Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Symphony of Eternity

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Up today free from the Amazon Appstore is an RPG called Symphony of Eternity. This game has a definite old school Final Fantasy feel with it’s turn based battles and attack system. The battle actions do take up a lot of real estate on your screen, but it didn’t seem to take away any of the action for me. There are two stories that eventually mix together throughout the game. The first being a quest for a legendary weapon called “Regratlute” where the holder of this weapons desires come true. The second story follows members of a royal family being killed by the traitor Safario who wants to take over the world. In FF style there is world travel with turn based battles along the way and certainly matches the old school graphics of say FF IV or V. As far as game play time, you’ll probably get a good 20-25 hours out of this one.

Normally, this game will cost you a mighty $10.45, so you might as well give it a try for free and see if it’s your cup of tea from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link.  Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings —>Applications on your Android device. Check out the game video after the break and let us know what you think.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Cut The Rope [Hands On Video]

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I would say that most of the time Amazon’s Free App of the day is generally not that appealing, but today is an exception with Cut The Rope. It was a huge hit with iOS before hitting Android 3 months ago. When it debuted, it was available for free via GetJar, but ad supported. After one week’s time it became available as ad free on the Android Market for .99cents, which is a bargain. Today, everyone gets another chance to try it out for free, but this time it’s the ad free version.

Cut The Rope was created by ZeptoLab, and it’s a highly addictive puzzle-style game. Your goal is to make sure the candy gets to the little green monster, named Om Nom. You will do it by cutting a series of ropes while trying to capture all the stars. There are 7 levels which include 25 different puzzles per level. That is a total of 175 puzzles so there’s enough to satisfy your addiction.

The best thing about games like this is it doesn’t take a lot of time. Whenever you have a few minutes, you can quickly play a level. Check out our quick hands on video and hit the source link to download this one. You won’t be disappointed.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Handrite Note

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Well, it looks like Amazon was a bit slow today getting up their free app of the day, but here it is. Up today is Handrite Note, and app that let’s you write notes to a notepad with your finger on your android device. The app is very well put together where what you write is magnified on the screen and then shrunken down to the notepad when you stop writing a word or letter. You can even change the type/color of the paper that’s in your realistic looking notepad. At first glance, I wondered why I would want to use this instead of creating a voice note or just using voice to text for a quick note. It turns out you can use your built in keyboard in conjunction with the app as well as writing or drawing on the notepad with different pen styles and colors. This app is very well done and looks great, so why not give it a try yourself since for today it’s free.

Normally this app will cost you $2.99 to buy, so you might as well give it a try for free and see if it’s your cup of tea from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link.  Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings —>Applications on your Android device. Don’t forget to let us know what you think.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Treasures of Montezuma 2

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Up today for free on the Amazon Appstore is Treasures of Montezuma 2, the sequel to a hugely popular PC game. Normally, I don’t like the Bejewled types of puzzle games, but having not really played one I think I’m now converted. The catch here in Treasures is that, besides having to line up 3 alike colors, you’ll also need to get to certain ones with jewels in them to progress through the levels. This added a little bit more than just lining up the colors on their own. There are three levels of difficulty as well as a hint button if you need a hand during play. You’ll be awarded throughout the game to purchase upgrades and bonuses as well.

Heck, for a game that will normally cost you a whopping $3.07 to buy, you might as well give it a try for free and see if it’s your cup of tea from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link.  Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings —>Applications on your Android device. Check out the video after the break and let us know what you think.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Screebl Pro

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Up today in the Amazon Appstore is another fantastic app for free called Screebl. With this app you’ll never have to worry about your screen shutting off on you again while reading a long e-mail or showing off a picture on your phone. Based on your phones orientation, you’re phone’s screen will be kept on until it’s placed outside of the orientation range you’ve set. This is based on the fact that when you’re using your phone you not holding it perfectly parallel to the ground  or perfectly perpendicular with it standing straight up. To test where you range is set, the icon in the notification bar will display green when activated and white when deactivated (you can also disable it from displaying in the notifications as well). There’s a huge handful of configuration options including allowing the app to work when inverted (laying down with your phone), stillness detection, disabling when docked, and much more. Be sure to check out the video after the break for a history and full details on the app. So far Screebl is working perfectly and is a great app to have in your arsenal.

