Today's Free App of the Day is Adventures of a Wizard
Originally $2.99

This is a platform game where you control (apparently) a young magician and have to complete certain tasks and defeat enemies to advance.

I have to agree with the other reviewers that the controls on this game are bad. It uses the accelerometer and there is no option to use the touch screen. My main problem is that you tilt left to go right and vice versa. That being said, I did get kind of used to it, but I really couldn't care enough to proceed. The graphics aren't great, and the colors not good. Sorry. This may be my first, or probably second one-star game. Got to agree with the masses.

0 of 10 reviews are four stars and above.

So we have a bonus pick: Umano: Listen to News Articles.

This is a nicely done app that allows you to choose from a curated selection of articles in various categories. The article is read by a real person. You pick various "channels,". Editor's picks, technology, Breaking News, and various publications such as CNN, the Atlantic. You can create a playlist if you set up a Umano account. The product talks about ability to download, but apparently that is a premium option. I tried to sign up for the free seven day trial, but repeatedly got a message, "Something went wrong, please try again later." If you pick an article, when it ends, it will go to the next one in your library, based on the channels you've chosen. If you're playing from a playlist you've set up, it will go to the next one on the playlist. There are different narrators for different articles. Nice app. I can see me using this while I sew. 25 of 28 reviews are four stars and above.

These apps are compatible with the original Fire and with my Fire HD 8.9" 4G. 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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