The first Apple Arcade games for 2024 have begun rolling out worldwide including two Apple Arcade Originals and one App Store Great. Alongside the new releases, a few notable game updates have also gone live today. The previously-delayed Cornsweeper () is now available bringing a blend of the classic gameplay with a new aesthetic and good music. I played a bit of it, and it feels quite good, but has a few interface issues right now on iPhone at least. You can download it here on Apple Arcade. Alongside that, we have Bandai Namco Entertainment’s Tamagotchi Adventure Kingdom () arrive on Apple Arcade as an adventure game featuring Tamagotchi friends, customization, many locations in the world of Tamagotchi, and more.
The App Store Great for the month (seemingly) is Blackjack by MobilityWare+ that arrives with no in app purchases or additional purchases required. This means unlimited play with free chips, new travel tables, and more. You can download it here on Apple Arcade. Alongside the new games, Red Games Co’s Crayola and Solitaire Stories have been updated. The former has you ringing in the new year with the Winter Rainbow Rush, Crayola Creativity Week, and the Year of the Dragon celebrations. Solitaire Stories promises a new year of Solitaire with new stories, skills, and more. This includes the new Grown Ups story, Aurora Borealis event, Kitties and Caviar event, and Vault Events feature. With the updates and new releases done, check out our forum threads for Cornsweeper here, Tamagotchi Adventure Kingdom here, and Blackjack by MobilityWare+ here. For all Apple Arcade things, check out our dedicated Apple Arcade forum for discussion on the service and every game included here. What do you think of the games and updates in 2023?