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MFORMA's Monopoly Tycoon tops UK download chart for August

Classic and casual titles dominate mobile gaming chart once again

August's official ELSPA Java download chart for the UK shows classic and casual titles once again taking a strong lead in the marketplace - with MFORMA's Monopoly Tycoon going in at number one in the ranking.

The board game license has proved a major hit for the publisher, but it's far from the only old game making its way into the charts this month - with the vast majority of the top ten being ports of classic console games or versions of old pub or table games.

Namco's Pacman is one familiar gaming face making its way into the ranking, with a number two placing this week, while InFusio's Wall Breaker - a version of eternally popular arcade title Breakout - is at number three.

Other well-known gaming franchises in the chart include Eidos' Championship Manager 05 Solo at number seven, Jamdat's Tetris at number eight, and EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf 2005 (published by I-Play) at number ten.

Traditional pub and card games are the other genre showing strong performance this month, with Jamdat's Downtown Texas Hold 'Em Poker at number four, Infospace's Pub Fruity at five, GameLoft's Midnight Pool at six and Digital Chocolate's Solitaire 4 Pack at number nine.

One thing that's clear from this ranking, though, is that it's all to play for in the UK mobile space - in the entire top ten, only one publisher has more than one entry, namely Jamdat with Texas Hold 'Em at number four and Tetris at number eight.

The chart is compiled from download figures supplied by network operators 3, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone by publisher trade body ELSPA.

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