This week, two App Store Greats join Apple Arcade in the form of Kingdom Rush Frontiers TD+ () and Galaga Wars+ (). There are also some notable game updates to go alongwith the new additions on the service which I will get to in a bit. Kingdom Rush Frontiers TD+ is a real classic and a game you likely have played if you’ve owned an iOS device for years. Ironhide Games has done some amazing releases on many platforms and Kingdom Rush Frontiers TD+ is a great way to check out what the developer has to offer if you’re not familiar with it. The Apple Arcade + version of Kingdom Rush Frontiers TD+ is playable on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS and it is Ironhide’s second Apple Arcade game with Legends of Kingdom Rush being the first one. Check out the awesome tower defense game here on Apple Arcade.
The Paladin Studios-developed Galaga Wars+ from Bandai Namco Entertainment arrives as a + release on Apple Arcade today. The original Galaga Wars debuted as a free to play game on iOS and Android. The Apple Arcade Galaga Wars+ version doesn’t require any additional purchases. It has the original simple controls, all the spaceships, and a daily login system with new missions to earn coins. Check out Galaga Wars+ on Apple Arcade here. Watch the original Galaga Wars trailer below:
My favorite update this week is Taiko no Tatsujin Pop Tap Beat that hits version 1.4.0 with new drum variations, many new songs, and more. The game now has more than 60 songs including Let It Go, Guren no Yumiya, and Gurenge being notable additions for today. Taiko no Tatsujin Pop Tap Beat remains one of my favourite games on the service and I hope it keeps getting new songs. Hopefully we eventually get the Undertale pack like the console versions. Asphalt 8+ brings in the World Series multiplayer mode, multiple new cars, 13 new songs, and some gifts. Zookeeper World 1.0.4 adds in 25 new puzzle stages, the tiger animal, the Zoo Cleanup Day event, a retry option, an option to disable hints, and more.
The final game that got a big update this week is MasterChef: Let’s Cook!. MasterChef: Let’s Cook! celebrates Thanksgiving with a new event beginning November 22nd featuring Turkey Glazed Ham, a new Turkey apron, and more. There will be a 2nd Thanksgiving event from November 29th with new themed items as potential rewards from master boxes. Check out our forum threads for Galaga Wars+ here, Kingdom Rush Frontiers TD+ here, MasterChef: Let’s Cook! here, Zookeeper World here, Taiko no Tatsujin Pop Tap Beat here, and Asphalt 8+ here. For all other Apple Arcade related things, check out our dedicated Apple Arcade forum for discussion on the service and every game included here. What do you think of the recent Apple Arcade additions and updates?