Sinnoh Pokémon Will Be Joining ‘Pokémon GO’ Soon With Big Changes to Game Balance Arriving in the Next Few Weeks

[appicon] Pokémon GO[appprice url=""] is about to get Pokémon originally discoverd in the Sinnoh region in the near future. To prepare for this, Niantic and The Pokémon Company have announced a series of game balanc … | Continue reading | 5 months ago

'Vandals' Review - It's Like 'Lara Croft Go' with Graffiti

Do you like the Square Enix Go series of games, but feel like they needed more crime? Congratulations, Vandals [$3.99] is the game for you. This turn-based puzzler unapologetically resembles the series that started with Hitman Go [$4.99] and applies a graffiti and street art them … | Continue reading | 11 months ago

Shaun's 10 Best Games of 2017 - A Year Full of Truly Unique Mobile Games

Well, that's another year just about in the books. This was a strange year all around, and it wasn't until we all started to deliberate on the end-of-year stuff that I truly realized how many awesome, fun, and unique games hit iOS in 2017. Sure, there were some amazing ports, and … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

'HQ Trivia' Android Limited Beta Is Live, Aims for January 1st Release

[appicon]HQ Trivia [appprice url=""], the popular live quiz game that got a lot of attention in 2017 and whose prizes continue to grow daily, is now in Android limited Beta, and the developers are hoping th … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Best iPhone Games of 2017: Top 100 iOS Games Buyer's Guide

Put simply, 2017 has been an unbelievable year for mobile gamers. Between surprise ports of full-blown AAA games, countless indie titles, and everything in between, there has been no shortage of great new games to play. Following what has become our annual tradition here at Touch … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

The Big 2017 App Store Holiday Sales List - All the Best iOS Games on Sale

It is that time of the year once again. The iTunes freeze is happening later today and while many developers are trying to get updates out of the door, many are just relaxing and putting their catalogue on discount. This year, we‘ve had some amazing PC and console ports in additi … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

'Man Vs. Missiles' Releases Early Due to Pre-Order Mix-Up

Apple's new pre-order system is tricky to navigate for anyone shopping on the App Store, but it appears to also be a bit on the confusing side for developers. Man Vs. Missiles [Free] was supposed to release on Thursday, January 2018, but the developers accidentally released it to … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

'Ace Attorney INVESTIGATIONS 2' Has Released on the App Store and Google Play in Japan

Capcom is showing no signs of stopping with Ace Attorney releases on iOS and Android. They literally just released Ace Attorney INVESTIGATIONS [Free] onto the App Store and Google Play earlier this month and it made me think it would be a few months before the sequel shows up. I … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

RPG Reload Glossary: HD Towns are Hard, or JRPGs in the New Millennium

Hello, gentle readers, and welcome to the RPG Reload, the regular feature where we always have an adventure in our pocket. To be specific, welcome to the RPG Reload Glossary, where we sift through the piles of historical debris and messy semantics to try to make some sense of it … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

'Gunstar Heroes' Review - Treasure it, Forever

SEGA Forever, the SEGA initiative to bring some of their classic library to mobile devices, has had quite the year. It launched in the early summer in a rather dismal state, faced a swift backlash, and has been trying to crawl its way back up ever since. While largely limited to … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

The Truly Unique App Store Classic 'UFO on Tape' Updated for iPhone X and Now Free with Ads

You kids these days, with your augmented reality. Back in MY day we had to fake it the old-fashioned way, like in 2010's UFO on Tape [Free] from Revolutionary Concepts. This curious little game captured our imagination back then with its clever and wholly unique concept. Basicall … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Slingshotting Metroidvania 'Dandara' is Hitting iOS (and Every Other Platform) in February

Developer Long Hat House first reached out to us about their upcoming game Dandara back in May of last year, and it looked absolutely fantastic in that initial trailer. Dandara is a pixel art open-world platformer that uses a really interesting mechanic in place of the typical ru … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Multiplatform MMO 'Albion Online' Gets iPhone Support in Current Mobile Beta, Might Require Devices with 3 GB of RAM

