Best iPhone Game Updates: ‘Minion Rush’, ‘Gear.Club Stradale’, ‘World of Tanks’, ‘Toy Blast’, 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. It’s a lot of familiar faces this time around, but we’ve got a few lesser-seen entries to round things out. What can I say? Some weeks are like that, and this is one of those. 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!

Subway Surfers, Free The Subway Surfers kids are off to another city, and this time it doesn’t have much to do with any holidays. The city in question is Chicago, where they will meet Spraybot and his new Tagger Board. Cleo’s also got a nice new outfit to earn. There are some special bundles in the shop for Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day, plus some special events that will take you to a few cities from past events. That seems fine enough for this time. Let the kids put their shoes up a little once in a while.

MARVEL SNAP, Free Marvel Snap got an update last week that probably looked small to the layperson, mainly adding a carousel to the Token Shop to display more cards at once. Those who play the game a little more seriously will know this update was actually swinging a pretty big nerf bat at some of the more overpowered decks in the game, an act which has seemingly had the desired effect. Sadly, it did not involve any new Spider-Mans, so no coveted award.

Minion Rush: Running game, Free It’s an odd thing, but I use Minion Rush as something of a chronological benchmark. One of my earliest reviews at TouchArcade was for this game, back when it was tie-in for Despicable Me 2. I’m rapidly coming up on ten years at the site, and this game is also getting close to its tenth birthday. I sometimes wonder which of us will blink first. I feel more and more that it will probably be me, as Minion Rush is forever. Anyway, new Thong and Punk costumes for the lads, plus special missions in Brazil and England. Long live King Bob!

World of Tanks Blitz - 3D War, Free Time for a grand-scale event in World of Tanks Blitz. This is another one that is pretty long in the tooth these days, isn’t it? Go out on the Big Boss Expedition and see if you can earn some big-pants rewards. The T26E3 Eagle 7 is waiting for those who manage to earn it, which is nice. Oh, another event. A cyber event? It’s called Neonscape. Probably using those colors used in every supposedly 1980s-inspired logo. Finally, you can head into the Gravity Force and Mad Games modes for some extra fun. Sure, that seems fine. Sorry, I’m not really playing this one much these days so it can be challenging to summon enthusiasm for the ol’ updates.

Disney Heroes: Battle Mode, Free Now this one is going to be an exercise in seeing how I can stretch an entire paragraph out of what is a rather cut-and-dry update. Really, I could just write four words here and it would suffice for detailing the bits of the update that are important for most of you, beyond the somewhat invisible bug fixes and performance improvements, but that wouldn’t work with the way we format our pages here on TouchArcade so I am forced write some nonsense here to maintain the look of the thing. Perhaps you read that, or perhaps you’ve already seen through my ruse. If you’re still reading, the four important words are: playable Abu from Aladdin.

Simon's Cat - Story Time, Let’s head into the Apple Arcade wing of this week’s updates with a look at the latest additions to Simon’s Cat: Story Time. As is ever the case, there are twenty-five new levels this week. There’s also a new side story that follows Mr. Potts as he tries to discover what Simon is up to and volunteers to house-sit. He doesn’t realize it, but Cat and Kitten are going to make things a lot rougher for him than he could have ever imagined. Sounds like a pretty good story, as matching puzzle games go anyway.

Gear.Club Stradale, This update does the obligatory racing game thing by including a new car, but the actual big part of this latest version is the addition of a whole new mode called Overtaking. It’s a challenge where you have a limited amount of time to reach the goal, and you can only do it by earning bonus time via overtaking other racers. Now that’s a tasty bottle of spice if I’ve ever tasted one. I mean, naturally people are going to play racing games for the main racing modes, but this kind of side content is nice for snacking on between the more involved bits. Add car tennis next! No, I have no idea how that would work, but I want car tennis!

Super Stickman Golf 3+, Mmm, I’m getting near the end of the article and I haven’t picked a coveted award winner yet. Will it be this one? I mean, ultimately this is just adding more courses to the game plus more Golf Bux. Five new courses, to be exact. Is that enough? That’s a lot, really. And I do love playing this game. Well… you know what, I’m going to do it. This is the coveted UMMSotW award winner for this week. That’s just how it is. With a Spider-Verse movie on the horizon I expect some big winners in the coming months, so we can slip one to games like this now and then.

Solitaire Stories, I am actually fairly impressed at how consistently this app updates and the level of content it usually brings in. The developer is really putting its whole butt into it. This one brings three new events: the Tulip Festival, the Farmer’s Market, and Birding, plus a remixed story in the form of Mr. Tubular. You know, in case you’re feeling like revisiting the winter season. There’s also a new Music Player mode where you can go to listen to the chill tunes of the game whenever you like. Good stuff.

Toy Blast, Free And we’ll close things off as we often do with the obligatory free-to-play matching puzzle game update of the week. It is Toy Blast, and it has the usual fifty new puzzle levels to play. The story explanation this time involves Rhino on some space mission to collect gemstones, but Mr. Alien wants to steal them. Hm. Rhino, if Mr. Alien happens to get his hands on them, don’t let him snap his fingers. That’s a Pro-Tip worth noting.

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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