Thursday, June 28, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 6t/28/2012: HTR High Tech Racing has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is HTR High Tech Racing.

HTR High Tech Racing is available fre in Google Play, but with numerous in-app purchases, and is normally priced at $0.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

HTR High Tech Racing is described as follows:
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High Tech Racing (HTR) is a slot car racing simulator; a virtual version of the classic toy from the 80s and 90s. HTR offers three different difficulty levels and 18 tracks, including several challenges such as loops, jumps, crossroads, narrows, and high speed curves. You can even build your own tracks with the highly intuitive Track Editor. Choose from three in-game visualization modes, from third-person perspective to in-car camera.

With realistic physics, HTR offers an adrenalin-packed racing simulation experience. With a single finger, you control the acceleration to keep your car on the track. There are tons of cool items to unlock including cars, electric engines, tires, and chassis to optimize your car. There are more than 440 possible configurations to test on each track.

Race freely on "Quickrace" mode and practice for the real challenge. Send your best race times and see your time in comparison to others (sic) players from around the world. Keep your records updated and prove you are the fastest on all tracks!

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.
HTR High Tech Racing is rated at 4.3 stars (but with only one rating) in Google Play and is rated at 3.1 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

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HTR High Tech Racing has 1,983 ratings in Google Play for that 4.3 star rating. The negatives in the Amazon Appstore are pretty consistent: it is a paid game with in-app purchases.

The game is also free, for a limited time, in the iOS App Store. It has a 4-star rating for the current version, with 3.5 stars overall.

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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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