Emerging paid iOS apps: Tank Hero, The Lost City and Reckless Racing 2

This week the paid iOS charts showed a good variety of new games and returning favorites. Clapfoot Inc’s older game Tank Hero surged to the top of the iPhone charts, and while the iPad charts were lead by established leaders, new releases from Crescent Moon Games and Polarbit also fared well.

This week’s top paid iPhone Apps

Tank Hero – Independent Canadian developer Clapfoot Inc. leads our iPhone charts in the No. 2 spot this week with its older app Tank Hero. Updated to version 1.1 in July 2011, the game is an arcade style tank battle game that features 120 levels, three game modes, six different weapons, six different types of enemy tanks and Game Center support. Tank Hero costs  $0.99.

[Update] Ice Rage – Mountain Sheep takes the No. 12 position with its game Ice Rage. The $0.99 app was updated on Jan. 21 to add a new villain and a new tournament mode with online leaderboards.

[Update] Scribblenauts Remix – DS hit Scribblenauts continues to see a second life as an iOS hit under the guise of Scribblenauts Remix. The No. 31 most popular paid iPhone app this week, the game was updated on Feb. 2 to add a Valentines Day theme and music track. The game costs $0.99 and has a $0.99 paid DLC pack featuring 20 extra levels. For more information on Scribblenauts Remix, read our interview with developer 5th Cell here.

Stick Stunt Biker – One man dev team Robert Szeleney makes our charts in the No. 34 position with his simple physics game Stick Stunt Biker. Costing $0.99, the game received its 22nd update on Jan. 10.

The Lost City – Fire Maple Games’ The Lost City closes our iPhone charts this week. Currently the No. 36 paid iPhone app, the The Lost City is a point and click adventure game. Like the classic 90s games it was inspired by, in order to advance in the game  players must collect items and solve puzzles. The game comes with a hint guide and walkthrough. The Lost City is currently on sale for $0.99.

This week’s top paid iPad Apps

[Update] Paper Monsters – Crescent Moon Games leads our iPad roundup with its new game, Paper Monsters. Released on Jan. 26, the $0.99 app is a slick-looking 2D platformer with 3D graphics and inspired by titles likes of Little Big Planet or Kirby’s Epic Yarn. The game has 16 levels spread across four world and boasts secret areas for players to find and explore. Paper Monsters is currently the No. 6 paid iPad app.

Reckless Racing 2 – Sweden’s Polarbit storms onto the charts this week with its new game, Reckless Racing 2. Currently the No. 16 paid iPad app, the game was released on Feb. 2 and features Game Center achievements. Reckless Racking 2 costs $4.99 and also supports in-app purchases.

Jigsaw Mansion 2 – Moving down to the No. 21 position we find SGN’s Jigsaw Mansion 2. On sale for $1.99, the game includes more than 20 original puzzles, multi-touch controls that allow more than one player to work on the same device and the ability to have multiple puzzles on the go at once. Players can share puzzles via email, Facebook and Twitter. The app also supports in-app purchases of coins, which are used to buy more puzzles.

Eden – World Builder  – Kingly Software grabs the No. 40 spot this week with its game Eden – World Builder. Heavily inspired by Minecraft, the game allows players to build a blocky world from scratch. The game was updated on Jan. 19 to add creatures, sound effects and music.

Stack the States – Finally Dan-Russell-Pinson’s educational app Stack the States closes out the paid iPad charts in the No. 50 spot. A $0.99 game that aims to make learning US geography fun, the app teaches state capitals, locations, bordering states and more. The app features hundreds of questions about the states and comes with three bonus games.