Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Checkers

Up today free from the Amazon Appstore is Checkers. This ad free version developed by AI Factory looks great, plays great, and has a pretty high difficulty level to turn up the heat. Sure, this isn’t a first person shooter, but it’s a classy looking version of a nice relaxing game and today it’s free. Besides this being the ad free version of the game, here are some other features:

Featuring:

– 10 difficulty levels, from Beginner to Expert
– 2 player hot-seat
– 2 Checkers Piece Sets and Boards
– User stats against each level
– Undo & Hints
– Designed for both Tablet and Phone
– Supports both non-compulsory captures (popular rules) and compulsory captures (official US/English rules)

This game 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 all the screenshots after the break and let us know what you think.

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[Deal] Xperia PLAY Just £149 From O2 UK With Pay & Go

UK mobile telecommunications provider O2 is offering Sony Ericsson’s Xperia PLAY at the rock-bottom price of just £149 in either white or black. The device is offered on O2’s Pay & Go plan, which means no monthly contract and 10% back on your top-ups every three months with O2 Rewards. The phone’s features include a 4-inch touchscreen, PlayStation slide out gamepad, access to 50 games at launch and it runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Hit the break for a link to the offer.

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Grand Theft Auto III 10th Anniversary Edition Coming To Android, Adds Claude Action Figure

Well, I was never a huge fan of the game, however, I can hardly believe it’s been 10 years since the initial release of Grand Theft Auto III.  In an effort to commemorate the game’s 10th anniversary the team is releasing the software and making it available for select Android devices sometime in the fall.

Supported devices at launch:

Android Phones: Droid X2, HTC Evo 2, LG Optimus 2X, Motorola Atrix, Samsung Galaxy S2

Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

In addition, they’re throwing in a limited-edition action figure of the game’s main character, Claude.  The action figure is at a 1:6 scale and comes dressed with his initial outfit from the game, cargo pants and a bomber jacket.  Furthermore, a detailed arsenal of weapons will accompany the action figure such as his classic bat, grenades, hand gun, assault rifle, knife and sniper rifle.  The collectors item will run your pockets $149.99 however, Social Club is offering the chance for three lucky winners to snag it for free.  All you have to do is fill out the form here by Sunday, Oct 16th and you’re all set.   Read more

Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Early Bird

Up today free from the Amazon Appstore is a game called Early Bird. In this OpenFeint enabled game, you’ll be swiping a path for the bird to flutter on top of a bullseye to catch the worm while trying to navigate through challenging levels. It’s easy to figure out how to play, but challenging to master. The graphics are bright and inviting and you’ll certainly find a ton of challenges as you play through the 96 great looking levels. Of course, the game is free today so there’s no reason not to try it out for yourself.

This game will normally cost you $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. Check out all the screenshots after the break and let us know what you think.

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Riptide GP Will Be Available On Non-Tegra 2 Android Devices Soon

One of the best racing games out there for Android will soon be available for other devices that are not powered by NVIDIA’s TEGRA 2. The developer, Vector Unit, have announced that it will be coming to high-end Android devices (no exact requirements given) by the end of October. If you haven’t seen this game before, check out all the screen shots and a video after the break. Looks quite fun and I’d guess the best experience would come using a device with at least a dual-core. Let us know what you think.

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Block Breaker 3 Unlimited For Android Is Brick Breaker On Steroids (Video)

If you’ve never heard of the popular instant classic Brick Breaker then clearly you’ve been living under a rock.  The popular classic comes to Android with a bit of a different, yet extremely welcomed twist.  This game seems to be the sum of what Brick Breaker would be if it was on crack.  Block Breaker 3 for Android offers a whole lot more than just busting up a few bricks.  With 100 different innovative levels, the party never stops.  Check out the specs from Gameloft:

Grab power-ups, trigger switches and blast through gateways to reach new areas as you push your way towards the top.

• Innovative new scrolling level design adds depth to all 100 of the game’s stages
• Tons of new power-ups including the ability to deal with multiple balls… and pads!
• Climactic boss battles at the end of each of the 7 locations
• Spend in-game cash to upgrade your pad at the shop and buy new bonuses and powers
• Experience 8 different game modes including Endless mode and Block Master
• Enjoy never-ending fun thanks to the level generator!

Check out the video demo after the break along with the download link and some more screen shots.  Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  The game will run you 99¢ cents but for the game play you’re receiving, you’ll hardly miss the buck. Read more

Travel Through Time In “The Silent Age”, A 2D Minimalistic Game Coming To Android

The Silent Age is a new game being developed by House on Fire where you will be time traveling to sole puzzles. Your character in the game is named Joe and he has a time travel device that allows him to time travel between the present and forty years in the past. Joe will time travel in the same location meaning the surroundings will have changed when he travels. Most of the puzzle solving involves using items in one point in time to the other. The gameplay is being described as a minimalistic 2D point and click game where your adventure takes you back and froth between the year 1972 and 2012. The developer said the game should be out in yearly 2012 and will cost you $0.99. This sounds and looks really interesting so hit up the break to catch some screenshots and a teaser video. Unfortunately, there is no gameplay in the video, but it will at least give you a good idea what the vibe of the game will be like. Let us know what you think.

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Quick Look At Today’s Free Amazon App: Zombie Rider

Up today free from the Amazon Appstore is a game called Zombie Rider. This isn’t a game that’s going to knock your socks off, but it’s free today right? Rider has an Excitebike feel, but you can’t create your own maps and the gameplay is a bit sluggish. You’ll accelerate by touching the bottom right of the screen and run over bumps and jumps trying to collect brain coins. The left side can be touched to break/reverse and tilting the screen will lean your rider forwards or backwards. The graphics look great and the game runs very well, but the sluggish speed of the game takes a bit away from the fun. I was waiting to really launch off some jumps, but that didn’t seem to happen. To each their own though, check it out yourself since it won’t cost you a penny today to play.

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 check out some screenshots and let us know what you think.

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Clues Implicate Nexus Prime In Samsung’s Unpacked Event At CTIA

Clues may have surfaced about the device Samsung will showcase for their Unpacked event at the CTIA next month and the prime suspect seems to be the Nexus Prime. Check out this image of finalists from the CTIA 2011 Hot for the Holidays Awards and notice especially the “Gamer & Entertainment Enthusiast” category where “a product to be announced from Samsung” is cryptically listed. Let’s now consider that the event takes place on October 11th, the same month as the rumored release of Ice Cream Sandwich, the very Android OS that the next Nexus device will run and of which will pack a very gamer-friendly 4.65-inch display (720p HD resolution) and 1.5 GHz dual core processor.

Do we have winner? Maybe, although these details hardly amount to a smoking gun. What do you think?

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

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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