Splitter Critters+ is coming to Apple Arcade this Friday!

Splitter Critters Apple Arcade
Splitter Critters Apple Arcade (Image credit: RAC7 Games)

What you need to know

  • Apple Arcade is getting another App Store great this Friday.
  • Splitter Critters+ will be available for download on iPhone and iPad in just a few days.

Popular App Store Great Splitter Critters is coming to Apple Arcade under the name Splitter Critters+ this Friday, Apple has confirmed to iMore.

The new game is set to tick all those nostalgia boxes for those of us who played it the first time around, with the title coming to iPad and iPhone on Friday, December 10.

Being an Apple Arcade game, Splitter Critters+ will be completely free of in-app purchases and ads and will be a free download for all Apple Arcade subscribers. Priced at $4.99 per month, the game subscription service is great value and is also available as part of the Apple One subscription bundle, too.

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Split the world with a swipe of your finger and then rearrange it to guide critters back to their spaceship. Explore colorful planets full of danger, challenging puzzles, and innovative mechanics that will make you think in new ways. The immersive soundscapes of each world, best experienced with headphones, set the tone for your journey.

The original Splitter Critters was awarded the iPhone Game of the Year in 2017, while it also won an Apple Design Award in the very same year. When I say this is an App Store Great, that isn't just a title — it's a fact! You can download Splitter Critters+ from the App Store this Friday.

If you want to upgrade your Apple Arcade gaming experience, check out our list of the best game controllers for mobile gaming. Not all games make great use of controllers of course, but those that do are real gems because of it.

Oliver Haslam

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.