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 another somewhat slow week in terms of content updates. A lot of developers are still trying to catch up with iPhone X and/or iOS 11 compatibility issues, I think, which really just leaves the evergreen service games to populate this column for the time being. Sorry, but I’ll try to at least be entertaining about it all until things pick up again. 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 dig in!
Rules of Survival, Free Wow, another update so soon? Neat. Rules of Survival, I expect you to be useful for filling out these columns for the forseeable future, okay? This is actually a rather big update with a lot of details. UI fixes, sure, and some minor improvements to the visuals and some sound effects. But it’s the new content additions that are headlining things, including weapon camo, a new Bunny Girl look, an improved looks interface, a new token store, advanced supply boxes, a team-up request option, and a spectator feature for the battle results screen. That’s a lot of new stuff to juggle, but I have faith you’re all up to the task.
MARVEL Avengers Academy, Free The holidays are over and it’s still something like seven weeks until the next Marvel movie launches, so what is a Marvel app to do to bide the time? In the case of Avengers Academy, the answer appears to be a vague shrug of the shoulders. The latest event is billed as the Return of A-Force, which it certainly is, but as far as new additions to the game go, you’ve got a Premium Red She-Hulk and a bunch of characters that were made up for the game. Mostly nameless henchmen. Oh well, if nothing else it’s a chance for newer players to add some cool heroes to their campus. Still waiting on Dazzler-Thor to properly complete the set, though.
Frozen Free Fall, Free Yes, this is still getting updates. It seems like someone can’t… let it go? Sorry, but also not sorry. There are a few things in this update to the popular Disney puzzle game, with the highlight probably being the 40 new levels that have been added to the Endless map. There’s a new… obstacle? Item? Anyway, Elsa’s left her gloves laying around and you need to make matches beside them to pack them into boxes. There are also some new decorations for your plaza including a Snow Globe Cart and a Barrel of Carrots. I’m capitalizing those words because I am unclear as to whether or not they are specific and/or unique objects. Not going to take any chances with Disney.
MARVEL Future Fight, Free There’s no cute theme to wrap this update into, but you get two new characters and some new costumes, so it’s hard to complain too much. Unfortunately as has been the case for the last couple of updates, you probably won’t be getting your hands on either of the new roster additions without spending some money. I suppose I should say who they are, though. From Cosmic Marvel, it’s Jim Starlin’s other pet, Adam Warlock! And from the X side of the equation, it’s Logan’s clone-daughter, X-23! Laura Kinney really should be in every Marvel game by now, if you want my opinion. This update also includes some new Marvel Legacy-inspired costumes for Falcon, Punisher, and Satana. This is a quiet week and I like X-23, so I guess I’ll give this game the coveted UMMSotW award this time around.
Cooking Dash™, Free Wait, I just remembered. There is a holiday coming soon, and it’s a big one! The Lunar New Year is only a few weeks away now, and it looks like Cooking Dash is getting a head start on things with its newest version. You can ring in the Chinese New Year by cooking some dim sum at the Dim Sum Citadel. There are 60 new levels to play featuring such tasty dishes as potstickers, spring rolls, egg tarts, sesame balls, and more. Deck your restaurant out for the season in decor inspired by the Chinese New Year to really set the mood. Likely just the first of many, so you’d best get ready.
Sniper Fury, Free It’s version 3.0 of that game whose ads were kind of inappropriate to throw into the ol’ incentivized video rotation that could show up in kids’ games. There’s a new region that the dad-jokey update notes seem to imply is connected with virtual reality, a new mentoring system, global chat, a new Protector class, a new quest system, and a bunch of little quality of life improvements and tweaks. I HAVE FURY!
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!