Thursday, March 22, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App, 03/22/2012: Diamond Wonderland HD (Ad-Free) has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Diamond Wonderland HD (Ad-Free).

Diamond Wonderland HD (Ad-Free) is priced at $1.99 in Google Play, and is normally priced at $1.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing between the two marketplaces.
Musaic Box is described as follows:
You'll Be Wonderstruck

Too many match-three games on Android? Diamond Wonderland HD, not your typical match-three game, definitely deserves a special place on your Android device. This unusual RPG story-powered match-three gem game features a fantastic quest mode in which you step into the shoes of the great adventurer Farrel, who went into Narsk World and discovered... well, play and find out what happened.

More Than Gem Matching...

You're led through the world of Narsk, following many unexpected events and solving problems across four major continents. The exciting, often quirky storyline keeps you guessing--what challenges await you this time? Will you race against the clock in a classic match-three puzzle, or find yourself surrounded by angry insects? Can you deliver jade to the river before the deadline, or deactivate the bombs before they endanger the locals?

... In More Ways Than One

Complete the Quest mode to unlock Endless mode, a Zen-like opportunity to develop an incredible high score in any (or all) of the nine creative game types you discovered during the storyline. Timed and Classic modes are two facets of the same gemstone: both are standard match-three games, but Classic's un-timed feature feels downright meditative, while the Timed version will work you into a gem-switching frenzy to beat the clock.
Diamond Wonderland HD (Ad-Free) has a rating of 4.4 stars in Google Play and 2.1 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

This is one of those head-scratchers. We'll note that Google Play only has 14 ratings overall. There are 40 ratings in and Amazon Appstore. The free version in Google Play has over 400 ratings and a 4.3-star rating.

We'll say this, though. Most of the 23 one-star ratings in the Amazon Appstore are about the inclusion of OpenFeint. OpenFeint, even if you say you don't want it on your device, will be installed and stay there.

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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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