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'Super Mario Run' Set to Make $71 Million in First Month, Only Half of 'Pokemon GO'

Jimmy Fallon's hands-on with Super Mario Run [Free] last night has officially ushered in the iOS season of the Nintendo mascot. A new report published today looks at how much money Super Mario Run is set to make in its first month and how it will compare with the other recent juggernaut, Pokemon GO. The

'Phoenix II' Gets a Huge Version 2.0 Update with a League System, 10 New Ships, and More

As promised last month, developer Firi Games have released a huge version 2.0 update to their fantastic vertical shooter Phoenix II [Free]. The biggest change in this update is a new League system which will move players up and down in various levels of leagues based on how they perform in each day's mission. So,

Winter comes to Darkwood as Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery receives Christmas update

2 hours agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

MyTona, based in the chilly Siberian city of Yakutsk, has brought a little festive fun to its hidden object game Seekers Notes: Hidden Mystery. The Christmas update introduces some new inhabitants to players, and with them a chance to win plenty of bonus items. [Read more]

Upcoming Beat 'em Up 'Golem Rage' Gets New Gameplay Trailer

This past June we wrote about an upcoming game called Golem Rage, which started life way back in 2012 as an asynchronous board game RPG and since morphed into a side-scrolling beat 'em up with a unique focus on rushing through levels as fast as possible. I don't know what you'd call that, a racer

Miyamoto says stripped back mobile titles can revitalize console counterparts

"The longer you continue to make a series, the more complex the gameplay becomes, and the harder it becomes for new players to be able to get into the series."...

New Chinese Laws Require Developers to State the Probability of Items in Loot Boxes

One of the many frustrations of both free-to-play and fully priced games in 2016 is the prevalence of loot boxes, with titles such as Call of Duty and Overwatch locking weapons, skins and abilities within in-game chests or crates whose contents are randomly selected. This encourages users to invest more and more into the game

'Alchemic Dungeons', 'Ninja Smasher', and More Q-Cumber Factory Games are on Sale

Japan's indie game development scene has always been quite lively in its home market, but has gone mostly unknown overseas. With more opportunities opening up for small developers on console, mobile, and computers, we're finally starting to see many of these unsung devs putting out their games in Western markets. One of my personal favorites

'Pokemon GO' and Starbucks Announce US Partnership in Over 7,800 Stores

There has been so much Pokemon GO [Free] news in the past week that it feels like Summer 2016 all over again, and despite the fact that a lot of the recent developments feel anachronistic and likely should have happened a few months ago, it's still great to see the game develop and reach an

'Bully: Anniversary Edition' Review - Another Rockstar Classic Heads to Mobile

At this point, a holiday release from Rockstar on the App Store is beginning to become tradition, and I really couldn't be happier. This year's addition to Rockstar's mobile catalog is Bully: Anniversary Edition, celebrating the ten year anniversary of the original 2006 launch. Lots of folks in our community suspected that Grand Theft Auto:

Check Out Engadget's Hands-On Preview of 'Super Mario Run' and Reggie Fils-Aime Interview

Engadget got to go hands-on with Super Mario Run ahead of the game's eventual release, and their take is remarkably positive. The mechanics aren't just the simple controls that players often associate with auto-runners; there's many different actions that can be undertaken with a game that's meant to be played with one hand. Engadget previewer

'Super Mario Run' Demo Coming to Apple Stores on Thursday December 8th, as Revealed by Jimmy Fallon

Want to try Super Mario Run for yourself? Well, starting on December 8th, Thursday, Apple Stores will get a demo of Super Mario Run to everyone to try out a week ahead of the game's worldwide release. Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America, went on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to demo Super

Out Now: 'Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore', 'Rocky', 'Dawn of Titans', 'Solar Siege', 'Nicki Minaj: The Empire', 'Pine Grove', 'Silent Depth', 'Frantic Ball' and More

Welcome to another busy week of new iOS game releases on the App Store! Ok, here's the deal. Yes there is a big-name game that's supposed to come out sometime between now and tomorrow morning, and yes you'll likely be pretty stoked about it. The mystery game hasn't quite launched in time for this weekly

Niantic teases new Pokémon announcement next week

17 hours agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

After rumors started swirling yesterday, it turns out there is an official Pokémon GO update on its way. We’ll find out what’s in store for us and our growing Pokémon collections tomorrow during the Starbucks event, but Niantic will be revealing more extensive plans for expanding the Pokédex next week. [Read more]

3 reasons why Nicki Minaj: The Empire is actually good

17 hours agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

Nicki Minaj is as business-savvy as she is musically talented and she’s proved that by launching her own game. Designed by Glu, purveyors of other fine celebrity games like cult favorite Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, Nicki Minaj: The Empire launched on iOS and Android this week and word on the street is that it’s going to be a pretty big success. Show More Summary

We're Streaming iOS Games Live on Mobcrush [Leap of Fate and Le Parker Sous Chef Giveaways]

We're streaming live on Mobcrush right now. There's a couple different ways you can watch the stream, and they all work equally well and it's really just a matter of personal preference as to which method you prefer. The easiest way to watch is just watching the embedded player right here on TouchArcade. In the

'Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore' Now Available in the US

Galaxy on Fire 3 - Manticore [Free] has just released in the US and other regions. Deep Silver Fishlabs' gorgeous space-shooter is the third main entry in the long-running series that has pushed iOS visual gaming boundaries. There's some video content out there discussing the game's new setting, and some of the ships, but what

'Magic: The Gathering - Puzzle Quest' Gets Kaladesh On One-Year Anniversary

Magic: The Gathering - Puzzle Quest [Free], the most fun you can have with Magic cards on iOS, is celebrating its one year anniversary in a couple of days, so the game's getting a big update that includes 184 cards from the Kaladesh set, Magic's latest card set. Kaladesh is a really cool card set

Zynga's 'Dawn of Titans' Now Available in the US

I think it's fair to say base builders is one of the most popular genres on the App Store, so there's no shortage for players trying to get into one of them. Natural Motion's Dawn of Titans [Free] - which is out in the US today - is definitely a base builder, but it stands apart from

'Infinity Blade' Celebrates 6th Anniversary With Streams and Swag

Can you believe it? Infinity Blade [$5.99] is turning 6, and I'm feeling old. The Infinity Blade series was for the longest time synonymous with cutting edge mobile visuals, and for good reason. The original was the first iOS game to run on the Unreal Engine, and the subsequent two continued pushing the envelope. While some

Check Out Simogo's 'Project Night Road' First Image

Simogo has given us some fantastic games - Year Walk [$3.99] and Device 6 [$3.99] - and also some games that got people debating whether they were games or interactive experiences. Recently, the developers have announced they are working on Project Night Road, "the most gamey game" from Simogo, although "in other ways it is not."

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