Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Dec. 26, 2012: Final Freeway 2R

Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Final Freeway 2R.

Final Freeway 2R is priced at $0.99 in Google Play; it is normally priced at $0.99 at the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

World of Goo is described as follows:
  • Old-school arcade racing through 14 stages
  • Real-time road splits (choose as you go)
  • 3 selectable characters: Jess, Rico and Kate
  • Beat your racing rival for extra awards
  • Crash sequences (watch out for that tree!)
  • OpenFeint leaderboards and achievements
  • 3 fantastic pop-rock tunes (80s are here to stay!)
  • 6 control types, accelerometer or touch steering
  • 3 difficulty levels: Beginner, Normal and Expert
Speed through several exciting stages. Pick a character and choose your path as you drive!

The impressive sense of speed, catchy tunes and a super-retro look, will kick you back to the 80s! Beat the clock to the next checkpoint and don't let the pesky challenger beat you!
Final Freeway 2R has a 4.5 star rating in Google Play and 4.6 stars in the Amazon Appstore.

Final Freeway 2Ris still a video game, and we are tired of seeing them, but this is a game well worth buying while it's free -- or even it is not free.

The company's earlier game, Final Freeway, was an earlier FAOTD.

There is also a version of the app in the iOS App Store. It is priced at $0.99. It has 4.5-stars for the current version and 4.5-stars overall.

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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