Sunday, July 22, 2012

Amazon Appstore's Free App of the Day, 7/22/2012: Gunship-II has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Gunship-II .

Gunship-II is priced at $2.99 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.

Gunship-II is described as follows:
Bird is the Word

War is raging in Vietnam between the Communist forces of North Vietnam and the Republican forces of South Vietnam. You're an ace helicopter pilot thrown into the fray of Vietnam's toughest air battles. It's time to dust off and get your chopper in the air in Gunship II.

Fly the actual gunships that saw action in the Vietnam War. Play five realistic and deadly missions. You'll fly a different bird in each mission.

Get in the cockpit into legendary aircraft such as the H-34 Choctaw, H-13 Sioux, UH-1D Huey, UH-1B Huey Gunship, and AH-1 Cobra. You're part of the new air mobility tactic where helicopters were heavily used to insert troops into battles, transport supplies and weapons to remote outposts, hover and pick up downed pilots under fire, and fly dangerous low level Hunter-Killer missions.

Rough and Tumble Missions

In Rescue Dawn (inspired by the real-life adventures of pilot Dieter Dengler), you embark on a daring mission to retrieve a downed pilot. In Thunder Road, you're escorting a supply convoy that encounters a terrible ambush. In Search and Destroy, you're flying a Bell-47 scout helicopter to discover and mark enemy positions with smoke grenades.

Realistic Gameplay

Fly with an intuitive combination of touch-screen and accelerometer controls. Get briefings before each mission, and view actual photos of the chopper you'll fly. Take off from land bases and aircraft carriers, and fly over realistic terrain. And remember, flyboy--failure is not an option.

Please note that this game requires a Wi-Fi connection to download.
Gunship-II is rated 4.4 stars in Google Play and at 3.6 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

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In addition, there is a version of Gunship-II in the iOS App Store. There it is also priced at $2.99; it has a 4.5-star rating for the current version and a 4.5-star rating overall.

All that consistency signals to us: "buy" this app now, while it is free.

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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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