Monday, September 03, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app for Sept. 3, 2012: Dungeon Scroll has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Dungeon Scroll.

Dungeon Scroll is priced at $1.99 in Google Play. It is normally priced at $1.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Dungeon Scroll is described as follows:
If a word game and a dungeon crawler had a baby, this would be it. Arrange tiles to create magic words and blast rats, spiders and skeletons. But beware, a great evil looms beneath the depths.

Grab your wand and sharpen your intellect for you’re about to embark on a dangerous journey through twenty-five of the most vile dungeons in the realm!
  • Installs to SD card
  • Internet global scoring
  • Orchestral soundtrack
  • Select letters via touch or keyboard
  • Shake to jumble can be disabled in options
  • Game state save
Dungeon Scroll has a 3.7-star rating in Google Play, and a 3.6 star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

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It's near universal agreement between the two stores, so we're pretty sure: this is a mid- to high-3 rated game. It's a decent enough rating for a video game, and especially considering it's priced at $1.99 normally, buy it now while you can get it for free.

It's a better-than-normal app for the Amazon Appstore. In general we continue to be disappointed with the FAOTD program. It began promisingly enough, with Angry Birds Rio, but we've gotten tired of the endless games or niche apps, and especially apps which have no uptake in Google Play, and seem to be FAOTD as a desperation move by the developer. We'd like to see free versions of say, Office-compatible software or useful utilities such as CalenGoo instead of niche apps or endless games.

There is a Dungeon Scroll game in the iOS App Store priced at $1.99. It has 3.5 stars overall, but hasn't received enough ratings for the current version to display.

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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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