This Week's iPad Charts: The Room, The Room, The Room Is On Fire

It always brings a smile to my face when one of the games we consider the very best on a platform makes a comeback on the charts. The brain-twisting puzzles of The Room are on fire this week, and the galaxy is 2.

The Room is currently on sale for $0.99. Coupled with its status as Apple's pick for iPad game of the year, there's no wonder it's flying off the virtual shelves.

A sale also explains Galaxy on Fire 2 stealing the top spot on the free charts from Temple Run 2, as you cannot beat that price on the incredibly gorgeous sci-fi shooter, not without getting paid to play it.

Nothing explains why Baby Care and Dress-Up is at number three on the free charts.

Top Paid iPad Games — February 8, 2013

Rank Game Last Week Change
1. The Room 10 +9
2. Minecraft Pocket Edition 2 0
3. Angry Birds Star Wars HD 3 0
4. Borderlands Legends HD N/A N/A
5. Banana Kong 1 -4
6. Bad Piggies HD 6 -0
7. Little Inferno 4 -3
8. After Burner Climax N/A N/A
9. Where's My Perry? N/A N/A
10. Words with Friends HD 8 -2

Top Free iPad Games — February 8, 2013

Rank Game Last Week Change
1. Galaxy on Fire 2 N/A N/A
2. Temple Run 2 1 -1
3. Baby Care and Dress-Up N/A N/A
4. What's the Word HD 2 -2
5. Cordy 2 N/A N/A
6. Disney's Where's My Valentine? 6 0
7. Candy Crush Saga 6 -1
8. Bingo Vegas HD 5 -3
9. What's the Word? 2 -7
10. Scrabble HD Free N/A N/A


    The Room is a fantastic puzzler.. but it's way too short. I think they've recently reduced the price to $0.99.. definitely worth it at that price.. a few hours of gameplay.

    Galaxy on Fire 2 is a decent game.. good graphics, decent controls and all.. I just find it lacks story appeal to set it apart from the generic games on PC. Yes.. it's on a tablet and that's awesome.. but I can't get past that feeling that it is lacking the things I would want from a PC game.

    Temple Run 2.. decent enough update to the game.. it does have a few more twists and turns than the first one but it seems like they just took ideas from the people who copied them and incorporated them into their sequel. That's fine.. but if you've played any of the copies than TR2 immediately feels "samey" and doesn't really push the envelope. On the other hand there is a reworking of "Pitfall", also free, which follows the same kind of formula as Temple Run but somehow captures more of the spirit of the mad dash, largely due to the landscape view and the eye popping cartoon graphic style.

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