Friday, October 24, 2014

Kindle Fire Free App of the Day: Endless Reach and bonus app: Celestial Assault

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

This is a Galaga-style arcade game. However, the reviews are dismal, so I found a different offer as our bonus app. Reviewers complain about jerky graphics, poor music, slow shooting and fast enemies.

From the product pages:

Endless Reach is a fast paced arcade shooter that places you in control of a powerful starfighter charged with cleansing the Reach of an evil alien race.

5 visually stunning fire modes
Limit Breaks and Overload features
10 exciting levels, each with a unique boss
6 different enemy types 
High quality techno soundtrack by local Atlanta artist, Shiny Baubles

Endless Reach features a dynamic spawn combat system; such that the more enemies you kill, the more enemies get spawned. Basic gameplay has you avoiding enemies, for the most part, until you begin collecting power-ups. Each power-up will increase your fire rate, up to a maximum of five times. Collecting the fifth power-up triggers Limit Break mode, a 15 second firing frenzy that not only destroys everything in it's path, but also provides you with a shield that prevents all damage.

Limit Break mode comes at a price, however, as after 15 seconds your ship will begin to overload, requiring a purge. A successful purge will release a massive explosion, destroying all enemies in the blast radius. Fail to hit the button at the appropriate time, and your ship will collapse into itself, ending your mission!

3 of 15 reviews are four stars and above.

So we have a bonus pick: Celestial Assault.

This is a much better-reviewed arcade style shoot-em-up. One reviewer does complain that it takes too long to earn credits for upgrades, but otherwise very good reviews.

From the product page:

In 2050 hostile aliens will invade earth to put an end to humanity! You are mankind's last hope of survival. Embark on an adventure through some of the most dangerous and equally beautiful parts of space to destroy the alien threat and secure the future of the human race.

17 of 21 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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