App Store Top Ten: Week of September 27, 2010

It feels like up is up, down is down, and the sky is blue again. In short, things are back to normal because Angry Birds takes its perch at the top of the list once more. Newcomers to the list this week include the apocalyptic retro game Super Mega Worm, as well as Mr. Bill, a fun cannon-shooting game based on an SNL character that’s three decades old. In other news, gamers are starting to come to their senses by booting the atrocious Lite-Brite down to 25. Read on for the top ten!

#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: Resident Evil 4

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: As a mission-based shooter, RE4 offers up some fantastic stop-and-pop gameplay. Just don’t expect the puzzles, storytelling or exploration of the console original.

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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: Iron Man 2

Our Score: 2/4

Our Bottom Line: Iron Man 2 is an ambitious movie tie-in that feels like it spent more time in planning than production.

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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: Super Mega Worm

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: Super Mega Worm is pure kitschy fun. There’s not much to it, but its charm and high level of ridiculousness will keep you smiling the whole way through.

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#7: 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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#8: Mr. Bill

Our Score: 3/4

Our Bottom Line: Mr. Bill is an addictive cannon shooter that’s fun while it lasts.

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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: Plants Vs Zombies

Our Score: 4/4

Our Bottom Line: This absorbing and unique take on tower defense, or “flower defense”, is brimming with personality.

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