Top iPhone apps: "Flappy Bird," messaging apps

Top iPhone apps: "Flappy Bird," messaging apps

USA
Flappy Bird (Games)
There's more than something recognizable about this -- the "Super Mario World" pipes, the "Tiny Wings" approach to flight -- it sounds simple but is actually really challenging.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id642099621

Japan
Dragon Quest Monsters: Super Light (Games)
The first free iPhone app in the "Dragon Quest Monsters" series: recruit party members, find and collect monsters, make Nintendo re-think its policy of not releasing a full Pokémon game on smartphones.
https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id710247888

UK
Motocross Meltdown (Games)
Motocross stunts, bike customization and online competition feature, as do in-app purchases of which the $4.99 pack of in-game currency is most popular.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id281656475

Australia
Kia Game On (Games)
Tennis pro Sam Groth supplies six different super-powered serves for you to return, turning your phone into a tennis racket handle for you to do so in response to TV, online and outdoor ads.
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/id777386273

China
Mahjong Fun (Games)
China's traditional tile-based game polished to a shine and powered by net firm Tencent, with the most popular in-app purchases amounting to $0.99.
https://itunes.apple.com/cn/app/id689180123

Germany
Quizduell (Games)
German-language head-to-head quiz game for two players with 6 rounds' worth of 3 questions each; app maker FEO adds 500 new questions every day and accepts new ones from its players. The $2.99 premium upgrade provides avatar customization and color scheme options.
https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/id643791032

France
94 Degrees (Games)
General knowledge meets childhood game as players tap an image -- whether it be a map, a face, an animal or body -- at the point that they think best answers the question. Are you hot? Cold? Getting warmer? $1.99 unlocks the premium app.
https://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/id281656475

South Korea
KakaoTalk Messenger (Social Networking)
Group voice calls, chat rooms and chat room appointments, emoticons, stickers and themes. Cosmetic packs tend to come in at $1.99.
https://itunes.apple.com/kr/app/id362057947

Canada
Flappy Bird (Games)
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/id642099621

Brazil
Carmageddon (Games)
Classic and then-controversial 1990s video game "Carmageddon" arrived a few months ahead of the first "Grand Theft Auto" and approached players with a similar philosophy, allowing them to express themselves conventionally or with a more anarchic sensibility. Part of the App of the Day promo.
https://itunes.apple.com/br/app/id498240451

India
WhatsApp Messenger (games)
Uses data connections (3G or WFi) instead of text message allowances to send and receive messages, images, audio and video. Free for the first year, $0.99 per annum thereafter.
https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/id310633997