111118_minecraft.jpg[In this weekly column, Gamasutra rounds up the most popular paid and free iPad gaming applications on the App Store as of today, with Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Superman HD and Glass Tower 2 HD currently ranking among the platform's top downloads.]

This week's top paid titles are:

1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition ($6.99)
2. Angry Birds Seasons HD ($1.99)
3. Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove Collector's Edition HD ($4.99)
4. Where's My Water? ($0.99)
5. Angry Birds HD ($4.99)
6. Scribblenauts Remix ($0.99)
7. Fruit Ninja HD ($2.99)
8. Angry Birds Rio HD ($2.99)
9. Cut the Rope HD ($1.99)
10. Superman HD ($2.99)

Mojang's Minecraft: Pocket Edition leads as the App Store's biggest-selling iPad app in its debut week, overtaking Rovio's Angry Birds Seasons HD and Big Fish Games' recently released adventure title Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove.

Last week's chart winner WELDER drops out of the top ten, meanwhile, as Chillingo's Superman HD trails ZeptoLab's Cut the Rope HD at tenth place in its first week of release.

Here are this week's top free iPad applications:

1. Glass Tower 2 HD Free
2. US Basketball HD
3. Mr Giggle HD Lite
4. Six Towers HD
5. Mr Giggle 2 HD Lite
6. Card Ace Casino HD
7. Battle Nations
8. Angry Birds HD Free
9. Pick-Up Sticks
10. Blood & Glory

iDevUA's physics puzzler Glass Tower 2 HD Free sees a surge in popularity, rising to the top of the iPad's free charts after taking fifth place last week.

Yomen's US Basketball HD and Patryk Palasz's Mr Giggle HD Lite remain top picks in today's results, as Glu's recently released one-on-one fighter Blood & Glory ranks in at tenth place.