Hello everyone and welcome to the week! Once again, it’s time to look back on the notable updates of the past seven days. As we’ve generally seen in recent times, today’s bundle is a mix of free service games, Apple Arcade titles, and one or two regular paid games. This seems to be the general flow of the market, there is not much I can do about it. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself by participating in the TouchArcade forums. This weekly summary is just here to educate you on the things you might have missed. Let’s go for that!
FINAL FANTASY IV, $ 17.99 I wish I could tell you this was a big update that improved the font and added controller support, but that would be lying to you like Kain is lying to himself. Instead, this update fixes and improves some things. It’s easier to get a pink tail now, on the one hand. Summoning magic drops a bit easier, and you can purchase the Mermaid item which helps you meet rare monsters in some stores. You can also switch to another character if their turn is over by simply touching them. Beyond that, it’s mostly bug fixes for things like enemy shadows, sound effects, and some sync issues with the ATB system.
UNO! ™, Free Hello, UN Master Shaun here again. My years of practice against the children I teach have made me almost invulnerable in this game. I’m here to relay the latest additions to iOS UN! application. Halloween! It’s almost Halloween. There is a Halloween event in this game to celebrate this, and you can play it right now. Season 10 has also kicked off, and a new feature has been added that lets you see the status of people you’ve recently invited.
MARVEL Future Revolution, Free We have a few Marvel games to check out this week, and this one is doing something Halloween with its update. In Dark Domain Part 1, Dormammu comes to crash the party. I’m afraid he does not have come to haggle. In addition to this event, there’s a new Blitz update, a new set of original costumes, costumes from the Dark Doman region and Omega maps, a level cap increase, and more. Um, yes Dormammu is Halloween-ish. Looks like he’s got a stupid flaming pumpkin for his head. Regardless, next game!
MARVEL Strike Force: Squad RPG, Free Well, it’s not Halloween-ish at all. Three new playable characters here: Omega Red, Lady Deathstrike and Silver Samurai. Yes, it’s going to be that kind of event. Some ability and stat improvements for Wolverine and Sabertooth, a new Weapon X costume for Wolverine, a Dawn of X costume for Cyclops, and an Ancient Pharaoh costume for Venom. This all ties into the new legendary Omega Red Mythic event, The Red Death. Of course, there is also new gear, a new raid, and lots of bug fixes. No Spider-Man stuff, unfortunately. No, Venom’s new costume doesn’t really matter.
Disney Heroes: Battle Mode, Free Ha ha, so many products from the Disney company in today’s article. Look, they’re doing a lot of updates and I want to be home in time for dinner. This is just how it goes for a few weeks. Either way, let’s see what they’ve drawn for some new characters this time around. Ariel from The little Mermaid? Honestly a little surprised that she wasn’t already there, but okay. And … Gadget of Rescue rangers? It’s a little more interesting. His many fans online will be delighted, I’m sure. Aside from the new characters, you really get a few bug fixes and performance improvements.
Garden landscapes, Free Tomorrow is do or die. Either Mr. Sakurai announces in Austin the ‘Scapes Butler is the final fighter of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, or I have to face the reality that it is never added to the game. Fingers crossed. As for this update, that’s pretty much what you’d expect. A Halloween event, new stories, bonuses for people who buy the Golden Ticket, a new zone or two, lots of cool decorations to collect, and a new puzzle item. The clouds are obstructing the fields and you have to make connections next to them to clear them up. Come on, Austin! You can do it!
LEGO brawls gets into Halloween stuff, as you might expect. This game rarely misses a beat. The Brick-or-Treat event returns from last year, with lots of spooky levels and a whole bunch of candy collecting. There are five weeks of events, but you’ve probably already missed one if you’re just getting started now. Brick Battles are also new in this update. Each week a new costume contest lets you choose your favorite costume minifigure and beat it to win trophies for your team. In the end, the winning team will win a nice reward.
PAC-MAN Party Royale, I mean, is it really a battle royale game if you can’t customize your character with silly outfits? Pac-Man finally gets into this action with all new outfits that you can unlock and use to customize your Pac. Hats, gloves and boots are all available, representing an impressive array of fashion options for a man who was just a circle with a mouth. You get them by winning seven Battle Arena matches in a week. Not that hard, right? Law. There are also some new achievements, as well as some of the usual fixes and improvements.
Legends of Kingdom Rush – RPG, Is this also Halloween-ish? Wait, is this the first time this game has appeared in these update articles? Congratulations, Legends of Kingdom Rush RPG. You officially did. I did it to what or where, I can’t tell. Corn This, you made. This update is called the Wild Moon Update. You must fight Mor-Ga-Nok and the Assembly of Ashervan through a new adventure map in Silveroak Forest. A new legend has been added in the form of Bravebark, and the last companion is the Sylvan Elf. All this, plus some new achievements and secrets to discover. Of course, I’ll take a spoonful.
DRAGON QUEST TACT, Free We will end with another newcomer to this feature, Dragon Quest Tact. I like Dragon Quest, but I’m a bit exhausted from this sort of thing so I played this game very little. The update has a lot of little points that add up to maybe a lot for players, however. An automatic rematch feature has been implemented, you no longer lose stamina if you lose or abandon a battle, a new system called Talent Blossoming has been added, there are new quests and missions, etc. Other little things that I let you discover if you are interested. As I’m still hanging on to it and this is the last entry I guess I’m giving this most coveted game UMMSotW reward of the week. How anti-climatic!
This puts an end to important updates from last week. I’m sure I missed a few, so feel free to comment below and let everyone know if you think anything should be mentioned. As usual, major updates will likely have their own news throughout this week, and I’ll be back next Monday to summarize and fill in the blanks. Have a good week!