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Top Android game apps:  NBA Jam  overtakes  Cut the Rope
Top Android game apps: NBA Jam overtakes Cut the Rope
May 7, 2012 | By Danny Cowan

May 7, 2012 | By Danny Cowan
More: Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing

[In this weekly column, Gamasutra rounds up the most popular paid and free gaming applications on Google Play as of today, with NBA Jam, Draw Something, and Mega Jump currently ranking among the platform's top downloads.]

This week's top paid titles are:

1. Draw Something (OMGPOP, $0.99)
2. Angry Birds Space Premium (Rovio, $0.99)
3. Cut the Rope (ZeptoLab, $0.99)
4. Where's My Water? (Disney, $0.99)
5. NBA Jam (EA Sports, $4.99)
6. Cut the Rope: Experiments (ZeptoLab, $0.99)
7. Minecraft: Pocket Edition (Mojang, $6.99)
8. Fruit Ninja (Halfbrick, $1.26)
9. Osmos HD (Hemisphere Games, $2.99)
10. Phase 10 (Magmic, $0.99)

Draw Something, Angry Birds Space, and Cut the Rope spend their fifth consecutive week at the top of Google Play's app sales charts, as EA's NBA Jam challenges Where's My Water? at fifth place.

Osmos HD returns to the charts at ninth, meanwhile, as Minecraft: Pocket Edition overtakes Fruit Ninja for seventh place.

Here are this week's top free Android game applications:

1. Angry Birds Space (Rovio)
2. Draw Something Free (OMGPOP)
3. Temple Run (Imangi)
4. BMX Boy (Runnergames)
5. Angry Birds (Rovio)
6. Fruit Ninja Free (Halfbrick)
7. Mega Jump (Get Set Games)
8. Words With Friends Free (Newtoy)
9. Noogra Nuts (Oren Bengigi)
10. Shoot Bubble Deluxe (City Games)

Runnergames' recent favorite BMX Boy remains a popular pick among Google Play shoppers after a strong debut last week, trailing Temple Run at fourth place in today's results.

Get Set Games' Mega Jump enters the rankings at seventh, as Oren Bengigi's arcade-style action game Noogra Nuts finishes ahead of Shoot Bubble Deluxe at ninth place.

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Brian Stabile
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Fruit Ninja's $1.26 now? Hmmmteresting.