Sunday, January 29, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for 1/29/2012: Galactic Striker has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Galactic Striker.

The paid version of Galactic Striker is not available in the Android Market. It is normally priced at $0.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted previously, prices sometimes differ between the two marketplaces.

Galactic Striker is described as follows:
Blast aliens into space dust, save your own skin, and make smart-alecky comments--all at once--in Galactic Striker, an arcade-style, accelerometer-based Android game. This exciting shoot-em-up adventure boasts 3D graphics and even comes with a fully developed comic-book style backstory.

Find Your Way Home, Jack

In Galactic Striker, you're Jack Panic, the world's greatest (and cockiest) astronaut and hero. As the story begins, you're called upon to protect Earth once again--this time from a renegade asteroid. But during this routine mission, you accidentally damage an alien mothership (oops) and insult their leader (double-oops), who subsequently teleports you to the other side of the galaxy (not cool, bro).

To get home again, you'll have to shoot your way through waves of alien attacks and other deep-space obstacles. Tilt your phone to navigate your spaceship, and choose from an ever-expanding list of futuristic weapons as you fight your way through space. You'll need your strongest firepower, steeliest nerves, and sharpest wisecracks to make it back to Earth.

Are you up to this massive challenge? Of course you are--you're Jack Panic! (Let's assume that "Don't" is your middle name.)

A free, ad-supported version of this game is also available.
The paid version of Galactic Striker isn't available in the Android Market and is rated at 3.3 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

Barnes & Noble
There is a free version in the Android Market that has a 3.9 star rating. The free version in the Amazon Appstore only has one rating at the time of this writing, of 4.0. Strangely, the paid version is 1.0.2, the free version in the Android Market is 1.1.5, and free version in the Amazon Appstore is 1.1.0.
Those who are considering "buying" a Free Amazon Appstore app might want to consider what it means to developers. opened up the Appstore despite a lawsuit by Apple, which has previously trademarked the term "App Store." Microsoft has filed an appeal against that trademark, saying the term is too generic. has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.

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