Monday, August 06, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app, 8/6/2012: Alien March has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Alien March.

Alien March is priced at $0.99 in Google Play. It 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.

Alien March is described as follows:
Become an Astronaut Hero

Alien March is an action-packed space-themed sideways runner game for your Android device. The game takes you out of this world as you travel from one planet to another. Your mission is to run forward and jump from one platform to another while fighting infinite alien enemies. Terminate as many enemies as possible with a flick of your finger to get the highest score.

Seven Planets and Two Game Modes

Take off on an interplanetary adventure with Alien March. Battle aliens on seven different planets with new landscapes and challenges. Step into the role of the hero astronaut and defeat a variety of alien enemies with a selection of weapons.
All the Makings of a Classic

Featuring simple yet addictive gameplay and striking graphics, Alien March includes seven levels of gameplay. Use easy touchscreen controls to battle your way through each level to advance. This app can bring the delight of space battle anywhere you go with your Android device. Give Alien March a try and hone your skills to become the best astronaut in the universe.
Alien March has a rating of 5.0 stars in Google Play and a 3.1 star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

5% - 15% Off Select TVs
To be clear, the 5-star rating in Google Play comes only one rating overall. There are 15 ratings in the Amazon Appstore.

This seems to continue a recent trend in the Amazon Appstore. seems to be picking a lot of apps that have little to no uptake in Google Play. We're disappointed in We'd like to see free versions of say, Office-compatible software or useful utilities such as WidgetLocker Lockscreen instead of niche apps or endless games.

There is also a version in the iOS App Store.  It is priced at $0.99 and has a 4-star rating for the current version and 4-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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