3D Slots slips past Dirty Dancing to claim the top spot on our list of emerging Facebook games. Even so, we expect the cult-movie-turned-social game to class out of this ranking as of next week if it continues its current growth rate.
We may also be bidding goodbye to City Wars and War Commander next week as both games appear to be on track toward breaking the 1 million monthly active user mark. Keep in mind that we use this figure as our cut-off point between “emerging” and “established” Facebook games because most titles that break this total continue on a growth track for a sustained period of time. However, as ESPN Sports Bar & Grill demonstrates at No.10 this week, a game may well return to this list after leaving it should MAU fluctuate around 1 million.
Quick note on FIFA 12: This app was not functional at time of press, so we could not verify its classification as a social game. It may be a community fan app for EA’s newly-released installment in its popular soccer video game series.
Top Gainers This Week – Games
|5.||Heroes of Neverwinter||384,166||+190,198||+145%|
|6.||House of Fun – Slot Machines||589,336||+179,519||+57%|
|7.||Sin City Holdem||666,886||+120,519||+24%|
|8.||Castle Age: Heart of Darkness||718,704||+89,532||+15%|
|9.||Fruit Ninja Frenzy||833,806||+84,084||+11%|
|10.||ESPN Sports Bar & Grill||972,316||+79,581||+9%|
|11.||CLASH : Rise of Heroes||407,558||+65,653||+19%|
|12.||Jungle Jewels Flash||761,543||+58,533||+9%|
|17.||Madden NFL Superstars||744,853||+47,627||+7%|
|18.||Punch Punch Revolution||284,605||+45,646||+19%|
All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData. Come back next week for our top weekly gainers by monthly active users on Monday, our daily active users on Wednesday, and the top emerging apps on Friday.