Top iPhone game apps: Gameloft's Shark Dash debuts to high ranking

Gamasutra rounds up the week's most popular paid and free iPhone and iPod Touch games on the App Store, from Shark Dash and Flick Home Run to Deer Hunter Reloaded and more.
[In this weekly feature, Gamasutra rounds up the week's most popular paid and free iPhone and iPod Touch games, as current on the iTunes App Store.] This week's top paid iPhone game titles on the App Store, as captured on April 23rd 2012, are as follows: 1. Angry Birds Space ($0.99) 2. Draw Something ($0.99) 3. Flick Home Run ($0.99) 4. Shark Dash ($0.99) 5. Clear Vision (17+) ($0.99) 6. Fruit Ninja ($0.99) 7. Cut the Rope ($0.99) 8. Scramble With Friends ($0.99) 9. Kick the Buddy: Second Kick ($0.99) 10. Hambo ($0.99) Gameloft's newly released physics puzzler Shark Dash claims fourth place in the iPhone sales charts in its debut week, as Infinity Pocket's recently updated action game Flick Home Run competes with reigning sales leaders Angry Birds Space and Draw Something at third place. Crustalli's stress relief title Kick the Buddy: Second Kick also reports strong sales in its first week of release, as Miniclip's Hambo enters the top ten after being featured among Apple's "New and Noteworthy" apps. Here are this week's top free iPhone games: 1. Deer Hunter Reloaded 2. Slide 3. Dot Line 4. Burn the City 5. Draw Something Free 6. Flick Home Run New Free 7. Kingdom Age 8. Design This Home 9. Kick the Boss 10. Bike Race Free Glu's Deer Hunter Reloaded takes top honors in the free app rankings, overtaking last week's chart winner Slide (formerly Slide to Unlock). Developer #App's Dot Line and JoshOClock's Burn the City also report increased popularity this week, while Game Hive Corp's Kick the Boss falls to ninth after placing second last week.

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