Albion Online for mobile officially started their beta test on November 23rd. It’s been a long road to mobile for Sandbox Interactive. As with any MMO, there have been plenty of changes, both within the PC version of the game and also on their plans for mobile. Initially it was s … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

'57° North', the AR Game that Uses the Merge Cube, Is Out Now

A few days ago, we wrote about 57° North [$2.99], an adventure game that utilizes the Merge Cube, and new AR peripheral, to tell the story about two cousins stranded on a remote island. 57° North has now released for iOS and Android, and you can check it out even if you don't hav … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Say Hello to Hello Kitty in the Latest 'Super Phantom Cat 2' Update

Super Phantom Cat 2 [Free] gracefully leapt onto the App Store this past August, and while the original game was one of our most favorite mobile platformers, this sequel was an improvement in just about every way. The graphics and especially the animations are much better, there … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Multiplayer-Focused Karting Game 'Street Kart' Will Go Into Closed Beta Early 2018

Back in 2016, we wrote about an upcoming racing game called Street Kart that was focused on multiplayer competition and as realistic a driving model as possible. That game has been in various states of testing since then, and I've had the opportunity to play it quite a few times. … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Rockstar Does Not Have Any iOS Releases Planned for This Year

last night's release roundup, most people (ourselves included) pretty much assumed that this was it for the year. The iTunes Connect freeze hits this weekend, and historically speaking not many developers go for risky just under the wire last minute releases. Reason being, if the … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

'The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game' Launching January 7th

Jim Butcher's Dresden Files books are great fun (and so was the show based on the books), so I've been looking forward to The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game, which releases January 7th. As we wrote a year ago, the game was Kickstarted with great success (made ten times the i … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

'Sid Meier's Civilization VI' for iPad Review - Wow, Just Wow

Q4 of 2017 has, without a doubt, been absolutely absurd when it comes to high quality premium game ports on iOS. However, just as we were thought we were finished with the App Store game release rush that has become tradition each holiday season, Aspyr comes out of left field wit … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

'Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition' Update Includes iPhone X Screen Support and Live Streaming to YouTube, On Sale for 99¢

Fans of touchscreen brawling are likely quite familiar with Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition [$4.99] which launched on iOS back in July, but if you're an iPhone X owner you've probably been pretty bummed that the game didn't support the full screen of the device. At least I kn … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

‘Sid Meier's Civilization VI’ Just Released for iPad and You Can Try It out for Free Right Now

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI [Free (HD)] just popped up on the App Store for iPads bringing the full game rebuilt for touch to the iOS platform. The last few weeks have been crazy on iOS with ports of big games and one massive scam game (I apologize for that once again). Today, As … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Festive Pikachu Returns with 'Pokémon GO's New Holiday Season Event

After unveiling the iOS 11 exclusive AR+ Mode, we have some more Pokémon GO [Free] news today. It is the season to be jolly and festive Pikachu will return from 1 PM PST. Pikachu will bring more Ice-type Pokémon in addition to Ice-type and Water-type Pokémon from Pokémon Ruby and … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Apple Quietly Updated the App Store Review Guidelines to Require Disclosure of "Loot Box" IAP Odds

Apple's App Store Review Guidelines is the law of the land of the App Store. Inside this document you'll find everything you can and can't do inside Apple's walled garden, and over the years Apple has modified it to stay on top of new trends on the App Store. If something problem … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Out Now: 'Arena of Valor', 'Bridge Constructor Portal', 'Gunstar Heroes', 'Sonic Runners Adventure', 'Lotus Digital', 'Wacky Face', 'Zen Koi 2', 'Prizefighters' and More

Welcome to another roundup of all the best new iOS games of the past 7 days, and given the onslaught of high-profile releases last week, this week actually feels almost tame in comparison. And what's screwed up about that is there's a number of high-profile titles this week, too! … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Apple is Apparently Automatically Refunding Purchases of the Fake 'Cuphead' App

