App Store Top Ten: Week of August 16, 2010

In this week’s Top Ten Games on iTunes, Angry Birds keeps on hovering at number one, while Fragger explodes to the number two spot. Newcomer Madden NFL 11 QB-sneaks its way onto the list, along with the universal retro-style game The Incident. Okay, enough with the puns– click ahead for reviews, buy links, and more.

#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: Fragger

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Fragger is a deviously fun game that’s easy to pick up and play.

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#3: Doodle Jump

Our Score: 3/4

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

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#4: Fruit Ninja

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Next time you’re waiting for a haircut, cut up some fruit while you wait. It probably did something to deserve it.

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#5: Skee-Ball

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Skee-Ball does just one thing really well, which makes it a good purchase for four quarters.

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#6: Hungry Shark – Part 2

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: It’s more of a shrimp-like snack than a swimmer-sized meal, but Hungry Shark delivers a helping of easy fun.

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#7: 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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#8: Bejeweled 2 + Blitz

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Bejeweled 2 is a classic Match-3 game that has proved just as addictive as its original version, though it does not have enough creativity for our top recommendation.

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#9: The Incident

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: The Incident has a few flaws, but where else are you going to score a trophy for getting bashed on the head by a pink smart car?

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#10: Tetris

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: This version of Tetris is a lot of fun, especially with the new Magic mode.

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