Noodlecake’s Squiggle Drop () featuring more than 100 puzzles is the final new Apple Arcade release of January 2023. When Apple revealed the games for the month, I was very curious to see how Squiggle Drop would turn out. It seemed like a game I’d enjoy. Having spent a bit of time with it this morning, Squiggle Drop is lovely. It scratches the quick pickup and play puzzler itch and also has a bit of what I liked in the Scribblenauts games. I haven’t finished it, but the music is also a highlight so far. You can grab Squiggle Drop here on Apple Arcade.
Alongside Squiggle Drop, a few notable Apple Arcade games have gotten updates. Skate City takes you to Tokyo for Pro Skate Mode. This update brings in new collectibles in Tokyo, and has 60 new challenges. Warped Kart Racers adds in the Speedway Nights track, a new chapter to unlock Boomhauer, new rewards unlocked during multiplayer, and more. Episode XOXO brings in a few more chapters in the ongoing Game of Hearts story. Stitch. has added the Best Friends category with eight new hoops, 3 more patters, and removes the Flawless stitching bonus. Temple Run: Puzzle Adventure brings in a new Mirror Story, 60 new puzzles, and new tournaments.
The final update is Devolver Digital’s Cricket Through the Ages getting its first update in about a year. The update notes mention this release bringing in “A dramatic tale of one duck’s nefarious mission to destroy humanity! and the quantum scientists’ battle to save Cricket!”. With the updates done, check out our forum threads for Stitch. here, Episode XOXO here, Skate City here, Squiggle Drop here, Warped Kart Racers here,Temple Run: Puzzle Adventure here, and Cricket Through the Ages here. For all Apple Arcade related things, check out our dedicated Apple Arcade forum for discussion on the service and every game included here. What do you think of 2023’s first month of Apple Arcade?