Thursday, January 12, 2012

Free and Cheap Kindle Fire Apps for 1/12

We're counting down the days until the end of our Kindle Fire Giveaway! How many are left? Just 5 days until Tuesday when we announce the winner, and we can't wait! We're happy to be adding one more to the 20 million people who'll get a Fire this year! Then they'll get to play with some of these great apps...

A recent update has made this train simulator game a MUCH better deal than it was before. When it was first released, it racked up a ton of bad reviews because it didn't work with all formats and some other bugs, but now they've slashed the price to just a buck to try and build the rating back up. Take advantage of this opportunity to get this fun train simulator for only 99 cents!

Name: Trainz Simulator THD
Rating: 2.9 stars over 29 reviews
Price: $4.99 0.99
Description: Trainz Simulator THD allows you to build and operate the railroad of your dreams. With the full functionality of the Trainz custom built input system, you'll find laying tracks, creating layouts and completing scheduled tasks a breeze. Trainz Simulator THD is packed full of content, routes, and sessions to give you an awesome train experience.

Trainz Simulator includes everything you need to build and operate your own railroad. Build a fun layout in minutes, faithfully recreate a railroad from days gone by, or develop a fully fledged prototypical route. The choice is yours. Trainz Simulator THD offers advanced visual effects such as lighting, weather effects, fog, higher detail trains, beautiful water, increased performance, and two new routes with all new sessions.

Get your copy of Trainz Simulator THD!

Going with a classic here. Bewjeled is one of those games that anybody can play anytime (and they do). If there's anyone left on the planet who doesn't have it, now's your chance!

Name: Bejeweled 2
Rating: 3.2 stars over 471 reviews
Price: 2.99
Description: 
Bejeweled is back! The casual game that became a phenomenon a few years ago on the Web returns with this engaging sequel from the folks at PopCap Games. As you may know by now, Bejeweled is an immensely popular matching puzzle game with a great interface and addicting gameplay.

Bejeweled 2 is simple, relaxing, and fun: The object of the game is to line up at least three identical gems in a row. Swap adjacent gems to make matches. Tap on the gem you want to move and then tap again on the space where you want it to go. Every time you make a successful match, those jewels burst into showers of brilliant color. Match four or more jewels to create prized power gems, yielding higher scores and more dazzling cascades of light. Match five gems to create a Hyper cube--with startling, explosive results.

Having trouble spotting the next match? If necessary, you can get hints "on demand" to point you toward that elusive matching opportunity. (You can turn this feature on or off in the game's menu.)

Get your copy of Bejeweled 2!

A nice little snowboard game that'll have you swooshing down the slopes. Not the most amazing graphics in the world, but hey, it's free.

Name: Crazy Snowboard
Rating: 3.6 stars over 37 reviews
Price: 0.00
Description: Crazy Snowboard is an insane-air, board-centric, slope traversing experience. It's a thrill inducing downhill journey featuring a mountain packed with monster jumps, radically long rails, combo ending tall trees, destructible snowmen, elves, and zombies. Crazy Snowboard pushes the boundaries of smartphone snowboarding with a huge array of trick combinations and controls that take full advantage of Android's tilt capabilities. From gravity defying trick attempts, to rail riding runs, to the occasional zombie/elf/snowman smack down, it's a surreal take on this essential winter pastime.

Crazy Snowboard has over 29 missions covering an array of challenges. Missions vary both by task requirement and time allotment. Missions involve everything from slaloming through gates, to jumping through glowing air bound rings, to smashing 15 peaceful sedentary snowmen. Supplement your runs with liberally placed point-packed combos to up your standing and get the maximum number of stars. For full completion you must attain 3 stars on all 30 missions.

Get your free copy of Crazy Snowboard!

These text-based choose-your-own-adventure games from the developer Choice of Games really are great. Just a simple, entertaining story that you get to interact with, and based of all it's free. Definitely worth checking out.

Name: Choice of the Vampire
Rating: 4.8 stars over 26 reviews
Price: 0.00
Description: Begin your two-hundred year journey as a vampire in New Orleans, 1815; choose whether you will seek love, power, or redemption as you negotiate the growing-pains of the young Republic. Choice of the Vampire is a text-based game of multiple choices.

Get your free copy of Choice of the Vampire!

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