Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today’s app is Glow Tic Tac Toe Ad Free.
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Glow Tic Tac Toe Ad Free is priced at $0.99 in the Android Market. It is normally priced at $0.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we’ve noted previously, prices sometimes differ between the two marketplaces.
Glow Tic Tac Toe Ad Free is described as follows:
It’s glow time! Play an illuminated version of Tic Tac Toe with this classic game for your Android device. Glow Tic Tac Toe features smart, simple gameplay and a distinctive look that’s easy on the eyes. Challenge a partner or take on the computer–you’ll find yourself playing again and again.
Go With the Glow
You’ve played plenty of Tic Tac Toe in your life, of course, but not like this. Neon-like graphics make the game board seemingly leap from your screen, offering a fresh, newly entertaining experience with this age-old favorite.
What makes Glow Tic Tac Toe really stand out, though, is what’s under the hood. The game’s AI (artificial intelligence) adapts to your playing style and makes moves that are highly unpredictable. So even if you don’t have a friend nearby to play with, you can enjoy a consistently challenging experience that evolves with each game.
In addition, the AI’s skill level can be adjusted on the fly, in the middle of a game. There are three difficulty levels to choose from, so you can crank up the challenge while you’re playing–or bring it down a notch if you get cornered.
Glow Tic Tac Toe Ad Free has no rating in the Android Market (no one has chosen to rate it) and is rated at 3.2 stars in the Amazon Appstore.
To be clear, while Glow Tic Tac Toe Ad Free has no rating in the Android Market, there is a free version with 156 ratings and 4.2 stars. The paid app was first posted in Dec. 2011 and only has 5 – 10 installs.
It seems that Amazon.com is continuing to pick up — not necessarily low-rated apps — but apps that haven’t gotten any traction in the Android Market (or else, those developers are approaching Amazon.com). We’d like to see Amazon.com give us some “star” FAOTD selections for a while, to get the (we’ll just say it) bad taste out of our mouths.
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.