App Store Top Ten: Week of August 9, 2010

In this week’s Top Ten Games on iTunes, Angry Birds is still consistently topping the charts, Hungry Shark is showing some teeth at number two, and newcomers Osmos and Finger Balance have jumped into the top ten. Even Gameloft’s arcade racer Asphalt 5 has joined the list, due to a 99-cent markdown. 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: Hungry Shark – Part 2

Our Score: 3/4

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

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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: 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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#5: Osmos

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Osmos is an elegant physics game perfectly suited for the iPhone’s touchscreen.

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#6: 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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#7: Asphalt 5

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Asphalt 5 is mostly a solid arcade racer with lots of content.

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#8: Finger Balance

Our Score: 2/4

Our Bottom Line: Finger Balance has the makings of a good game, but only enough content to last about an hour.

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#9: 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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#10: 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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