Thursday, December 5, 2013

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day - Flick Golf Extreme and Bonus App: Pocket Mine

Today's Free App of the Day is Flick Golf Extreme
Originally $0.99


As one review says, this is more of a "driving" game than a "golf" game; you apparently tee up at various locations. You drive the golf ball by flicking it. Some reviewers said it was hard to hit the ball.

 From the product page:

 Are you ready to conquer the most extreme courses in the world? Ready to tee off from grand canyons, icebergs or fighter jets - Flick Golf Extreme is the perfect adrenaline fix for your finger! 
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 Follow-up to the most addictive golf game to blaze its way onto the Android Market Flick Golf, Flick Golf Extreme is incredibly simple to play, just flick the ball and hit the hole. Our trademark spin control, combined with insanely fun gameplay brings you the world’s first truly extreme golf game. There are no rules, no clubs and no laws in Flick Golf Extreme! Play across skyscrapers, an oil rig, aircraft carrier and more in the most insane conditions you've ever seen! 
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 Shoot for an insane score in classic Quickshot mode. Play World Tour across the most extreme courses in the world. Try out the challenging Five Ball mode! Gorgeous 3D environments. See your ball set ablaze with amazing hole-in-one special effects! Incredibly accurate in-air spin control. Listen to your own music while you play!

 It seems like an ok game if you like this kind of thing. I don't care for them, so I went looking for an alternative....

44 of 51 reviews are four stars and above.

So we have a bonus pick: Pocket Mine.


I found this in the "New and Popular" section on my Fire and have been hooked. This is a fun arcade game. The goal is to dig down the mine shaft as deep as possible by tapping on tiles to destroy them with your pickax.

This isn't timed, instead you are limited by the number of uses of your pickax, which will "break" after so many moves.

You earn power ups, cash and rubies. You can spend the cash to increase the number of moves you have with your pickax. There are also crates with various useful things, like dynamite, that will destroy many tiles with one hit. As your goal is to get as deep as possible, these are useful.  Some tiles are harder to break through than others, so you need to manage your taps.  I  like that you can go up to retrieve things you've gone by.

You also have mini goals each round that earn you stuff--so many crates, so many dynamite, pieces of coal, etc. Achieving the goal earns you a key that then lets you open special treasure chests.

I think this game has been upgraded since the first round; it seems to be relative ad  free, and you can play in airplane mode on a Fire, so wireless is not required.

And there are achievements through the Amazon Game Center.

216 of 257 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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