Data firm App Annie indicated in Thursday’s first quarter market index report that mobile game Crash Bandicoot: On the Run landed in second position on the list of top downloaded breakout games in the United States.
The free-to-play adventure game from developer King, which features familiar characters and regions from the iconic Crash franchise, released March 25 and amassed 9.1 million launch day downloads in the top eight markets: U.S., Brazil, Mexico, Italy, Russia, France, Germany and Spain. In Germany, the game landed atop the download chart of breakout games.
Hyper casual game High Heels, which was heavily advertised on video-sharing app TikTok, topped the U.S. and U.K. lists of breakout games for the first quarter. This reflects the rapid rise of the genre that offers light gameplay and and simple concepts, growing in popularity amid stay-at-home orders mandated by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
High Heels hails from Turkish developer Rollic, which was acquired by Zynga last year. Back in February, Zynga CEO Frank Gibeau described the game as “a hilarious physics game where you try and walk around on crazy shoes.”
Among other notable hyper-casual titles featured in App Annie’s report was match-3 puzzle game Project Makeover, landing first on the U.S. download chart for top games. Phone Case DIY topped the worldwide download chart for breakout games, while DOP 2: Delete One Part was second on the latter chart.
In terms of consumer spending, Roblox, Candy Crush Saga and Pokemon Go were the top three titles on the U.S. chart. Action role-playing game Genshin Impact was in the top ten.