Thursday, April 04, 2013

Amazon Appstore free app of the day for April 4, 2013: Marv the Miner 2 has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today's app is Marv The Miner 2.

Marv The Miner 2 is priced at $1.69 in Google Play; it is normally priced at $1.49 at the Amazon Appstore. As we've noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing and availability between the two marketplaces.

Marv The Miner 2 is described as follows:
Ready for some retro-platform gaming action?

Marv The Miner is out on a new adventure! This time in the Mines of Kazarakt.

XPERIA PLAY optimized!

Marv The Miner 2 is a classic retro platform game. Guide Marv through the dark Mines of Kazarakt in his hunt for enormous jewels and treasures! The main objective is to highlight all platforms to progress to next level.


- Over 50 challenging, mind-blowing levels
- Use Teleports and Transporters to move Marv around in the mine
- Use Springs and Cannons to reach higher heights
- Beware of the Fire traps
- Different types of monsters
- Weapons include pick axe and bombs
- XPERIA PLAY optimized!
- Upload your hiscore
Marv The Miner 2 has a 4.8-star rating in Google Play and a 3.8-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.

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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