Game Update Roundup: Valentine’s Day 2016 Edition

By Brandy Shaul Comment

Airport City

With Valentine’s Day coming up this weekend, many mobile and Facebook game developers have released updates for their games to celebrate the season of love.

For instance, EA Mobile released the Valenbrainz event in Plants vs. Zombies 2, which includes 11 new Valentine’s Day-themed levels, as well as themed zombies, collectible costumes and a premium plant.

Here’s a look at some of the additional games which have been updated for Valentine’s Day 2016.

Airport City (Free on iOS, Android, Amazon, Windows Phone, Facebook) – Players of this airport management and city-building game from Game Insight can complete the new ‘On the Wings of Love’ event, which follows a love story between an air traffic controller and a flight attendant. The update includes new buildings and collections, as well as new ‘romantic’ flights.

2020 My Country

2020: My Country (Free on iOS, Android, Amazon, Windows Phone, Facebook) – In this city-bulding game from Game Insight, players can help Cupid organize a wedding. Users can complete jobs to earn romantic gifts, and will be able to share items with friends. The game has also been updated with new buildings and decorations. Players who complete the Valentine’s Day event will earn CountryBucks, the game’s premium currency.

Build a Kingdom (Free on iOS, Android, Facebook) – In this medieval city-building game from Game Insight, players can help Cupid get back in shape by defeating new monsters like the Hornet, Black Widow and Fire Wolf. Players can purchase new weapons in Cupid’s Shop, and can collect quest items to help Cupid train.

Mirrors of Albion

Mirrors of Albion (Free on iOS, Android, Amazon, Windows Phone, Facebook) – In this hidden object game from Game Insight, players will help the people of Albion create a Valentine’s Day card and help a bride and groom get married. As part of this event, players will need to investigate evil gifts which have been left around town.

The Tribez

The Tribez (Free on iOS, Android, Amazon, Windows Phone, Facebook) – In this tropical city-building game from Game Insight, players can collect Valentine’s Day cards which have been hidden in baskets with flowers. If players collect enough cards, they can exchange them for items like the Candy Vase, the Symbol of Love and the Wedding Tree.

High School Story Valentine's Day

High School Story (Free on iOS, Android, Amazon) – Until February 16, players of this high school simulation game from Pixelberry Studios can set up dates with new All-Star characters, including heartthrob Logan and country girl Hannah. The game has been given a new look for Valentine’s Day, and players can dress their characters in new themed outfits. Finally, players can complete new Valentine’s Day-themed quest sets.

Hollywood U Rising Stars Valentine's Day

Hollywood U: Rising Stars (Free on iOS, Android, Amazon) – Until February 23, players of this college simulation game from Pixelberry Studios can add Romantic Leads and Fanfiction characters to their game. The game has also been updated with new love-inspired A-Listers including Cupid. Players can become a matchmaker with Cupid in a new quest called ‘Shot Through the Heart.’

Final Fantasy Record Keeper

Final Fantasy: Record Keeper (Free on iOS, Android) – Until 7 p.m. on February 11, players of this Final Fantasy game from DeNA and Square Enix can go to the game’s Facebook page and ‘like’ one of three in-game prizes they’d like to receive. The most popular gift will be given to all players on February 14.

Crusaders of the Lost Idols Valentine's Day

Crusaders of the Lost Idols (Free on Facebook) – On February 12, this clicker or idle game from Codename Entertainment will receive the Merci’s Mix-Up event, which will include five new objectives for players to complete in Super Love Land. Players will complete these events using a heart formation for their Crusaders. This event features two new Crusaders to unlock: Rocky the Rockstar, and Sally the Succubus. The Merci’s Mix-Up event will be available until February 23.

Game of Dice

Game of Dice (Free on iOS, Android) – This Monopoly-style digital board game from Joycity has been updated with Mary’s Valentine’s Edition Hologram cards, which have an effect on gameplay when used. An additional Valentine’s Day event will launch in the game on February 12.

Bingo Adventure Valentine's Day

Bingo Adventure (Free on Facebook, Android) – This bingo game from Grampus has been updated with a new Valentine’s Day room, which is available to players level eight and above. The room features blackout bingo, so players must daub every number on a single card with a heart to win. Players can receive coins, experience points and other in-game items by playing in the Valentine’s Day room.

Wakfu Raiders (Free on iOS, Android) – From February 12 to February 14, players of this RPG from gumi Inc. can shop for rare items and equipment in the Valentine Mega Sweet Sale, and can also purchase special Valentine’s Day items using gems.

