan's Jack B. Nimble [$1.99] released back in 2014, but the game has just gotten a big new content update that adds a whole bunch of new stuff for the game. There's 6 new characters, 3 new levels, 3 new music tracks, and 7 new color schemes to play through. And the game's file size was, uh, reduced?! What sort of witchery is this, Noonan? The game's interface has been given a big revamp for all this new stuff, and there's a fresh new trailer to check out:..

Thinking back to the games that made a big impact in the very early years of the App Store and puzzle platformer Archibald's Adventures [$1.99] is right up near the top of the list. Developer Rake in Grass released the game way back in January of 2009, and updated it several times since then with new content and features. Its last update was in November of 2010, coming up on 7 years ago. With the 32-bit Appocalypse coming up, we've seen plenty of older games get brought back to life in an effort to bring them up to modern standards and keep them alive in the App Store. Given the lack of activity by Rake in Grass for the past several years, I was taken completely by surprise to see that Archibald's Adventures has received a new update today bringing with it all the modern conveniences like widescreen support, high resolution graphics, support for all the different screen sizes, and 60fps support. ..

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