Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today’s app is Lights Off – The Original Game.
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Lights Off – The Original Game is priced at $0.99 in Google Play, 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.
Lights Off – The Original Game is described as follows:
Who Turned Off the Lights?
Lights Off is a deceptively simple game that will test the limits of your logic and puzzle-solving skills. The goal is straightforward: turn off all the lights to progress to next level. But as you go up the levels, this task gets harder and harder.
Light Switch Labyrinth
There’s one little catch to turning off the lights. When you turn a light off or on, it toggles all the lights next to it. So, if you tap a light off, all the lights next to it will turn on. Conversely, if you tap a light on, all the lights next to it turn off.
You’ll soon be juggling increasingly difficult light combinations to turn off those lights. To solve each board, you must think ahead three or four steps (or more) into your choices. Turning the lights off has never been this challenging!
Tap the LCD area to select a level. Lights Off also keeps track of the number of moves you make to solve each board. Reset the board you’re on at any time if you want to start that level over. Featuring smooth animations, subtle sound effects, and beautiful artwork, Lights Off is the perfect way to kill some time and give your brain a workout.
Lights Off – The Original Game has a rating of 4.8 stars in Google Play and 3.3 stars in the Amazon Appstore.
Lights Off – The Original Game only has four ratings in Google Play, perhaps explaining its 4.8 star rating. Its 1.0.3 version in Google Play was released in December of 2011, yet only has 10 – 50 installs, perhaps explaining its presence as FAOTD: it’s not getting any uptake at Google Play.
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.