Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today’s app is Warp Dash.
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Warp Dash doesn’t exist in the Android Market, but it’s easy to explain for once: it is launching exclusively on the Amazon Appstore, which means it will be available for two weeks only on that Android marketplace. It is normally priced at $1.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we’ve noted previously, prices sometimes differ between the two marketplaces.
Warp Dash is described as follows:
Speed into the future with Warp Dash, a challenging arcade endurance racer game for Android. Once you enter the super-cool landscape of Warp Dash, you won’t want to leave. Power up your navigation skills and see how long you can survive.
Select your ship and tune into the techno-dubstep soundtrack to get psyched for your mission. Tilt your device and grab as many triangles as possible to earn points and speed. Multiply your score with warp jumps. Be careful to avoid the obstacles – if you don’t, your ship will disappear in a blaze of fire.
Race through a never-ending game grid that is limited only by your gaming skills. Navigate an always-changing environment; no two racing experiences will ever be the same. Unlock Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert leagues for faster play, more points, and bigger air as you defy a relentless onslaught of obstacles.
Achievements and Leaderboards
After each run, you can see how long you played, how many triangles you delivered, the number of jumps you made, your top speed, and more. Try for achievements like double jumps and aim for the top of the leaderboards. Collect and deploy powerful boosters to become the grand champion, including Phase, Slowdown, Radar, Shrink, and Score boost.
Warp Dash has a rating of 3.8 stars in the Amazon Appstore.
Interesting gameplay: you tilt the associated device to steer. We prefer to buy only apps that rate at least 4.0, but since this is “free,” and also a launch, we’d give it a shot. After all it can only (we assume) get better.
Earlier this month, another game by the same developer, Night of the Living Dead Defense, was another Amazon Appstore FAOTD.
Those who are considering “buying” a Free Amazon Appstore app might want to consider what it means to developers.
Amazon.com opened up the Appstore despite a lawsuit by Apple, which has previously trademarked the term “App Store.” Microsoft has filed an appeal against that trademark, saying the term is too generic. Amazon.com has responded to the lawsuit in the same manner.