App Store Top Ten: Week of August 30, 2010

In this week’s Top Ten Games on iTunes, Angry Birds maintains its seemingly unstoppable lead, and it’s joined by Jaws and Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey. The only game on the list that costs more than a buck is Sonic The Hedgehog 2, so these are some pretty good deals, folks. 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: The Oregon Trail

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: This heavily modernized Oregon Trail doesn’t elicit much nostalgia, but is still a fun, breezy play.

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#3: 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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#4: Scrabble

Most helpful iTunes user review: “A couple very bad design choices make this classic sadly inferior to the knockoffs.”

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#5: Jaws

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Jaws on the iPhone is refreshing twist on path-drawing, but it doesn’t last very long.

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#6: Doodle Jump

Our Score: 3/4

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

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#7: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a direct port of the Genesis classic and nothing more. Its controls, difficulty, and slight bugginess, however, will turn some people away.

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#8: 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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#9: 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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#10: 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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