Best of FingerGaming: From Plushed to Running with Scissors

We round up the week's top news and reviews from sister iPhone site FingerGaming, this time covering Plushed, Running with Scissors, and an updated version of Spider.
[We round up the week's top news and reviews from sister iPhone site FingerGaming, as written by editor in chief Danny Cowan and authors Louise Yang and Jonathan Glover.] This week, FingerGaming highlights recent releases like Plushed and Running with Scissors, and examines recently issued updates for Fieldrunners and Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor. Here are the top stories from the holiday weeks: - Top-Grossing Game Apps: Call of Duty Back on Top, N.O.V.A. Takes Second "Activision's Call of Duty: World at War Zombies retakes the top chart spot this week, while EA's The Sims 3, Tetris, Rock Band, and Madden NFL 10 also place high in today's rankings." - Running with Scissors: An Action-Strategy Footrace Game "Running with Scissors: Pre-Season has a little bit of everything. Developer Sleek Games describes it as 'an action-strategy racing game.' With RPG elements. And the occasional gambling sequence." - Fieldrunners Update Adds New Maps, Expanded Social Features "The latest version of Fieldrunners includes two new maps priced at 99 cents each. Both areas expand the core gameplay significantly with new enemies, new tower types, and difficult layouts that encourage players to adopt new strategies." - Plushed Blends Puzzles and Platforming "Blacksmith Games debuted in the App Store with Plushed, a platformer that features a vibrant art style and puzzle-oriented gameplay that takes advantage of the iPhone's hardware functionality." - Top Free Game App Downloads for the Week "RuneScape developer Jagex's free iPhone title Bouncedown tops the list this week, after making its chart debut at second place last week. A holiday-themed version of Kiloo's Whac-a-Mole follows close behind, while NBA Live Free takes third." - Tapulous Reports Nearly $1 Million in Monthly Tap Tap Revenge Revenue "Citing data collected by research firm ComScore, Tapulous reports that its rhythm-based Tap Tap Revenge games have been downloaded more than 20 million times since the release of the original Tap Tap Revenge in July of 2008." - Top-Selling Paid Game Apps for the Week "Freeverse's Skee-Ball leads the paid app charts by sales volume this week, returning to the top spot more than two months after its initial release. Last week's sales champion Cartoon Wars: Gunner drops to second place, as Doodle Jump rises up to take third." - Tiger Style Updates Spider, Releases Free Spinoff Hornet Smash "Tiger Style Games has updated its critically acclaimed iPhone title Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor with new levels and features, and has introduced the free action-oriented spinoff Hornet Smash."

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