Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 2/8/2012: High Flyer Jetpack Tests has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is High Flyer Jetpack Tests.

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High Flyer Jetpack Tests is currently exclusive to the Amazon Appstore. It is normally priced at $0.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted previously, prices sometimes differ between the two marketplaces. -Specializing in Cheap Flights
High Flyer Jetpack Tests is described as follows:
Jetpack Jamboree

Take flight in the dangerous skies of Machine City as you help young rocketeer Arreon perfect his jetpack prototype. High Flyer Jetpack Tests brings the dream of personal flight to your smartphone and tablet. Strap on your jetpack and take flight in this 3-D aerial adventure.

The jetpack tests takes place 16 years after the Thundering. This great cataclysm destroyed the world as we know it, and Earth's survivors now live on the floating city of Caen. The Earth has changed, but that doesn't stop Arreon from fulfilling his dream of exploring the skies.

The Ultimate Test Pilot

Arreon is testing out a series of jetpack designs, and you're the lucky test pilot. You will roll, dive, and dodge your way through dangerous obstacles in order to safely land on the floating islands in the sky. Along the way, you must snag valuable resources.

Fly Like an Eagle

You'll fly up to speeds of 300 MPH, acquire awesome Boost and Speed rings, and zoom through a Warp Tunnel. Earn extended jetpack activation zones, and negotiate your way through gas clouds and other hair-raising obstacles. High Flyer Jetpack Tests is not for the faint of heart.

Take on 35 unique mini-games in a series of challenging environments. High Flyer Jetpack Tests includes a hands-on tutorial, full calibration and control settings, story trailer, and a sweeping musical score befitting an airborne epic. Who needs the airlines when you have your own personal jetpack?

High Flyer Jetpack Tests is 69 MB. Please note you must a Wi-Fi connection to download this app.
High Flyer Jetpack Tests has a rating of 2.8 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

It's another exclusive Android launch for At 2.8 stars, High Flyer Jetpack Tests sort of falls flat, though. It is a sizable app, 69MB, and seems to work best on high-end devices. The upside is that there is potential, so we'd recommending "buying" it now, trying it out, and if not satisfied, put it aside and come back for updates.

That assumes, of course, that your Android phone can handle an app of this size and that it's powerful enough for a good experience.

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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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