App Store Top Ten: Week of May 9, 2011

The top ten best-selling games list looks fairly normal, but a little shuffled up. Words With Friends, the Scrabble clone, has snatched the top spot, while Doodle God, after many weeks’ absence from the list, comes back strong at number five. Meanwhile, World War makes its debut on the top-grossing list. See the rest of both lists below, complete with links to the App Store and our reviews.

Top-Selling Apps

#1: 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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#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: 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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#4: 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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#5: Doodle God

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Doodle God is original and addictive. What else do you need?

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#6: 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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#7: 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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#8: Air Penguin

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Air Penguin isn’t quite at the level of the best casual games on the App Store, but it’s a fun, polished game with pick-up-and-play appeal.

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#9: 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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#10: 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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Top-Grossing Apps

#1: Tap Pet Hotel

Most helpful iTunes review: Fun and different from all those other games out there! I love my panda!

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#2: Tap Zoo

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Lions, tigers, and bears! Also, teeny-tiny animals in a teeny-tiny land!

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#3: Zynga Poker

Most helpful iTunes review: Fun way to pass time.

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#4: Texas Poker

Most helpful iTunes review: I don’t see how it’s scammed. I think u guys were losing and blamed it on the app. It’s a great free poker app that I recommend to anyone.

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#5: 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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#6: 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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#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: World War

Most useful iTunes review: “5 stars I love this app and use it every day.”

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#9: 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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#10: 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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