Nintendo has stopped selling in-app diamonds for its puzzle game Dr. Mario World. The company announced that the app is officially discontinued and gameplay will cease functioning on November 1, 2021. On that date, the game will show players a notification before it shuts off forever.
Atari will release a mobile version of Missile Command for the title's 40th anniversary. The revamped game looks familiar to anyone who has played the 1980 original. However, instead of a track ball, the game will be optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Missile Command: Recharged will also debut on Android devices when it launches later this spring.
Nintendo announced big news for the second-ranked racing game in the App Store. Real-time multiplayer comes to Mario Kart Tour on Sunday, March 8th. The feature was limited to beta testing in December and will launch for all users next week. Players can race against others worldwide to raise their grade in Standard Races and Gold Races.
Apple Arcade is Apple's video game service that launched in the fall. A five dollar monthly subscription gets you access to tons of games, which can be quite addictive for youngsters and adults alike as we've seen with the recent Fortnite craze. If you don't want your kid playing games all day long or playing with other people online or making inn-app purchases, Screen Time will let you set these restrictions.
Apple Arcade offers unlimited access to over 100 titles with a free trial and monthly subscription. Most titles support the use of a gaming controller, which brings the Apple Arcade experience closer to that of dedicated gaming consoles. Even regular App Store games can be easier to play with a controller, instead of touching the screen or using the Apple TV remote.