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!
Bloo Kid, $1.99 There have been lots of 64-bit compatibility updates coming down the pike lately, and in a few lucky cases, they’ve brought some new content to games that had been long since settled. One such game is Bloo Kid which, along with being readied for 64-bit, received a whole new world’s worth of levels. That’s 12 more levels and 36 new stars to collect! Plus, Bloo Kid is now good to go no matter what happens this fall.
World of Tanks Blitz PVP MMO, Free The latest update to World of Tanks Blitz seems to be going over like a lead balloon with players. It adds a new equipment system with three levels and three categories, allowing up to nine equipped items per vehicle. Clan Supply Level X has finally been added, offering discounts and other goodies. A new camouflage has been added to the game, and a new premium vehicle, the IS-2Sh, will be up for grabs in this month’s Field Test event. Many players feel this game has been veering towards the less player-friendly end of the monetization pool of late, unfortunately.
Candy Crush Soda Saga, Free You know, I miss when King’s updates used to give me at least something to go on. But recently, they’ve parked their car in the ever-popular Whatevs lot, giving only the most rudimentary of details to players. Anyway, this update adds 20 new levels in a new chapter. They promise fruity new characters, and I think they actually mean legitimate fruit, as we’re not currently living in the 1990s. Just keep matching candies. There will be an end one day.
Footy Golf, Free Ah, now this is more like it. A fine update with some nice, detailed notes. Footy Golf gets a new winter-themed world with 20 new levels to kick your way through. That’s a significant increase on the base game, so we’re already in happy town here. Donut Games also added in a new IAP that allows you to pay a little to permanently remove ads and double your coin intake. That was per player request, as is another change: this game and Vulture Island now both have the familiar Donut Games numbering on their icons. Phew!
Heroes of Steel RPG Elite, $3.99 Heroes of Steel is closing the distance on having its story completed, and this latest update took a big step towards that. It contains a big Episode 4 expansion pack, said to the penultimate story update for the game. Along with moving the story forward, it also means you’ve got 12 new dungeons to crawl, 15 new flavors of monster to kill, more than 120 new epic weapons to collect, new story events for Kyera and Vincent, and more. The Trese Brothers have also been kind enough to add 16 new Bloodstones to Episode 1 so that you can get going with crafting earlier. Oh, and as usual, there are a bunch of bug fixes and tweaks. That seems more than worth this week’s UMMSMotW award. Good job, Trese Brothers! I can’t wait to see how it ends.
Banner Saga, $9.99 I was going to make some kind of Hulk-related joke here, playing on his name being Banner. I was thinking maybe do a reference to the old TV show’s opening? But it looked like it wasn’t going to fit well, so I had to leave it out. Oh well. Banner Saga has been updated to the latest version of the engine, bringing lots of fixes and small improvements. Beyond that, the final chapter has been re-balanced to make it a bit less frustrating. The final battle has been toned down, and you now have more chances to nab some much-needed supplies along the way. Heck, I’ll take this update just for the new feature that lets you increase the UI scale through the settings screen.
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!