A new game has taken the crown of the most downloaded free game on the App Store, it's called Timberman [Free] and almost vaguely feels like someone took a look at those don't step on the black tiles games and decided to make something that looked like a real video game out of it. Maybe. Anyway, in the game you play as a lumberjack and can tap either side of the screen to chop an apparently infinitely tall tree down.

The trick is, with each tap the tree falls down a bit more, and you don't want to be on the wrong side when it does. If you get hit by a branch, you die. A time limit keeps you tapping as quickly as possible, and, of course, like all of these simple, free, high scoring games, the leaderboards are absolutely decimated by people who are way better at video games than I am.

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There's a bunch of different lumberjacks to unlock by hitting certain score thresholds, liking them on Facebook, and things like that. If the ads annoy you, you can spring for Timberman Golden Edition [$0.99], but beware, the iTunes description mentions, like most apps that cost money, Timberman Golden Edition is reserved for "extremely rich people".

  • uFinKnow

    I downloaded this last winter at some point. Did it get rereleased? Hmm but yeah it was a decent game.

    • Based Xatu

      No. I remember when this was released, somehow someway apple has noted this as a "new release" and it's now hitting the charts.

      • Superslippy

        Kinda like Flappy Bird. Suddenly becoming a huge hit.

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      • Mess

        Sometimes apple highlights an update to an app as a 'new release' not sure if this is the case here.

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  • Kenan2000

    And here we go...flappy bird story shall repeat again...

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      That story was kind of... bizarre.

  • Andy C83

    Ah, so that's why my Timberman high score video on my channel suddenly got a load of hits. I think this game has been popular in Europe for a while.

  • Holcman

    This game seems hard at first, then it gets easy once you're used to it. Kind of like flappy bird, which was hard at first but before my tenth try my score was over 300. It seems like these types of simple games are really popular, which makes sense, considering most people like playing simple, quick games on the go, which these types of games provide.

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  • Speedster117

    Soon there will be dozens of apps that are just an exact copy of this one, just wait.

  • coolpowers

    If you like this sort of simple game, definitely check out all of Skipmore's games (you may have played one of their deeper games, Fairune, but I actually prefer their others. Hurdle Hell has me about peeing with laughter every time)

  • theorangeipod

    Cheap graphics, addictive gameplay, free with ad banners. These apps trend #1

  • Lemmonz

    Actually, if anyone else remembers, someone ( I think a friend of the creator) had advertised the game in the comments of a post.

  • Kane

    I remember picking up the gold edition when it went free earlier this year.

  • Stein Ove

    Downloaded it when I found it on Best new games at the App Store.
    Seems like Apple is very fond of games with this kind of graphics. Would love to see my game featured there. Anyone know how many downloads you usually get from getting featured there?


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  • Emotive

    Here we go again...

  • NotAGangsta

    I'm cloning this game. MUHAHA

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  • Maciej Szymasiewicz

    Outstanding game ! innovative mechanics ! Great !