Weekly international iPhone apps: Train Conductor, Mahjong Rising, Smurfs' Village

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The top free iPhone applications by country* for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on November 15.

1. USA
Train Conductor (games)
Use your finger to guide trains through ten exotic Australian locations avoiding catastrophic collisions on the way. The app was a 2010 finalist in "best games design" and was featured in Apple's "highly addictive games promotion."

2.  UK
Train Conductor (games)
See "Train Conductor" above

3. France
Modificateur de voix - Voice Morphing (utilities)
Speed up or slow down your voice, speak like a gangster or as if you have inhaled helium with this voice changing application for the iPhone. Free for a limited time only.

4. Canada
Smurfs' Village (games)
After the Smurfs' village has been destroyed by their nemesis Gargamel it is up to you to rebuild a new village in another location. Based on the original Smurfs cartoon, the game lets players interact with their favorite characters and send gifts to other friends' villages via Facebook.

5. Japan
Mahjong Rising (games)
Play Mahjong in 3D with this app for the iPhone, players can compete against either a computer or other players in "challenge mode." Each player's score is ranked against the scores of others as users attempt to rise up the rankings table and claim the top spot.

6. Australia
Train Conductor (games)

See "Train Conductor"

7. Germany
Touch Me (games)

An easy to use but challenging touch screen game where users simply "touch" or "don't touch" the screen as instructed.

8. China
Train Conductor (games)

See "Train Conductor"

9. Italy
Train Conductor (games)
See "Train Conductor"

10. Korea
???? S - ??? (Sinbiun) (lifestyle)
Sinbiun provides users with daily and monthly horoscopes as well as providing compatibility charts based on the object of the user's affections' star sign. The app also provides guidance on how to approach work, friends and colleagues.

*The countries listed are those markets in which the most iOS devices have been sold worldwide. The list of top ten countries is based on AdMob's April 2010 estimate of the worldwide iOS User Distribution.