Friday, April 13, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 4/13/2012: Pirate Mysteries has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Pirate Mysteries.

Pirate Mysteries is priced at $0.99 in Google Play, and it 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.

Pirate Mysteries is described as follows:
Yarr Solvin' Puzzles and Seekin' Treasures

Pirate Mysteries is a mysterious tale of monkeys, masks, and hidden objects. Explore exotic lands while trying to save your demon-possessed father in this fun and humorous hidden object game. Meet unique characters, solve ancient puzzles and riddles, and journey through an adventure that stretches from the shores of the Atlantic to the darkest corners of the Land of the Dead.

A Bargain True as the North Star

Mary Blade and her father--who wants to be a pirate--wash up on an island after their ship was struck by lightning. Mary must make her way around the island, interact with the locals, and solve ancient puzzles and riddles to save her father and return to civilization.

Ten clever mini-games keep you thinking

Pirate Mysteries is easy to play--simply use your fingertip to find well-hidden objects in the busy, beautifully detailed scenes. Tap an item to cross it off your list. If you get stuck, you have access to two types of hints. If you find the bonus mini-games too tough, skip them altogether, but they're an engaging diversion from the main hidden object puzzles.


"It's pretty sweet! Possibly the best hidden-object mobile game I've tried." - Jaime Pablo Panchos, Wedo Code

"Pirate Mysteries has a storyline with plenty of humor and the stages are fun to work through as well." - Adam Field,

"The presentation of this puzzle game is what makes it intriguing. It is very well put together and presents several challenging game types while constantly changing the environment and music." - JJ McMahon, Touch Reviews
Pirate Mysteries is rated at 3.5 stars in Google Play. It is rated at 3.2 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

Backup Up to 5 PC's!
Pirate Mysteries has some one star ratings in the Amazon Appstore due to an inability to install, bugs, and force closes.

There are only 29 ratings overall in Google Play, outnumbered by the 62 in the Amazon Appstore. We'd give it a shot, but don't expect a problem-less experience.

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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