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Top iPad game apps: Amazing Alex, Tiny Wings dominate paid charts

Gamasutra rounds up the most popular paid and free iPad gaming applications on the App Store as of today, with Amazing Alex HD, Tiny Wings HD, and Guess the Character currently ranking among the platform's top downloads.
[In this weekly column, Gamasutra rounds up the most popular paid and free iPad gaming applications on the App Store as of today, with Amazing Alex HD, Tiny Wings HD and Guess the Character currently ranking among the platform's top downloads.] This week's top paid titles are: 1. Amazing Alex HD (Rovio, $2.99) 2. Tiny Wings HD (Andreas Illiger, $2.99) 3. Where's My Perry? (Disney, $0.99) 4. Temple Run: Brave (Disney, $0.99) 5. Where's My Water? (Disney, $0.99) 6. Angry Birds Space HD (Rovio, $2.99) 7. The Amazing Spider-Man (Gameloft, $6.99) 8. Minecraft: Pocket Edition (Mojang, $6.99) 9. Asphalt 7: Heat (Gameloft, $0.99) 10. Bejeweled HD (PopCap, $3.99) Amazing Alex (previously Casey's Contraptions, before being acquired and rereleased by Rovio) tops the iPad's sales charts in its debut week, leading over an updated iPad version of Andreas Illiger's hit Tiny Wings. Former chart leaders Where's My Perry?, Temple Run: Brave, and Where's My Water? drop to third, fourth, and fifth place, while Angry Birds Space HD overtakes Gameloft's film-based brawler The Amazing Spider-Man at sixth. Here are this week's top free iPad applications: 1. Guess the Character (JanduSoft) 2. My School Dance (Sunstorm Interactive) 3. CSR Racing (NaturalMotion) 4. Snow Cone Maker Free (Tiny Toys) 5. Angry Birds Space HD Free (Rovio) 6. Flow Free (Big Duck Games) 7. The Sandbox (Bulkypix) 8. TheEndApp (Goroid) 9. My Railway HD (Game Insight) 10. Bubble Mania (TeamLava) JanduSoft's "Guess Who?"-inspired board game Guess the Character leads this week's free app rankings, leaving Sunstorm Interactive's social sim title My School Dance at second place. NaturalMotion's microtransaction-supported racer CSR Racing remains a popular pick at third place, meanwhile, as Bulkypix's world-building game The Sandbox claims seventh in its premiere week.

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