Brave Frontier (Free on iOS, Android) – From February 12 to February 17, gumi Inc.’s RPG will allow players to summon two new characters from the Summoning Gate: Randolph and Ravenna. The two warriors awoke on their wedding day to find their future spouse had been murdered, and are now on a quest for revenge.

Cooking Mama Let's Cook Valentine's Day

Cooking Mama Let’s Cook (Free on iOS, Android) – This cooking game from Office Create has been updated with a Valentine’s Day pack, which includes two recipes: Valentine Cookies and Heart Ganache. The pack costs $0.99, and also includes visual changes for the game’s kitchen and more.

Order & Chaos 2: Redemption (Free on iOS, Android, Windows) – This MMORPG from Gameloft has been updated with a special festival, which includes new daily quests. The festival encourages users to grow flowers in their private Flower Garden and send them to other players for a chance to receive prizes. Players can track their progress on event-specific leaderboards for things like ‘most flowers sent,’ ‘most flowers received’ and ‘most flowers harvested.’

Despicable Me: Minion Rush (Free on iOS, Android, Windows) – This endless runner from Gameloft has been updated with the Romance for All mission, which sees players help the Minions collect ingredients to help Dr. Nefario create a love potion to release on the city. Players can collect roses, Valentine’s Day cards and chocolates as they run, and have a chance to unlock the Cupid Minion Costume during this event.

Dragon Mania Legends (Free on iOS, Android, Windows) – During the month of February, players of this dragon breeding game from Gameloft have the chance to breed the new Love Dragon. The Love Dragon is also available to purchase instantly with premium currency.

Hoppy Naut

Hoppy Naut (Free on iOS, Android; $0.99 on Amazon) – This side-scrolling endless runner from shark apps has been updated with a new visual theme for Valentine’s Day.

Dragonvale (Free on iOS, Android, Amazon) – Until February 15, players of this dragon breeding game from Backflip Studios can complete the new Gathering of Roses event, which includes five new Aura Dragons: Delight Dragon, Ire Dragon, Melancholy Dragon, Serenity Dragon and Surprise Dragon. The update also includes a new Aura Dragon Habitat, Valentine’s Day-themed decorations and a new island theme. As part of this event, players can enter their dragons into the Vale-N-Tine Victorium to earn roses, and can trade roses for prizes at the Rose Depot.

Snoppy's Town Tale Valentine's Day

Peanuts: Snoopy’s Town Tale (Free on iOS, Android, Amazon) – This city-building game from Activision Publishing and Pixowl has been updated with 13 new themed character animations, like picking flowers and eating chocolates. Players can open gift boxes in their city to earn prizes each day, and can craft new items for a limited time. The update features 23 new buildings and decorations, like the Swan Lake, Kissing Booth and Giant Teddy Bear. If players complete this event before it ends, they’ll receive ‘The Love Machine’ for their town.

Guitar Hero Live Valentine's Day

Guitar Hero Live (Free on iOS) – From Activision and FreeStyleGames, this music rhythm game has been updated with two new premium shows featuring love-themed songs from multiple decades. In total, the update includes six new songs, including You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi and The Reason by Hoobastank, among others. From February 12 to February 15, players can purchase Play Token bundles, as well as the Hero Cash skip requirement for the Valentine’s Day premium shows for 50 percent off.

Languinis

Languinis (Free on Android) – This match-three puzzle and word game from VRTRON and Tilting Point has been updated with Valentine’s Day-themed playing symbols and other visual changes. This event runs through February 20.

Clue Bingo Valentine's Day

Clue Bingo (Free on iOS, Android) – In this Clue-themed bingo game from Storm8, the Bedroom, Gazebo and Courtyard bingo rooms have been given a new look for Valentine’s Day, with the rooms including clues about a ‘tryst gone bad.’

Bakery Story 2 Valentine's Day

Bakery Story 2 (Free on iOS, Android) – This bakery simulation game from Storm 8 has been updated with two Valentine’s Day-themed quest events, and one chocolate-themed event. Each of these events will allow players to unlock new recipes, like Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Red Velvet Cupcakes, among others. Players can unlock new decorations and prizes for their bakery during these events, like Cupid the Kitty, a Dog Kissing Booth, a Chocolate Fountain and a Valentine’s Day teddy bear.

Frozen Frenzy Mania Valentine's Day

Frozen Frenzy Mania (Free on iOS, Android) – This match-three puzzle game from Storm8 has been updated with a Valentine’s Day region, which features a love story between Piper the Penguin and Willy the Mammoth. This update includes a new ‘Busy Bees’ obstacle, challenging players to defeat the Caramel Critter that flies around the board spreading caramel.

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