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. It appears the ice has finally properly shaken from the holidays, and we’ve got plenty of updates to pick from as a result. I’ve grabbed a bag of them for you to ponder over as you come to grips with the Monday ahead of you. Or behind you, depending on the time zone you are in and when this article is posted. 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
I already did a whole separate story about this update late last week, but I like this game a lot so I will include it here again. This update adds some new UI features, and you can now see which artist did each card’s picture. Some cards were buffed, some cards were nerfed, and some cards were moved from their previous pools to a lower-level one. You can also select your favorite variant of a card so that it’s easier to find. Not bad.
Jetpack Joyride, Free
With lots of potential choices for events, it’s interesting to see Jetpack Joyride opt to do a cross-over with its Halfbrick stablemate, Fruit Ninja. The Cut & Run event gives you a chance to unlock a Sensei costume, Fruit Jetpack, and more. Sure, that seems like a fun idea. I can’t even remember if it’s done this one before, but I suppose it probably has. Genuinely new events are rare for this game these days.
Toon Blast, Free
Our obligatory free-to-play matching puzzle game update this week is as obligatory as it gets, friends. I’m pressed for time again and that means we’re relying on an old faithful. Toon Blast has fifty new levels to play, and there’s some bit in the update notes about these being part of a new episode called Mission Accomplished. Those words call one picture to mind, and one picture only. I won’t specify because it is super-easy to make some people cranky and I’m too tired to deal with that anymore if I don’t have to.
The popular Apple Arcade puzzler has a fresh new update to enjoy, and it has some good stuff to dig into. The Cosmic Darkside has expanded, and that means you’ve got some business to take care of. It’s not all hustle and bustle, though. You can find some new gear among other things, and a new Hat Stand has opened up. I bet it sells hats! But if it didn’t, that would be quite the trick to play on me. I would have to respect such a move on principle.
Super Leap Day,
Alas, 2023 is not a Leap Year. I’m glad the developers of Super Leap Day are picking themselves up and carrying on anyway. The latest version adds a new Windy Skies theme to the game, with wind funnels, fluffy clouds, parachutes, and some fresh enemies to deal with. As ever, you should remember to leap before you look. Or is that the other way around? I can never keep that sorted, and the order is awfully important there. I’ll have someone check it for me later, I guess.
Game of Hearts continues in this update to the Apple Arcade version of Episode, with all-new chapters to play through. Can you keep it together around the star basketball player you have a crush on, or are you about to go on a love rampage? As ever, the choices are yours. Good luck getting that smooch! Make the right decisions and it will be… a slam dunk?
Fire Emblem Heroes, Free
I bang this drum pretty often when a Fire Emblem Heroes update shows up, and I’ll bang it again here because there aren’t many other ways to fill out the paragraph: most updates for this game these days are pretty small. So is this one. Some new skills for Legendary Hero Leif and Mythic Hero Altina were added, and Meisterbogen and Ragnell Alondite can be upgraded at the Weapon Refinery. That’s about it. But with a new Fire Emblem mainline entry launching this week on Switch, there will be some other interesting stuff soon.
Disney Magic Kingdoms, Free
Alright, now that everyone has left, I’m free to move along to the latest Disney Magic Kingdoms update. Mr. Stork arrives in the kingdom, and he’s here to reunite Mrs. Jumbo and her son, Dumbo. You can also add the Casey Jr. Circus Train attraction to your park. Also in this update, Season 3 kicks off bringing with it some content related to the rather enjoyable Pixar movies Soul and Luca. Complete the tasks, get the rewards. Simple as that.
Fighting Fantasy Classics, Free
It’s been a few minutes since the previous book was added to Fighting Fantasy Classics. The latest addition is one that is very near and dear to me, Appointment with F.E.A.R.. You create your own superhero and battle against the evil forces of F.E.A.R., with the stakes of Titan City itself on the line. A fun story that knows when to turn on the cheese, and one I’ll happily dive into anytime. The winner of the coveted UMMSotW award is an easy choice this week.
MARVEL Future Fight, Free
And we’ll close things out with a look at the latest version of Marvel Future Fight, which is running an event called Moon Temple Defenders. New uniforms for Miles Morales, War Tiger, and Shadow Shell are on deck, along with the new Dispatch Mission Sector 13. Shadow Shell’s Tier-4 is now available, along with Tier-3 Miles Morales. Definitely some slick-looking new threads for all of the involved characters.
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!