Monday, December 16, 2013

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day: Dropchord

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

This is a unique twist on an arcade shooter. You touch the screen in two places using your thumbs to create a beam of light cutting across a circle, and by dragging your thumbs, move the line to eliminate targets within the circle. There are also red lightning thingies that you need to avoid. Touch the screen when you see the Dropchord logo to go to the first menu. The game starts by telling you to hold the screen in two places. Hold the screen until the light beams connect. This reveals the menu. You'll see the word "menu," that just tells you you are on the menu screen. Tapping on the musical notes takes you to the website. Drag the light beam to the four dots stacked vertically to reveal the menu choices. (This is kind of practice for the game itself.) The top dot is "full mix" which is an "extreme" version of the game. Standard game is the second option. The third dot, is the leader board and the last dot is options. You'll want to go there first. The top option is how to play. Tap the arrows to step through the screens. The other two options are visual quality and "back." Game play works pretty well, it's a little bit touchy but not bad. You pause the game by lifting both thumbs. If you like that synthesized sounding music, the soundtrack is good. It actually makes me want to move while I'm playing--aerobic gaming? :D The fonts is kind of hard to read, and I deduct one star for burying the how-to, but I'd give this either a high three stars or four stars. You can really figure it out pretty quickly if you don't find the tutorial. And there's a bonus game where you tap the circles--one finger for circles with one dot and two fingers for circles with two dots. However, if flashing lights make you twitch, this may not be the right game for you. The star average is being dragged down by people who say they had to pay for the game. These are apparently people who had an old version of the AppStore on their Android devices. If you have a non-Fire, make sure your appstore is updated before downloading this game. If you have a Fire, you should be fine. Betsy

12 of 25 reviews are four stars and above.

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