Best BlackBerry games for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 - Game On!!

The Best BlackBerry Games for the Bold 9900 and 9930!

Best Bold 9900 and 9930 games
By Ryan Blundell on 9 Apr 2012 11:00 am EDT

You always have to find time to put a little fun into the everyday workload.

All work and no play makes for a disgruntled employee, who is one email away from freaking out!

Not that I speak from experience mind you, but as you move from meeting to meeting, taking a break, or on your daily commute (via public transit), games are a great source of entertainment and stress release.

Primarily being a Bold 9900 user, I find the keyboard and touch screen the perfect combination for not only communication, but for gaming.

In order to help you be productive in being non-productive, let’s put the search on hold and look at the best games for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930.

Be sure to read alllll the way to the bottom, as there are a LOT of great titles in here for the 9900 and 9930 user! (Enjoy!... and let us know which title(s) are your absolute favorites in the comments!)

Fruits and Ninja

Fruits and Ninja

It slices, it dices, it blends one mean fruit smoothie. Okay, maybe not blending, but I think you get the idea. Fruit flaying games are big hit in my household and the Fruits and Ninja game is by far one of the most fluid games of its type. If you’re not familiar with this type of game; essentially your finger is a katana. You swipe the screen to slice fruit that is tossed into the air. Now if you consider this type of game to be orange juice, this particular one would be pulp-free! Fruits and Ninja has three different game modes; Classic (includes bombs and the “3 strikes” rule), Arcade (no 3 strikes rule, but timer is active and bombs reduce the score) and Zen (no bombs, no 3 strikes, just fruit and a timer). Besides the addictive nature of the game, I found myself continuously striving to get the available achievements, like Fruit Fury (500 fruit killed). This is touch screen gaming at its best.

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Bomberman vs Zombies

bomberman vs zombies

This game is a take on the classic Bomberman maze-based game. Rather than a robot in a bodysuit, your character is a human, garbed in military gear, including a combat helmet. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to rid each level of its squatting undead baddies with good old reliable bombs. I like how there are two ways to win; either through complete annihilation or through a found key. For more explosively goodness, you might want to go for the former, rather than the latter. Your Bomberman’s movement is controlled by your trackpad. You also press the trackpad OR tap on the touch screen to place a bomb. The game is jam packed with bonuses and various types of bad guys and bombs. This is one game that proves you don’t need a big screen to play a great game.

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Angry Pigs

Angry Pigs

Birds aren’t the only ones that are allowed to be angry. No fowls in a foul mood here, we are talking about a pissed off porcine or two. In this Angry Birds-like game, you fling pigs at some big bad wolves. Aim your bacon brigade just right in order to effectively kill the targets, while getting the maximum points. As you progress through the levels, you gain access to other piggies with different abilities. Now you really have to strategize or else you’ll end up on a plate next to some eggs and toast. The game play is surprisingly quick, as we’ve seen similar games with lag. The free version gives you one game pack, while you can get the paid version to open two more. There’s also an Angry Pigs Season to install, as well. If all else fails, you can call on/purchase Wrath of the Hog to clear the level for you. While you can get Angry Birds for the BlackBerry PlayBook, this (in my opinion) is the best alternative for the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930.

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Brain Cube Reloaded

Brain Cube Reloaded

Brain Cube will either leave you feeling like a genius or a block head. This is one of the most intriguing games I’ve seen in quite some time. You take control of a two block high character with a sarcastic expression. With no limbs to speak of, you flip and flop your way across a puzzling path of tiles towards the goal. It’s all about being at the right place (and position) and the right time. The graphics are simply beautiful, which adds to this unique game. To add another challenge, you are tasked to find “energy” through the levels- on top of this, you’ll encounter obstacles such as having to activate bridges, encountering springs and single-use tiles. Your trackpad has never been so well used. Brain Cube is one that is sure to please.

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While your brain is still feeling puzzled, we might as well look at one of the most popular (and colourful) puzzles you can get on your BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930. In the beginning, your screen is a jumble of pixelated colours. Start in the upper left corner and change the colour so it matches the colours touching it. Repeat this until your screen is of one single colour – just make sure you do it in 21 moves or less or else it’s game over for you. No animation, just pure puzzle madness. You can easily change the colours by using the stationary palette at the bottom of the screen. You can change the game around by selecting the grid size, difficulty and how the game should end. Pixelated is free, but you can gain even more options by upgrading to Pixelated Plus. For me, I’m more than happy with the free version.

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Aces 3D Pool

Aces 3D Pool

This pool hall game was recently added to the free app/game line-up from RIM for a limited time. Even if it wasn’t on sale, I would have still installed Aces 3D Pool. Besides having a love and respect for the game (but not being all that great at it), Aces 3D Pool really shows off how fast and smooth 3d games can be on BlackBerry smartphones. For games types, you can either choose to enter a tournament or play a quick game against a simple opponent. Once you get a hang of the controls, the fun really begins. I absolutely love being able to change the precision of the aim and being able to see pop-ups that indicate which ball you are targeting. There is no lag between turns or setting up shots, which makes for intense and exciting gameplay. Do you have what it takes, cue ball?

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Ziptrix Battle!


