Hello everyone, and welcome to the week! Despite it being a holiday for many of you, it’s time once again for our look back at the noteworthy updates of the last seven days. More than a few games decided to wait until the last minute to kick off their Easter events, so we have a handful of stragglers here amongst the regular sorts of updates. 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!
Honkai Impact 3rd, Free
You might think that with Star Rail and Genshin Impact taking up a lot of the air at MiHoYo, Honkai Impact 3rd would be settling down. But no, it’s still getting regular updates, and its latest one is as beefy as any of them. The new SP battlesuit Valkyrie Quicksand is the star of the show this time, but there are also new story chapters, events, and more to check out. There are plenty of rewards on the line for those who participate, so… you know, do that little thing.
Jetpack Joyride, Free
Jetpack Joyride doesn’t miss many chances to celebrate holidays. So yes, time for the Easter event. You can get a new Holo Eggniter jetpack, a Holo Hover Jetski, and a new costume for Barry in the form of the Astro Bunny. There are some other costumes and goodies available too, so why not have a look? Pile up those Easter Egg tokens and get as many Easter items as you can while time remains.
Jetpack Joyride 2,
One Halfbrick Easter update deserves another, I guess. Jetpack Joyride 2 has its own Easter update, and it’s about what you would expect it to be. Collect Easter Eggs in the special Easter Egg Hunt event and presumably get some cool stuff in the process. There’s also a new power-up here in the form of the Bot Cleaner, a bot that destroys its own kind. Grim stuff, but that’s society for you. There are also some bug fixes and performance improvements here, and that’s very nice.
Angry Birds Reloaded,
Yeah, this is another one of those games that likes to jump in on just about any holiday it can with a new update. So here’s its Easter one, featuring fifteen new levels in the Swine and Dine Tour, ten Golden Easter Eggs to find with reward levels associated with them, five Easter-themed skins, and a whole mess of new avatars to choose from in Birdie’s Booth. Some new achievements have been added as well in case you need more of a reason to come back to this game.
SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit,
If you ask me, the biggest thing in this new update is that you can now play as Patrick and Squidward, each with their own abilities they can use to rescue… SpongeBob? Wow, what a reversal of fortune! A new Tale of the Deep is available, so head on in there and go pull SpongeBob’s butt out of the fire. A fun spin on things for a game that has been running for a while now.
Royal Match, Free
Time for the obligatory free-to-play matching puzzle game update of the week, and it’s Royal Match this time around. King Robert has been holding out on us, friends. All this time he had a Treasure Room and he was keeping it hidden. That’s not what friends do, your Royal Heinous. Anyway, explore this new area and play one hundred new puzzle levels as you do it. Will King Robert ever be able to regain our trust? Unlikely. Very unlikely. Rude monarch.
Marvel Contest of Champions, Free
New arrivals to Battlerealm always add some excitement to things, and we’ve got two coming in the next little while. The Shocker will join the contest on April 13th, and Sandman arrives on April 27th. They may have come to build their reps, but they’re likely to find a lot more trouble than they bargained for. There are a couple of Spidey-related events in this update, plus a new visual and kit return for Spider-Man (Classic). I think that means this gets the coveted UMMSotW award for the week by default. Also, Sandman is on a way higher level than The Shocker. Just saying. He’s a guy with amazing sand powers who has a deep moral struggle at his heart. The Shocker is an idiot wearing a quilt. Don’t @ me.
Mortal Kombat, Free
When I set out today, I was planning to give this update the coveted award. I mean, it has the version of Johnny Cage from the 1995 movie! What’s not to love? Some Linden Ashby action there! The guy with five hundred dollar sunglasses! Team him up with Klassic Movie Raiden for some extra-nice synergy. There are also some new Action Movie Towers to challenge, associated equipment, and a number of things to celebrate the game’s eighth anniversary. Wow, eight years? Yikes. Anyway, in the end this lost to actual Spider-Mans, and there is no shame in that. Still a great update.
Bloons TD 6, $6.99
Here’s a hot new update for the long-running and very popular Bloons TD 6. Check out the Beast Handler, who can command a variety of beasts in battle against the Bloons on your behalf. There are some new quests to tackle that will challenge you and help you learn more about some Monkey personalities. There’s a new Intermediate map named Polyphemus, and a bunch of other little tweaks and improvements to make the overall play experience better.
Subway Surfers, Free
I know when I think of Easter, I think of Edinburgh. You see, my brain operates heavily on alliteration, and they both start with E. Anyway, it’s an Easter celebration in Edinburgh for Subway Surfers. Tutti’s sister Frutti joins the crew, and all I can say is that their parents should be locked up. She has a new I-Scream Board, so see if you can’t get both for your collection. Callum has a new Pink Punk outfit, and there’s a fresh Mystery Hurdles challenge in Vancouver to tackle. Plenty to do as usual, in other words.
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!