Saturday, February 02, 2013

Amazon Appstore's free app of the day for Feb. 2, 2013: Minesweeper Unlimited has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Minesweeper Unlimited.

Minesweeper Unlimited is priced at $2.50 in Google Play; it is normally priced at $2.50 at the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Minesweeper Unlimited is described as follows:
Classical Minesweeper Gameplay but on a Hexagonal Layout! If you like Minesweeper, you will LOVE Minesweeper Unlimited!

Detailed playing guide:

Minesweeper Unlimited! brings you nice graphics and user interface - you can pinch to zoom your current playfield, you can scroll on it - but, the best is: There is NO LIMIT at all - size your playfields as big as you want or as big as your memory allows you.

Do you like games like the original Minesweeper or other fun and easy to play games? Try THIS one - it features a new and modern way of playing this type of casual entertainment by bringing you to a hexagonal field and a puzzle of every size for every age - even for kids!

Train your logical skills with this single player mobile version of a very popular genre as seen on Windows and every other OS. Enjoy the biggest playfield, find mines by looking at the number which tells you how much bombs (mines) are in adjacent tiles!
Minesweeper Unlimited has no ratings -- none -- in Google Play and has 3.3-stars in the Amazon Appstore. There is, however, a free version with 3.9 stars.

With so few ratings, it's hard to say. But since it's free, we'd take a look.

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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