This is Mike Fahey with Kotaku, reminding you to keep your pets spayed and neutered, in honor of a The Price is Right game topping this week's free iPad charts. You should probably just pick one—spay or neuter, not both.
I'm not a vet or anything, mind you. I'm just a big Bob Barker fan. I bet the retired game show host is sitting at home right now with his iPad, poking away at The Price is Right Slots and wondering what the hell is going on. I'm right there with you, Bob. Always.
Since this is the first week we're bringing back the iPad (and iPhone, Windows Phone and Android) charts, we're starting with a simple one through ten. Next week we go and make it all complicated. For now...
Top Paid iPad Games - 10/19/2012
1. Bad Piggies
The other part of Angry Birds' complete breakfast continues to dominate the charts everywhere it goes.
2. Sonic Jump
Sonic the Hedgehog is famous for his jumping ability. It's his trademark. He's the jumpingest damn hedgehog you've ever seen.
I told you it was good, but did you listen? Hopefully.
Top Paid iPad Games - 10/19/2012
4. Minecraft Pocket Edition
I think it has something to do with blocks or something.
Minecraft Pocket Edition on iTunes
5. Zone Zero HD
This is the first I've heard of Zone Zero HD. It looks like an insane post-apocalyptic shooting gallery. I can dig it.
6. True Skate
Experience the pure skateboarding connection between your fingers and the board. What, you skate with your feet? How quaint.
It wouldn't be a mobile chart without Angry Birds Space. Well, maybe the Windows Phone 7 chart.
8. Crazy Taxi
The best way to listen to Bad Religion and The Offspring, period.
9. Snail Bob
Don't tell me you've not heard of Snail Bob, and I won't tell you I haven't either.
10. Devil's Attorney
As I mentioned earlier this week, this is so, so very good. It needs to be a card game, a board game—they need to teach this in law school.
Now that we've spent all that money, let's fill our dirty little iPad with free games we'll play for five minutes and then forget are there!
Top Free iPad Games - 10/19/2012
1. The Price is Right Slots
Without Bob Barker telling me to keep my pets spayed and neutered The Price is Right means nothing to me.
This is obviously a very important game, just look at that exclamation point. This isn't Pilot. It's Pilot!
3. Build-a-lot 3: Passport to Europe HD
Building is a running theme this week. Here we seem to be building Europe.
4. Monster Quest
Collect monsters and battle them online with friends? I need to avoid this like the plague—there's just not enough time.
5. Bakery Story Halloween
We're building a bakery. A bakery locked in time. It's like Groundhog Day meets the Nightmare Before Christmas, probably.
6. Fix-it Felix Jr.
Now a major motion picture.
7. Home Design Story Halloween
It's that reality show starring Vanilla Ice meets Nightmare Before Christmas.
8. Drawn: Trail of Shadows Collector's Edition HD
Can't poke fun at this one. It's the latest in the series of wonderful Drawn adventure games, and it's wonderful.
9. Flow Free
In every other free chart this week, Flow Free was in fifth place. Take that, color puzzles!
10. NFL Pro 2013
Still not that great, but what are you going to do, make your own NFL game? *cue game creating montage*
Now that we've established something of a baseline, next week we can begin positioning, tracking, and making fun of the NFL game for falling off of the list. That's my prediction. I'm like one of those ESPN guys now.