Get your running shoes on with The Activision Decathlon for BlackBerry 10

By James Richardson on 4 Jan 2014 10:20 am EST
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Time for some athletics for your BlackBerry 10 smartphone with The Activision Decathlon and as well as it being a free download it's a great little game. As you would expect, the game is made up of ten events including the 100m, 400m, 1500m, 110m Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault, Javelin, Shot Put and Discus.

Once you start playing for the first time you'll be given instructions on how to use the screen gestures on each level - and they vary depending on which event you are taking part in. For example: if it's just a running race, you tap the screen constantly to get up to full speed and then perform a swipe to the right for an extra surge over the finish line. Or with the high jump, you once again tap to make your character run and then perform an upwards swipe when you need to jump. 

From the main menu you'll see that there are three choices - Decathlon, Training and Challenge. The first two are straight forward, but with the Challenge option you are meant to be able to compete against other online player. For reasons unknown I couldn't get this part to work. Maybe, there just wasn't anyone else online? Let's see if that changes after this post hits the web and people start playing the game. 

There is also a shop within the game which you'll be prompted to visit. Here you can buy Gear, Energy, Training and Coins. As you progress through the different leagues you'll earn coins which can be spent on the aforementioned items. 

The great thing about the game is that each event is different in some way - even the running. With the 100 meters you can just run as fast as you like but with the longer races you need to pace yourself so you don't get too tired. Once again, controlling your pace will be explained when you get to the event. 

Overall, The Activision Decathlon is a beauty of a game and it gets the big thumbs up from me. The only downside for some folk is that it's just the BlackBerry Z30 and Z10 that are supported. 

Features:

  • UPDATED CONTROLS, GRAPHICS AND GAMEPLAY 
  • 8 DECATHLON LEAGUES TO UNLOCK 
  • GO HEAD TO HEAD WITH YOUR FRIENDS IN REAL-TIME MULTIPLAYER COMPETITION 
  • 10 ICONIC TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS TO COMPETE IN

More information/Download The Activision Decathlon  for BlackBerry 10

31 comments

jojo beaconsfield

I saw what you did there!!! Awesome first.

Brian Persaud

It's not fun if it doesn't have the word "first "

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QuIcKsIlV3r

It's only fun for losers like yourself. You think you are cool by thinking posting first is the coolest thing to do. Get laid, get married, make money and enjoy life, don't waste it being an Internet loser posting first

Brian Persaud

What did you get for Christmas?

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QuIcKsIlV3r

Winter Classic tix and a trip to Jamaica

Prem WatsApp

Hope you get a chance to chill out
:-)

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....

thatplaybookguy

Dude, if hes in Canada, He's more than chilled enough. Enjoy Jamaica Mon.

jojo beaconsfield

Would you like some cheese with that whine,Quick?

kjpeigan

My choice would be the get laid part...haha...keep your first thingy...haha

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TranceRomance

Ooooh! Quick you are so mean....yeah Oscar you're a grouch!

Posted via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA  ‎BlackBerry Q10...SON!

Cula

Was actually hoping this would be a decent Running App.. Still no "Micoach" etc. available for BB10 :/

vespajet

Here I was hoping it was going to be the old school version that they had for the Atari 2600 (Yes, I'm old.....).

PantherBlitz

Me too! I still have my medals that I won by sending photos of my tv screen.

jordandrews90

Does it have any relation to Activision? I'm a little confused by the name :/

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pjohn22

It's saying unavailable for this device in App World but I'm using z10.

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disallow

It's out for PB too!

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wolf_clan

Cool.
I always prefer the larger screen of the playbook for games.
Will have to look for it.

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phschlender

Makes a lot of fun :)

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Carl Iskandar

I'm using Z30 but it said unavailable for this device. But the picture shown was the Z30.

Proudly via Z30

Jefersson Cipagauta

I can't download it in my BlackBerry Z10, why ?? Say : not available for this device.

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elmit22

great game i downloaded it last week love it.

martinjdub

Way fun!

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greckx

Unavailable for Z10 in Indonesia

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asiayeah

Unavailable for Z10 in Hong Kong either.

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christoph77

Seems a fun app ;-)

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thatplaybookguy

when did BB world get landscape mode?

rickster2611

I know that this is left of centre but why not have this game on the PlayBook?

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Duncan Campbell

Great game. Doesn't work beyond first decathlon level for me though. Switches off when go to 2nd level

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mike1123

How do you unlock/advance levels?