Yesterday we brought back the weekly top 10 iPhone app chart. Today we debut the Android version, which is a lot like the iPhone one only you can hack it easier and it doesn’t involve dealing with Apple.
Yes, this is the sort of list you can get by hitting up Google Play and clicking about a few times, but it’s just the first one. Next week we can start tracking trends, monitoring rank slippage and generally getting all analytical up in here. Today we’ll just make snide comments.
Top Paid Android Games – 10/17/2012
We’ll be seeing a lot of Minecraft in this spot. I’m pretty sure it’s been sitting here since the day it was released.
There’s a free version that we’ll be touching on shortly, but some people just really like giving Rovio money, and Rovio is OK with that.
Disney’s fluid dynamics puzzler — there’s a phrase I never thought I’d find myself writing — where was I?
4. Cut the Rope
That the ridiculously awesome Om Nom is not at the very top of not just this but every list imaginable boggles the mind.
5. Where’s My Perry?
Otherwise known as a number three with a side of Phineas and Ferb.
6. Asphalt 7: Heat
Asphalt is the Need for Speed of the mobile gaming world. Did you know the franchise first launched on the Nokia N-Gage? True facts.
7. World of Goo
The indie game that proves that Android gamers have much better taste than iOS gamers.
Ah, so this is where all the Draw Something players went.
It’s heartening that more than a decade after its original release people are still recognising the greatness of Grand Theft Auto III.
10. Fruit Ninja
I’m not sure if people really love ninjas or people really hate fruit. Either way, Fruit Ninja wins.
But wait, there’s more! We’ve also got a list of the top 10 free Android games! Now how much would you pay?
Free. They are free.
Top Free Android Games – 10/17/2012
1. Bad Piggies
Bad Piggies is free on Android. You should sell your iPhone and buy an Android to take advantage of the savings.
Jetpack Joyride is also free on Android. I hear GameStop will let you trade in your iPhone for an Android tablet.
3. Angry Birds
Did you know you can now buy Angry Birds on consoles for $US30.00? How does that even make sense?
4. Temple Run
From the creators of Temple Run t-shirts!
5. Flow Free
Color puzzler Flow Free occupies the same spot on the free Android charts as it does on the free iPhone charts. Coincidence? Yeah, probably.
6. Zombie Frontier
“Experience the joy of firing wildly” reads the official description for Zombie Frontier. That’s a joy we all need to experience.
Making Alec Baldwin go insane on an aeroplane is the gift that never stops giving.
8. Big Win Football
Because every app chart post needs a football game.
9. Air Hockey Deluxe
The national pastime gets its due.
10. Fruit Ninja Free
For the people unsure that they want to commit to all of this Fruit Ninjary.
Join us next week for another exciting episode of Angry Birds and friends!