Hello everyone and welcome to the week! It’s time again to look back at the notable updates over the past seven days. We have a few games here that we don’t include that often, so I hope it has a refreshing lemon-lime flavor that will help you start your week off right. Of course, you can keep an eye out for updates yourself with AppShopper or by participating in the MCM Gaming forums. This weekly round-up is just here to let you know about the things you may have missed. Here we go!
Jetpack Joyride, Free Put the phasers on … sigh … put the phasers on for fun in this new update to Jetpack Joyride. Hey, we actually have a completely new event here. It’s based on Star Trek, which I think is as good a draft license as any other. I am waiting here for my Rocketeer event. There are fan-favorite characters from different series, a new Starfleet mech (Starfleet has a mech?) And a Starship jetpack. These are all event rewards. There is also a Phaser Jetpack, a Borg Cube Jetpack, four new vehicle skins, plus a new SAM and four new backgrounds to keep forever. And yes, to get your hands on most of it, you’ll need to open your wallet. This is the business now.
PicoPico – 8-Bit Retro Games, Free A new update to PicoPico usually means new games, and this time it’s no different. Five new Famicom titles are making up the scene, and while they are not the most popular titles, an addition to such a library is welcome. Data East Golf Club: Birdie Rush, Great Monster Debrass, Little Magic and Soccer League: Winners Cup have been added along with Gorby no Pipeline Daisakusen by Compile and Tokuma Shoten. Well, something like that. Mikhail Gorbachev’s picture and name were scrubbed very clumsily by him in some places. Kind of amusing. There are a couple of other improvements, including a schedule that shows you which games are free to play on which days. Note that the games are generally still in Japanese, so some of them can be a little tricky to play if you don’t understand the language.
The Sims ™ Mobile, Free It’s wild how EA kept juggling two free Sims apps on the App Store but couldn’t even maintain a fantastic Mirror’s Edge game. Well The new update for this update mainly affects the winter season, in which the Winter Wonderland Treasure Hunt is right in the middle. Some cool new winter decorations are available. The other event is the Charming Crafts Sweet Treat Showdown, where you can earn a strange collection of items including a vintage mannequin, a knitting rocking chair and a sewing table. Okay.
Real Racing 3, Free New Car Time, all together. It’s the McLaren 765LT, and it’s damn fast. You have to be faster if you want to add it to your collection as you have to be ahead of the curve at a new event. If you can’t get this one, you can try and earn the Lamborghini Essenza SCV12, a rare and stylish hypercar. The Formula 1 season ends with two more Grand Prix events, some other Lamborghini events, and some new series that you can unlock by fully upgrading the Aston Martin Valkyrie and Chevy Corvette C6.R GT2. There is a lot to do but can you clear some of it up and claim the prizes? Good luck.
PUBG MOBILE – RUNIC POWER, Free It’s been a bit since the last update for PUBG Mobile that its cool metro crossover event gave the familiar action a cool new flavor. This new version goes in a completely different direction and goes into the realm of fantasy. It describes it as rune power and allows you to use special runes to activate amazing powers. There is another chapter of Metro Royale on the horizon too, and this update has some of the pieces for that. In fact, there is quite a bit in this update that won’t be seen for a while. So it seems that PUBG Mobile gamers can look forward to some cool new stuff in the coming weeks.
Rules of Survival, Free We can also take a look at another reasonably popular game in the genre and see what Rules of Survival are up to. The answer is: not so much this time. The biggest new addition is the weapons archive, which allows you to view and compare different weapons. To this end, weapon and skill rankings have been added to the game, with players who reach particularly high skill levels receiving a limited-time title as Weapon King. Honestly, that sounds less like royalty than a rundown gun shop in the bad part of town, but okay. Some bug fixes round things off here, just like they do.
TEPPEN, free version 3.0.0, what? That’s a big, round number. What does this mean for the card fighter Teppen? Apparently a new set of cards with a Sengoku Basara theme, The Battle of Amatsu no Kuni, as well as the new hero Oichi. She is Nobunaga Oda’s little sister, so … be nice. You don’t want this guy after you. Some UI elements have been tweaked to make the experience easier for everyone, and a new leaderboard match is planned. And that seems to be the lot, which results in a rather reluctant update given the large version number it’s been assigned. Well, I think that’s the way it goes sometimes.
ANOTHER EDEN, Free Another pretty routine update to the excellent Another Eden, but I suppose new content is new content. And in this case, that new content is a new character named Yukino who arrives with a new fateful encounter. There is also a new achievement that gives you a sacred prayer as a reward for clearing chapter 10 of the main story. You will get success even if you have already completed this chapter before this update. So don’t worry if you are ahead of the game. You will not be punished for your commitment. However, you will be punished for your frankly shocking lack of pants. Look, I know there’s no one around, but I’ve got a little dignity.
Gardenscapes, free Valentine’s Day is coming in a couple of weeks, and I think Gardenscapes is going there with its latest update. The romantic season starts at the end of the month and you can get all the rewards of the season with the Golden Ticket. Yes, even the free puzzle games are now selling season tickets. In any case, the idea is to create a nice romantic mood in the garden to arrange a perfect date. There is another event called Flaming Hearts that gives you rewards for certain achievements and a BBQ competition that kind of takes you one step closer to finding out what happened to Calvadori. A first class drama, no doubt.
The Battle Cats, Free The Battle Cats is a strange and funny game about different cats that are engaged in battles and maybe show the futility of war. At least the futility of war among long cats. Anyway, a new collaboration event in the game starts today. Well, not brand new. It’s the return of the Street Fighter V: Championship Edition event where you can play with Sagat, Vega, Balrog, M. Bison, and E. Honda. There are some new things in this event, so it is not exactly the same as the previous one. Take a look and see what’s what. For the combination of bizarre cats and the Street Fighter characters, I’ll be giving away the coveted UMMSotW prize this week.
This concludes the important updates of the last week. I am sure I missed some. Please don’t hesitate to comment below and let everyone know if you think something should be mentioned. As usual, important updates this week will likely have their own messages, and I’ll be back next Monday to round up and fill in the blanks. Have a great week!