Mobile Game Roundup: Halloween 2016 Edition

Here's a look at some of the mobile games that have been updated for Halloween in 2016.

As Halloween quickly approaches, many mobile game developers have released Halloween-themed updates for their games.

For instance, EA Mobile released a Treehouse of Horror update in The Simpsons: Tapped Out, which allows users to help Lisa film a horror movie in Springfield.

EA Mobile also released a Halloween update in The Sims FreePlay, which allows users to complete a “Night of the Candy Monsters” quest. The Night of the Candy Monsters quest was also part of the game’s Halloween update in 2015.

In addition, EA Mobile released six new Halloween-themed items in SimCity BuildIt. These items include a Graveyard, a Scary Carousel and a Mansion of Horror.

Elsewhere, Niantic announced the upcoming release of a Halloween update in Pokemon Go, which will allow players to earn extra Pokemon Candy and encounter more “spooky” Pokemon for a limited time. The Pokemon Go Halloween update will take place from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1.

Finally, Bethesda released a Halloween update in Fallout Shelter, which allows users to win Halloween-themed outfits as quest rewards. Users will also be able to unlock “spooky” new room themes for a limited time.

Here’s a look at some of the additional mobile games that have been updated with Halloween-themed content this year.

Oz: Broken Kingdom (Free on iOS, Android) – This role-playing game (RPG) from Nexon and This Game Studio has received an “October Festive” update, which allows users to unlock a new hero for their teams named Jack Pumpkinhead. Players can unlock Jack by collecting enough prisms in the game’s Rainbow Road mode or by tossing special Jack Coins into a fountain. Each Jack Coin costs 250 emeralds to purchase, and players aren’t guaranteed to receive Jack when they toss a Jack Coin. Jack has 20 unlockable abilities, including the game’s first “Legendary” ability.

Trivia Crack Halloween

Trivia Crack (Free on iOS, Android) – This multiplayer trivia game from Etermax features a new Halloween machine that will allow users to collect special cards that feature characters dressed up as witches, skeletons, vampires and monsters. This Halloween machine will be available until Nov. 3.

Trivia Crack Kingdoms Halloween

Trivia Crack Kingdoms (Free on iOS, Android, Amazon) – This multiplayer trivia game from Etermax has been updated with a special Halloween channel, which features Halloween-themed questions in English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese and Russian. The Halloween channel will be available until Nov. 3.

Racing Rivals Hot Wheels Halloween

Racing Rivals (Free on iOS, Android) – Thanks to a partnership between Glu Mobile and Mattel, Glu Mobile’s drag racing game has been updated with three Halloween-themed Hot Wheels vehicles: Bone Shaker, Twin Mill and Rip Rod. Players will be able to purchase these vehicles in the game’s store using gems until Oct. 31.

Bridge Constructor Halloween

Bridge Constructor ($1.99 on iOS, Android) – This bridge construction game from Headup Games and Clockstone Studio has been updated with five new Halloween-themed levels on Pumpkinidad Island. In these levels, users will need to construct bridges strong enough to support the heavy new Coach of the Dead vehicle.

Digimon Heroes (Free on iOS, Android) – This match-three card battle game from Bandai Namco Entertainment America has been updated with a Halloween special event, which allows users to fight and evolve Pumpkinmon Digimon. In addition, enemies in this event will drop a new item that players can use in a Halloween Digi-Egg to win “unique prizes.”

Bejeweled Blitz (Free on iOS, Android) – This match-three puzzle game from EA Mobile and PopCap Games has been updated with a new Rare Gem, the Witch Hat.

Real Racing 3 (Free on iOS, Android, Amazon) – For a limited time, players of this racing game from EA Mobile can unlock Halloween-themed vinyls that they can use to decorate their vehicles.

Crusaders of the Lost Idols Halloween 2016

Crusaders of the Lost Idols (Free on iOS, Android) – This clicker or idle game from Kongregate and Codename Entertainment has been updated with the 2016 edition of the Emo’s New Moon event. The Emo’s New Moon event was also released for Halloween in 2015, but this year’s event features additional content. This event is split into two Tiers, and it contains a variety of themed objectives for users to complete for a chance to win rewards. Specifically, in Tier 1, players can complete objectives to unlock two crusaders, Wendy the Witch and Jack O’Lantern, while in Tier 2, players can complete objectives to recruit two additional crusaders: Henry, the Scaredy-Ghoul and Fright-O-Tron 4000. This Halloween event will end on Nov. 2.