We used to track the iPhone charts, back in the day. Each week we'd gather the pertinent data, update figures, calculate gains and losses—it got to be a tremendous hassle. Now we're bringing the charts back bigger, better and more of a hassle than ever before.
I am a glutton for punishment, so today marks the first in a series of weekly chart tracking entries. We'll start with iPhone, then do Android, Windows Phone and finally iPad on Friday, if I'm not dead by then.
Why do this? We spend plenty of time telling you folks which mobile games we like. These are the ones you guys like. It's kinda sad that I have to tell you what you like. Perhaps I am phrasing this wrong.
Oh look, Bad Piggies!
Top Paid iPhone Games - 10/16/2012
1. Bad Piggies
There's just something about an Angry Birds tie-in that devours mobile game charts whole.
3. Topia World Builder
A beautiful app that sees players crafting an entire planet with their fingertips, right down to the herds of tiny creatures roaming its surface. This is an app that really deserves to be here.
4. Minecraft - Pocket Edition
Never heard of it.
5. Plague Inc.
One of the few games on this list I have not played yet. Looks very red, which is the official color of plagues (plagues are red, viruses are green).
6. Pocket Climber
The other game on this list I haven't played. I'll go out on a limb and say it's like having a climber in your pocket.
7. Angry Birds Space
There's just something about a Bad Piggies tie-in that devours mobile game charts whole.
It's great to see these little-known indie titles get some recognition. Thanks, iTunes!
The game that never fails to disappoint fans of futuristic hover car racing.
10. Fruit Ninja
It's the classics that keep us turning on our iPhones. Well, that and making calls.
Now that we've taken a look at the games people are paying for, let's see what those filthy freeloaders are playing.
Top Free iPhone Games - 10/16/2012
1. Gangnam's Style
Really? Number one? There's nothing in the list better than this? We should just stop here.
2. Fix-It Felix Jr.
Spreading Wreck-It Ralph hysteria across the nation and around the world, this is the game from the movie based on games.
3. Hungry Hungry Hippos
I completely approve of this.
4. Turtles, Huh?
I also approve of the use of purposefully lazy game names.
5. Flow Free
Simple colors and challenging puzzles cannot lose. They're the Parker Lewis of the iPhone game world.
6. Police Escape Free HD
Help the police escape from rampaging freedom in high definition, probably.
7. NFL Pro 2013
Owen did not like this game, but no one listened. I bet they're all listening now.
There's just something about an Angry Birds tie-in that... d'oh!
9. Paper Toss Friends
Nothing says friendship like tossing crumpled up pieces of paper.
10. Bike Race Free
Bike free, as free as the wind blows.
Come back next week for the addition of those nifty Last Week's Position numbers and several failed attempts at doing math.