A trend that began with last week's iPad charts and will continue until the Windows Phone charts on Thursday, the newly-released Angry Birds Star Wars force pushes its way to the top of this week's iPhone charts. Everybody look surprised!
You are not looking surprised. Look, this only works if we cooperate. Otherwise the news that a new Rovio game has debuted at the top of the charts will seem commonplace and boring, and that's just not the case.
Work with me here, folks.
Top Paid iPhone Games - November 13, 2012
4. Flow Free Bridges Last Week's Position: N/A Flow Free just can't stand not being on the charts, so it built bridges. Flow Free Bridges on iTunes
5. Empires: World War Last Week's Position: 3 (-2) Knocked down a peg by Star Wars and Flow Free. Can the military strategists pull off a counterattack? Empires: World War on iTunes
7. Plague Inc. Last Week's Position: 4 (-3) It takes time to cure these things. Plague, Inc. on iTunes
8. Arms Cartel Global Last Week's Position: 6 (-2) Careful, Angry Birds Star Wars, you don't want to piss off the cartels. Arms Cartel Global on iTunes
9. Tetris Last Week's Position: 9 (0) Tetris clings to the nine spot, and... Tetris on iTunes
10. Fruit Ninja Last Week's Position: 10 (0) Fruit Ninja refuses to budge from the list, brandishing its katana menacingly at anyone that approaches. Fruit Ninja on iTunes
Now that we've seen what havoc Angry Birds Star Wars has wrought in the paid apps list, let's see what the free games are doing in the light of a blockbuster paid hit.
Top Free iPhone Games - November 13, 2012
1. Aerox Last Week's Position: N/A Debuting on last week's iPad charts, this pretty ball rolling adventure picks up speed on the iPhone. Aerox
2. Gangnam Style Massacre Last Week's Position: N/A An iPhone game about shooting Psy in the head with arrows. Or avoiding that, but come on. Gangnam Style Massacreon iTunes
3. Hill Climb Racing Last Week's Position: N/A Racing uphill. Apparently that's a thing. Hill Climb Racing on iTunes
4. Pocket Climber Pocket Climber goes free and climbs back up the charts. Pocket Climber on iTunes
5. Extreme Road Trip 2 Last Week's Position: 1 (-4) I guess it's just not as extreme as we all thought it was. Extreme Road Trip 2 on iTunes
7. Fix-It Felix Jr. Last Week's Position: 2 (-5) Everyone's already gotten the free version and chart hotness begins to die for poor Felix. Fix-It Felix Jr. on iTunes
8 . Are You Quick Enough 2 Last Week's Position: N/A The ultimate reaction test gets an ultimate reaction. Are You Quick Enough 2 on iTunes
9. Storm the Train Last Week's Position: N/A Note that Storm the Train takes the place of Subway Surfers, keeping train apps alive on the charts. Storm the Train on iTunes
10. WordSearch Unlimited Free Last Week's Position: 3 (-7) I can't find the words to express how disappointed I am. WordSearch Unlimited Free on iTunes
Another week, another 20 gaming apps for you to keep your eyes on. You watch them, I'll be back in seven days. Never mind where I am going, just watch them.