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Amazon.com has promised to make a paid app free every day in the Amazon Appstore, and today’s app is Paper Glider.
Paper Glider doesn’t appear to be available in the Android Market. Meanwhile, it is normally priced at $0.99 in the Amazon Appstore.
Paper Glider is described as follows:
Come Fly with Me
Prepare to soar through the sky! Paper Glider is a casual game with a simple objective – to fly a paper airplane as far as you can without crashing. Swiping the screen launches the glider out into the big wide world. Tapping the screen gives the glider a boost of wind, which alters the plane’s trajectory. But use this technique sparingly; you’re only allotted so much wind power.
Paper Plane Pro Shop
Paper Glider takes the humble art of paper airplane aeronautics to a whole new level. With each flight, you earn coins depending on how far your flight was. Spend these coins at the Boost Shop to make your glider a sleek flying machine.
Emergency Boost protects your glider from crashing. Rocket Boost sets your glider zooming for miles, while Mega Boost fires you off to a whole new environment in seconds. Get a Refill Wind pinwheel for when you’re running low on wind power. You can then use these enhancements in the Super Boost game mode, right after you clear the first yard.
Your coins are also good at the Glider Shop showroom. Display your airborne patriotism by flying with Old Glory, the Union Jack, the Rising Sun, or the flags of five other countries. Other designs include military camouflage, a lovely pink heart, and hot-rod flames.
You’re Cleared for Take-Off
The more you fly, the more you’ll become aware of the game’s subtle strategy. Experiment with different ways of throwing your glider; generally a strong launch helps. Make good use of the wind bar. Too many taps results in flying off the screen, but too few results in a crash. Try to “ride the wave” while airborne; this is the secret to long-distance flights.
When you’re ready to declare your Top Gun credentials, connect with the global leaderboards of OpenFeint to see who is really going the distance.
Please note that Paper Glider is not compatible with some older devices.
Paper Glider has a 4.5-star rating in the Android Market, and a 2.5-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.
The negative ratings appear to be over the size and the fact that the app can’t be moved to an SD card. Additionally, gameplay is very repetitive.
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.