What you need to know
- Roundguard has a big new update in the App Store.
- The new Roundguard update adds two new modes including Encore, designed for playing after your main run.
Roundguard, a game that's exactly what you'd get if you mixed Peggle with a roguelike RPG, has a big new update available for download in the App Store. The release adds new Endless and Encore modes and a whole lot more.
The update, which is part of Apple Arcade and will require a subscription to download, is playable on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV and includes a raft of changes that include fixes and tweaks — including adding +1- to the Warrior's starting health. Changes have also been made to the amount of health added after picking up some level-ups, too.
Alongside those improvements, developer Wonderbelly Games has also added a new Encore mode that's designed to add longevity to the game after completing a normal run. A new Endless mode is also part of the update.
The main additions include:
- Win a normal run to unlock Encore mode, which adds difficulty ranks with new trials to master!
- New bosses to fight at the end of each Act!
- Unique Sideshows for each hero with wild effects!
- The Wheel of Woes will surprise you with every spin!
- 5 new Relics, including one that unlocks Endless Mode!
- New enemies, balance improvements, accessibility settings, and more!
Unlike so many apps and games, Roundguard actually includes a very detailed release note that can be read in the App Store now. That's also where you'll go to download Roundguard (opens in new tab) if you don't already have it, too. Everyone else will see the update available for download via the usual App Store update mechanism.
Still wondering whether Roudnguard is for you? Check out our comprehensive Roundguard review to answer that question once and for all. Spoiler: it is!
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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