Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 4/25/2012: Slam Dunk Basketball has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Slam Dunk Basketball.

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Slam Dunk Basketball is priced at $1.99 in Google Play, and it 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.

Slam Dunk Basketball is described as follows:
Hoop It Up!

When real basketball just isn't cool enough, it's time to move up to Slam Dunk Basketball. This fast-paced arcade basketball game for your Android device features a unique goal system designed to reward players who score cool-looking shots. Combine these goals to fill your Fever Meter, and unleash awesome power-ups to increase your score.

Show Off Your Skillz

In Slam Dunk Basketball, your job is to score as many points as possible in 90 seconds. Increase your playing time by scoring clean shots, and combine goals to get cool power-ups.

As you play through all the levels, you can earn credits, unlock levels, upgrade your power-ups, purchase new balls, complete challenging goals, and increase your fame. Use OpenFeint to soar to the top of the leaderboards.

Do you have the trick-shot skills to dominate the competition? Shoot towards fame and glory and show the world that you're the real Slam Dunk Champion!

  • Awesome power-ups to increase your score
  • 11 varied levels with different difficulties
  • Over 40 unlockable ball skins
  • Fun and challenging goals to complete on each level
  • Complete the goals and reach the Hall of Fame
  • Over 60 achievements to earn
  • Simple controls: aim where you want to shoot
  • Unlock levels, balls, and power-ups in the shop
  • Helpful tutorials for learning how to score all goal types
  • Check your stats, upgrades, and achievements in the locker room
  • High-resolution graphics
Slam Dunk Basketball is rated at 4.9 stars in Google Play. It is rated at 2.6 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

Slam Dunk Basketball only has 8 ratings in Google Play. However, the free Slam Dunk Basketball lite app is rated at 4.1 stars in Google Play.

In the Amazon Appstore, there are 32 reviews, and 13 are one star. Those are related to excessive permissions, in-game links to the developers website, and the inclusion of OpenFeint.

The game is also available in the iOS App Store, where it is free, but supported by a number of in-game purchases for credits, as high as $24.99 for 50,000 credits. You can also remove the ads for $0.99.  In the App Store, it has a 4.5 star rating, both overall and for this version.

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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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