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, it was a little tough to find updates this week thanks to our magic goat being on the fritz, but I managed to put together a list of popular and cool games that updated anyway. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself by participating in the TouchArcade forums and watching our front page throughout the week. This summary is just here to fill you in on the things you might have missed. If you’re a developer with a cool update you’d like to see here, get in touch! With that said, let’s dig in!
Fighting Fantasy Classics, Free Another awesome gamebook from the past has been added to Fighting Fantasy Classics in its latest update. Trial of Champions, the sequel to Deathtrap Dungeon, is now available for purchase within the app for a mere $3.99 US. It’s an incredibly challenging adventure, and one that you’ll want to embark upon if you conquered the previous installment. This new version also makes a number of tweaks and adjustments to the UI, along with fixing a bug or two.
Reigns: Her Majesty, $0.99 Thought you were all finished with Reigns: Her Majesty, the amazing sequel to the great Reigns? Well, think again, Bucky. Sorry, I don’t know if you’re actually Captain America’s youthful sidekick who later became a Russian assassin but then became a good guy again, kind of. That was an assumption. What is not an assumption is that the Transformations update has hit Reigns: Her Majesty, adding 200 new cards, 3 new characters, and 5 glorious new deaths. Will any of them include a metal arm? Probably not! But imagination is the best train station so all aboard!
Guns of Glory, Free Every so often, I include a game that I know nothing about whatsoever in these articles. I do this on purpose in order to play a game with all of you at home. Spot any errors I make and compare with your friends, and may the best player win! So here we go with the new version of Guns of Glory, and it’s got some nice things on offer. You can get some extra benefits by matching airship parts, recruit a new guard named Benoit, meddle with life itself using the new Sanctuary system, and shell out some real cash for Airship Parts and Guard Packages. There are some other adjustments and fixes as well, but even I’m not enough of a daredevil to try to assess those.
Rules of Survival, Free Well, as they say, if you’re going to cross anyone, make sure you do it with a crossbow. And now you can in Rules of Survival, because that’s the latest weapon that has been added! Neat! That’s the main new addition in this latest version of the game, but there are a few other little things here, too. Like a new Item Guide tag that has been added to the Death Race Mode prep zone, some optimizations for certain sound effects, improvements to the UI, and increased grenade velocity, which would be a great name for a band. Okay, sure, this isn’t the most popular battle royale game anymore, but it’s still doing pretty well for itself.
Bloons TD 6, $4.99 You may not have known that monkeys and balloons are natural enemies, but here we are. Six of these things so far and we’re no closer to lasting peace than we were at the start. Alas. But wow, look at all the new Content! A new hero named Captain Churchill, a new map called Firing Range, the ability to toggle Monkey Knowledge on or off (would that it were so easy in the real world), some Tier 5 buffs, and a whole bunch of other little tweaks and changes. Get out there and get popping. The balloons, not the monkeys. No, no the corn either. Just… just the balloons. Please.
Battleheart 2, $3.99 This game actually had three whole updates in the last week, so give a toast to ol’ Mika Mobile for their hard work. If you ask me, the best new features were in the second update. There are now two new difficulty settings in the game, and one of those is the hardest of them all. Good luck! You can now set text speed to instant so that you don’t have to wait for people to finish talking. But the coolest thing? It’s one of the few points I criticized the game for in my review! There’s a new extended UI that puts portraits of your characters along the top of the screen, allowing you to draw lines or tap on them just like you would the character themself. This is very useful if your heroes end up bunched together. Thanks, Mika Mobile! And enjoy your coveted UMMSotW award! You certainly earned it.
Hole.io, Free Acknowledgement: this game has drawn some ire from some people for various reasons. I’m not touching that because I don’t know enough about it. I’m just here to report on the updates. This one in particular adds some new skins to the game, including a black hole, a shark, and a “Japanese dinosaur", which seems all on the legal up-and-up. This update also fixes a bunch of bugs, so you can go ahead and try to unlock those new skins with fewer worries that the game will glitch out and transport you to a world without pizza. A WORLD. WITHOUT PIZZA.
Hungry Shark World, Free I guess it’s the 30th anniversary of Shark Week or something? I don’t know, the update notes for the game seem pretty excited about it. They even made a pun using ‘jaw’, which is not something they’re normally prone to doing. What this means for the game is that there is a new mini level inspired by Hungry Shark Evolution for you to play around in, a new costume set, and the beginning of a whole summer of live events. Yeah, sharks are pretty cool and we’ve been kind of bad to them, I guess it’s alright that they get a week every year.
The Simsâ„¢ FreePlay, Free It is fashion time in The Sims FreePlay! FASHION TIME. LET US BE SAVVY ABOUT THE STYLE, MY FRIENDS. Build a fashion boutique in this new live event, and style it up as you see fit. Display units, mannequins, and merchandise! They’re all here! Add in some feature walls, new interior windows, and some all-new maternity clothing to unlock, and you’ve got a very spiffy, fashionable update that will keep your weird Sim people busy enough for the Reaper to sneak up on them. Just like real life! Ha ha, mortality!
Hosted Games, Free Yes, there is a new gamebook available in the ChoiceScript corner of the App Store as well. It’s called The Harbinger’s Head, and while it’s somewhat shorter than the other recent releases we’ve seen, it’s plenty entertaining. The setting is a fantastical version of 1820s Ireland where the myths are very, very real. An encounter with a headless fellow would be enough of a fright on its own, but this guy seems to think you’re to blame for his current predicament. Plunge into fables and legends as you carve your own path through to one of eight endings. Written by Kim Berkley, this one comes in at around 46,000 words, making it perfect for those who want a fast-paced read.
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!