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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 180 Ultra.
180 Ultra is priced at $1.99 in the Android Market . Meanwhile, it is normally priced at $1.99 in the Amazon Appstore. As we noted previously, prices sometimes differ between the two stores.
180 Ultra is described as follows:
The Perfect Match Game for Puzzle Lovers
180 Ultra is easy to learn in a short time, but it’s also deep enough to challenge the most hardcore puzzle-game players. Fans of classic games such as Tetris Attack and Bust-a-Move will love this rendition on the theme.
A twist on the classic falling-and-matching game, 180 Ultra adds “shoot and flip” action. Shoot out different colored discs from the bottom of the screen. Flip over others to create a clump of at least three matching discs and they disappear, adding to your score. Create large combos and be rewarded with huge scores–just don’t let the coins touch the red line at the bottom, or the game’s over.
Characters, Multiple Game Modes, and Levels
It’s always fun to get into character when playing a themed game like this, so choose the character who’s most like you. There’s Star, Rex, Ozzie, and Kane. Star’s the cute one, but don’t let this fiery redhead fool you: she can play just as rough as the boys. Rex thinks of himself as a rock music genius, and he’s about 20 years behind the times, but he can shoot discs in 180 Ultra quicker than some of his guitar licks. Ozzie is way out, really way out, as in outer space. This loveable alien creature will help you figure out how to win. Kane thinks he’s a powerful witch doctor, so be careful: he can conjure up some spells that makes this game all the more interesting.
You can choose to play in Endless mode, in which you try to go as long as you can survive, but how long can you last? Will you hold the Guinness Book of World Records award for playing 180 Ultra? The possibilities are endless!
Play in Score Attack mode for 90 seconds of a pedal-to-the-metal, guns-blazing, shoot-out game where you try and rack up as many points as humanly possible. What a rush!
Time Attack challenges you to clear 250 coins as quickly as possible.
Drop Attack allows you to add lines to score hight points; don’t forget, you can flip discs to make better matches, but be quick about it. Don’t let those lines reach the bottom, or it’s curtains.
180 Ultra offers you three levels to match whatever playing ability you’re at. Start at Demo Mode to learn all the ins and outs of gameplay, then start playing in earnest with the Easy level. Once you’ve mastered the game, go for the Hard level, to see what you’re made of.
The colorful and sparkling HD graphics will please your eye as you progress through the game, eliminating matching discs.
The game records and tallies 11 statistical categories to track your growing expertise. You can really see your progress as you become a 180 Ultra master.
Share your achievements on OpenFeint, a very popular online leaderboard. Will you be able to post your high Score to OpenFeint for bragging rights?
180 Ultra may not be compatible with older devices.
180 Ultra has a 4.5-star rating in the Android Market, and a 4-star rating in the Amazon Appstore.
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.