Top Emerging Android Apps: Tap Fish’s Wallpaper Update, Dragon, Fly!

The top charts for Android are, for the most part, alive and well. But not all three are terribly active. Only two of the three lists showed significant new activity. While some of these, such as UNO and Death Worm, breached the top-grossing list this week, most other apps on that list are titles that are there every week.

New Titles Within Top Android Paid Apps List

UNO — There is a new #1 spot on the top paid Android charts this week and it comes from developer and publisher, Gameloft. The game is the digital version of the well known table top card game, UNO and it was last updated August 18th. The update primarily improved online multiplayer, which, on iOS allowed users to play online against others their own skill level (and also drove the title up to #18 earlier this week). With the number of installs spiking dramatically since the addition, the $2.99 game is also #24 on the top grossing chart.

Death Worm — The next app on the top paid list is the August 11th-updated game of Death Worm. In the game, players control an enormous man-eating worm and must feed on everything from animals to tanks as they essentially “swim” through the ground and wreck havoc on the world. Its tremendous growth in recent time is due to a limited time offer that has lowered the price of the game to $2.99, putting it at #5 on the paid list, #11 on the grossing list, and even helped raise its free version reach #21. The game is made by PlayCreek, a small Russian games developer for several platforms including PC and iOS.

The Moron Test — In at #8 is a rather dated game dubbed The Moron Test. The title is a compilation of deceptively simple mini-games and puzzles and was recently updated, August 23rd, with new content (“Skip Day”). Even with the update, however, the number of installs for the $0.99 game have been fairly steady in recent time. As for its developer, it is noted as distinctdev, a small development studio out of south Florida founded back in 2004 and focused on simple games that range from iOS and Android to Facebook.

Need For Speed: Shift — Need For Speed: Shift is a game many will be familiar with, but it appears all the way down at #32 despite spiking in install growth after its August 11th update. Developed by the second largest games developer in the world, Electronic Arts, the racing title allows players to drive up to 20 different cars, that range from the Lamborghini to the BMW; all through cities ranging from Chicago to Tokyo. Currently, the game costs $2.99.

Apparatus — The last recently updated title on the paid list is the #36 app, Apparatus from a small independent Swedish games developer, Bithack. The game taps into users’ imaginations as it requires them to construct odd machines to perform simple tasks (e.g. getting an object from one point to another) using cables, batteries, planks of wood, and so on. Its August 19th updated added in a small amount of extra game content, but after a spike in installs at that time, the game has since declined. Currently, Apparatus costs $3.00.

New Titles Within Top Android Free Apps List

Dragon, Fly! — Dragon, Fly! is the #8 top free Android application this week. Last updated August 18th, the game’s core play is that of Tiny Wings. Players slide down hills, as a baby dragon, in order to build momentum and launch themselves off their crests in order to travel as far as possible before momma dragon brings players back to the nest. Also filled with quests and leaderboards, the game has grown, in installs, significantly in the past few weeks. It is credited to Four Pixels, a rather enigmatic developer who hosts three other game properties on Android.

Recommended articles