This app will normally cost you $1.99, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link.  Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings —>Applications on your Android device. Check out the video and some configuration screenshots after the break and let us know what you think.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: MLB.com At Bat 11

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For all you Baseball fans out there, Amazon has a treat for you today. MLB.com at Bat 11 is up for free today from the Amazon Appstore, an app that’s usually in a higher price tier at $6.99. If you’ve never seen this app before, pretty much every stat and every up-to-the-minute MLB detail can be found in this app.  Besides staying on top of scores and stats, you can even see maps with seating charts of all the stadiums, access audio broadcasts of all the games, video highlights, and a cool graphical representation of the player at bat giving you on-the-field action and stats without actually seeing the game. Also, if you’re an MLB.TV subscriber (a separate paid service from this app), you’ll be able to access your account to watch live out-of-market games or the Free Game of the Day. If your a Baseball fan and an Android smartphone owner, this app seem like a must have and today it’s FREE.

This game will normally cost you $6.99, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link.  Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings—>Applications on your Android device. Check out all the screenshots and supported devices for streaming video after the break and let us know what you think.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Illusia

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Up today for free from the Amazon Appstore is the side scrolling action RPG Illusia from GAMEVIL, the creators of Zenonia. You’ll start off by selecting from two characters. The Fighter is a melee class with high HP and good defense while the Magician is a ranged class with good offence and powerful skills. After going through the opening story sequence you’ll be presented with a training mode to learn how to navigate and test your skills. Without a physical directional pad, you’ll have onscreen directional controls with an attack and jump button on the other side of the screen. There is also a special button set to fire off magic skills, replenish your health, and use a special attack. Though the game is HD, the graphics look just OK and the frame rate does seem a bit low on my DROID X. This looks to be a good casual action RPG with some depth, so grab it for free and check it out yourself.

This game will normally cost you a $0.99, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link.  Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings—>Applications on your Android device. Hit up the break to see a trailer for the game and let us know what you think.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Happy Vikings

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Free today from the Amazon Appstore is a game called Happy Vikings. Aboard your dragonship, you’ll need to stack and arrange different loot type objects three in a row to make them vanish, earning  combos and chains to crank up your points. There are even ancient ruins that drop, and by spelling out the God’s name, you’ll earn yourself special favors from them. There is even a marathon type mode called Valhalla to see how long you can last. Coming in at about 30MB there’s some great graphics, special effects and smooth game play. Two buttons on the left will move your character left and right and your pickup and jump buttons are on the other side. When first playing this I found myself constantly trying to throw the items onto the stacks Super Mario II style, but that’s not an option here and slowed the pace for me a bit. Your only able to place the loot underneath where you are standing, meaning you need to jump on top of the stacks to make a combo or place them horizontally. You can however double jump for height and push up to two objects at once so that helps with the gameplay. Add on a cool sound track, Feint and Facebook support, and optimization for  Xperia PLAY and we’ve got a great little puzzle game on our hands here.

This game will normally cost you $1.37, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon Appstore. If not using the Appstore, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link.  Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings—>Applications on your Android device. Hit up the break to see a video for the game and let us know what you think.

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Get paid $2 towards any Amazon app just for sending a tweet

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Want 2 bones for simply tweeting a message? Well, I have just the opportunity for you. Amazon wants you to spend 2 of their dollars in the Amazon Android app store by tweeting a simple sentence telling your followers to do the same. Follow the link below for instructions and go get your free credit now! As soon as you complete the tweet through the Amazon website you can use your credit immediately. Now what are you waiting for? This deal will only last for a limited time so go get your tweet on!

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Warheads

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If you’re a fan of old school video games getting a sort of reboot, then Warheads will be for you. Warheads is basically a Feint enabled Missile Command with updated 3D graphics. What’s cool about this version is that the 3D planet stage your on sort of “sways” like your hovering over a real environment in space. You’ll see an exaggerated version of this movement as you blow up incoming missiles (it’s more like your watching a movie as you play and the camera is shaking from the destruction). There is also some cool sound effects and voice overs that make you feel like you’re really under attack. Since it’s Feint enabled, you’ll be able to battle it out with others posting your scores online or switch on Facebook logging to share your scores with your friends. I found the game to be choppy on my Droid X until I turned the “Reduce Effects” setting on in the Settings screen. One other glitch was, if pausing the game and your screen times out, the game turned to a black screen needing a reboot to recover. This certainly didn’t hurt the fun and I’m down for any great retro game refresh on my Android.

This game will normally cost you $0.99, so grab it while it’s free from the Amazon App Store. If not using the App Store, you can grab the download here by entering your email address or phone number in the upper right hand corner for a download link.  Be sure to have the “unknown sources” box checked off under Settings—>Applications on your Android device. Hit up the break to see a video for the game and let us know what you think.

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