The game that single-handedly justified the $350 I spent on Nintendo's Wii U console back in November came to iPad this week, spreading joy and laughter to Apple tablet gamers everywhere. And flames — can't forget the flames.

Little Inferno is a magical experience. One moment you're gleefully dropping items into your Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace without a care in the world, the next you're realizing how deeply you've been drawn into a game that takes place almost entirely on a single screen. In the interest of keeping the experience as pure as possible I'll stop right there — you just have to play it.

And it looks like plenty of iPad gamers are. Good for them! I've purchased it again myself, and I am a cheap bastard, so that's really saying something.


There were some other games in this week's charts as well, but they aren't as important.

Top Paid iPad Games — 2/1/2013

RankGameLast WeekChange
1.Banana Kong3+1
2.Minecraft Pocket Edition1-1
3.Angry Birds Star Wars HD2-1
4.Little InfernoN/AN/A
5.Crafted Battle50
6.Bad Piggies HD4-2
7.Temple Run Brave70
8.Words with Friends HDN/AN/A
9.Plague Inc.N/AN/A
10.The Room9-1


Top Free iPad Games — 2/1/2013

RankGameLast WeekChange
1.Temple Run 210
2.What's the Word HDN/AN/A
3.Early Bird HDN/AN/A
5.Bingo Vegas HDN/AN/A
6.Candy Crush Saga60
7.Star GirlN/AN/A
8.Slots: Valentine's EditionN/AN/A
9.Pixel PeopleN/AN/A
10.Backbreaker 2: VengeanceN/AN/A