Ziptrix is a beefed up version of Tetris. Now while Tetris is an amazing game on its own, this game provides a couple of different modes to choose from. In single player mode, you play Ziptrix just as you would with Tetris, but with the appearance of obstacles to overcome. Over a Bluetooth connection, you can challenge a friend in Multiplayer mode. The competition definitely heats up with the option to impede your opponents efforts by adding to their playing field. If you love Tetris, but find that you’ve gotten a little bored over the years, Ziptrix is here to reignite that puzzle solving fire within you. Keep in mind that you will be playing the game while holding your Bold sideways; everyone around you will think you are taking a video or picture.

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You can never forget about a good old game of cards, can you - especially when you can play it on your BlackBerry smartphone? Who needs to shuffle through the deck when all you have to do is launch a game? One of my favourite games to play is Solitaire. Not because I’m antisocial, I just love the gameplay. One of the best solitaire games available for The BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 is the aptly named Solitaire. (Well, Solitaire Free, to be precise). While the Solitaire rules and gameplay are the same as they have always been, this game gives a beautiful layout to enjoy while playing. It’s highly responsive without causing you to make any accidental moves. If you do end up making a mistake however, you to have the option to take a step back. Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone if you do.

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Game On!

There you have it. Some of the best games out there for your BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930. Now the question that remains is what game is your favourite? Is it something on this list or another title? Do you agree with this lineup? What would you add?

Reader comments

Best BlackBerry games for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 - Game On!!


I have been playing Pixelated Plus for a while on my 9650 and absolutely love it!! It's fun and uses the brain a bit. I highly recommend it for anyone looking to relax for a few (or many) minutes. :-)

This list of games is an absolute joke. This is NOT gaming at its finest. I think we can all clearly see RIM's weakness here.

I sadly agree with you here T Bizkit. I love to show off the benefits of BB because I think my 9930 is the best smartphone, but this list being news on CrackBerry, in 2012, is literally embarrassing. No offense to Ryan or CrackBerry, I'm sure these are the very best games the app world has to offer for the 99. To me these games are not worth the memory they take up. It's like an episode of Hoarders trying to justify these games taking up space on your device. Luckily the top PlayBook games are in a different ballpark and give me major hope we wont see anything like this in April 2013.

WTF is your problem bizkit... Sorry but alot of adults on this site don't buy their phones to play games. This is just a pass-time action. Dude it is to early for this type of negativity.

I just feel bad that Ryan actually took his time to compile this list. The title should have been: Welcome to 1994.

This is a fine list of games. I even use them. I need to add a few which I missed. Remember, RIM doesn't make the games, the DEVELOPERS do.

So T Bizkit, please tell us what are you hoping to accomplish here? Do you think your comment will help Ryan's article and expecting people to listen?

playtomo , panda's vs ninja's, crush the zombies, cut the thread, avalancha, brain cube,fanta players, tattoo tycoon, the sims 3, talking monkey, revolver are all good with nice graphics on my 9800. Check them out!

Galazer is a decent game to pass time. The app size is small compared to most games and the price is affordable. I have played Bomberman and Aces 3D Pool and they are great games. Bomberman used to have an ad free version and once you get to level 40 you get 99 lives but it doesn't let you play, kind of weird. I like playing old school games on my BlackBerry because I can actually stop playing when I want. If I had Call of Duty I would never get off my phone. To the BB haters, why do ya'll even come to this site, stay away, we don't want your negativity here. We realize your phone are more advanced in certain ways, there's no need to keep feeding the fire, let it go.

Next Dual Pack - Compliments of BlackBerry, It's still free for 7.0 OS users until May 31st. Great game. Thanks BB.

Just downloaded and tried Brain Cube Reloaded. Just as cool as Next but in a different way.

I can't believe you left out BrickBreaker. I was never a fan of this game when I was using my Tour, but with the touchscreen integration on the 99xx it has become one of my favorite ways to waste time.

Sonic Advance is pretty okay if you're a fan of the original series, Sims 3 also merits a mention.

I like aces pool! It is even better on the 9810 because of the larger screen (larger than 9900/9930). I would like to try the game brain cube but my trackpad is no longer working so I am out of luck.

I've spent quite a few hours (in small bits) playing Xploding Boxes. Very addicting, even though the "graphics" are very very very simple. Some of the puzzles are very challenging. I've also recently started playing a bit of Aces Traffic Pack. Also simple puzzle type game but kinda fun and addicting.

Dice Strategy is my most played game on my 9900.

Even when I had an HTC Desire (android) where there were better graphic/quality games available, I always ended up playing the games that I could pull out for a minute here and there - and these games usually didn't have state-of-the-art graphics. The games with a bunch of levels where I needed to rotate the phone to steer/fly/etc., rarely got used...but I know, in order to be competitive, you always need to have the "best" available.

Ninaii was great on my Torch 9800 when I had it. I was sad to see it wasn't available for my 9900. Thankfully I found Brain Cube Reloaded. So much fun!

Funny thing, I bought my phone so I can do all of the stuff I need my phone to do fast and efficient. Not to play games. So I have to wonder, how many of you talking trash about how bad the games are for the Blackberry have a console as your primary gaming machine at home? Want to get into a discussion about settling for mediocrity?? ;-)

WTF are people moaning about? You buy a phone to play games? So other companies allows you to play games and suddenly a serious piece of equipment all of a sudden MUST be compared, for games. Good grief. Too much time on your hands and nothing to do with the time you have got. I love games... but I have an Xbox for that. I may as well moan about the Xbox as it won't fit in my pocket and I can't make calls from it. ;)