Saturday, February 18, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 2/18/2012: Robin Hood: Twisted Fairy Tales has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Robin Hood: Twisted Fairy Tales. -Specializing in Cheap Flights
We can't find Robin Hood: Twisted Fairy Tales in the Android Market, although there isn't a note on the Amazon Appstore that today's release is exclusive. It is normally priced at $1.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted previously, prices sometimes differ between the two marketplaces.

Robin Hood: Twisted Fairy Tales) is described as follows:
Robin Hood and his gang are ready for an adventure, but this adventure is a little--well, mismatched. Help pave the way for the prince of thieves by comparing two beautifully illustrated scenes from the story. To a rookie, they would appear to be the same; however, the trained eye knows better. The benevolent thievery of Robin Hood rests on your shoulders. The story must go on but it can't until you reveal the subtle differences in each illustration.

Match the Mismatch

Viewing the split screen, use your finger to touch the mismatched spot on one of the illustrations. A small circle on the other illustration will hover over the exact spot you're touching. Let it hover for a second over the mismatched place to indicate you've made a decision. If you've correctly identified a mismatch, you'll earn points. Tread carefully, though--you'll lose points if you're incorrect.

Choose Your Own Adventure

Each scene has a determined number of mismatches. The story cannot move forward until you find a specific amount. Choose to move on once you've found the bare minimum or find them all.

At points in the story, Robin will interrupt your keen eye in need of a little advice. Should you assault the caravan again or find the UFO? Robin leaves all the big decisions up to you.

This mismatched tale has four possible endings so don't assume there are no consequences to your decisions. Remember, you're making fairy-tale history here.
Robin Hood: Twisted Fairy Tales has a rating of 3.2 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

There are the same number of 1-star ratings as there are 5-star ratings (11) at the time of this writing. There are eight 2-star ratings, however, so it seems like you either love it or hate it.

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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