Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: 4 Player Reactor

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We all love free apps. Especially the free apps that normally aren’t free. And that’s what we have here again today. Amazon App Stores Friday the 6th free app of the day.

4 Player Reactor is a multi-player game, where you challenge up to 4 of your friends to various quick puzzle games. Or if you’d rather just challenge yourself, you can do that as well. The game is fairly educational, works on your motor skills, and reaction times. I will point out, I only played this game as a single player mind you, for a short while after downloading. I will say that even though I have one of the larger Android phones on the market, my Evo, I believe it still would seem a bit crowded having 4 players on this device. But the button for each player is fairly large, so it can still be fun and competitive playing head-to-head! Very curious to hear from our readers if they get a chance to play it in multi-player mode on a tablet. I would think the competition either way would get intense!

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Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: Spanish Translator Pro

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Today’s free Amazon App serve up comes to us by developer GF Apps and couldn’t have come at a better time.  Being Cinco de Mayo and all, we’re sure many of you on vacation in the south could use the assistance, especially if you’re sifting out the biggest commodity of them all, the restroom.  Spanish Translator Pro allows you to do more than just translate words, sentences and phrases from Spanish to English and vice versa.  It also allows you to utilize one of Android’s best features, speech to text.  Speak sentences into your smartphone and have the app read your translation out loud to you, providing you with the correct pronunciation of the word or phrase.  You can even post to Facebook so your friends can stand in awe of your second language.  In addition, you have full access to a dictionary at all times and a cool “word of the day” feature, giving you an unending education for those seeking to learn another language.  Ready for the download?  Point your browser towards the Amazon App store.  If you don’t have it on your device yet, you can grab the apk file here by sending yourself an email or a text message (upper right hand corner of web page).  Sorry AT&T users, NO SIDE LOAD FOR YOU! (said in Soup Nazi voice).  Hit the break for more info from the developer and to check out some more screenshots of the app.  AT&T users, you might want to check out Google Translate for Android, you’ll get similar features and can grab it right from our apps database, QR code and all.  » Read the rest

Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: Hungry Shark – Part 1

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Ok, lets get right to it. Todays free app in the Amazon App Store is Hungry Shark – Part 1. In this game full of bloodiness you are a shark (apparently dropped from a helicopter?) looking to devour everything in your path. You will have plenty of fun, going after all kinds of sea life to keep that belly full and your health and points up. Just avoid the jelly fish, which is just plain old common sense.

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Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: Super Dynamite Fishing

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If you love to fish……….with dynamite, this game is for you. Super Dynamite Fishing is a fun, fairly addictive fishing game. Yet your objective is to use unconventional means to catch the fish. You basically take control of the games character, which from the looks of him, he’s a poor good ol’ boy, sportin’ a trucker hat, overalls and a five o’clock shadow. Due to his lack of money he goes in to fishing to get paid. Any other normal fishing game you’d take your pole and cast in to the waters and see what you can pull out. Not this game. Here you visit the weapon shop and buy the required equipment, as in dynamite and shotguns so you can get out on that river and murder some fish, and even possibly find some buried treasure. Also as you rack up the cash, you can gradually upgrade your boat, five different styles. From a shower tub which you start with to a river boat, a viking ship, a battleship, and my personal favorite, The Nautilus from 20,000 Leauges Under The Sea.

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Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: Pool Break Pro

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Growing up, I have always enjoyed  playing pool. I was always at the pool hall and I eventually bought my own table. I never got into playing on a computer or phone, but when I saw Amazon had Pool Break Pro as today’s free app, I immediately downloaded it.

I was immediately impressed. I can’t compare it to any other pool games, but I feel confident that this one has to be one of the best if not the best. A lot of people must agree because it has a rating of 4.53 stars out of 2,217 ratings (from the Android Market).

