Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day (August 27, 2014): Dante: The Inferno

Today's Free App of the Day is Dante: The Inferno
Originally $0.99


This app was previously offered on Oct 6, 2012, but I was between Fires at the time and didn't pick it up. So I did today.

This, I guess, would be considered a variation on a platform game. The game is built against the backdrop of Dante's Inferno. You have to move "Dante" around a maze collecting lost souls (glowing orbs). Once you've collected all the souls, the exit for that stage becomes accessible. Your ultimate goal is to rescue Beatrice.

There is a time limit to finishing a level, which has individual stages. You have to avoid various things such as monsters and falling sidewalks in the early levels. There are dialog panels that you can read a panel at a time or skip by tapping outside the dialog panel. Controls are a little touchy. You have the option of a four headed arrow controllable by either the left or right hand, or two sets of arrows, an up-down set and a left-right set that you can control with both thumbs. I preferred the two sets of arrows; I thought they were more intuitive.

I thought it was a fun little game. Note many reviews are at least two years old; I think the developers changed things based on the earlier feedback. I'd give this 3.5 to 4 stars, rounding up to 4 stars.  Minus one star for the touchy controls and because the actual game graphics aren't quite up to the story panels or game background--it's definitely better than the review average would give it.

66 of 116 reviews are four stars and above.

These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my 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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