Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Nov. 27, 2012: Kung Fu Fight

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

Kung Fu Fight is free, but ad-supported in Google Play. It is normally priced at $1.00 in the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Kung Fu Fight is described as follows:
Fight the bad guys, save the girl - you know the drill! Relentless old-school action as your run, jump and fight your way through your quest of rescue and revenge.
Kung Fu Fight is rated at 4.6 stars in Google Play, and has 3.9 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

To be clear, though, there are only 5 ratings in Google Play and only 9 in the Amazon Appstore. Still, this game is a "buy" while it is free.

There is also a version in the iOS App Store. It is priced at $0.99, but doesn't have enough ratings to display.

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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