App Store Top Ten: Week of March 7, 2011

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      Once again, it’s avian fever on the App Store, with Tiny Wings and Angry Birds taking the top slots in the top-selling category. On the other hand, Infinity Blade’s content update and sale price have boosted it to number one on the top-grossing list. Read on for both full lists, plus review and download links.

      Top-Selling Apps

      #1: 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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      #2: 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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      #3: 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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      #4: 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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      #5: Where’s Waldo: The Fantastic Journey

      Our Score: 3/4

      Our Bottom Line: Fans of the books and seek-and-find games should locate this on the App Store. Those with time-crunch anxiety, however, might want to avoid it.

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      #6: 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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      #7: 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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      #8: 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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      #9: Doodle Jump

      Our Score: 3/4

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

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      #10: Apache Overkill

      Most helpful App Store review: This is a fast paced, action packed game. I highly recommend it.

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      Top-Grossing Apps

      #1: 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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      #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: 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: 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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      #5: 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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      #6: 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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      #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: Zynga Poker

      Most useful iTunes review: Love this game!! No problems with it.

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      #9: 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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      #10: 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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