Those of you old folks like myself may remember the heady days of arcades: the rush of winning Street Fighter, the crush of defeat as Rocksteady shoulder charged your Ninja Turtle into pulp, the adrenaline rush as you dodged a flying air hockey puck. Well, with Amazon’s free app of the day, you won’t really get any of those, but you’ll at least get some fun nostalgia as you revisit some disappointingly safe air hockey, though in gorgeous neon color.
Glow Hockey 2 Pro takes the air hockey you knew and loved in your hey day and makes it portable and super finger friendly. It is by far the best air hockey game I’ve found on the Android Market and it ran remarkably smoothly, though there were times where the puck had issues keeping up with my finger. If you’ve got a friend that you’re looking to challenge, Glow Hockey 2 Pro offers you the option of head to head battles for those of you with large screens and multi-touch (I imagine this working very well on a 10 inch tablet, though it was a bit cramped on even my Evo). The game also allows you to customize a bit, offering ten different boards and five colors each for both of the paddles and the puck. Finally, the game saves your progress per level on Championship mode.
In short, even at its normal price of $1.99, I would recommend Glow Hockey 2 Pro. Its status as the Amazon Free App of the Day however makes it a definite fun time-waster download through the Amazon Appstore. Check out some screenies after the break.
Whether you’re going through a mid-life crisis or just want to spice things up a bit, Amazon’s free app of the day is sure to give you just that. Pocket Salsa is like having a salsa instructor tucked and squared away in your pocket for when you need it most. Set your own practice times or use it as a quick reference guide. The app touts over 100 instructional videos which cover both beginner and advanced levels of dancing. So, if you’re ready to download this app head here and you can probably take your first salsa lesson at work on your next break. You’ll need to have the Amazon App Store side loaded onto your device to download the app. If you need it, you can download it here. After you download Pocket Salsa and check it out for yourself don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.
You know that goody-goody at your office? Yeah, that guy. Employee of the Century, always kisses up to the boss, thinks he’s just a LITTLE BIT BETTER than everyone else? You know the guy. Don’t you ever just wanna chunk a stapler right at the back of his head? Well, I don’t recommend it, but that’s exactly the point of today’s free app from the Amazon Appstore: Office Jerk.
Amazon has given us a great free app today, Pac-Man. If you don’t know what Pac-Man is you’ve been living under a rock, or you were just born yesterday. Developer NAMCO Bandai Games who has provided us with many great games over the years, is the maker of this great mobile version of Pac-Man. As I played the game it made me think back to all the fun times I had in the past standing behind the controls of the arcade game machine. Now for the price of free we can all carry the game of Pac-Man with us everywhere we go.
The game plays great. I made my way through a couple of the boards, and it was very enjoyable. The controls were smooth. There are 2 different ways to set up the way you control Pac-Man. By default, you are set up with PAC-PAD, which in my opinion is the most natural way to play. So simulating a joystick like the good old fashioned version. Flick is the other method. You control the direction of Pac-Man with a flick of you finger anywhere on the screen. I found this to be difficult for me on my Evo, and I wasn’t as accurate. Just as the the original game you have the familiar sounds and game play. Running from the ghosts, making your way to the power pellets. Doing all you can to kick up that high score. Go grab this game in the Amazon App Store, you won’t regret it. Just know, you probably will regret it if tomorrow comes, and you have to shell out $4.99 for a game that is know the world over, and can give you hours upon hours of quality gameplay.
We do our part to keep our readers informed about the latest Amazon Free App of the Day. So we felt it was only right to let you know that Amazon has contacted their customers via email stating that they are offering previous ‘Free App of the Day’ apps for 50% off the regular price. Sure, that’s nothing compared to the promotional price of free, but it’s still hard to say no to a discount. I know, occasionally I’ll overlook downloading the ‘free app of the day’. So it’ll be nice to have the opportunity to get the app for half the price.
