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. Some popular favorites and lesser-seen titles fill out this week’s list of updates, along with a few games that fall in between. Like coins in the sofa! Does that still happen anymore? I feel like pockets are better these days and sofas aren’t as prone to sinking in the way they used to be. Well either way, there be updates here, friends. 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 go for it!
Flappy Fighter, Free A new challenger has arrived! Birdette enters the arena, and if you’re expecting her to be a clone of Street Fighter‘s Chun Li, you’re only half-right. I mean, the inspiration is obvious and some of her moves draw from Chun Li’s signature moves, but Birdette does have a personality all her own. The fight this time is Birdette versus Flappy, with Splashy hitting the bench for the time being. As with previous updates, this match-up fully replaces the previous one, so you’ll have to go through the tutorial and unlock all the difficulty settings again. Honestly, while Birdette is cool, she isn’t quite as fun to play for me as Flappy and Splashy are. I suppose it’s at least nice to get away from the Shoto Twins, if nothing else.
SEGA Heroes: Puzzle RPG Quest, Free Guilds are slowly coming along in SEGA Heroes, and this latest update added the biggest thing to that feature so far. You can now engage in battles against massively powerful bosses with the rest of your guild, working together to whittle the enemy down for various rewards. Feel free to come and check out the TouchArcade guild if you’re playing. The guild is starting to fill up a bit, but we’ve still got some empty spaces for anyone who wants to hang out and chat.
Dan The Man, Free Dan the Man has got a plan, and that plan is to update whenever the budget says he can. Luckily, last week was one of those times. That means you can look forward to a new beach background to kick off the summer, with a new ice cream costume available to make you seasonally appropriate. Some elements of the story mode got a little extra tender-loving care, and bugs all over the place have been stomped on as needed.
ANOTHER EDEN, Free This game has been getting a bit of my attention lately. I appreciate how the story unfolds, and it’s relatively low-pressure when it comes to trying to sell you things. This new update adds Cerrine as a new chance encounter, and Cetie and Yazuki join as new characters. Aside from that, it’s a whole mess of bug fixes, UI adjustments, balance tweaks, and that sort of thing. Sure, keep unloading that truck on me, WFS. Make with the beeping sound and the off-brand Chrono Trigger as long as you want.
Jetpack Joyride, Free Halfbrick positively splurged on updates last week, with the perennial favorite Jetpack Joyride also getting a decent little spiffing up. There are some new S.A.M. skins with their own music available in the vehicles section of the shop, a new global leaderboard so that you can compare to everyone else in the world playing the game, and some improvements to the results screen to make it more readable. There have also been some changes made to how missions are presented in order to make things clearer. Yeah, not bad.
Knights Chronicle, Free Well, Knights Chronicle is now officially one year old. Hard to believe. It feels like just yesterday when it came out and I didn’t notice it all for a few months. Anyway, the anniversary has a few things going on. A daily check-in provides tons of free crystals, and a Yo-Kai Watch collaboration event is going on that brings Jibanyan, Komasan, Komajiro, Hovernyan, and Blizzaria to the game until July 3rd. There’s a new Ancient Labyrinth dungeon to test your team to their limits, and Awakenings for Electra and Edwin. New heroes, new costumes, new minigame content, and a lot of other little improvements all add up to one nice update.
MARVEL Contest of Champions, Free Last week, Susan Richards was added to the Contest of Champions. But she’s not coming alone. As you probably could have guessed from the story surrounding Sue’s arrival, Namor the Sub-Mariner will also be jumping into the Contest of Champions line-up. If you don’t know Namor, I don’t blame you. He hasn’t had a movie and he probably never will because of weird licensing nonsense. Basically, he’s Marvel’s version of Aquaman, except he came two years before Aquaman and never had a decades-long dorky period the way that character did. Nope, Namor’s been pretty awesome the whole time, and is one of Marvel’s most unpredictable characters. I feel like we need more Namor in Marvel games, so I’m happy to see him here.
PUBG MOBILE, Free PUBG Mobile has a whole new mode to dive into: Team Deathmatch. You and your friends can team up in groups of four to battle other teams in an oddly small-scale PUBG experience. That’s the biggest part of this update, but there are tons of other little things as well. You’ve got control settings for first-person play, a new MVP showcase system at the end of matches, some extra details in Vikendi and its snow, a newly-added dedicated climbing button, a new charisma ranking, and a whole lot more. I don’t think I’ve ever given PUBG Mobile a coveted UMMSotW award before. Let’s change that as of this week, alright?
Injustice 2, Free The less popular younger brother of WB’s most popular mobile game, Injustice 2 is still out there giving it the ol’ college try. This update makes some big changes to the League of Anarchy team. The Last Laugh Joker, Heartbreaker Harley Quinn, and Entangling Poison Ivy can now join up in a potent threat to teams with high defense. They deal nasty damage over time, and that spells serious trouble for the Justice League. This update also adds in new store items, and fixes some outstanding bugs on lower-end devices like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Star Traders: Frontiers, $6.99 Mmm, yes. This is a Trese Brothers update, as you like it. The bulk of this update is wrapped up in new talents. A new Bounty Hunter talent, two new Pistoleer talents, and a new Diplomat talent, to be specific. You also get a new De Valtos ship component, the Grand Luxury Suite, which gives you a 22% bonus for each passenger. There are also a few balance adjustments, some bug fixes, and a couple of name changes for talents. Those Trese Brothers sure know how to polish the gems they put out, that’s for sure. And this is indeed quite the gem, friends.
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!