App Store Top Ten: Week of February 7, 2011

In this week’s top-selling and top-grossing iOS games, we see the typical mix of Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, and Doodle Jump, along with a couple of outta-nowhere games like Potty Racers. As usual, the freemium pricing model continues to rack in the bucks for games like Tap Farm and Zombie Cafe. Read on for the full list of both top-selling and top-grossing games, with review and download links.

Top-Selling Apps

#1: Angry Birds

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Destructive physics help make this a very charming puzzler, and the great level variety seals the deal.

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#2: Fruit Ninja

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: As far as simple pick-up-and-play games go, Fruit Ninja is among the best.

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#3: Cut the Rope

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Cut the Rope is a charming, challenging, and– most importantly– fun puzzle game that nearly anyone will enjoy.

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#4: Madden NFL 11

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Madden 11 is a few yards shy of absolute greatness, but it’s a good sequel to last year’s standout football game.

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#5: Potty Racers

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Potty Racers will give you a new respect for portable toilets.

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#6: Angry Birds Seasons

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: All the fun of Angry Birds, but more challenging, and with pumpkins and presents.

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#7: Trenches

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Trenches is an addictive trench-filled WWI strategy game with a variety of units and game types, plus a multiplayer mode for modern-day WWI commanders.

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#8: Doodle Jump

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Doodle Jump is a great microgame for the right price.

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#9: Gravity Guy

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Run, run! Or you’ll be well-done!

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#10: Bop It!

Most helpful iTunes review: Another great addicting game. This will be so much fun to play in a group!!!

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Top-Grossing Apps

#1: Angry Birds

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Destructive physics help make this a very charming puzzler, and the great level variety seals the deal.

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#2: Smurfs’ Village

Our Score: 2/4

Our Bottom Line: The Smurfs’ Village doesn’t offer much gameplay beyond building a Smurf enclave and some middling minigames. But for a casual distraction, you could do worse.

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#3: Tap Zoo

Most useful iTunes review: “Good app. Great, but… I don’t have a facebook so I can’t get neighbors and certain things. Fix it”

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#4: Zombie Farm

Most useful iTunes review: “Every time I finish invading the app crashes and I don’t receive any money, brains, loot, powers, or credit but I still have to wait 2 hours to invade again?”

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#5: Call of Duty: Zombies

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: If you enjoyed the Zombie Nazi levels in Call of Duty: World at War, then you will be shocked at how well it translates into a mobile game.

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#6: Bop It!

Most helpful iTunes review: Another great addicting game. This will be so much fun to play in a group!!!

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#7: Fruit Ninja

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: As far as simple pick-up-and-play games go, Fruit Ninja is among the best.

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#8: Zombie Café

Our Score: 2/4

Our Bottom Line: If you’re into management sims, Zombie Café is worth a look. Otherwise, it feels a little brain-dead.

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#9: Real Racing 2

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Real Racing 2 singlehandedly redefines racing excellence on the iOS platform.

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#10: Live Poker FREE by Zynga

Most useful iTunes review: “Requires Facebook info. Not worth compromising your information. Spreads ads to your Facebook friends. NO STARS. Horrible.”

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