Emerging Top Grossing Apps: Modern Combat, Booyah’s MyTown 2 and Game Insight

This week’s top grossing app charts saw a lot of new life on the iPhone side, but not so much on the iPad side. October 27th proved to be a very busy day, with new titles from Gameloft, Mika Mobile, and Big Fish Games all making their debut and older apps from Game Insight, Playforge and Pocket Gems all adding Halloween-themed updates.

New Titles on the Top Grossing iPhone Apps List

Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation – Like the top paid charts did yesterday, this week’s top grossing charts has a new champion; Gameloft’s Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation taking the #1 spot this week. Drawing inspiration from ultra-popular first person shooters like Modern Warfare 3, Modern Combat 3 features a 13 mission solo campaign, 12 player multiplayer and variety of different gameplay types and objectives to complete. Modern Combat 3 was released on October 27th and is $6.99. Our full review is available here.

Zombieville USA 2 – Another new game that made a strong debut is the #5 top grossing app, Zombieville USA 2. A cartoony, arcade style side-scroller, the new version of Zombieville updates the original concept with better graphics, iCloud Support and new features like timed levels, and the ability to move in three dimensions. Zombieville USA 2 is $0.99 and was developed by Mika Mobile, the makers of OMG Pirates! and Battleheart.

My Town 2 – Moving down to the #21 spot is another new game, Booyah’s totally revamped version of My Town, My Town 2. The new version of the game now depends less on check-ins and more on classic city-building elements, but still includes location based elements, rewarding players with bigger payouts, bonuses and quests for checking in to real versions of the in-game stores. My Town 2 is free and monetizes through in app purchases.

(Update) Zombie Farm – Playforge’s Zombie Farm is currently the #23 top grossing app, thanks to an extensive update on October 27th that added new fall themed decorations, new quests, new items and two new premium zombies to the market. While Zombie Farm continues to perform well, Playforge’s latest game, Zombie Life hasn’t yet seen the same level of success and isn’t on the top grossing charts this week.

(Update) Plants vs. Zombies – Finally in the #33 spot is PopCap’s Plants vs. Zombies, which has bounded up the charts thanks to an EA Halloween sale that reduced the price of the app to $0.99. The iOS version of the popular game includes 50 levels, 49 plants to collect and 26 different types of zombies to battle as you fight to keep the undead from eating your brains. While the sale was over on October 31st, as of writing Plants vs. Zombies was still listed in the app store under its discounted price.

New Titles on the Top Grossing iPad Apps List

(Update) Tap Pet Hotel – First up on the top grossing iPad chart this week is Pocket Gem’s Tap Pet Hotel, which in the #6 spot, is the highest ranked of the three Pocket Gems games currently on the charts. The free to play game was updated on October 27th with a new pet nurturing achievement, a Halloween themed quest and limited edition rooms, new levels and some performance fixes. As with all Pocket Gems titles, the game monetizes through in app purchases, the most popular of which are the $0.99 Vial of Treats and the $1.99 Pouch of Treats.

(Update) My Country: Build Your Dream City HD – Russian developers Game Insight seem to have a genuine iOS hit on their hands with My Country: Build Your Dream City HD, which has been climbing up the top grossing charts since its release in early October. Now in the #7 spot, the city-building app was updated on October 25th with a large update that added Halloween items and tasks, new bonuses and the ability to meet Mayor Mary in her own country.