Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Nov. 20, 2012: Turkey Stuffin'

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

Turkey Stuffin' 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.

Turkey Stuffin' is described as follows:
Start stuffing stuff in a turkey in TURKEY STUFFIN’, a hilarious holiday warmup!

You're on the clock to jam this fine foul full of tasty concoctions and prove your poultry stuffing prowess by creating the fattest, tastiest turkey in the world!

But Turkey Stuffin' ain’t all rosemary and yams. Overstuff the bird and you'll yield a massive mess that no Pilgrim should ever have to witness.

Use the correct combinations of items to mix secret foul fattening recipes including The Turdrunken, Fowl Language, Return to Sender and Butter Ball. You'll even earn Game Center Achievements for getting your hands and elbows dirty.

Turkey Stuffin’ truly is a... load of fun!

- Purdy Pictures: A humorously illustrated turkey.
- Tons o’ Stuff-Ins: Scads of stuff-ins including finger foods, condiments, silverware, electronics and more!
- Silly Sounds: An extensive soundtrack of silly and stupid turkey sounds.
- Scores Galore: A pitiful excuse of a rating system that tells you exactly how tasty and fat you made your turkey.

“The best time I’ve ever had shoving stuff into a bird!” – Phil Wright
“Turkey Stuffin’…? Oh, I get it. Now *that’s* funny.” – Jasmine Rice
“I’ve played this game for years. It’s called cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Now please be a dear and go set the table.“ – Your Mom

PLEASE NOTE: No animals were harmed in the making of this game. Except the one turkey. And it probably deserved it.
Turkey Stuffin' is rated at 4 stars in Google Play, and has 2.9 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

That Play Store rating comes with only six ratings, overall. The Amazon.com reviews use the words "boring" and "gross" to describe it. We'd skip this app.

There is also a version of the app in the iOS App Store. There, the app is $1.99. It has 4 stars overall and 4 stars for the current version.

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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