Saturday, October 06, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Oct. 6, 2012: Dante: The Inferno has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Dante: The Inferno.

Dante: The Inferno 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.

You can see screenshots of the game here.

Alphabet Car is described as follows:
You play as Dante, the heart-broken hero of the game. With Virgil as your guide, you embark on an adventure through the circles of Hell facing fire pits, filth infested waters and frozen wastelands all in the name of love.

Reach Beatrice before she gets condemned to hell for betraying her husband with you. Only from the clutches of Lucifer himself can you acquire the Thorn Ring and place it on Beatrice’s finger.
But hurry! You only have a few hours left before her final judgment.

Solve riddles, avoid enemies and pitfalls to finally find your love.

The game is inspired by the Divine Comedy from Italian poet Dante Alighieri and comprises hours of fun.

  • 121 levels for unlimited fun.
  • Five circles, each with its own distinct graphical world.
  • Two distinct endings based on the time to finish the game.
  • Game modes: story based or time trial mode.
  • Hundreds of riddles to solve.
  • 14 Achievements to earn
  • Fog effects.
  • Gorgeous graphics.
  • Come face to face with 4 unique bosses: the Minotaur, Cerberus, Medusa, and Lucifer.
  • Amazing soundtrack
  • customizable controls

This game is akin to the World's Hardest Game in a Diablo setting.

For multiplayer fun, try out UniWar, the best turn-based online multiplayer strategy game for mobile.

Get Dante Inferno NOW
Dante: The Inferno has a 4.4-star rating in Google Play and 3.6 stars in the Amazon Appstore. With that agreement, we'd "buy" it now, while it is free.

There is a similarly named app in Google Play, so don't get them confused. In addition, there is a free, ad-supported version in Google Play which has a 4.1-star rating.

There is also a version of the app, called The Inferno, in the iOS App Store. There, it is priced at $2.99, it has a 3.5-star rating overall, but none for the current version.

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