Despicable Me: Minion Rush has joined the top free iPad apps list this week at No. 1, according to research from AppData. The game from Gameloft challenges players to dodge obstacles and impress their boss.

Below, we’ve listed the top free iPad apps of the week. The list links to Inside Network’s research about the individual apps, including historical charts, developer information and download information.

To support Mediabistro’s Media App Summit, we spotlight the top free apps every week–helping our readers discover, enjoy and analyze successful content.

Top Free iPad Apps of the Week

1. Despicable Me: Minion Rush Despicable Me: Minion Rush
2. Toca Hair Salon 2 Toca Hair Salon 2
3. What The Riddle? HD What The Riddle? HD
4. Candy Crush Saga ® Candy Crush Saga ®
5. What's Behind HD What’s Behind HD
6. Hair Salon Hair Salon
7. Chocolate Crazy Chef Chocolate Crazy Chef
8. Tayasui Sketches Tayasui Sketches
9. Dumb Ways to Die Dumb Ways to Die
10. Avengers Alliance Avengers Alliance

More detailed stats are available at AppData Pro, Inside Network’s data service supplying performance data, including historical user data, audience demographics, and company information for developers and applications
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