Saturday, March 10, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 03.10/2012: Red Wrecker has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Red Wrecker.

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Red Wrecker is priced at $0.99 in Google Play (remember, Google renamed the Android Market), and is normally priced at $0.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing between the two marketplaces.

Red Wrecker is described as follows:
Exterminate the Red Shapes

The object of the brain-busting game of Red Wrecker seems simple enough: knock the red shapes off the screen, but keep the green shapes in the game. As you dive deeper into this game, though, you'll have to take cold, hard logic and relentless physics into account as you rid the screen of those pesky red shapes.

Inspired by the classic game Red Remover, Red Wrecker challenges your brain and tests your reflexes. On each level, you're presented with a haphazardly stacked set of red, green, and blue shapes. You tap the blue shapes to make them drop from their position. The blue shapes can either make the red shapes drop from the screen or prevent the green shapes from dropping away.

Test Your Brain and Fingers

The first few levels of Red Wrecker are pretty easy. That's because those opening levels are merely a tutorial to get you used to the game's premise and physics. Once you're on your own, you'll face increasingly more fiendish puzzlers that will test your logic skills and hand-eye coordination.

Get Wrecking

Enjoy and be infuriated by the fun and challenging levels. New levels are added all the time. The high-resolution graphics are specially designed for tablet devices. Red Wrecker is integrated with OpenFeint, so you can earn achievements and post your wrecking skills on the global leaderboards.
Red Wrecker has a rating of 5.0 stars in Google Play and a rating of 3.9 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

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The 5.0 star rating in Google Play comes with only 8 ratings. That said, the fact that the Amazon Appstore rating, which is usually more "harsh," comes with 35 ratings, so it seems that it is somewhere in the high threes, low fours.

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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