The paid app charts showed lots of variety this week, with plenty of new games and utilities making strong debuts. UK-based Full Fat Games proved to have the most profitable week of all though, as its official NFL games NFL Kicker! and NFL Flick Quarterback both rose up the paid charts thanks to interest in the Super Bowl.
This week’s top paid iPhone Apps
NFL Kicker! – Just in time for the the most important football game of the year, Full Fat Games’ officially licensed NFL Kicker! makes a strong debut at No. 6 the the paid iPhone charts. Featuring all 32 NFL teams, the app features five game modes and Game Center leaderboards and achievements. The app uses the same flick controls as Full Fat’s other game, NFL Flick Quarterback and is set in the actual Super Bowl XLVI stadium.
Paper Monsters – New York-based Crescent Moon Games takes the No. 7 spot with its brand new game Paper Monsters. Released on Jan. 26 and costing $0.99, the game is a 2D platformer with full 3D graphics.
Real Steel – Despite being released to support a movie that came out in 2011, Jump Games’ promotional app for the Hugh Jackman vehicle Real Steel has surged back up the paid app charts and into the No. 11 spot. A futuristic fighting game, Real Steel features two play modes and Game Center support. The app was updated on Jan. 27 to add new characters as $0.99 in-app purchases.
QuasiDisk – Independent developer Chris Simpson makes our charts in the No. 20 position this week with his app, QuasiDisk. A file manager, QuasiDisk allows users to add files over USB via iTunes file sharing, Wifi or the iCloud. The app is $1.99 and was last updated on Jan. 28.
Evi – Inspired by the success of Siri, London-based True Knowledge has released its new app Evi. A voice input search engine, under ideal circumstances Evi can tell a user everything from where the nearest bank is to how old the president of the USA is, but due to its popularity, the app’s servers have often been slow. The app works in both the US and the UK and supports text input. Released on Jan 17, Evi costs $0.99 and is currently the No. 27 paid app.
This week’s top paid iPad apps
Pin to Pinterest – Voyager Technology kicks off our iPad app roundup with Pin to Pinterest, an unofficial app for the newest social network everyone is talking about, Pinterest. A simple workaround for mobile browsers, the app allows a Pinterest user to take a URL they’ve copied from a browser and paste it into the app. Pin to Pinterest will automatically break out all the photos on the page and users can select which one they wish to pin. The app costs $0.99 and is currently the No. 10 most popular paid iPad app.
NFL Flick Quarterback HD – UK-based Full Fat Games makes our list a second time this week with its other NFL app, NFL Flick Quarterback HD. On sale for $0.99, the game is currently the No. 14 paid iPad app thanks to the upcoming Super Bowl. The app was last updated on Dec. 16.
Radio Alarm Clock – Next up in our paid app roundup is the No. 21 ranked app, Radio Alarm Clock HD. On sale for $0.99, EnSight Media’s app is a stylish looking alarm application that allows iPad users to turn their devices into clock radios. Users can set the app to play songs from their iTunes library, to more than 50,000 radio stations from around the world, or to sounds of nature.
Flowpaper – London-based Diatom Studios makes our list in the No. 32 position with its app Flowpaper. A physics based art app that allows users to create colorful images by drawing with their fingers, the app costs $0.99 and allows users to export high resolution images and share their creations over Facebook and Twitter.
Dungeon Crawlers – Last but not least, Ayopa Games’ old school dungeon crawler, aptly titled Dungeon Crawlers hacks and slashes its way into the No. 36 spot on the paid iPad app charts. On sale for $1.99 — 50 percent of its regular price — the app features turn-based combat, Game Center achievements and a tongue-in-cheek story with plenty of humor. Dungeon Crawlers was released on Jan. 26.