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March 13, 2014

10 top-paid Windows Store games

We all like a freebie. However, when it comes to downloadable games, many gratis titles come with pop-up ads. Parting with cash is usually the only way to get rid of them.

In light of that, here are the top ten, top-paid games available at Windows Phone store right now.

Angry Birds Star Wars II – $0.99 / £0.79


There are many Angry Birds editions, but the aim is often the same; destroy the greedy pigs!

However, in the Star Wars version you can “Join the Pork Side” and fight back against the avian race.

Using special powers from ‘the force’, slingshot your characters across an intergalactic landscape to take down the opposition.

In the latest update (version 1.3.0) you can control new characters, such as Carbonite Han Solo, Jabba the Hutt, Wicket the Ewok, Lando Bird, Royal Crimson Guard, Tusken Raider and more.

Final Fantasy III – $15.99 / £11.99


The Final Fantasy series of games dates back to the late eighties, is 13 editions strong and is still going strong today.

Final Fantasy III was the first title in the long series to become a million-seller, and this Windows Phone version is a full 3D remake of that same ninnies RPG game.

The story continues, as it often does, with a group of friends trying to save the world from everything that is evil – especially monsters and demons. Hugely enjoyable.

Cut The Rope Exp. – $0.99 / £0.79


Fairly simple in concept, but tricky to master, the aim of the game is to feed candy to Om Nom; a

little frog-like character that sits patiently waiting for you to feed him a piece of candy located out of mouth’s reach.

Use rockets, bellows, bouncy pads, suction cups and anything else you can find to get that candy into Om Nom’s waiting trap.

NBA JAM – $2.99 / £2.29


Another classic game from the nineties, NBA JAM wasn’t built for realism. Instead, it was pure fun over-the-top basketball goodness where commentator’s catchphrases were as much part of the game than the two-on-two action itself. Thankfully, nothing changes here. BOOMSHAKALAKA!

Kinectimals – $2.99 / £2.29


Play with your very own virtual fury (and cute) cub in this undeniably attractive children’s (and adults) game. If you’ve got Kinectimals on the Xbox 360, download this app and it’ll unlock five new cubs that you can play on your console.

Link – $0.99 / £0.79


Faced with a screen of white tiles, each of which has a coloured line, the aim is to connect them to the dots positioned along the edges. The tricky bit in this tasking puzzle game is matching the coloured lines to the corresponding dot.

It’ll take you hours to get through all 120 levels. Well, it did us.

Toy Story: Smash It! – $1.99 / £1.49


The world can be a giant, dangerous place, if you’re a toy. Help the Toy Story gang take on the world but solving puzzles and collecting power-ups to stop the evil Zurg.

Sonic CD – $4.99 / £3.99


Remember the ball-spinning, coin-collecting blue hedgehog? Sonic is back and on your Lumia.

Traverse an obstacle-ridden landscape and travel to the future to stop Dr. Eggman.

Asphalt 7 Heat – $4.99 / £3.99


Put the pedal to the metal in this fast-paced racing game.

Tame any (or all) of the 60 cars at your disposal, such as Aston Martin, Lamborghini, and Ferrari, as you speed against the backdrop of real cities from around the world.

But don’t just beat the other AI racers; take on your mates with the multiplayer mode.

PAC-MAC CE DX – $6.99 / £5.49


One of the oldest, and most revered, games of all time. This Championship Edition is a glitzy remake of the original maze game. It’s simple; eat the dots, avoid the ghosts. You win!

Which is your favourite? Tell us, below.