App Store Top Ten: Week of September 20, 2010

Mark this date, readers. Angry Birds has been dethroned– probably only briefly– to make room at the top of the list for one of the most classic of classic games: Tetris. Moving on down, we find many games that received our “Must Have” seal of approval (including the brand new The Sims 3 Ambitions), along with one major clunker we suggest you avoid at all costs. Scroll down to find out what.

#1: 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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#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: Stick Stunt Biker

Our Score: 2/4

Our Bottom Line: Stick Stunt Biker doesn’t bring anything new to the table, and its poorly considered UI causes more frustration than necessary.

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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 The Sims 3 Ambitions

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: If you’re not working the job of your dreams, consider investing in a little polygonal avatar to pick up your slack.

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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 The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: There is no finer adventure game experience to be found anywhere on the App Store.

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#8: Lite-Brite

Our Score: 1/4

Our Bottom Line: There are lots of drawing apps that are more fun than Lite-Brite. Don’t let the popular brand name fool you.

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#9: Flight Control

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Flight Control added a few more maps as well as some new aircraft for a truly complete and must-have iPhone title.

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#10: 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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