Phew, what a mess that all turned out to be, right? The rule of the App Store, especially around Christmas, is that nothing is truly off the table. Even the media can be caught off-guard with surprise releases that weren't even whispered at before. But sometimes when things look … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Card Game 'Mythgard' Will Be Deeper than 'Hearthstone' and More Streamlined than 'Magic: The Gathering'

I know that there are so many card games on the App Store right now, but that's because touchscreen devices are the perfect platform for them. And, also, card games aren't that hard to develop, although they are hard to make interesting and well-balanced. Rhino Games' Mythgard, a … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

'Krosmaga' Adds 'WAKFU' Series' Cards in Latest Expansion

Krosmaga [Free], the fun collectible card game from Ankama, is getting more cards soon, and this time around the cards are coming straight out of the animated series Wakfu. As part of this cross-promotion, Krosmaga will get the "Brotherhood of the Forgotten," a group of character … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

'Kingdom: New Lands' Receives New Skull Island Content in Free Update Today

One of the most surprisingly enjoyable releases for me this year was Kingdom: New Lands [$4.99] from Raw Fury games. What looked to be a simple side-scrolling game with pixel art (GORGEOUS pixel art, I should add) was actually one of the more complex and deep strategy games I've … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

New iOS Games on Our Forums: Bridge Constructor Portal, Lotus Digital, Sonic Runners Adventure, Arena of Valor and More

Well, today is Games Day, which is fitting considering this might be the last release onslaught we'll see until next year. The iTunes freeze starts on the 23rd and runs through the 27th, which greatly limits the things developers can do on the App Store. It's possible we'll see a … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

'PAKO 2' Racing to Your Devices Early 2018, Adds Drive-By Shooting

PAKO [$1.99], the isometric driving game all about avoiding cops and obstacles for the longest time possible, was one of my favorite games back in 2014 partly because of its entertaining levels but also because of its great handling. Today, I was happy to hear that developer Tree … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Upcoming Superhero ARPG 'DC Unchained' Gets New Trailer, Limited Android Beta Test Begins in January

Back in August developer 4:33 Creative Lab in conjunction with DC and Warner Bros. announced their new superhero action RPG called DC Unchained. In it you'd amass a roster of famous DC characters and then set them up in teams of 3 to take on a multitude of bad guys throughout the … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Awesome Twitch Game 'The Firm' Updated with New Themes, iPhone X Support, Multiple Languages, and More

Back in August of 2014 Sunnyside Games launched The Firm [$0.99], a twitch arcade game that had you frantically buying and selling stocks before they stacked up too far on your desk and your company fires you. You'd buy a stock by swiping it right and sell it by swiping left, and … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

'Sonic Runners Adventure' Review - Dreams Come True?

Around two and a half years ago, Sonic Team released their first (and thus far only) mobile game. Sonic Runners finally brought the famous hedgehog to a gameplay style that should have fit like a glove. It was a side-scrolling auto-runner packed with rings to grab, characters to … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Pokémon GO's iPhone Exclusive AR Mode Has Been Detailed, coming soon

Niantic and The Pokémon Company International just announced an iOS 11 exclusive mode that will leverage Apple’s ARKit in Pokemon GO [Free]. Apple introduced ARKit at WWDC earlier this year for iOS 11 and we’ve already seen many augmented reality games for iPhone 6s and newer dev … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

'Bridge Constructor Portal' Review - Remember When You Tried to Kill Me Twice?

