Angry Birds roosts on top of this week’s fastest-growing Facebook games by DAU

Rovio’s Angry Birds gained 500,000 daily active users this week, a 17 percent gain that kept it in the No. 1 spot amongst the fastest-growing Facebook games by DAU. took the No. 2 and No. 3 spots on the list, thanks to Bubble Witch Saga and Hoop De Loop Saga each gaining 200,000 DAU (a 3 percent gain for Bubble Witch Saga and an 18 percent gain for Hoop De Loop Saga).

Ten other games on the list saw gains above 20 percent.  Emagist’s Ninja Saga increased by 150,000 DAU (an 18 percent gain); this is the first time in over a month that the game’s seen an increase in DAU, but looking at Ninja Saga’s history shows the title has a habit of losing traffic until suddenly jumping up again. OMGPOP’s Draw My Thing is continuing to ride the Draw Something wave, gaining 52 percent with 130,000 DAU. Disney Playdom’s Marvel: Avengers Alliance also increased by 130,000 DAU for a 20 percent gain, probably helped by the new TV spot for The Avengers debuting within the game last week.

Cookapps’s Superball gained 60,000 DAU for a 24 percent gain. Etermax’s Angry Words, a Scrabble clone that’s playable on Facebook and mobile devices, gained 63 percent with 50,000 DAU. Playrix’s Township is continuing to see growth under 6waves’s publishing banner, having gone up by 50,000 DAU for a 63 percent gain. MindJolt’s Paddle Ball jumped by 43,000 DAU for a 614 percent gain, notable since the game hasn’t seen traffic like this since it launched in March 2011.

Astro Garden is also doing well under 6waves, having increased by 40,000 DAU for a 29 percent gain. Kobojo’s city-builder Atlantis Fantasy also increased by 40,000 DAU for a 29 percent gain.

DAU Gain Gain,%
1.   Angry Birds 3,400,000 +500,000 + 17%
2.   Bubble Witch Saga 6,300,000 +200,000 + 3%
3.   Hoop De Loop Saga 1,300,000 +200,000 + 18%
4.   Ninja Saga 720,000 +150,000 + 26%
5.   Draw My Thing 380,000 +130,000 + 52%
6.   Marvel: Avengers Alliance 770,000 +130,000 + 20%
7.   Pool Live Tour 1,900,000 +100,000 + 6%
8.   Texas HoldEm Poker 7,400,000 +100,000 + 1%
9.   Top Eleven – Be a Football Manager 1,300,000 +100,000 + 8%
10.   Mahjong Saga 340,000 +80,000 + 31%
11.   Lucky Slots – Free Slot Machines 440,000 +60,000 + 16%
12.   Superball 310,000 +60,000 + 24%
13.   Angry Words (Apalabrados) 130,000 +50,000 + 63%
14.   Stick Run 500,000 +50,000 + 11%
15.   Township 130,000 +50,000 + 63%
16.   Paddle Ball 50,000 +43,000 + 614%
17.   8 Ball Pool 290,000 +40,000 + 16%
18.   Astro Garden 180,000 +40,000 + 29%
19.   Atlantis Fantasy 180,000 +40,000 + 29%
20.   Bingo Bash 410,000 +40,000 + 11%

All data in this post comes from our traffic tracking service, AppDataStay tuned for our look at top emerging apps on Friday.

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