Sunday, September 16, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Sept. 16, 2012: Marble Maze has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Marble Maze.

Marble Maze is not available in Google Play, at least not by this developer. 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.

Marble Maze is described as follows:
Marble Maze is the famous tilt-based labyrinth game that'll keep you on the edge of your seat. With its realistic physics, it features a wide range of difficulty with many different modes.

All you have to do is tilt your smart phone and guide a marble to the goal, avoiding holes and other obstacles along the way. For young players and newbies, there are easy courses that will get you used to the world of Marble Maze. Classic mode features a wide variety of mazes for your marble to travel through; nothing but walls and holes come between you and the goal.

For an extra challenge, try All-Hole mode, where even the slightest mistake will send you back to the beginning. Modern mode has unique obstacles that add a twist to the classic game, such as sliding blocks, attracting magnets, whirling spinners, and cannons that shoot repellent gun fire.

Can you get through all the Marble Mazes in record time? Why not find out?

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Marble Maze has a 3.0-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

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There are only 29 reviews in the Amazon Appstore, which makes it difficult to judge the app. There are eight one-star ratings out of those 29, though.

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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