Best iPhone Game Updates: ‘Diablo Immortal’, ‘Jet Dragon’, ‘finity’, ‘Hungry Shark World’, 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. I’m not going to lie, friends. The Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday is one of the driest of the year when it comes to updates, and this year is no exception to that. I’ve done my best to find some good ones, but you’ll have to forgive me if things are a little less exciting than usual. 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!

NBA 2K24 Arcade Edition, Alright, here we go. NBA 2K24 on Apple Arcade got an update last week, and it makes a lot of little additions to the game. You get roster updates, MyCourt 3v3 PVP, new City Edition uniforms, new endorsements and gear in MyCareer, and eight more Greatest of All-Time NBA players: Allen Iverson, Lebron James, Luka Doncic, Dikembe Mutombo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jerry West, Dominique Wilkins, and DeMar DeRozan. Looks like Goat Simulator isn’t the only game stacked with GOATs. Please clap.

Disney SpellStruck, You know, I’m actually kind of surprised Maleficent wasn’t in the game up until now. She seems like one of Disney’s main characters, for better or worse. Anyway, unlock her and put her Crawling Curse power to good use. There are some new daily Twinkles To-Dos to complete, and I choose to read that as ‘Disk Operating System’ despite that obviously not being the case. There are also some new stickers to collect, and a whole ton of bug fixes. So many the truck went beep-beep when it backed up. That’s serious!

finity., Oh, how am I going to make a long enough paragraph for this one? finity. is a great puzzle game on Apple Arcade, and I definitely recommend playing it if you have the means to. This update adds a new track for the Tempo mode, and that’s certainly welcome. The rest of the update is mainly concerned with bug fixes and small improvements here and there, which are quite welcome but don’t exactly make for good fodder for an article like this. Well, I’ve done my best. Check it out.

JET DRAGON, Jet Dragon is a game with a lot of rough edges, but there’s something interesting to it that compels me to recommend it to the open-minded. The latest version makes some huge additions. There’s a whole new scenario that serves as a sequel, plus some new racing content to enjoy. There’s a new challenge race with a level cap of 30, and a new super rival might appear in any given challenge race now. You can also win some new dragon enhancement items. Some UI adjustments have been made to make the game smoother to play, and there are also some bug fixes. This is probably the best of the lot this time, so here’s the coveted UMMSotW award winner for this week.

Star Traders: Frontiers, $6.99 Trese Brothers, I summon you! Save me from this quiet week with your inevitable updates! And here they are. Not a really big one, but the frequency of this developer’s updates combined with the age of this game means that’s no big surprise. There are two new components: Fuel Tank 5 and Fuel Tank 6. Some UI improvements in the Talent Display and Ship Alert sections, and a handful of fixes here and there. Look, if you have any interest in this kind of space trading game and haven’t tried this yet, you really ought to. This kind of work ethic deserves to be rewarded.

Toy Blast, Free Here’s one of our obligatory free-to-play matching puzzle update candidates for this week. Toy Blast is as good a pick as any, and it has fifty new levels for you to play. The theme this time seems to be something about renovating houses, and I suppose at this stage of the game it works well enough. It says something about choosing your favorite color to paint the houses, but I suspect that won’t really happen. Well, there it is. Moving right along.

Diablo Immortal, Free Hey, it’s everyone’s favorite Diablo game. Well, it’s certainly making plenty of money so maybe it is. Who am I to say? I’m just an internet clown. There’s some kind of limited time event called the Harvest Bounty that kicked off a little while ago, and I worry that it may be over as I type this. Well, I’m sure the Black Friday deals are still in effect. There are also some returning events to check out in case you missed something before. Bug fixes and enhancements too, of course. I’m looking back at this and it’s all so specific to last week that I’m not sure any of it is still applicable. Not much I can do about that, I guess. The nature of the round-up.

Minion Rush: Running game, Free I can’t believe this game is still so active and popular. I really couldn’t have imagined it ten years ago. Good for the development team, though. At any rate, this update sees the Minions hopping on a taco bus to get Catrina’s costume, hosting a fashion show in Italy, and gathering spoons in a Jelly Puzzle event. They really do get up to a lot, don’t they? Naturally there are pods to earn or buy that will give you a shot at some costumes for your favorite fellows. Carry on, then.

Royal Match, Free And here’s our other candidate for the obligatory free-to-play matching puzzle game update. Royal Match has one hundred new levels to play because it will not be beaten by the likes of Toy Blast. There’s a new area in the form of the Hangar, which is another very interesting location for a king to have in his castle. I’m sure King Robert will end up tripping and falling into a spinning propeller or something. It’s what he does.

Hungry Shark World, Free Oh, this one has some goodies in it. Splash Pass 6: Nature’s Grace offers plenty of cool rewards including the new Apex Manta Ray, Francis. Great name. Francis has some nifty psychic powers, it seems. He can use his Mind Dash to zip towards his prey, and his Psychic Pulse to zap nearby food. Not your average Manta Ray, in other words. There’s a new event called Ray’s Revenge that sounds promising, too. You have to fight to protect baby Manta Rays, and if that isn’t a job worth taking on I don’t know what is.

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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