Terry Cavanagh’s masterful Super Hexagon was runner up to Rayman, with Rudolf Kremers’ Eufloria the iPad runner-up. In the UK, anyway: in the US the iPad runner-up was Waking Mars, developed by Tiger Style Games, home to Edge columnist Randy Smith.
This year, Apple has gone a step further and also praised a selection of games in certain genres – and if the aim is to show the breadth and depth of the iOS game library it’s been a resounding success. LetterPress, Hero Academy, New Star Soccer, Punch Quest, CSR Racing and The World Ends With You: Solo Remix are among the remarkable selection of games highlighted. The full iPhone and iPad lists are available on iTunes.
The best-selling iPhone app of the year was WhatsApp Messenger, with Draw Something at number two and three Angry Birds games – Space, Star Wars, and the original – occupying the next three spots. Angry Birds HD was the best-selling iPad game, taking second spot in the sales charts behind productivity app Pages.