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 could have filled half of today’s article with Marvel games running Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 updates, so please be grateful I spared the world that. There are a bunch of different games in today’s batch, and I think I’ve gathered up a good group for you to read about as you kick off your week. 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 Contest of Champions, Free
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was a really good movie. Even if you’re burnt out on the MCU, I hope you go and watch it. Heart for miles. Really looking forward to Superman Legacy now. Anyway, like other Marvel apps at the moment, Contest of Champions is running a Guardians event. It involves Moon Dragon, Adam Warlock, Drax, and all sorts of shenanigans. As usual it doesn’t try to follow the events of the movie, instead making up its own fun tale.
MARVEL Future Fight, Free
Here is the other one I chose to highlight. It’s an intriguing one as I think it’s the first big event update for this game in a while that doesn’t add any new characters. Instead you just get new costumes for Star-Lord, Rocket, and Mantis to reflect their appearances in the latest movie. There’s also a new Tier-4 Star-Lord and a Tier-3 Rocket, plus some new PVP content and a new growth system. If you’re really into Guardians events, be sure to check out Marvel Puzzle Quest, Marvel Snap, and Marvel Strike Force as well. Excelsior!
Jetpack Joyride, Free
Whoa… is this an actual new event in Jetpack Joyride? Not a rerun? Not an imaginary story? Not a dream? Cool! So what’s the topic? It’s… hygiene? Well. Okay, sure. It is very important to maintain good personal hygiene, after all. Collect hand soap tokens and you might be able to get your hands on some prizes, including a Profit Bird skin, the Sanitizer Jetpack, the Nurse costume, a Medic skin for the S.A.M., and some new level backgrounds. I can honestly say I never saw this one coming.
Merge Mansion, Free
Here’s our obligatory free-to-play merging puzzle game update for the week. Sus Grandma is still pretty popular, and its large playerbase will surely be happy to have even more mysteries to uncover. This update sets up the game for the May Season Pass and all of the events it will contain. There’s a new area in the form of the Mansion Hallway, which admittedly isn’t the most exciting of possible locations. Well, I’m sure they’ll find something interesting to do with it anyway. Add in some bug fixes and various improvements and that’s the lot.
Real Racing 3, Free
Real Racing 3 keeps on rolling, years after Eli caused an intergalactic conflict by giving it four stars in his review. It’s a usual update for the game, including new cars like the Ferrari Monza SP1, a bunch of new events, some returning events, and new videos in Real Racing TV. Plenty to keep you busy racing around and around, and maybe enough for some of you to toss a few more bucks into the fire…mint. Firemint. The developers, you see. If there was a point here, I’ve lost it. Let’s move along.
Let’s peek in on Apple Arcade for a quick second, because there are a couple of cool updates I want to slap in here. First up is Sneaky Sasquatch, which adds a new arcade game to play with plenty of new prizes on offer. You can get a portable cassette tape player that allows you to dance at any old time you feel like it, and a set of VR goggles that will help you find hidden items. Also newly added are some sick new sunglasses and nachos. Nachos! Back when I first moved out of my folks’ place, my new roommate’s younger brother would often visit and play some games with us. His favorite joke was “What do you call cheese that isn’t yours? Nacho cheese!” It sounds like a cute joke for a kid, but he was seventeen years old. But hey, I remember it, so the joke couldn’t be that bad I suppose.
Are you a Mini Motorways expert? If so, this update is for you. I mean, the name of the update is Extra for Experts. So keep on walking with your fancy “citation needed” nonsense. The update adds a new Daily Challenge per week that features the Expert Mode, giving you a weekly slice of spice to look forward to. Other than that, it’s a lot of bug fixes, performance improvements, and some stuff behind the curtains to make it easier for the developers to immediately address balance issues.
Fruit Ninja Classic+,
Sensei has apparently decided it’s time to take to the seas in this latest update. Dive into the treacherous waters and see if you can come up with some booty, perhaps even the Crown Jewel Blade. The event is already in progress, and it will be running until the twenty-first of this month. Naturally, there’s also a new Blade Power you can get by upgrading your blade in Sensei’s Swag. Ahoy! Yar har har! I don’t know. Sometimes it’s hard to stretch these paragraphs out when the update doesn’t have a ton in it. Savvy?
Pocket Card Jockey: Ride On!,
I think I’m going to run into the same problem here, but what can you do? Pocket Card Jockey has a new update, and like the last couple of updates, that translates to a bunch of bug fixes and a new horse. The new horse’s name is Schoolgirl, and I sure hope it’s a horse wearing a traditional seifuku because that would be hilarious. I haven’t checked yet, but you can by heading to the Loaners tab. It should be available there if you’ve won any G1 races.
LEGOÂ® Star Warsâ„¢: Castaways,
Why just celebrate Star Wars Day when you can celebrate Star Wars Month? Remember the reason for the season as a cool new Double-Bladed Lightsaber is added to the game, accessible to those who have unlocked the Force Adept class. For the entire month of May, you can earn double XP in the game and make use of unlimited Force Adept Skills energy too. That’s actually a really fun thing to do for players. Good idea, developers and/or publisher! I’ll give this the coveted UMMSotW award for enabling non-stop Force chicanery for one month.
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!