Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day: Akinator the Genie

Today's Free App of the Day is Akinator the Genie
Originally $1.99


This is a twenty questions style game (not limited to 20 questions) where you think of a person (or "character" as it is called in the game), real or fictional, and the "akinator" asks questions to guess the identity.  It's very good.  It guessed Scout and Jem from To Kill a Mockingbird, Captain Mal from Firefly, Teddy Roosevelt, Lucille Ball and Eve Dallas from the "In Death" series by J.D. Robb.  I was able to make the Akinator guess make two guesses on two of the dozen characters I asked about, real and fictional (The Virginian from the TV show and novel, and left-fielder Frank Howard of the Washington Senators and Detroit Tigers.).  "He" asks a series of questions, and not always the same ones, getting closer and closer until finally guessing.  You can customize it to include family and friends by adding them individually, which would make it kind of fun when other family members play.  The game will tell you how many times a character has been played (Frank Howard, interestingly, had been played 72 times.) Some of the reviews complain about the game stopping; and the permissions seem a bit excessive.  It does require WiFi to play. The game plays in portrait mode.  My only nitpick is that on the Fire HD8.9 that I tested on, the questions aren't in the white "thought bubble" on the screen but slightly below, which can make it difficult to read.  I've sent that to the developer.

95 of 133 reviews are four stars and above.

These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HD 8.9" 4G. To tell if an app works for your Fire HD or other Android device registered to your Amazon account, click on the above link and look on the right side of the web page.  Amazon will tell you if it will work with your registered device.

Have fun!

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