Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Oct. 23, 2012: Zombie Smasher

Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Zombie Smasher.

Zombie Smasher is free in Google Play (it strangely doesn't appear to have ads). 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.

Zombie Smasher is described as follows:
Killing Zombies- now that should have been an Olympic Sport!!!
Wave of zombies are trying to break through your village! What are you going to do about it?! What every good citizen would have done:

Cut them, shoot them, blow them , smash them against each other and throw them on bricks wall until they’ll know that eating brain is WRONG.

Defend your town against waves of zombies, gain points and spend them to arm yourself with unique arsenal of weaponry and find new ways to kill zombies
Zombie Smasher has a 4.4-star rating in Google Play and has 3.1 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

The Google Play rating comes with over 650 total, so despite the low rating at the Amazon Appstore, we'd say "buy" this game while it is free.

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 (we just assume every day that it's going to be a game; it's gotten that bad).

Amazon.com 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. Amazon.com has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.

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