Friday, March 30, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 3/30/2012: Fling!

Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Fling!.

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Fling! is priced at $0.99 in Google Play, and is normally priced at $1.00 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing between the two marketplaces.




Fling! is described as follows:
Fling! offers a challenging yet cute puzzle game with territorial yet cuddly contenders. Facing a field of colorful, dough-eyed furballs, fling one into another until only one victorious furball remains. Don't get too confident; plan your moves carefully, or you're sure to share the board with other furballs and no more moves.

Becoming King Furball

Imagine your field as a grid. Fling furballs along a line into other furballs, causing the targeted furball to roll off the board. Furballs who are side-by-side cannot fling the other off of the board. They must be separated by at least one space. Furballs cannot be flung off the board unless knocked off. Use the undo and hint buttons when you get stuck.

It's a Furball Frenzy

Enjoy Fling! in four game modes: Free Play, Arcade, Challenge, and Frenzy. Freeplay mode allows you to solve puzzles at your own pace, and at any level of difficulty you choose. Unlock harder difficulty levels for a greater challenge. Arcade mode is a race against the clock as you solve puzzles of increasing difficulty before the clock runs out. Challenge mode requires you to solve sets of puzzles within a specific time frame, while trying to beat your personal best. Frenzy mode is a total fling-fest! Keep the board from filling up by flinging same-colored furballs from the board.

Fling! features 100,000 unique puzzles, so you will never encounter two puzzles that are the same. The puzzles are categorized into 35 levels of increased difficulty. Each puzzle has a single, unique solution.

Key Features
  • Use hints and undos
  • Listen to game music or your own soundtrack
  • Compete for local and global high scores
  • Begin where you left off with automatic game saves
  • Switch themes and play with marbles or fruits
  • Watch the informative tutorial and practice
Fling! has a rating of 4.6 stars in Google Play and 3.7 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

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The 4.6 star rating in Google Play comes with 346 ratings. There is also a Fling! Free app with 239 ratings in Google Play and a 4.5 rating (yes, it's strange that the free version has less ratings than the paid version).

Much of the problem in the Amazon Appstore comes from the OpenFeint opposition in that market. We'd say this game is worth buying while it is free.

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Those who are considering "buying" a Free Amazon Appstore app might want to consider what it means to developers.

Amazon.com 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. Amazon.com has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.



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