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Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: Fast Food Calorie Counter

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While there are a ton of calorie counting apps on the Android Market, it’s kind of nice to see someone producing an app that will tell you what your caloric intake is as result of eating out at popular fast food chains.  This app just might be a trucker’s blessing.  Fast Food Calorie Counter allows you to keep track of calories from places like McDonald’s, Burger King, Domino’s and Dunkin Donuts, just to name a few.  The app supports info from 73 different restaurants and currently holds data for 9,141 menu items.  That should just about cover most of it if you like to eat on the go.  Get full nutritional info like calories, fat, fiber, protein and carbohydrates.  The app would normally run you  $2.99, but is free all day long thanks to our friends at Amazon.  Have a need for an app like this?  Let us know about it in the comments section and then head on over to our apps database for the download or hit up the QR code after the break.   » Read the rest

Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App – Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim

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As the heading says, Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim is the Amazon App Stores free app of the day.

In this real-time strategy game, you start off as the newly crowned king, Raynald II, who takes the task to rid the kingdom of rats, which under the previous king (your father) named these same rats, “untouchable holy animals”. Each level of the game you are required to complete various tasks. This includes creating guilds for wizards and warriors, marketplaces, and other buildings. Within the buildings you can purchase heroes. You cannot directly command the heroes/units, but you can bribe them with money to take on tasks. All in taking strides to rid your kingdom of these rats. To beat each level you must find certain building to reach your objective. Hit the break for more, and even a video preview from HeroCraft.

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Quick Look at Today’s Free Amazon App: Business Calendar

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Fed up with your stock Android calendar? Perhaps your HTC Android calendar? You may want to give Business Calendar a shot, particularly today. Normally $4.99, today Business Calendar is the free app of the day through the Amazon App Store. Business Calendar gives you a great overview of your schedule, either by day, week, or month. By default this is set to month, but simply by pressing a day, it shows a little drop down with detailed information, allowing you to see everything you want without having to go back and forth between different views. If you’re looking to make your calendar a bit more productive, I highly recommend checking out this app. Looking for a full review of Business Calendar? Check out ours here!

Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Collapse!

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The latest free application from the Amazon App Store is Collapse! This is a fun addictive block clearing game with quick games, or quests available. You can change wardrobes, and unlock hidden locations. Remove blocks by clearing three or more blocks at a time, and also may find the occasional bomb you can use to cause more damage. Choices for game modes are: Classic, Panic Attack, Relapse, Strategy, Continuous, Countdown or Puzzle.

I took the time to play this for a short while, and really enjoyed it. If you love a game similar to tetris, but with a story to it, then you certainly dig this game. Brought to us by the developer RealNetworks, it regularly sells for $2.99 in the Amazon App Store. So since its free all day today, you’ll want to hit your app store app and get Collapse!

Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Roller

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TalkAndroid is happy to bring you the first installment in a daily column where one of our staff spends a little time with the free app Amazon is offering and gives you a quick summary of the app’s highlights and whether or not it’s worth your time. Today’s offering is Roller, and if the picture above doesn’t tell you everything you need to know, it’s a Skee Ball app. While there is an ad-supported free version in the market, Amazon’s offering you the ad-free version which is usually $.99.

The concept is exactly what you’d expect: Skee Ball. Flick your finger up the track to send the ball flying into one of the holes at the end for points. It works just like the Skee Ball machine at your local arcade…and, fun fact, I’m about as good at the Android version as I am at the real thing! (Not very.)

What immediately struck me about the game was the level of polish. It has options to adjust the sensitivity of the “flick,” decent sound effects (which I immediately turned off, so I can play at work), and an excellent level of responsiveness. It’s also got multiple offerings for the color and style of your ball, and three different skins for the lane. It also tracks your high score, so you can see whether or not you do, in fact, get better with practice.

Bottom line: Get it. It’s less than 3MB, it’s free, and it’s a fun little time-killer. There’s no reason not to grab it from the Amazon Appstore.

Be sure and check back every day for our coverage of the daily free apps from Amazon!!