Saturday, March 17, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 03/17/2012: Ultimate Leprechauns has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Ultimate Leprechauns.

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Ultimate Leprechauns doesn't appear in Google Play, but 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.

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Ultimate Leprechauns is described as follows:
Mischievous little leprechauns love playing tricks on our eyes. True to their cunning ways, you'll have to have a keen eye to master Ultimate Leprechauns, a spot-the-difference game for your Android device or Kindle Fire.

Good Craic, Indeed!

Each level provides a split screen illustration of enchanting little leprechauns doing whatever leprechauns like to do: dance a jig, play in tress, frolic with gold--you know, leprechaun stuff.

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.

Loads O' Replayability

Ultimate Leprechauns is offered in three game modes: Easy, Medium, and Hard. You've got to beat the game in both easy and medium to unlock the hard levels. Additionally, Ultimate Leprechauns offers new differences each time you replay a level.

Each scene has a determined number of mismatches displayed along the bottom of your screen. Once you find them, you'll move on to the next level. If you're really struggling to find a mismatch, hints are available.

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Ultimate Leprechauns has a rating of 3.6 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

The Amazon Appstore has 39 ratings. We would guess the mid-3s are a good estimate for this game. It's not clear how popular this game will be once St. Patrick's Day passes, though.

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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