It was always going to take either a cannily timed piece of discounting or something a wee bit special to knock those Brazil-based Angry Birds off their pedestal.
As it happens, we got both!
And so it came to pass that one man’s gross misfortune LAST Sunday (yes, Rory McIlroy, Qi is looking at you...albeit consolingly) led in a circuitous way to one publisher’s incredible App Store fortune THIS Friday.
To describe Flick Golf!’s ascent up the UK paid-apps leaderboard as anything other than meteoritic would be to lie. Or to imply Tiger is a faithful spouse.
Full Fat’s slice of addictive ball-flicking action drew in a ridiculous crowd over The Masters weekend, the British punters clearly inspired by the enthralling climax over in Augusta. And the 59p price tag.
Thanks to that Major download momentum, Flick Golf! shows no sign of running aground as yet, though Qi would care to speculate that its current UK #1 ranking may slide, should the demon clubber raise its RRP.
Oh, the “something a wee bit special”? Yeah, that’ll be one of the most eagerly anticipated iPhone puzzlers to drop in 2011. Hell, of all time.
Now, granted, Apple’s digital storefront has only been open for business since July 2008, but that ought not to distract from the importance of World of Goo’s appearance and everything this indie charmer stands for.
For those dazed and confused by this mention of guck, ooze, gunk, and glop, 2D Boy’s nigh on perfect iOS adaptation of its bridge-building cult sensation is finally here.
Using the multi-touch screen to its fullest effect, you have to drag and drop the characterful Goo Balls to form a self-supporting structure and free them from captivity.
Wheelying into contention for the bronze medal position this morning rides AceViral’s Bike-Mania, which is billed by its maker as the “original and most popular bike game”. ‘Bold’ isn’t the word.
Anyways, Bike-Mania may have missed out on our recent best of the off-road racers chart, yet a place in the upper echelons of UK App Store society is more than compensatory.
Can it race away to further glory over the following seven days, or will 2D Boy’s physics-based teaser drive Flick Golf! into a bunker and claim the victory?
Tune in next week to find out.
The official Top 10 UK Paid Apps chart (15 April 2011) is looking as follows: