Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Amazon Fire Free App of the Day: Snuggle Truck

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


OK, I really like this game. There, I said it.

You have a cargo of fuzzy animals (so far, 10 of them--not sure if that's a constant) that you have to take over a platform style course, meeting goals for that level--number of passengers and speed. The complications are that the terrain of the course goes up and down and there are ditches to jump. 

Controls are simple--press and hold on the right side to accelerate to top speed and stay there. Use the left control to back up. Letting up on either control lets your truck coast. You tilt the device to adjust the angle in which your device lands or takes off from a crest. You can even pop a wheelie. Controlling the landings is important as you lose passengers when you hit too hard. Occasionally something called a fuzzy flies out and you can slow down to catch it. Fuzzies do not count towards your passenger count.

You can earn bronze, silver, gold, "Ark" and "Speed Run" medals for each level, not to mention just trying to beat your time. The medals are:

Bronze: finish with at least one passenger under the time set for that level.

Silver: Save at least five passengers within the time set for that level.

Gold: Save at least 7 passengers under the time set for that level. Ark: save at least 9 passengers no matter what speed.

Speed run: have at least one passenger still in the truck while finishing under the time set for that level.

You do earn powerups. If you use a power up, it's not available if you replay the level.

Plays in airplane mode and in either landscape orientation.

The lone one star review at this posting complains about the app tracking the read state of the phone. Other reviewers point out that this allows you to answer the phone during a game (if you have it on a phone). One review points out that there is a free upgrade available by tapping on the More icon on the main screen.

Exits cleaning using the Fire's back button in the side menu.

I give this five stars. Really like this one!

7 of 10 reviews are four stars and above.

Compatibility of apps varies. To tell if an app works for your Fire tablet or other Android device registered to your Amazon account, click on the above link and look on the right side of the web page for the "compatible devices" link.

Have fun!

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