Latest Apple Arcade additions go from gritty to silly

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With five more games, Apple Arcade has almost hit the 100 mark.
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Two just-released Apple Arcade titles demonstrate the wide variety offerings in this gaming service. The Mosaic is about escaping the dreadful loneliness of modern life, while Monomals features silly animal DJs having a music contest.

Apple also added three other titles to its service, two of which are platformers.

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Swordfight with terrorists or wash pigs in new Apple Arcade games

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Apple Arcade adds Fallen Knight, Hogwash, and more
Additions to Apple Arcade let you run around a barnyard as a muddy pig, or clobber legends of Slavic myth.
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Five newly released Apple Arcade games run the gamut from a side-scroller starring Lancelot wielding a laser sword all the way to a farmhand chasing down muddy pigs.

With these varied additions, Apple has almost reached the goal of 100 titles in its recently launched subscription gaming service.

One month in, I’m hooked on Apple Arcade [Review]

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I was sure I was going to cancel, but I'm actually enjoying Apple Arcade games quite a bit!
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I don’t consider myself much of a gamer, but the idea of games always seems to appeal to me. That’s why, when Apple Arcade launched, I activated my subscription to test the waters. My hope was that I’d get some clarity before it cost me anything to try.

Now, a month has passed, and I’ve got some mixed feelings about the service. Should I keep paying for it? Are its 100-plus games worth the monthly fee? Can I play it when and where I want? Get the lowdown in my Apple Arcade review.

Apple Arcade adds player-vs-player Pac-man and baseball games, plus three more titles

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Apple Arcade adds PvP Pac-man and baseball games
Among the new titles on Apple Arcade are an Escheresque game and one that’s right for Halloween.
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Apple is working hard to meet its goal of offering over 100 games in Apple Arcade. Five more have been added, bringing the total to almost 90.

The latest additions include Ballistic Baseball, Pac-man Party Royal, and several more.

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Apple Arcade is a great deal, but it might be time to drop out if it’s not right for you.
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Long-awaited Crossy Road sequel coming to Apple Arcade

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Long-awaited Crossy Road sequel coming to Apple Arcade
Coming soon to an Apple gaming subscription service near you.
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Hipster Whale’s 2015 game Crossy Road modified the Frogger concept for a modern audience. In doing so, it raked in massive amounts of money for an indie game: around $10 million in its first 90 days.

Now the company is back with a new game, Crossy Road Castle, that’s set to debut on Apple Arcade. Check out the trailer below.