Saturday, September 15, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Sept. 15, 2012: Siege Hero has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Siege Hero.

Siege Hero is free, but ad-supported 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.

Siege Hero is described as follows:
"Physics puzzle games have always had a safe home with casual gamers, and Siege Hero is easily one of the best!"

"As things stand, Siege Hero already represents a genuinely genre-expanding twist on projectile-based play" -PocketGamer (Silver Award - Score 8)

Hero's Wanted!! Use strategy and precise aim to tumble down the Fortress's and Free the Oppressed.

Tear down the 200 HD castles across three Ages. If you're good enough to earn Gold on each castle you'll unlock the extra looting levels in the Treasure Map. Over 10-hours of gameplay.

It's amazingly realistic HD castle crushing fun!
Siege Hero has a 4.4-star rating in Google Play, and a 3.5-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

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The game does have in-app purchases, which is, of course, a bone of contention in the Amazon Appstore, and causes the lower ratings in that market than in Google Play. We'd still say "buy" it while it is free.

There is also an iOS App Store version of the game.  It is priced at $1.99 and is rated at 4.5-stars for the current version and 4.5-stars overall, with a number of in-app purchases.

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.

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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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