Friday, November 22, 2013

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day: Sidereus

Today's Free App of the Day is Sidereus
Originally $0.99


From the product page:

Sidereus is a Casual 2D Precision Puzzle Game. 

With use of simple touch-screen controls, navigate through obstacles and pass challenges, to achieve one objective: Gathering all the energy crystals that are scattered on each level. Let the music take you to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. 

This is a nicely done game that combines a logic problem and an arcade game. (Without the franticness of arcade games.) You have to shoot a target through increasingly complicated scenarios of standing and moving asteroids. Eventually, the targets themselves start appearing and disappearing. You only have a certain number of moves to clear a level.

 There is pleasant music that plays in the background. You start by choosing your planet (level). There is only one to choose from at the beginning, the next level is unlocked as you complete each level. You have to manually choose the next level, you aren't taken there automatically after finishing a level. The first level is the tutorial, such as it is. But it's enough as the basics are the game are simple: Touch the screen where you want the white square to go, the goal being to hit one of the gold hexagons. I really liked this game. I don't think it will be terribly long to complete all levels, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I like the pace. The graphics are beautiful, the music is pleasant enough I might actually leave the sound up. 

It only plays in one landscape orientation--won't flip 180 degrees--but will play in airplane mode. It would have more replay value for me if it recorded how many moves it took you to clear a level, or the time. But on the other hand, not having those stats makes it more relaxing to play.

One one-star review couldn't get it to work on a 10 inch tablet. Worked fine on my 7" HDX.

7 of 11 reviews are four stars and above.

These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HDXs 7" and 8.9". 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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