Leapin’ Leprechaun Lite HD Leaps to #1 in Iceland iTunes Store

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When it comes to mobile technology, Icelanders are among the world’s leaders. Recognizing a good thing when they see it, they’ve been downloading Leapin’ Leprechaun Lite HD from the Iceland iTunes store at a frenzied pace. That frenetic interest has catapulted the game to the App Store’s number one iPad Games & Adventure spot

#1 In Iceland

We can’t precisely pinpoint what sparked the Icelandic interest in Leapin’ Leprechaun, but residents of that country have been flocking to the game more than any other

Mobile Magnus, the maker of the new Leapin’ Leprechaun game for the iPad, has just learned that the game has catapulted to number one in the Iceland iTunes store rankings. Within days of being released, the Irish-themed game featuring a taunting yet fun-loving Paddy the Leprechaun rose to the number one slot for Adventure games and took the number two spot for Kids games. Those figures positioned it number one overall among all games downloaded in Iceland.

According to the World Factbook, the estimated population of Iceland in July 2012 will be 313,183. At just one-tenth the U.S. population, one would expect the country to lag behind the rest of the world in terms of mobile computer technology, but that is not the case. Indeed, Iceland ranks among the top countries in the world in terms of Internet use. The “The Global Information Technology Report 2010–2011,” in fact, ranks Iceland number one in terms of Internet users (with 93.5% of its population being connected).

Not surprisingly then, one of the additional countries where Apple released the newest iPad on March 23, 2012 was Iceland. As the latest game-playing technology enters the country’s borders, Mobile Magnus, the maker of Leapin’ Leprechaun, expects already heavy demand for the game to increase even more.

“We can’t precisely pinpoint what sparked the Icelandic interest in Leapin’ Leprechaun, but residents of that country have been flocking to the game more than any other,” says William McCarthy, lead designer of Leapin’ Leprechaun. “Perhaps it’s Iceland’s proximity to Ireland, where the game’s scenery originates from, but we think it’s more than that.”

He speculates that ‘something more’ as being the country’s frontrunner status in all things computer tech related. “Icelanders recognize cutting-edge technology when they see it and they are among the very first individuals to embrace such technology. Given all the choices they have, we’re extremely honored and humbled to have scored their stamp of approval in the iTunes App Store.”

That pride is certainly warranted. With over 500,000 third-party iPad/iPhone applications to choose from, earning a number one ranking in the games category is no small feat anywhere in the world.

To learn more about the features that have Icelanders downloading the game at such a frenetic pace, download Leapin’ Leprechaun Lite HD at the iTunes store for free, visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/leapin-leprechaun-lite/id510916059

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