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Apple Arcade updates SpongeBob, Butter Royale and more for you to play this weekend

Check out the new gameplay features in the App Store.

There's more mayhem to play in the latest update of What the Golf? 
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This story is part of CNET's coverage of Apple Arcade, including exclusive first looks we got at some of the service's high-profile new games.

On Friday, Apple Arcade, Apple's $4.99-a-month gaming service, launched updates for four games. Apple Arcade has been updating games almost weekly along with releasing new exclusive titles for its growing catalog of over 125 games that you can play on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple TV

With many people still staying in this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic, playing a game can be a welcome distraction and a way to pass the time. Here are more details on the updated games.

SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit

Developer: Nickelodeon


SpongeBob's Easter egg-packed underwater side-scroller added a leaderboard function on every level of the game to enhance competition with friends and family.

Read more: SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit is the ultimate new Apple Arcade game for fans

Butter Royale

Developer: Mighty Bear Games


Butter Royale, the family-friendly Fortnite of food fight games, added more ways to earn bonus rewards during the first match of the day. The rewards also extend to finishing new quests and teaming up with friends to accomplish an objective.

Read more: Apple Arcade's Butter Royale is the Fortnite of food fights

What the Golf?

Developer: The Label


The hilarious physics-based golf game for people who hate golf added a new "Sporty Sports" content with new levels and challenges. Expect to see soccer golf, a golfer in a shark costume, and maybe golf using a horse instead of a ball. 


Developer: Noodlecake

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Possessions, the narrative-driven minimalist 3D puzzle game, added a new puzzle pack to test players' perspective and spatial awareness that features iconic world monuments. 

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