'NUTS' and 'Spire Blast' Arrive on Apple Arcade

"NUTS - A Surveillance Mystery" and "Spire Blast" are the latest games to join Apple Arcade's expanding library.

NUTS is a single-player surveillance mystery game set in a remote forest, where players are tasked with discovering what a group of squirrels are hiding. Through carefully laying out equipment, recording the squirrels' movements, analyzing their behavior, and reporting findings, players can uncover their hidden secrets.

With a bold visual style, full voice acting, careful pacing, and unusual gameplay mechanics, NUTS aims to offer something different.

Spire Blast is a colorful, family-friendly puzzle game that challenges players to topple towers using a system of matching and powerups.

Take a step into the colorful world of Spire Blast. With your ever hungry dragon companion collapse numerous mysterious towers of all shapes and sizes that have risen all over the kingdom.

Test your wits and skills, use all the tools at your disposal and you will emerge victorious!

NUTS - A Surveillance Mystery and Spire Blast are available now on ‌Apple Arcade‌, for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

Top Rated Comments

Simmias Avatar
16 weeks ago
Apple Arcade's dedication to mind-numbing mediocrity is admirable.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
k2director Avatar
16 weeks ago
So many Apple Arcade games (like NUTS) look like they were made to please the game developers, not a big audience. They have an "indie", offbeat vibe to them, and let the game developers be "creative" but the games don't seem to appeal to the mass market.

Has Apple had a single hit game that drives people to the Arcade platform? I can't think of one. Maybe management should focus on that for a while...

Apple TV feels similar, btw....
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
timsutcliffe Avatar
16 weeks ago
They both require macOS 11. Interesting that that has become a requirement so quickly.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rand0mUs3r Avatar
16 weeks ago
Is it me or do many of the Apple Arcade games tend to have poor reviews? Most I come across seem to be in the 3s.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
peglegjack Avatar
16 weeks ago

I signed up for the extended free period & I haven’t touched it once. Can’t be bothered connecting a controller to my Apple TV to try any of the new games & gaming on my phone is a non-starter for me - it’s annoying to play on a touchscreen and not fun.

I hate how the App Store is filled with crappy micro transaction non-games. I don’t understand why customers made it popular to download a free game & spend a lot of money on crap, yet refuse to spend that same money on an actual game on the App Store to download to begin with - it’s mind boggling. It’s made the console online stores fill with crap too.

I do have a Nintendo Switch & PS5, so I’ll just play proper games on those. Thank god Nintendo has pulled out of making mobile games.
Apple made a service for people like you who hate what mobile gaming has become. It’s not their fault that you won’t try it.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alexhardaker Avatar
16 weeks ago
I signed up for the extended free period & I haven’t touched it once. Can’t be bothered connecting a controller to my Apple TV to try any of the new games & gaming on my phone is a non-starter for me - it’s annoying to play on a touchscreen and not fun.

I hate how the App Store is filled with crappy micro transaction non-games. I don’t understand why customers made it popular to download a free game & spend a lot of money on crap, yet refuse to spend that same money on an actual game on the App Store to download to begin with - it’s mind boggling. It’s made the console online stores fill with crap too.

I do have a Nintendo Switch & PS5, so I’ll just play proper games on those. Thank god Nintendo has pulled out of making mobile games.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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