Test your piano chops with the Windows Phone game Frederic, our myAppFree Deal of the Week
Frederic is a Windows Phone game that has you traveling around the world with the legendary composer Frederic Chopin as he is resurrected to prove that his music is still tops and save the music industry.
You get to battle opponents from the piano keyboard from across nine global locations. Think of Frederic as being a little like Guitar Hero but played from the ivories of a piano. In just tinkering with the trial version of Frederic, the game comes across as a fun way to pass the time with and most importantly, it is our myAppFree Deal of the Week (a savings of $1.99).
Frederic is filled with colorful animations and comic book transitions. Game play has you playing behind the keyboard with notes from several of Chopin's classical hits drifting down from the top of the screen. It's your job to tap the corresponding piano key as the note hits it. Hit the key too early or too late and the piano tune takes a turn for the worse.
The game has four difficulty levels (Too Easy, Normal, Hard and Chopin) with nine worldwide locations to compete from. If you aren't a fan of the comic book transitions, you can always tap the screen to skip them. But I have to admit, they are well done.
Game play does have a fast pace and will keep you on your toes. The animated background during game play can be distracting, adding to the challenge of game play. Overall, Frederic makes a nice first impression and if you've been on the fence about buying the game, now is your chance to save a little.
Normally priced at $1.99, through the myAppFree Deal Frederic will be free for the next 36 hours. The game pulls down a 4.5 Star rating in the Windows Phone Store and we can see the appeal. If you end up giving Frederic a try, let us know in the comments below what you think and don't forget to rate the game in the Windows Phone Store.
Note: It may take a short bit before the deal is reflected in the myAppFree Windows Phone app. However, the deal is already reflected in the Windows Phone Store listing for Frederic.
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.
By Zac Bowden
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