Saturday, February 11, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for 2/11/2012: Trial Xtreme 2 Winter has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Trial Xtreme 2 Winter.

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Trial Xtreme 2 Winter is priced at $0.99 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.

Trial Xtreme 2 Winter is described as follows:
Satisfy the adrenaline junkie in you by bringing some extreme dirt biking to your Android device. Live vicariously through Trial Xtreme 2 Winter with an ultra-realistic rider and incredibly accurate bike physics.

Trial Xtreme 2 Winter is the sequel to the Trial Xtreme series, updated with 30 new levels. Each level is set in a cold, snowy environment with improved graphics, realistic physics, and an intuitive tilt-control system using your phone's accelerometer.

Gettin' Madcap Crazy

This is an unforgiving environment for rookies. See if you've got the skills to master the rough tracks. Use the responsive tilt-based controls to collect stars while navigating your bike across ramps, exploding barrels, jumbo tires, and other obstacles. Unless you want to eat snow, it's all about balance, skill, and control.

Do Not Try This at Home--Try it on Your Android

These stunts may be ill-advised, but aren't they fun? Incredible graphics bring your rider and game to real life. The ultra-realistic physics actually allows you to feel everything as you flip, jump, bump, and crash your way through the obstacles. Share your dare-devilish tomfoolery with your friends. Max out your score and compete against the world through OpenFeint.
Trial Xtreme 2 Winter has a rating of 4.0 stars in the Android Market and 4.2 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

This is NOT another of Amazon Appstore's FAOTD selections for apps that have been around for a while that haven't really garnered much attention. Instead, this is an already fairly popular app with somewhere between 100,000 - 500,000 installs and over 400 Android Market ratings. "Buy" it while it is free.

Star Wars: The Old Republic
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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