Best iPhone Game Updates: ‘AFK Arena’, ‘Genshin Impact’, ‘Homescapes’, and More

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. And what a week it was, eh? Okay, nothing really special in the world of updates, but who doesn’t love those weeks with holidays in them? Not that I took one, because I am tirelessly working on new articles for all of you. It took some digging this week, but I found some nifty updates for you to check out. 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!

Farmside, Well, let’s start things off with… I’m not going to call it a bang, but it’s a decent enough starting point. Farmside might not be quite up to some other farming games, but if you’ve got an Apple Arcade subscription you don’t have much to lose here. This update brings some new main quests to the game, makes some visual changes to animal buildings, and fixed up a few weird bugs and progression blockers. Not bad.

WHAT THE GOLF?, Not a lot of Apple Arcade updates this week, but there is one more in the bag I want to look at. What The Golf? is an absurd game, so I suppose it would make sense for it to pay homage to the delightfully silly Among Us at some point. There’s a whole new episode to play here that was inspired by the game, and one can only imagine how that might be interpreted into the zany world of golf. I’ll give this the coveted UMMSotW award for this week, and this time the ‘S’ stands for ‘sus‘.

MARVEL Puzzle Quest: Hero RPG, Free I always forget to check in on this game, which is weird because I’m normally all over Marvel stuff. It also updates pretty regularly, too. I need to leave myself a note or something. Anyway, this update has some Comic Cover Swaps for you to check out, plus a new support named Hellfire Club. That seems to be the main points of the thing, but feel free to pop into the game to see what else is in store.

Disney Magic Kingdoms, Free Last time we had Encanto, and this time we’re going a little further back in the history of the House of Mouse. All the way back to Bambi, in fact. This time Faline and the Great Prince of the Forest are making the scene, so watch where you step in the park. Season 4 has also arrived in the game, bringing in new content from Mulan and Winnie the Pooh. Finish those tasks and reap the rewards.

Homescapes, Free Here’s the obligatory free-to-play matching puzzle game update of the week, with a look in on Austin and pals as they kick off a mysterious festival full of intrigue. There’s also a gourmet tour going on, plus a new story chapter and a few other goodies. I really hate how the ads for this game poke at other games for misleading gameplay in ads. Buddy, you’re the king of misleading gameplay in ads. Better shore up those glass walls a bit better before you start throwing stones like a classless ruffian. Austin would never.

#DRIVE, Free HASHTAGDRIVE or POUNDSIGNDRIVE or whatever is actually a surprisingly tricky game to search on the Internet. Ironic, I suppose. At any rate, its newest update is actually a little older than a week, but I decided to include it because I wanted a racing or driving game in here. It features six new cars, and they’re all rather goofy if you ask me. Which you did not. Hm. Strike that last comment from the record, please. You also get some of those tasty bug fixes and improvements, and those are welcome no matter how many days old they might be.

Genshin Impact, Free Probably the actual biggest update of the week, if I’m not being silly. Unfortunately, I am always being silly. Even now. Honk. The Parade of Providence update adds new characters Baizhu and Kaveh, two new areas, some new stories and artifacts, and a new weapon named Jadefall’s Splendor. The Genius Invokation TCG has also seen some updates, with new cards and a new replay feature. A big game that just keeps on getting bigger, in more ways than one.

AFK Arena, Free Been a hot minute since I looked in on the best RPG for busy me, and I’m nothing if not busy today. So yes, new heroes. Part of the crossover thing it’s doing with an anime whose name does not immediately spring to mind because I am getting old. All the usual things that come with new characters, of course. There are also some new challenges to take on, some balance adjustments, a few UI tweaks, a new hero union, and more. I feel like this game updates so often that you’d need to have a fair bit of free time to keep up with it. Wait, is this really the best RPG for busy me? I may have to investigate.

ANOTHER EDEN, Free Somehow I always end up pairing this one with AFK Arena when it comes to these update round-ups. They are both RPGs that start with the letter A, so there really isn’t anything I can do about it. Fate and all that. This update adds Wanderer in the Vortex Chapter 5 to play, plus an assortment of encounters. Mariel’s Extra Style is available, among others. Fire it up and see what’s what as the sixth anniversary celebrations continue.

Vampire Survivors, Free I’m not even going to be sassy and put this in the title of the article this time. Call it balancing out the karma from last time. And hey, I could use something that isn’t another gacha game update. This latest version adds in support for the new Tides of the Foscari DLC, plus one new unlock for the Seal II power-up. There are also four new music tracks to enjoy, so get to enjoying them. It would be sad if the developer added them in and no one listened, after all.

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!

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