The Amazon link provided in the email takes you to the following apps now 50% off:
- PicSay Pro
- Enjoy Sudoku
- Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim
- Soundhoud Infinity
- Flight Control
- Pool Break Pro
- Fancy Widget Pro
- Solitaire MegaPack
Dont forget todays free Amazon app: Plants vs. Zombies
A while ago, we had reported that Popcap Games was going to be releasing some of their best games onto the Android platform. Following close on the heels of their release of Chuzzle comes today’s free Amazon app of the day: Plants vs. Zombies, a defense strategy game where the goal is to plant specialized plants to ward off a zombie invasion. Sound a little weird or crazy? Most definitely, but only in the best of ways. Those who haven’t played the game on the iOS or console versions can be ready for some extremely addicting gameplay and zombie defeating fun. As mentioned, Plants vs. Zombies is free for the day in the Amazon Appstore, but be warned that it is a wifi only download. Check in after the break for some screenies! Read more
Do you consider yourself a photobug? Then you might want to take a quick look at Amazon’s free app of the day: Retro Camera Plus. The app uses your camera to take stylized pictures, giving you 7 different “cameras” each with a completely different look to the end-result photo. After you take your pictures, you have a button to go to your gallery, which offers a pretty cool interface for scrolling through your captured moments. It also gives you quick share options via Facebook and Twitter. Beyond the app’s gallery, pictures are also saved to the SD card (or internal memory if you have a Nexus S…wink, wink), where they can be viewed using your phone’s native photo gallery. All in all, the app is nifty and can be fun, but won’t really take the place the of your native camera app due to virtually no advanced options and the fact that the view finder is positively tiny. Still, if you’re looking for a way to jazz up some quick shots, you can’t really complain about the price…at least if you download it today from the Amazon Appstore. Tomorrow, the app will be back to its regularly scheduled price of $2.99. Screen shots after the break. Read more
The game wasn’t given the name for nothing. According to a number of folks in the gaming industry The Impossible Game is definitely a challenge and has rapidly become one of the most addictive games on the market. As today’s Amazon free app, you get a fun and challenging play that is sure to rope you in over and over again. With a one-tap control for jumping, your goal is to guide the orange square onto blocks being sure to avoid various obstacles and reach the end of the level. While the game may sound easy, it’s anything but. If you mess up, you guessed it, it’s back to the drawing board for you. As you move along you can count on an excellent soundtrack to play to while you progress through the levels, intensifying as the game becomes more of a challenge. If you find the game is too much of a challenge, you might want to try out the practice mode, which allows you to keep checkpoints along the way. If you’re ready to give it a go then head on over to the Amazon App Store via the app on your device. If you don’t have the App Store yet you can snag it here via text message or email. Hit the break for more screenshots and don’t forget to let us know what you think of the app in the comments below. Read more
Here’s an educational game for kids ages 2-5 years of age as the Amazon App Store will tell you. I downloaded the game this morning and played it for a good while, getting a feel for it and its difficulty. Good news, I aced it! I jumped right in and picked the lemon because it started with the letter ‘L’. I then came to the color puzzle, I pick green correctly. I was proud of myself. Then I continued on to the next puzzle, which if I wasn’t the genius that my mother tells me I am, this may have been difficult, ‘put the fruit back together’. Yea, it was a breeze. Next was ”match the fruit’. This takes a few seconds longer than the others, as you have 8 tiles and more than likely you won’t pick the matching two tiles every time.
Today’s free Amazon app is called Chalk Ball, normally priced at $1.99. Chalk Ball is a reincarnation of the classic “draw a line to bounce the ball where you want it to go” style game, but with a chalkboard art design. Your goal is to draw chalk lines off which your ball will bounce, to ultimately either bounce into a gold star, or just to keep it in the air as long as possible. Every time you draw a line, it depletes your chalk reserve, but hitting other chalk balls floating around will replenish it, and there are little chalk spirals that will completely refill it. The concept, art design, and level of polish make this app an absolute gem.