Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today’s app is Jelly Wars.
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Jelly Wars is priced at $1.99 in Google Play (remember, Google renamed 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.
Jelly Wars is described as follows:
Whether you’re fighting as a Red Jelly or a Blue Jelly, one thing is certain: you’re an angry, war-mongering Jelly. Destroy your opponent in this turn-based, goo-launching game for your Android device.
Greedy Little Gum Drops
After living in harmony for centuries on opposite sides of the mountain, a bright, glowing light from the sky became the source of great contention. Both tribes sent their bravest soldier to find out what was causing the amazing glow, and to claim it as their own. The great Jelly soldiers met at the top, face-to-jiggly-face to duke it out. But still the battle ensues. The fight over the treasure has turned into generations of war. The disdain for one another runs deep.
Goo Bombs Awaaay!
Both Jellies are strategically placed at opposite sides of your screen, propped upon platforms floating in the water. It’s a goo-launching face-off, but all kinds of obstacles stand between the two. The objective is to take turns firing at each other, obliterating obstacles in the way until one of these Jellies makes a fruit snack out of the other.
Good soldiers have a plan of attack. You’ve got three options: launch an exploding goo-grenade at the opponent, shoot sticky green jelly at an obstacle to eliminate it, or change your position by jumping, and plop your little goo-butt somewhere else.
It Takes Two to Tango
What fun is war without a real opponent to beat up on? Jelly Wars finds a real Jelly soldier for you who can be from anywhere around the world. You can even invite friends to play. Chat with your new frenimies online (only if you want to) and compete for the highest score.
Despite their angry mission, you can’t help but to love the entertaining cartoon graphics and their little bug-eyed jelly faces. They’re just so darn cute when they’re mad!
Jelly Wars has a rating of 3.8 stars in Google Play and a rating of 3.2 stars in the Amazon Appstore.
Jelly Wars has 23 ratings in Google Play, while the the Amazon Appstore has 26 ratings. We would guess the mid-3s are a good estimate for this game.
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.