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Top iPhone game apps: Arkham City Lockdown reports sales spike after price drop

Gamasutra rounds up the week's most popular paid and free iPhone and iPod Touch games on the App Store, from Batman Arkham City Lockdown and Line Surfer to Flick Home Run and more.

Danny Cowan, Blogger

May 14, 2012

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[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 May 14th 2012, are as follows: 1. Angry Birds Space (Rovio, $0.99) 2. Flick Home Run (Infinity Pocket, $0.99) 3. Pandemic 2.5 (Dark Realm Studios, $0.99) 4. Batman Arkham City Lockdown (Warner Bros, $0.99) 5. Cut the Rope (ZeptoLab, $0.99) 6. Draw Something (OMGPOP, $0.99) 7. Fruit Ninja (Halfbrick, $0.99) 8. Wingsuit Stickman (Robert Szeleney, $0.99) 9. Where's My Water? (Disney, $0.99) 10. Bejeweled (PopCap, $0.99) Dark Realm Studios' viral outbreak sim Pandemic 2.5 slips to third place after finishing second in last week's sales rankings, trailing Flick Home Run and reigning chart leader Angry Birds Space. Warner Bros' iOS-exclusive Arkham City spinoff Batman Arkham City Lockdown captures fifth place after dropping in price to 99 cents, while Rope'n'Fly creator Robert Szeleney earns eighth place with his latest release Wingsuit Stickman. Here are this week's top free iPhone games: 1. 100 Floors (Tobi Apps) 2. Line Surfer (Robert Szeleney) 3. Logos Quiz Game (AticoD) 4. Highway Rider (Battery Acid Games) 5. NinJump Deluxe Free (Backflip Studios) 6. Swordigo (Touch Foo) 7. Rope'n'Fly 3 (Robert Szeleney) 8. Race or Die 2 (Addmired) 9. Draw Something Free (OMGPOP) 10. Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? & Friends Free (Ludia) Robert Szeleney's surf stunt sim Line Surfer earns second place in the free app charts after recently becoming free-to-play, leading to a boost in popularity for Szeleney's Rope'n'Fly 3 and Wingsuit Stickman. Highway Rider and NinJump Deluxe Free trail former chart leader Logos Quiz Game at fourth and fifth place, meanwhile, as newcomer Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? & Friends Free earns tenth place in its premiere week.

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Danny Cowan


Danny Cowan is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist for Gamasutra and its subsites. Previously, he has written reviews and feature articles for gaming publications including 1UP.com, GamePro, and Hardcore Gamer Magazine.

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