Apple has revealed a list of games that are leaving its subscription Apple Arcade service in the near future. Found under the heading "Leaving Arcade Soon", the list provides a counterpoint to the "Coming Soon" section highlighting upcoming new games. Just like other subscription services, content can come and go depending on licensing requirements and developers' commitment to the platform.
The Oregon Trail video game has a new incarnation on Apple Watch. This stand-alone step tracker is a fun way to see just how far your real-world steps would get you on the trail. While you can't tap the space bar to shoot at fauna, the Apple Watch-only title traces your progress each day by linking with Apple Health. Each section of the trail appears on the Apple Watch along with statistics and trivia.
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.