Best iPhone Game Updates: 'Marvel Future Fight', 'Rush Rally Origins', 'June's Journey', and More
Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! It's time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates">updates of the last seven days. We've got an interesting batch of games">games this week, with a good half of the list not seen in these articles in a very long time if at all. Sometimes nature does indeed provide, friends. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself 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!
MARVEL Future Fight, Free The gargantuan hit movie Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania has just finished up its first of what I am sure will be a record-breaking run of box office-topping weekends, and for Marvel apps that means it's Christmas time. So yes, this is a Quantumania tie-in. There's a new playable character here in the form of Cassie Lang, plus some new uniforms for Ant-Man, Wasp, and M.O.D.O.K.. Ant-Man gets his Tier-4, M.O.D.O.K. gets his Tier-3, and Wasp and Giant Man get their Potential Transcended. A new legendary battle called Quantum Conquest is also here for you to challenge. I don't feel like rolling it around in my brain too much this week, so I'll give this the coveted UMMSotW and just get it over with.
iNethack2, Free It's been something like five years since this app got a substantial update, but here we are. You can't keep a good NetHack down, after all. This updates the app from core NetHack 3.4.3 to NetHack 3.6.6, with all the improvements and additions that confers. There are some new tilesets, one removed tileset, and improvements to how the game saves when the app is moved into the background. There are also some bugfixes and minor UI tweaks. Very nice.
PAC-MAN Party Royale, The latest update for Pac-Man Party Royale adds a whole new mode to the game with the brand new Adventure Mode. The developers have prepared thirty-two missions for you to complete in this mode, and you can unlock exclusive outfits by playing it. In connection with this mode, twelve new achievements have been added to the game. Various other minor improvements have been made to the gameplay, and some bugs have naturally been squashed.
Fallen Knight, Wait a second, this was here last week, wasn't it? Gee, some developers really work hard. Anyway, here is episode two of Rise of the Fallen, titled Just Passing Through. It features a new boss named Bors, plus some new upgrades and skills to unlock and make use of. Apparently there is yet another update incoming very soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that. Oh, and bug fixes. I almost forgot to mention the bug fixes, and that wouldn't be good because the developers work really hard to implement those.
SpongeBob SolitairePants, Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Who places a spade two on a heart three? SpongeBob SolitairePants! This update to the enjoyable Apple Arcade card game adds twenty-five new Quest levels to play, six new decks, some new events, and more. And by more, I mean some adjustments to various levels along with some bug fixes. That's just how more works. Sometimes it's something exciting, like Mary Ann. Sometimes it's something less exciting, like The Professor.
June's Journey: Hidden Objects, Free I played this recently for work-related reasons, and I found myself kind of impressed with how it gamifies a simple hidden object hunt. I can see why it's so popular now. Of course, part of that is in keeping the content train rolling, and that's what this update is about. Family Trips takes players on a journey through June's past, and there's a new decoration set that leans into the romantic season. I'll give June this: no matter what age you check in on her at, she's up to some kind of adventure or another.
Devolver Tumble Time, Free Be careful wearing a disguise, because we often become who we pretend to be. Wait, what does that have to do with anything? Let's get back on topic and look at this update to Devolver's adorable parody. Here is what is new. First, if you bought 999 years of hearts, you generally won't get hearts as random rewards. You also get 20 second continues, up from the previous 10 second ones. Daily challenges have been made more difficult, and some of the levels have been rebalanced. Otherwise, it's just a bunch of little bug fixes, tweaks, and optimizations.
Royal Match, Free It's time once again for the obligatory free-to-play matching puzzle game update of the week, and this go around we're checking in on Royal Match. It's over-achieving as usual, adding a whopping one hundred new puzzle levels to play. Watch out for the new Ivy, which needs to have its layers stripped one at a time. There's also a new courtyard area to check out, so... you know, check it out. As this kind of game goes, that's a fairly sizeable update. Good job.
Rush Rally Origins, $4.99 This is one of those updates that is big for the game but not something I can easily fluff out to a full paragraph. Basically, the game now has cross-platform multiplayer. That is super-cool and I'm happy to see it added. The graphics have also seen some improvements, which is classic Brownmonster. There are also some new rallycross game modes to explore, and explore them I shall. I really enjoy this game as it manages to feel modern and classic all at once. Lovely little racer, it is.
Asphalt 9: Legends, Free Speaking of racing, let's duck our head in Gameloft's door to see what's up with Asphalt 9. There's a new track location in this update, taking you to the beautiful city of Paris. You'll get to see a lot of places around town as you kick it into high gear. Six new cars have been added to the game, and a brand new event type makes its debut in the form of the Road Test event. A special event featuring some VTubers from Hololive is happening, with Sakura Miko and Himemori Luna offering up some exclusive liveries and other goodies. This is all just the tip of the iceberg, so duck into the game and have a look if you want to see all the new stuff in this version.
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!