Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 6/6/2012: The Treasure of Mystery has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is The Treasure of Mystery Island.

The Treasure of Mystery Island is priced at $0.99 in Google Play (but as Mystery Island Full version); 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.

The Treasure of Mystery Island is described as follows:
Adventure Awaits

Alex is making a routine run across the Atlantic Ocean in his cargo plane when his girlfriend's lucky talisman begins to glow. Moments later, as his plane dives toward choppy waters, Alex finds himself parachuting to the beach of an uncharted island. After a native rescues him, Alex begins a hidden object adventure that will take him to the heart of a strange island, where he'll find hidden treasure and unleash the curse of an angry god!

Play Mini-Games and Earn Trophies

Your seek-and-find skills will be challenged like never before as you complete 20 captivating episodes set in a world time forgot. You'll need to not only find lost objects, but also return them to where they belong in order to receive help from the natives. You'll also have to collect the scattered belongings of 24 clients, beat over a dozen mini-games, and earn a slew of trophies. You can also unlock achievements and compare your results with friends (as well as the rest of the world) on OpenFeint.

Can you solve the mystery of the island?
The Treasure of Mystery Island is rated at 4.2 stars in Google Play. It is rated at 4.0 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

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If you throw out the spoof one-star ratings on the Amazon Appstore, the ratings between the two markets would be nearly identical to each other. Thus, we'd give this a "buy" (while it's free) nod.

Noteably, the app has 1,264 ratings in Google Play (but as Mystery Island Full version). The free version, named in the manner as's version, has 9,651 ratings and a 4.4 star average.

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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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