Saturday, November 24, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Nov. 24, 2012: ShisenSho has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is ShisenSho.

ShisenSho is priced at $0.99 in Google Play. 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.

ShisenSho is described as follows:
ShisenSho, sometimes known as “Four Rivers”, is a single-player, tile based board game, where the objective is to remove all tiles from the board.

Following a major update, ShisenSho now has many new features, including "pattern" layouts, "multi-layer" layouts and "blocking" wall tiles.

ShisenSho has 45+ challenging and varied layouts and has been designed to provide an appealing but challenging experience for the user. The user interface is clean and easy to use and, with a choice of tile-sets and the inclusion of high resolution backgrounds, the game is visually stunning.

Game Mode options are:

Standard – normal game, high scores are maintained by board layout;
Race – race against time to get on the high score board;
Chase – tiles reappear on the board as the game progresses;
Memory – match hidden tiles, seriously difficult..!

It is an excellent game for all age groups, providing stimulation and a mental challenge.

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ShisenSho is rated at 4.5 stars in Google Play, and has 3.2 stars in the Amazon Appstore. This game is a "buy" while it is free.

The 4.5 star rating in Google Play comes with only 10 reviews, total, though. Meanwhile, the Amazon Appstore comes with only 13. It's hard to judge, but it's free, so take a shot while it is free.

There is also a version in the iOS App Store -- but by a different developer. It is priced at $0.99 and has a 3.5-star rating overall, but insufficient ratings for both the current version to be displayed.

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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