App Store Top Ten: Week of November 15, 2010

Looks like the pumpkin juice still hasn’t seeped out of our veins yet, as Angry Birds Halloween continues to do well on the this week’s list of the best-selling iPhone games. And Star Wars, the franchise that refuses to slow down for one nanosecond (see here and here), has a strong showing in Battle for Hoth at number six. Check out the rest of the list below.

#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: 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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#3: 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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#4: Angry Birds Halloween

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: All the fun of Angry Birds, but more challenging, and with pumpkins.

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#5: Amateur Surgeon 2

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Amateur Surgeon 2 can be a bit repetitive, but it’s certainly not amateur.

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#6: Star Wars: Battle for Hoth

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: This Star Wars tower defense game makes adequate use of a setting that had great potential.

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#7: Doodle Jump

Our Score: 3/4

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

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#8: 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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#9: Wheel of Fortune Platinum

Our Score: 2/4

Our Bottom Line: Even online multiplayer can’t save this sub-par gameshow game.

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#10: Cartoon Wars 2: Heroes

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: It’s like leading the cast of XKCD as it goes completely mental on an army of demons.

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