Diptic, Pyramid Run, Guess the Character! and more on this week’s top free iOS Apps

This week’s free iOS app charts come with a little controversy as two legally dubious games take the top spots on the iPhone and iPad charts.

This week’s No. 1 free iPhone app is Pyramid Run, a game heavily “inspired” by Imangi Studio’s mega-hit Temple Run. Credited to Zhihong Li, aka Magic Bone, many users have criticized the game for its jittery graphics, frequent crashes and intrusive advertising.  Meanwhile, this week’s No. 1 iPad app is JanduSoft’s Guess the Character!, a guessing game that challenges players to identify well-known characters and celebrities based off of likeness made with Nintendo’s Mii characters.

Further down the charts, photo-collage app Diptic performed well on both the iPhone and iPad charts, taking the No. 6 spot on the iPhone app chart and the No. 12 spot on the iPad chart after being selected as this week’s free iTunes app of the week. Discounted from its normal cost of $0.99, the app has previously been a New and Noteworthy selection, an iTunes What’s Hot app and an iTunes Staff Favorite pick.

This week’s top free iPhone apps

NameRankChange
1.Pyramid Run1=
2.Tap Tap Revenge Tour2=
3.Matching With Friends Free__3=
4.Tower Bloxx Deluxe 3D4▲6
5.Guess the Character!5▼1
6.Diptic6=
7.Hit Tennis 37▼2
8.Instagram8▼1
9.Emoji 2 Free9▼1
10.XFlow Free10▲1
11.Chrome11▲3
12.CSR Racing12=
13.Song Pop Free13▲5
14.Major Mayhem14▲5
15.Jewels with Buddies15▼6
16.Flashlight ☀16▼3
17.Talking Ted17=
18.iSniper 3D18▲8
19.GUN ZOMBIE : HELL GATE19▼3
20.Photo Editor by Aviary20=
21.Bubble Mania™21=
22.InstaCollage Pro22▲5
23.Where’s My Water! Free23▼1
24.Pic Stitch24=
25.Pet Hotel Story™25▼2

This week’s top free iPad apps

NameRankChange
1.Guess the Character!1=
2.Chrome2=
3.The Sandbox3=
4.CSR Racing4▲1
5.Pyramid Run5▲33
6.Skype for iPad6=
7.NBC Olympics Live Extra7▼3
8.Flow Free8▼1
9.Major Mayhem9▲2
10.XAngry Birds Space HD Free10▼2
11.Netflix11▼2
12.Diptic12▼2
13.Talking Santa for iPad13▼1
14.Fix-it Felix Jr.14▲11
15.Where’s My Water! Free15=
16.The Weather Channel® for iPad_16▼3
17.Alarm Clock HD Free17▲4
18.WATCH Disney Channel18▼1
19.iBooks19▼3
20.Bubble Mania™20▼2
21.Calculator Pro for iPad Free21▲1
22.Magic Piano22▼3
23.Kindle23=
24.My School Dance24▼10
25.Ice Age Village25▲1

All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppData.