Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today’s app is Aces Traffic Puzzle Pack.
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Aces Traffic Puzzle Pack is priced at $0.99 in the Android Market, and is normally priced at $0.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we’ve noted before, there are sometimes differences in pricing between the two marketplaces.
Aces Traffic Puzzle Pack is described as follows:
Parking Lot Blues
Honk! Honk! You’re trapped! You’re stuck in a crowded parking lot, so you must use masterful strategy to maneuver the cars and clear a path for your grand escape. With 480 different puzzles, Aces Traffic Pack is a challenge for even the most sophisticated drivers. This puzzler offers 80 puzzles per level from Novice, Amateur, Rookie, Pro, All Star, and finally Ace. You’ll always have to come up with a new escape plan.
The bird’s-eye view of each parking disaster provides a clear field of vision and perspective. For further ease of use, apply the gridlines to help visualize your next move.
King of the Road
You can’t be a road king if you don’t keep track of your stats. Aces Traffic Pack keeps a variety of records. Keep tabs on your overall stats, level stats, and even stats for specific puzzles. The online high scores and statistic tracking adds a competitive element, so you can compete against yourself or challenge a friend to beat your best time or lowest move count. See which puzzles you’ve easily escaped, which are giving you traffic nightmares, and which ones you’ve haven’t solved yet.
Aces Traffic Pack features colorful backdrops of cityscapes with open starry skies and the rumbling of car engines. The racecar-themed interface is intuitive and easy to navigate, but there’s nothing easy about figuring out your escape route.
Aces Traffic Puzzle Pack has a rating of 5.0 stars in the Android Market and a rating of 4.0 stars in the Amazon Appstore.
So, the reason Astral Plague has a 5.0 rating in the Android Market is that the game only has 9 ratings, period. There is a free version that also has a 4.0 rating, with 235 rating. We’d guess the 4.0 is the appropriate rating.
Those who are considering “buying” a Free Amazon Appstore app might want to consider what it means to developers.
Amazon.com opened up the Appstore despite a lawsuit by Apple, which has previously trademarked the term “App Store.” Microsoft has filed an appeal against that trademark, saying the term is too generic. Amazon.com has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.