This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

As Angry Birds Star Wars fever beings to calm and we move into the Thanksgiving weekend here in the U.S., our thoughts turn to food, more specifically how badly we want to slice it with a katana.

Fruit Ninja isn't at the top of the Android charts this week, but it's on both of them, a testament to the staying power of a silly little game about slicing through produce with your finger. If you had told me ten years ago that a game like this would become a staple of the Android charts, I would have wondered what the hell you were talking about.

I'm still not sure, even today.


Top Paid Android Games - 11/21/2012

This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

1. Minecraft Pocket Edition
Last Week's Position: 2 (+1)

Minecraft back on top after a brief love affair with some Star Wars birds.

Minecraft Pocket Edition on Google Play

This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

2. Where's My Water?
Last Week's Position: 4 (+2)

The location of life-giving liquid is a hot subject these days.

Where's My Water? on Google Play

This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

3. Wreck-It Ralph
Last Week's Position: N/A

Ralph shows up a little late to the Android party.

Wreck-It Ralph on Google Play

This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

4. Angry Birds Space Premium Edition
Last Week's Position: 5 (+1)

How odd. One would have thought Angry Birds Star Wars would still be higher.

Angry Birds Space Premium on Google Play

This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

5. Grand Theft Auto III
Last Week's Position: 6 (+1)

Yet here we are at number five, and the Jedi birds are nowhere to be seen.

Grand Theft Auto III on Google Play

This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

6. Cut the Rope
Last Week's Position: 7 (+1)

Even Om Nom has defeated Darth Piggy. It's crazy town up in here.

Cut the Rope on Google Play

This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

7. Angry Birds Star Wars
Last Week's Position: 1 (-6)

That was a rather rapid drop. I blame the free version. Why pay?

Angry Birds Star Wars on Google Play

This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

8. Draw Something
Last Week's Position: 8 (0)

Position eight, the undispited home of Draw Somthing.

Draw Something on Google Play

This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

9. Fruit Ninja
Last Week's Position: 9 (0)

Where's Fruitcake Ninja? Isn't it time?

Fruit Ninja on Google Play

This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

10. Scramble with Friends
Last Week's Position: N/A

If you absolutely have to Scramble, might as well bring some friends along.

Scramble with Friends on Google Play


And now we get to the reason that Angry Birds Star Wars no longer tops the paid Android charts.


Top Free Android Games - 11/21/2012

This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

1. Angry Birds Star Wars
Last Week's Position: 1 (0)

Interesting. Given the choice to pay or not pay for an application, Android users overwhelmingly choose not to pay. This means something.

Angry Birds Star Wars on Google Play

This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

2. Hill Climb Racing
Last Week's Position: 2 (0)

Okay, now that I've played this game for real I can see the appeal. It's an endless driver with amazingly unrealistic physics. I can dig it.

Hill Climb Racing on Google Play

This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

3. Temple Run
Last Week's Position: 3 (0)

You know what Temple Run needs? A Menudo theme song.

Temple Run on Google Play

This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

4. Flow Free
Last Week's Position: 7 (+3)

Flow Free returns to position four with a vengeance. VENGEANCE!

Flow Free on Google Play

This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

5. Subway Surfers
Last Week's Position: 6 (+1)

Man, I really should have saved last week's five dollar foot longs reference for this week. Oh well, live and learn.

Subway Surfers on Google Play

This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

6. Angry Birds
Last Week's Position: 4 (-2)

These prequels aren't quite as good as the middle bits.

Angry Birds on Google Play

This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

7. Words with Friends
Last Week's Position: 8 (+1)

Longest. Conversation. Ever.

Words with Friends on Google Play

This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

8. Shipwrecked
Last Week's Position: N/A

You wash up on a desert island. You build a life for yourself. Then you return to civilization and become the Green Arrow. That last part might not be true.

Shipwrecked on Google Play

This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

9. Fruit Ninja Free
Last Week's Position: 10 (+1)

It never ends.

Fruit Ninja Free on Google Play


This Week's Android Charts: All Hail the Mighty Fruit Ninja

10. Family Feud and Friends
Last Week's Position: 5 (-5)

Dropping faster than the average Family Feud host.

Family Feud and Friends on Google Play