Saturday, May 26, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 5/26/2012: Bubble Scoop has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Bubble Scoop.

Bubble Scoop is not available in Google Play; it 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.

Bubble Scoop is described as follows:
Ice Cream Dreams

Bubble Scoop is a cheery variation on the classic match-3 puzzle game genre. Shoot scoops of ice cream from an ice cream truck, and match scoops of the same color to remove them from the board. Clear levels to win stars, and collect all the cherries to make a sundae and complete each level.

Frozen Challenge

But you need to be quick. More ice cream keeps arriving, and if the scoops reach the bottom of the board, it's game over. At higher levels, you'll find new colors, frozen scoops, faster pacing, and other hazards.

With 90 different levels of increasing difficulty, Bubble Scoop starts out easy, but will challenge players of all ages. Can you unlock all the levels and earn three stars in every one?

Bubble Scoop is fun for casual gamers of any age and great for kids. Every level you complete is automatically saved, so you can pick up and play anytime and not lose your progress. Bubble Scoop is calorie-free and guaranteed not give you an ice cream headache.
Bubble Scoop is, as we said, not available in Google Play. It is rated at 3.0 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

Interestingly, the developer, Qubop, does have the game Core Damage in Google Play. However, in the Amazon Appstore it has Core Damage, Bubble Scoop AND Vegas Video Poker. It's unclear why the other two games are missing from Google Play.

A majority of the negative reviews appear due to the inclusion of OpenFeint in the app.

There is also a Bubble Scoop app in the iOS App Store. The iOS version is $0.99, and is rated at 5.0 stars, but with only 18 ratings.

You can see a slideshow of screenshots here.

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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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