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!

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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 - 11/13/2012

1. Angry Birds Star Wars
Last Week's Position: N/A

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Surprise! A new Angry Birds game makes it to the top of the charts! It's a revolution!

Angry Birds Star Wars on iTunes

2. Wreck-It Ralph
Last Week's Position: 1 (-1)

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Seems like Disney made a wise move in grabbing the only property more popular than its current blockbuster film.

Wreck-It Ralph on iTunes

3. Bad Piggies
Last Week's Position: 2 (-1)

Rovio once again shifts its own game down a spot.

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Bad Piggies on iTunes

4. Flow Free Bridges
Last Week's Position: N/A

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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)

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Knocked down a peg by Star Wars and Flow Free. Can the military strategists pull off a counterattack?

Empires: World War on iTunes

6. Minecraft - Pocket Edition
Last Week's Position: 5 (-1)
Minecraft slowy moves down the chart, block by block.

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Minecraft - Pocket Edition on iTunes

7. Plague Inc.
Last Week's Position: 4 (-3)

It takes time to cure these things.

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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.

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Arms Cartel Global on iTunes

9. Tetris
Last Week's Position: 9 (0)

Tetris clings to the nine spot, and...

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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.

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Fruit Ninja on iTunes


Now that we've seen what havok 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 - 11/13/2012

1. Aerox
Last Week's Position: N/A

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Debuting on last week's iPad charts, this pretty ball rolling adventure picks up speed on the iPhone.

Aerox on iTunes

2. Gangnam Style Massacre
Last Week's Position: N/A

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An iPhone game about shooting Psy in the head with arrows. Or avoiding that, but come on.

Gangnam Style Massacre on iTunes

3. Hill Climb Racing
Last Week's Position: N/A

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Racing uphill. Apparently that's a thing.

Hill Climb Racing on iTunes

4. Pocket Climber

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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)

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I guess it's just not as extreme as we all thought it was.

Extreme Road Trip 2 on iTunes

6. Flow Free
Last Week's Position: 4 (-2)

Flow Free's original free app makes for twice the Flow Free on the charts this week. Sheesh.

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Flow Free 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. Nevermind where I am going, just watch them.