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. Since today is a holiday, this week’s list is a little lighter than usual. Hey, we all need a break sometimes, right? That said, I think what’s here is certainly worth checking out. 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!
Bean Dreams, $2.99 Dreams can only last for so long. That is, unless Kumobius is behind your dreams, in which case, they’ll sporadically go on forever! Also: that’s really weird, friends. Less weird is that Bean Dreams has 18 new levels to play as of this update. Positively ordinary these days is that it also has some iOS 10 iMessage stickers, allowing you to express yourself with beans, I guess. This new version also includes ReplayKit Live support for those of you that are into that kind of thing.
Lowlander, $1.99 Let’s set the scene. You’re chilling out, getting ready to play some Lowlander to get your faux-nostalgia on, but it’s all just a little too quiet. Also, there’s a dog wearing a festive hat, but that’s not relevant at all. You decide to open up iTunes and get a little music going, but because of spooky Halloween or something, you’ve got nothing. What to do? But then you remember that Lowlander got a spiffy soundtrack in its latest update, and also that dog isn’t really real? I hope you enjoyed this scary story.
Turbo DismountÂ®, Free Nobody knows more about dismounting a vehicle in style than a spy. Actually, I can’t back that up. I just thought that would be a cool way to introduce the latest update to Turbo Dismount, which adds a new free vehicle called the Espionager, and a new seasonal head, the Vintage Agent hat. But realistically, you’d think a profession that employs things like ejector seats in their cars would know a thing or two about this kind of thing.
Temple Run 2, Free The spooktacular Halloween updates are starting to roll in, and Temple Run 2 has done its usual fine job. Special costumes for the characters, a Halloween-themed map called Spooky Summit, special Halloween global challenges, and collectible Halloween artifacts should all help you get into proper mood for the season. You know, provided running for your life from a pack of demon monkeys isn’t frightening enough on its own.
Hero Generations, $4.99 Well, here’s a pleasant surprise. Hero Generations got a nice, big update last week, packed with fixes, quality of life improvements, UI adjustments, and more. There are some new items, a new critical hit feature, and some new traits. Looking over the change log, it looks like an impressive response to player requests, and for that fine duty, I’m happy to award the game with the intensely-coveted Update Mondays Most Spider-Mans of the Week award.
Fallout Shelter, Free Obviously meant for Halloween but sure to be used in the future, the new Theme Workshop allows you to customize your vault with special themes. Some of those themes are holiday-related, but others are tied to factions from Fallout 4. This update also includes some new limited-time quests related to a certain upcoming holiday, and some Halloween-themed stickers to use in iMessage because sure, why not? The development team has also done another pass on quest times and combat speed to try to make things a little better for everyone.
World of Tanks Blitz 3D MMO, Free Did you know that tanks can be spooky, too? It’s true! For a limited time, you can choose to battle for light or darkness on a special Halloween map, complete with special vehicles, a holiday-appropriate garage, and more. It’s kind of odd seeing what used to be a fairly straight-laced game loosen its tie a bit lately, but I’m certainly not opposed to the idea.
Pathfinder Adventures, Free Those who have been anxiously awaiting new content for Pathfinder Adventures were rewarded last week with the arrival of Adventure Deck 4, The Fortress of the Stone Giants. There are five new scenarios, four new locations, and lots of new loot, maps, and rewards to earn. This update also makes a bunch of fixes, balance adjustments, and UI improvements, things that can be just as important as new content in games like these.
MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY, Free One of the big problems I had with the Japanese version of Mobius was in waiting for new content to arrive. I haven’t been paying much attention to the English version, but I certainly hope Square Enix are doing better here. This update brings Chapter 3, Part 1: Chaos and the Crown to the game. In addition to having some new story content to work through, you also get some new job and ability cards. The dragoon, scholar, and dancer jobs are in, along with haste and berserk ability cards. In multiplayer mode, you can square off against Shiva and Odin for a limited time, and a new exploration region will be made available later this week.
Shadow Fight 2, Free There’s a new problem in Shadow Fight 2, and its name is Hoaxen. The other big news is that you can now reach 7th dan, if you’re tough enough. This version also adds the Underworld Conqueror’s Pack and new Monk’s Set items. There are also some UI improvements, bug fixes, and other adjustments.
That about wraps it up for last week’s significant updates. I’m sure I’ve missed some, though, so please feel free to comment below and let everyone know if you think something should be mentioned. As usual, major updates will likely get their own news stories throughout this week, and I’ll be back next Monday to summarize and fill in the blanks. Have a great week!