App Store Top Ten: Week of December 6, 2010

Now that the Thanksgiving sales are a thing of the past, it’s back to normal on the App Store top 10. We’ve got the usual suspects taking up their usual spots, with just a few newcomers making their mark. Of these, the Angry Birds-inspired Trucks and Skulls and gingerbread runner OvenBreak-Infinity are notable. See the rest of the list below.

#1: 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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#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: 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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#4: 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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#5: Doodle Jump

Our Score: 3/4

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

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#6: 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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#7: Trucks and Skulls

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Trucks and Skulls is a smashing success on virtually every level.

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#8: OvenBreak-Infinity

Most Helpful iTunes Review: I love this game and the new update but I don’t have a Facebook so I can’t get the x-mas level.

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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: Pictureka!

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Pictureka is surprisingly hard and fast-paced for a game that’s all about finding objects on a board, but it’s not in the same league as Scrabble.

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