Originally packaged as part of The Orange Box all the way back in 2007, Portal is easily among my all-time favorite games. The mechanic that powers Portal, if you somehow haven't played it by now, involves using a portal gun to fire blue and orange portals around a series of "tes … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

'IT: Escape from Pennywise VR' is the Best (or Worst) Reason to Buy a Google Cardboard VR Headset

To say mobile VR has been a bit of a disappointment would be ... an understatement. Google Cardboard seemed like it had loads of promise, as there's a variety of headsets available ranging from around $6 to $20 that use your mobile phone, a set of lenses, and a (as the name sugge … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

'Arena of Valor' Launch Day Review - The Global Sensation Arrives in North America

While I've dabbled in MOBAs since the earliest days of DOTA, it was Riot's League of Legends (LoL) that finally sucked me in. I started playing LoL in 2009, and haven't really looked back since. Before Playerunknown's Battlegrounds was released, my PC was used exclusively to play … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

'Wargaming Mobile' to Publish 'Exiles of Embermark' and More Mobile Combat RPGs from Gunslinger Studios

Gunslinger Studios' Exiles of Embermark is easily one of my most anticipated games of 2018, and I was happy to hear that Wargaming Mobile, the newly formed division within the behemoth that is, will publish this very promising game as well as other mobile combat RPG … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Thatgamecompany's 'Sky: Light Awaits' Has Soft Launched

Sky: Light Awaits, the upcoming mobile game from the developer behind Journey, has soft launched in the Philippines, and you should probably go grab it right now because it looks like it's going to be a fantastic game. Sky is a "social adventure" that has you and your friends exp … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

ARKit Game 'Orbu' Is a Charming Puzzle Game Launching December 21st

Augmented Reality games haven't yet exploded on the App Store, and might never do, but that doesn't stop some promising ones from finding their way to our devices and—by extension—our living rooms and kitchen tables. Orbu [], from a team mostly consisting of developers who worked … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Deep Silver and Animation Arts Bringing 'Lost Horizon 2' to iOS in February

Deep Silver has worked to bring the majority of the Animation Arts adventure games library to mobile over the years, and they're gearing up to bring the 2015 hit sequel Lost Horizon 2 to iOS this coming February. The original Lost Horizon first became available on mobile back in … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

'Arena of Valor' by Tencent "Soft Launches" in North America - Download Now

We've been following Arena of Valor for quite a while now, as in China the game is the biggest thing ever, and now they're boasting 100 million daily active players. That's a number that honestly, is difficult to wrap your head around, as any mobile game that has even a million d … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Tencent's Juggernaut MOBA 'Arena of Valor' is Launching Tomorrow in North America and Latin America

We've been following the progress of Tencent's mobile MOBA Arena of Valor for some time now. The game has become an absolute phenomenon in China, boasting 200 million registered users and 80 million daily active players. The game, which is called Honor of Kings in the East, even … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Straightforward Space Shooter 'Starfighter Neon' Hits Steam Today, Testers Wanted for iOS and Apple TV Version

Top-down space shooters are a staple of the iOS platform since even before the App Store was officially around. With a genre that's so well-trodden, most new games try to add in complexity and features to try and mix up the formula somewhat. Which is great of course, but there's … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

'VAST' is a Cool-Looking Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter that's Exclusive to the Apple TV

We've covered Apple TV games here and there over the years as it's pretty closely related to iOS gaming, but I think it's safe to say that none of us at TouchArcade have been terribly impressed with gaming on Apple's set-top box. When Apple finally (finally!) unveiled an Apple TV … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Minimalist Skiing Game 'Just Ski' Gets Great New Tutorial, (Slightly) Easier Difficulty, and iPhone X Support

Indie developer Jeff Weber brought a great take on skiing to the App Store earlier this year with Just Ski [$0.99]. The game was built off of similar mechanics to his previous release Krashlander, which used some pretty realistic physics and skiing techniques to have you solving … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

'Animus - Stand Alone' Review - The Dark Souls of Mobile

The Dark Souls series is an extremely popular game franchise that is infamous for its brutal difficulty, methodical combat, and merciless boss fights. I especially loved the series' "spin-off", Bloodborne on the Playstation 4. As usual, I enjoy discovering games on the App Store … | Continue reading | 1 year ago

Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes', 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp', 'Hidden Folks', 'Mini Metro', and More

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. Twas the week before Christmas and all through the updates, holiday fixtures were arranged like rows of little cupcakes. A rush to get in before the y … | Continue reading | 1 year ago