Thursday, July 05, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 7/5/2012: Rope Rescue has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Rope Rescue.

Rope Rescue is not available 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.

Rope Rescue is described as follows:
Evil bats have kidnapped the baby birds from your flock, and only you can help. But how to free them from their cages? There's only one way--grab a rope and come to the rescue!

In Rope Rescue, you'll need all your wits to free all the baby birds from the bats' clutches. Drag a length of rope through a series of gears, then attach the rope to a cage to release your feathered friends.

But remember--this rescue operation won't be as easy as it sounds. Avoid pesky enemies, cannons that shoot fire, flying knives, and other obstacles as you work to free the young birds.

To earn the most points as you play, try to use as little rope as possible. You can also collect butterflies for special bonuses. Good luck!

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.
Rope Rescue is rated at 3.4 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

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We're actually surprised at the 3.4-star rating in the Amazon Appstore; it is a paid app that includes in-app purchases. Those apps are usually reviled and hammered with low ratings.

Given that, this might be worth a look.

Although not available in Google Play, Rope Rescue does appear in the iTunes App Store, priced at $2.99. It is rated at 4.5-stars for the current version, and 4-stars overall.

Strangely enough, it's also available for the BlackBerry Playbook, also for $2.99.

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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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