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. Okay, so last week’s selection was a little light. It’s hard to believe, but this week’s bunch is even smaller. With the App Store freeze not really being that frozen anymore, the usual practice of everyone holding updates only to dump them in the New Year seems to have passed. Now, we’re seeing a drought that probably represents hard-working developers taking some well-earned time off. But hey, there are a couple of interesting things in here. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself using AppShopper or by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. Let’s dig in!
Soccer Spirits, Free Com2uS’s popular soccer-themed social RPG Soccer Spirits is still going strong. The latest version adds two new legendary players, along with some new dimension boss content, a new manager dispatch system, and some UI improvements. It’s a pretty usual update, in other words, but when the game you’ve already got features cute anime characters playing soccer in space, I’m not sure what you really need to add.
The Escapists, $4.99 For hundreds of years, the Tower of London was the site of one of the most feared prisons in England. Perhaps most famously, it was the prison where Guy Fawkes was tortured until he confessed to the Gunpowder Plot. It’s also where Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, was held and eventually beheaded. It’s said her ghost still wanders the grounds with her head under her arm. Its days as a prison ended not long after the end of the Second World War, but if you’re eager to be a prisoner there, The Escapists has your back with its latest update. London Tower probably isn’t entirely accurate to the real thing, but hey, it still makes for an interesting gaming scenario.
Dungeons of Chaos REVAMPED ED., $5.99 Dungeons of Chaos is more or less in a constant state of being updated. The latest new addition to this great homage to old-school CPRGs? Two words, friends: boss cat. Havoc the Boss Cat sits behind a special door in the warlock’s main hall, and should you decide you want to tackle it, you should be prepared for a flurry of claw attacks that deal critical damage with terrifying frequency. Best this kitty and you’ll get a special unique loot drop. So yes, a little challenge there for those of you who have played through the rest of the game.
Papa Pear Saga, Free This week is a little threadbare, to be honest. Even the usual suspects seem to be on a break after the New Year, so here’s Papa Pear Saga, the Hawkeye of the King line-up. As usual, this is just another pack of levels for the hardcore players to pick at. There are 15 in total, which should keep those dancing at the knife’s edge of the game busy for another few weeks. The update says something about a man made from celery and such, but I’m not about to encourage bearded pears and their dubious associates.
Rules of Survival, Free I’m not sure if I’m reading the field properly, but it feels to me like Rules of Survival is the more popular of the two NetEase PUBG homages. Well, all of its players were likely happy to see its latest update was packed full of goodies. You’ve got a new Speedboat vehicle, a new throwable in the form of a Molotov Cocktail, some new clothes to customize your character with, and a host of UI improvements and additions. There have also been some balance adjustments, bug fixes, and other tweaks. May the best player survive, I guess.
Death Road to Canada, $13.99 The TouchArcade 2017 Game of the Year was quite good from the start, but it has become even better thanks to the significant updates that have been added since then. And here’s another one! Imagine that. For those who can’t seem to get on with the original controls, there are now some options that you may find helpful. ZP skulls have been added that give you Zombo Points when you touch them. There are some new road events and city encounters, including one with a very groovy outcome. You can find some new characters and new weapons, and some tricky little bugs have been squashed. Let’s call this the winner of the coveted UMMSotW award and head out for today, shall we?
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!