Sunday, February 17, 2013

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Feb. 17, 2013: Last Fish has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Last Fish.

Last Fish 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.

Last Fish is described as follows:
Last Fish is a stylish black and white action game about the survival of a tiny fish in toxic water filled with goo.

Eat food, avoid goo, escape the shadowfish. Survive.

"Last Fish felt poetic in some ways." - DIYGamer
"Within 15 minutes of downloading the game I was hooked." - AppAdvice
"Last Fish is proof that games can be artistic, and more importantly that artistic games can be fun." - TouchMyApps

Tilt the device to control the fish. Eat food to gain health. Avoid touching goo as it decreses health. Complete the objectives but beware of the shadowfish.

In each level you have to complete one of four objectives: survive for a specified amount of time; quickly follow a trail of rings; clear checkpoints; eat food with caution to reach a specific amount of health. Every level is different, be it food quantity, goo quantity, speed, size, movement patterns, health lost rate, number and speed of shadowfish. All these combined make each level unique.

Survive as long as possible. Arcade starts with lots of food and some goo, but over time the food gets more rare and more goo appears. The fish also loses more health as time passes. Then appears the shadowfish. Survive, until the inevitable end...
Last Fish has a 4.7-star rating in Google Play. It has a 4.2-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

We'd "buy" this while it is free.

There is also a version of the app in the iOS App Store. There it is priced at $0.99. It has a 4.5-star rating for the current version and 4-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). 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.

Apple has already lost a portion of that lawsuit, which said had participated in "false advertising."

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