Ninja Joe (4/5 stars, all ages) is today’s Amazon Free App of the Day. From Amazon:
Ninja Joe must travel to the age of dinosaurs to find the mystical gems that will save his master’s life. He must run for his life and get the gems from the evil velociraptors. Run through the jungle, desert and glacier in 25 exciting levels, avoid the dinosaurs and beat the evil velociraptor bosses!
The game is played doing simple gestures on the screen: Jump, Kick, Dash, Slide (+ combos) always playable with one single finger (intuitive, almost zero learning curve). You must play it!
* Infinite Run Mode, run as far as you can
* 25 levels and 3 secret gems per level
* Evil velociraptor bosses
* 30 challenging awards
* Three different worlds: Desert Cliffs, Dark Forest and White Peaks
* Touchscreen gestures: Jump, Kick, Dash, Slide … combine them in creative ways!
* Velociraptors on ski ??!!
* Original soundtrack
* Secret story ending!
Fans of dinosaurs with unusual powers might also want to check out Velocispider (4/5 stars, guidance suggested, currently priced at 99 cents). This game is sort of like a retro Space Invaders / Galaga mashup, but with a dino-spider! From Amazon:
Part Spider, Part Velociraptor, it’s Velocispider!!! Take control of a heavily armed araknasaur in this retro arcade shoot-em-up.
Your delicious endangered eggs have attracted the taste buds of the evil CEO of the Robot Seafood Corporation. He will stop at nothing to feast on your eggs: defend them from his relentless army of aquatic robot beasts!
Protect your eggs through 20 levels of awesome retro arcade style action. Many different types of enemies will attack from many different patterns, keeping you on your toes the whole time. It is simple to pick it up and play for a few minutes, but so engaging that you’ll want to play the whole thing straight through!
“The best aspects of Velocispider are its fantastic 16-bit visuals and its sense of humor, infrequently delivered in brief cut scenes that underscore the ludicrous nature of this simple arcade game. For 99 cents, you’ll get a charming little lark …an easily enjoyable arcade addition” – Kotaku
“Like so many mobile games, Velocispider succeeds not because it’s a great adaptation of a traditional console experience, or because it has a new gameplay hook, but because it takes an already established idea and presents a ridiculous new take on it. This is the sort of arcade experience you pick up and play for a few moments, not only because its classic gameplay is still fun today, but because its setting and aesthetic can’t help but make you smile.” – IGN
This trailer was made when the game was released for iPad, but gameplay is the same on the Kindle Fire: