App Store Top Ten: Week of March 28, 2011

Coming as a surprise to no one, Angry Birds Rio has taken the highest perch on both the top-selling and top-grossing charts. Gameloft also makes a strong showing with the Final Fantasy-inspired Eternal Legacy and the Starcraft-inspired Starfront – Collision, which are both on sale for $0.99 for a limited time. Read on to see the full lists.

Top-Selling Apps

#1: Angry Birds Rio

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Angry Birds Rio doesn’t change the formula, but it doesn’t need to. Angry Birds Rio is a blast.

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#2: Tiny Wings

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Tiny Wings is brilliant in its simplicity, originality, and ability to keep you coming back again and again.

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#3: 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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#4: 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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#5: 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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#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: Eternal Legacy

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Eternal Legacy has the visuals and gameplay features of a Final Fantasy, but sometimes there’s no substitute for the real thing.

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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: Words With Friends

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Words With Friends is a great experience that word game fans will enjoy.

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#10: Starfront – Collision

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Starfront: Collision is deep enough to appeal to hardcore RTS fans, but also approachable to newcomers.

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Top-Grossing Apps

#1: Angry Birds Rio

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Angry Birds Rio doesn’t change the formula, but it doesn’t need to. Angry Birds Rio is a blast.

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#2: 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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#3: 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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#4: Final Fantasy III

Most Helpful iTunes Review: This app is amazing.

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#5: Tiny Wings

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Tiny Wings is brilliant in its simplicity, originality, and ability to keep you coming back again and again.

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#6: 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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#7: 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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#8: Words With Friends

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Words With Friends is a great experience that word game fans will enjoy.

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#9: Infinity Blade

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Infinity Blade is a stunner on many levels. It’s not a big game, but it’s a great one.

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#10: Kingdoms at War

Most helpful iTunes review: This game is useless now, I will wait to see if there will be some fixing.

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