Monday, January 16, 2012

Free and Cheap Kindle Fire Apps for 1/16

We're so excited to announce the winners of our Kindle Fire Giveaway, which'll happen TOMORROW! We've had almost 7,000 entries (not sure how many unique people), but one of them will be in for a great surprise tomorrow. We hope everyone'll come back to check out the results, congratulate the winner, and maybe even decide that it's about time they went ahead and got a Kindle Fire themselves. Until then, here are some great cheap and free apps!

Similar to Cordy, which we showcased last week, Sleep Jack is another beautiful game from SilverTree Media, developers I'm quickly becoming a fan of. This one has you zooming through space in a boy's dreams in a fun and colorful adventure that'll have everyone smiling! Check it out!

Name: Sleepy Jack
Rating: 4.5 stars over 2 reviews
Price: 1.99
Description: This console-quality 3D flying game will take you and your Android device to worlds you've never seen ... except in dreams.

Each night Jack dreams of his favorite toys: laser-blasting Galaxianoids, gunpowder-packed desert dwellers, electricity-zapping creatures of the Deep Deep Sea, and many more. Join him on wild nighttime adventures as he catches elusive Zs and neutralizes toybox nemeses that come to life only in his dreams.

Help Jack navigate through 40 dazzling dream worlds--flying, dodging, collecting, shooting, and bombing his way through each stunning level. You can choose from three control options (Classic, Slider, or Accelerometer) to find your favorite way to fly. Once you've gotten a feel for the controls, you'll be doing barrel-rolls through Jack's subconscious like a veteran pilot.

Get your copy of Sleepy Jack!

This is something I hope to see a lot more of in the future--old arcade and console games coming back for the Fire. I used to LOVE playing X-Men back at the arcade (I was always Nightcrawler), and the thought of bashing those robots again is very appealing. Note that most of the people with Kindle Fires gave this game 4 or 5 stars.

Name: X-Men
Rating: 2.7 stars over 80 reviews
Price: 0.99
Description: 
Experience the classic 1992 X-Men arcade game on the go! Humanity's last hope once again rests on the shoulders of Professor Xavier and his team of uncanny X-Men. Choose from some of your favorite classic characters like Wolverine and Cyclops, as you relive one of the best arcade superhero action games of all time. Take the fight to Magneto and his cronies as you battle your way through hundreds of Sentinels and classic supervillains such as Pyro, Juggernaut, and Mystique. A faithful reproduction of the original arcade hit, this Android version of X-Men merges the classic gameplay of the original with clean new visuals and wi-fi multiplayer support.

X-Men is a side-scrolling action game with simple, easy-to-learn controls. The three buttons at the bottom right corner of the screen allow your character to jump, punch, and unleash a devastating mutant power attack. Be careful, though--your mutant power can be used to clear whole swarms of enemies, but using it will drain a portion of your health or consume a Mutant Power Orb.

New additions to the original arcade game include the ability to change difficulties and select a starting level. You may choose to start from any level you have already unlocked while playing through the game. Select one of six different X-Men superheroes to begin your adventure--play solo, or host a multiplayer game and invite up to three other players to join the fight.

Get your copy of X-Men!

The art puzzles in this app definitely have their appeal. You'll be trying to adjust blocks by painting or breaking them in order to make different parts of the painting. Free and worth checking out!

Name: FlipPix Art - Zoo
Rating: 5.0 stars over 1 review
Price: 0.00
Description: An old Japanese logic puzzle takes on a new look with FlipPix Art - Zoo. Touch tiles to paint them or break them to form colorful components of a zoo painting. The goal is to use logic to determine which tiles should be filled to reveal a hidden picture. Sudoku fans will find good use for their logic skills and feel right at home with FlipPix puzzles.

FlipPix Art – Zoo includes one zoo scene composed of nine puzzles. Also known as nonograms or griddlers, FlipPix Art puzzles are designed specifically for tablet devices and range from easy to very challenging levels of play. A short tutorial on the basics of the game is included.

Get your free copy of FlipPix Art - Zoo!

Lastly we've got an interesting cartoony type game in which everything looks like it was drawn in a notebook. Very cool style!

Name: Alone at War
Rating: 3.2 stars over 33 reviews
Price: 0.00
Description: Are you ready for your ultimate battle? Try the Alone at War app. Alone at War is a beautifully hand-drawn graphics game that will surely get you hooked. The game scenario: you against all. Defeat all your vicious enemies attacking your kingdom with only your bow.

Adjust the force and direction of your arrows to inflict maximum damage to your enemies. Battles are won daily and enemies attack until sunset. As your score gets higher, you can obtain enhanced arrows and spells.

Give Alone at War a chance and start your ultimate battle.

Get your free copy of Alone at War!

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