Shake it with 'Samba de Amigo' and other new Apple Arcade games

Shake it with Samba de Amigo and other new Apple Arcade games


Coming to Apple Arcade in August:
Coming to Apple Arcade in August: Samba de Amigo: Party-to-Go plus three puzzle games.
Photo: Apple

Apple said Tuesday it will add four new games and more than 30 updates and events to Apple Arcade in August.

New games include a revival of Sega’s classic rhythm game Samba de Amigo: Party-To-Go, puzzle games Nekograms+ and Kingdoms: Merge & Build, and indie puzzle-remix game finity.

Samba de Amigo: Party-To-Go is coming soon to Apple Arcade with exciting new songs and a series first Story Mode only found on the service,” said Ian Curran, president and chief operating officer of Sega of America.

August brings 4 new games plus updates and events to Apple Arcade

The new games and updates add to Apple Arcade’s steadily growing arsenal of more than 200 games.

“Apple Arcade has been a great home to many of our hit franchises, including Sonic, Football Manager, and now Samba de Amigo,” Curran said.

“It’s given us an opportunity to focus on creating the best games for a whole new audience of mobile players, and we’re looking forward to seeing fans of the series and newcomers enjoy this modern take on one of our classic games,” he added.

Apple Arcade’s recently added titles include TMNT Splintered Fate, Cityscapes: Sim Builder, and Hello Kitty Island Adventure.

Apple also plans a special event

The special event runs August 4 through August 31.
The special event runs from August 4 through August 31.
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A back-to-school special event is also coming to Apple Arcade in the Crayola Create and Play+ app. Here’s how Apple described it:

This week, Crayola Create and Play+ is teaming up with Hasbro’s My Little Pony, PJ Masks, and Tonka for a special Back-to-School Style Squad event designed to encourage self-expression, creative confidence, and early educational skills. The event will run exclusively in Crayola Create and Play+ from August 4 to 31. Subscribers can check out the Recently Updated section on Apple Arcade to keep up to date on their favorite titles.

New Apple Arcade games available in August:

Check out the games with Apple Arcade’s descriptions below.

Nekograms+ (Hungry Sky) – August 8

"Nekograms+" is a puzzle game.
Nekograms+ is a puzzle game.
Photo: Apple

Get ready to jump into a wholesome and cozy adventure in this adorable cat puzzle game. Move cats and cushions around until each furry friend has found their ideal spot with the goal of making sure every adorable kitty is able to get to sleep. With 120 charming and engaging levels, players will cuddle up with more than 15 different cat breeds and explore three beautifully crafted worlds, while enjoying a soothing and original soundtrack.

Kingdoms: Merge & Build (Cherrypick Games) – August 18

"Kingdoms: Merge and Build" is another puzzle game.
Kingdoms: Merge & Build is another puzzle game.
Photo: Apple

Enjoy a soothing puzzle game experience blended with kingdom-building gameplay in this story-rich adventure. In the king’s absence, a mysterious power has destroyed the kingdom. Now it’s up to Prince Edward and his friends to rebuild the land and save its people. Players will merge unique items to gain resources to construct and renovate buildings and landmarks, complete quests, and uncover the mystery in order to restore the fallen kingdom to its former glory.

finity. (Seabaa) – August 25

"finity." is a new take on classic puzzle games.
New game finity. serves up a fresh take on classic puzzle games.
Photo: Apple

finity. is a minimalist, thoughtful, and handcrafted 2D game that remixes the best elements of iconic puzzle games to create a reimagined and satisfying puzzle experience. The game combines the skill and complexity of chess, the infinite replay value and flow of Tetris, and the satisfying feedback of the match-three genre to deliver a highly polished experience with depth and complexity that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

Samba de Amigo: Party-to-Go (Sega) – August 29

"Samba de Amigo: Party-to-Go" features songs exlusive to Apple Arcade.
Samba de Amigo: Party-to-Go features songs exclusive to Apple Arcade.
Photo: Apple

Get up and shake it on the go in this vibrant rhythm action game. A revival of SEGA’s classic rhythm game series, which has players shaking maracas to the beat, Samba de Amigo: Party-To-Go is a modern sequel to the popular 2000’s franchise. The game features three songs found only on Arcade — PSY’s “DADDY (feat. CL),” Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory,” and “The Walker” from Fitz and the Tantrums — along with an exclusive series first Story Mode, where players join Amigo on his quest to reclaim music.

Get it on Apple Arcade

Samba de Amigo and other games are available on Apple Arcade. You can play most across iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

Apple Arcade is available for $4.99 per month with a one-month free trial. Customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV receive three months of Apple Arcade for free.

Find it on Apple Arcade


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