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. I missed last week because of my little hospital stay, but it couldn’t be helped. Indeed, the article from a couple of weeks ago was the last thing I wrote before I went to see the doctor. But we’re back to normal now, so here’s a nice normal updates article for you. 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 SNAP, Free
Gosh, I missed a lot with this game while I was in the hospital. Wave got totally nerfed! Anyway, this latest version of the game brings in the Higher, Further, Faster season featuring Ms. Marvel. It’s a tie-in for the giga-bomb new MCU movie, The Marvels. Not the only one we’ll be seeing today, either. Well, the event is fine at least. New cards Ms. Marvel, Gladiator, Martyr, and Annihilus join the game, along with new locations Noor Dimension and Tarnax IV. Spotlight Cache spots on the collection path have been replaced with Spotlight Keys, making it easier for you to bank them to use when the cards you want are in rotation. There are a few other bits here, but you can check into them yourself if you’re interested.
The Quest, $7.99
People, we are rapidly approaching the end of 2023 and there is still new content coming out for The Quest. Unbelievable. This latest update adds support for the latest standalone expansion, Ragnar’s Revenge, so if you’ve picked that up and want to activate it in the main game you need to hit that little update button. It also fixes a quest in Mithril Horde, so it isn’t just about enabling that new add-on. This game with all of its expansions has got to be getting close to providing a thousand hours of gameplay by now. Wild, wild, wild.
Jetpack Joyride, Free
Barry Steakfries has gone bananas in this latest update to Jetpack Joyride. The Fruit Punch event sees plenty of goodies up for grabs, including bonus banana power-ups. You can earn Gutsu, Truffles, and a Durian Jetpack. Who wouldn’t want a stinky jetpack? You’ll probably have to hustle to get your hands on those items, and even then you might have to open your wallet a little. Well, I’ll leave you to it.
MARVEL Future Fight, Free
I should mention that pretty much every Marvel game on the App Store rolled out an event based on The Marvels this week, so feel free to check Contest of Champions, Strike Force, and so on if you need more. Marvel Future Fight does more or less what you would expect. New movie-themed uniforms for Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan), Captain Monica Rambeau, and Nick Fury. A Tier-4 advancement for Captain Marvel, and a Tier-3 advancement for Nick Fury. A new Legendary Battle, and some new rewards in Alliance Battle Extreme/Legend. It’s going to be a long while before the next big MCU tie-in, so make the most of this one.
Disney Heroes: Battle Mode, Free
As usual, a new update for Disney Heroes: Battle Mode means a new playable character. Sometimes it’s a very famous one, sometimes it’s a deeper pull. These days, more the latter than the former. So this time, we’ve got a character from The Owl House. It’s a very cool show, if you haven’t watched it before. Eda Clawthorne is the latest addition to the game’s roster, and I’m sure her magic will come in handy for your team if you can make some space for her. Not bad, not bad.
Before I got sick, I was planning to review Cypher 007. If I find time, I still might. It’s quite a cool game, one that does a very good job of capturing that Bond essence. This new update sets what I hope is the pace for the game going forward. There’s a new challenge mode, and a spiffy new Desert Outfit that is inspired by James’ look in the Quantum of Solace movie. Hopefully we continue to see more of the history of 007 incorporated in this game as time goes on. I mean, if they’re digging into Quantum of Solace of all things, surely we can look forward to a nice spread.
Subway Surfers, Free
The Subway Surfers make their way to South Korea in this newest version of the game. Seoul, to be very specific. You can unlock K-Pop star Ji Yeong, ride the tracks in Seoul, and jam out with Alexandre’s new Stan Outfit. There’s also a limited time bundle you can buy that will unlock Colombian singer J Balvin and the Superstar Board while contributing to some sort of environmental cause. Not sure which one, mind you. It’s a bit odd to see real people added to this game alongside the fictional cast, but I suppose at this point the developers have to pull out all the stops to maintain interest in new events.
Cut the Rope 3,
This is another one I had on my list and might get to if I can get caught up. Isn’t it nice to see a new numbered installment in a classic iOS series? Publishers just kind of stopped doing that several years back. At any rate, this update adds eighteen new levels to play. That includes six new Nommies just waiting to be found and rescued, should you be so inclined. There have also been some other little improvements made, like adjustments to Nibble Nom’s rope-climbing skills. That seems like a solid first update to the game, and with any luck just the first of many.
Genshin Impact, Free
Hm, I suppose by default this is the winner of the coveted UMMSotW award for this week. Weird how that sneaks up on you sometimes. This new update is called Masquerade of the Guilty, and it includes a couple of new areas, a couple of new characters, some new events to play, new stories to enjoy, new monsters to fight, and a rather dapper new weapon to wield. There’s also a new gadget, the Special Analysis Zoom Lens, to round things out. More stuff to do, basically. And isn’t that what Genshin Impact is all about? Doing stuff? I will conclude all on my own that is correct.
Royal Match, Free
Finally, it’s our obligatory free-to-play matching puzzle game update for this week. Royal Match, people. King Robert. He’s got one hundred new levels for you to play, and a new Remembrance Festival area to explore. In memory of all the King Roberts who have died horribly in various mishaps before the current one, I suppose. FAIL! Ha ha! Regicide has never been so much fun!
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!