Thursday, March 15, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 03/15/2012: Trial Xtreme 2 has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Trial Xtreme 2.

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Trial Xtreme 2 is priced at $1.99 in Google Play (remember, Google renamed the Android Market), 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.

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

Trial Xtreme 2 is the sequel to the hit Trial Xtreme, packed with with more levels, amazing new graphics, and more blistering motorcycle stunt action than ever. Crank up the throttle, rev your engine, and negotiate your way across 36 new action-packed levels. Trial Xtreme 2 uses the cutting edge NVIDIA PhysX engine which provides icredibly realistic physics-based action and an intuitive tilt-control system using your phone's accelerometer. You'll have the most realistic ride of your life, demanding skill and concentration to take your bike riding skills to the max.

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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 navigate your bike across ramps, exploding barrels, jumbo tires, and other obstacles. Unless you want to eat dirt, it's all about balance, skill, and control.

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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 has a rating of 4.1 stars in Google Play and a rating of 3.6 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

Trial Xtreme 2 has 1,857 ratings in Google Play, which points to a reasonable degree of accuracy. In the Amazon Appstore there are only 32 ratings. We would stick with low 4s, high 3s as a rating for this game.

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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