Apple Arcade gained a batch of new games today for the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac.

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The latest titles available include real-time player-versus-player baseball game "Ballistic Baseball," gravity-based puzzle game "Manifold Garden," the classic "PAC-MAN Party Royale," and horror-themed game "Things That Go Bump." Ballistic Baseball is not yet available on the Mac, but should be soon.

Watch the trailers and gameplay videos below:





Gameloft sent us details about Ballistic Baseball:

Ballistic Baseball is a real-time multiplayer experience allowing to play against friends in Player versus Player online duels. Players see and react to their opponent’s actions, all in real time. Further expanding the field of players is robust cross-platform play, allowing players on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Apple TV to play against the other and to track progress as they switch devices. Unique achievements and balanced matchmaking have also been implemented to create a fun and competitive experience.

Including five new games added last week, Apple Arcade now has 84 games available for iOS and tvOS, and 76 on macOS.

Apple Arcade is Apple's new subscription-based gaming service, providing iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac users with access to dozens of games with no in-app purchases or ads for $4.99 per month, with a one-month free trial available. The service first launched September 19.

Top Rated Comments

fredrik9 Avatar
18 months ago
Guess I'll save my free month until they have added at least a 100 games.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Simmias Avatar
18 months ago
More cartoony, kid friendly, whimsical garbage. Cancelled my trial after a week because the games did nothing for me. I’m not even a hardcore gamer. Just don’t like the aesthetics and shallow gameplay of Apple Arcade.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
opeter Avatar
18 months ago
I don't understand, what is wrong with you people. The service is called Apple Arcade. You see the word "Arcade"? Do you remember the time when "insert coin" arcade games and machines (pinball/flipper) were on the scene?

Most of these arcade (video) games could be finished in an hour or even half of that, but only if you were good enough at playing or had enough coins if not.

The point of this service is to entertain you in short bursts/intervals. Similar to the old Arcades where you had more arcade machines to choose from. If you got tired of one, you went to the other and tried your luck there.

That is, why I hope, that they will make some games similar to these "insert coin" arcade machines.
Like some brawlers or beat'm ups (similar to Golden Axe, Alien vs. Predator and such).

The about the party games... Apple Arcade was also made for co-op or party gameplay in mind*. And it seems Pac-man Party Royale is following this idea. And for 2 or more people to have some fun for I don't know 30 minutes, this seems great. Look at the comments beneath the Youtube Trailer, how many people are asking for and Android version!

* This is cheaper, than buying an gaming console (not to say about the prices of the games for them). Why? Because most of you have at least one Apple device. Or more.

Apple Arcade is here for entertain people in a casual way. You only have 15-20 minutes? Bam! You find, choose and play something for that long.

Oh, and don't have high hopes for any big AAA titles on this service! At least not in the foreseeable future.

***

I personally really hope, that this service will come in the future to other platforms aswell (Android, Windows OS, maybe Linux OS).
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dazed Avatar
18 months ago

I see Apple Arcade as the future of gaming. An end to IAP and pay to win.
I hope so. IAP needs to die and the sooner the better.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
4jasontv Avatar
18 months ago
Do we know how these game developers are paid? Does Apple track how frequently you play each game or if it’s just installed? Do developers get paid a minimum just for making the game available? What about during the free trial?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dumastudetto Avatar
18 months ago
I see Apple Arcade as the future of gaming. An end to IAP and pay to win.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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