Qualityindex.com reveals the top 10 critically acclaimed iPhone games and apps of March 2011

London, UK - 4th April 2011 - Steel Media Ltd

If you were wondering what the best reviewed iPhone games and apps on the web last month were, here's the  Quality Index  ( Qi) round-up for March to fill you in.

Qualityindex.com  boasts over 55,000 scores from the world's best websites, such as  148AppsPocket Gamer, and  Know Your Mobile, and uses a unique metric to create a single definitive score for each iPhone title.

Here are  March 2011's top selections...

Quality Index Top 10 iPhone games March 2011

1   Final Fantasy III   Square Enix 8.9
2   Tiny Wings   Andreas Illiger 8.8
3   Hot Springs Story   Kairosoft 8.6
4   Collision Effect   Chillingo 8.5
5   Angry Birds Rio   Rovio 8.4
6   Land-a Panda   Big Pixel Studios 8.4
7   iStunt 2   Miniclip 8.3
8   Death Rally   Remedy 8.3
9   Fight Night Champion   Electronic Arts 8.1
10   Chop Chop Kicker            Gamerizon            8.1 

Quality Index Top 10 iPhone apps to March 2011

1   Photo Transfer App   Enrique Rodriguez      10 
2   Camera+   tap tap tap 9.6
3   GPS Kit   Garafa 9.6
4   After the Beep!   Bome Software 9.6
5   Save2PDF for iPhone   EuroSmartz 9.2
6   Guitar World Lick of the Day   Agile Partners 9.1
7   iBone - the Pocket Trombone   Spoonjack 9.0
8   Awards Hero: Oscars Edition   AppEzzy 9.0
9   London Transport   Jeevan Takhar 9.0
10   iBrewMaster   Joe Cannici 8.9

(N.B. The monthly games chart is based on titles released and reviewed in the last month. The apps chart is based on titles released and reviewed over the last three months. Hence, this is not a cumulative chart and earlier released titles may have higher scores.)

Following Speedball 2 's triumphant return to the video game arena last month, another wily 20-year veteran Final Fantasy III has dusted off its magic wand, chosen its finest walking shoes, and promptly summoned up the #1 position in March. Kairosoft's follow-up to its well received Game Dev Story, meanwhile, traded consoles and coders for saunas and solariums, Hot Springs Story more than content to bathe in the limelight of third. The Angry Birds flock, for once, had to settle for something other than the top branch of Qi's chart, though the Rio-based spin-off still garnered muchos kudos.

At the launch of iPad 2 a few weeks ago, Apple debuted its music creation software GarageBand. And whilst the iPhone community waits patiently for this keyboard hobbyist's dream app to filter down to the 3.5-inch touchscreen, Guitar World Lick of the Day and iBone - the Perfect Trombone competently fill the void this month. For those with less lofty sonic ambitions, Bome Software's After the Beep! supplies the tools for leaving 'zany', memorable - and brilliantly misleading - voicemail messages.

We'll continue to provide an updated listing each and every month, together with a round-up of the year. For all the up-to-date information on which games, apps, and publishers are reviewing best, head on over to the  Quality Index  now.

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