Sunday, June 17, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 6/27/2022: Super Stickman Golf has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Super Stickman Golf.

Super Stickman Golf is only available in free, presumably ad-supported form in Google Play, and is normally priced at $2.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Super Stickman Golf is described as follows:
Super Stickman Golf isn't golf the way you know it; it's actually a physics puzzler nicely blended with the challenges and themes of traditional golf. Super Stickman Golf offers something golfers have only dreamt about while trying to par the course: special abilities. You're not just a golfer anymore. You're a Super Stickman Golfer with cool super powers.

Golf of the Future
Since 18 holes are never enough, you can swing your way through more than 300 extraordinary holes. Use your special abilities to try to get that birdie and manipulate the ball like you've never done before--even with a perfect swing.

Choose your ball carefully. Since this isn't just ordinary golf, you can't use ordinary balls. You can choose from sticky balls, ice balls, air brakes, and nitro balls. If you've ever wanted to stop your ball in mid-air, freeze water, or stick your shot to something, now you've got the balls to do it.

PLEASE NOTE: This app lets you purchase digital content using actual money. You can configure parental controls for in-app purchases, which will require your Amazon account password or a 4-digit PIN, by tapping the Menu icon and then Settings.
Super Stickman Golf (ad-supported) is rated at 4.8 stars in Google Play and at 4.4 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

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The 4.8 star rating in Google Play comes with over 54,000 overall ratings.

Even the Amazon Appstore rating comes with a reasonable sampling, of 81.

It's not unusual for an app to be only available as a free, ad-supported one in Google Play, yet still be available as a paid, ad-free app in the Amazon Appstore. Generally, the developer cites Google Play restrictions for such reasoning.

It's unclear that is the case in this example, though. We played a few holes and didn't see any obvious ads. A few negative ratings at the Amazon Appstore wondered if perhaps the idea was to put a pricetag on the same game as in Google Play, but make it FAOTD, to gain attention.

After all, the app does offer in-app purchases, which is the way the developer probably makes most of his income.

Super Stickman Golf is also available in the iTunes App Store for $0.99.  This version also offers in-app purchases.

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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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