BlackBerry App Roundup for March 12th, 2010; Contest: 50 Copies of Addictive Tower Defense to be Won!

The BlackBerry App Roundup
By James Falconer on 12 Mar 2010 09:13 am EST

Thought I'd switch things up a bit this week and make this a special 'Games Only' edition! BlackBerry gamers take close note, lots of gaming goodness is here this week, along with an awesome 'Addictive Tower Defense' giveaway. Covered this week in the App Roundup are the following titles:

Giveaway of the Week: Addictive Tower Defense

Freebies of the Week: GT BlackJack Online, Tilt n Jump Lite, Gem Jam Lite, Dots

New This Week: Wordsearch, Twilight New Moon, Missile Storm, The Rise of Atlantis, Memory

Cool at BlackBerry App World: Sid Meier's Civilization IV: War of Two Cities

Note: Don't forget, you can always search for titles featured in the App Roundup within App World... Some apps mentioned may be available there for your device.

Giveaway of the Week:

Addictive Tower Defense

Addictive Tower Defense

This is probably the giveaway I'm excited about the most thus far... in the Roundup's brief history of giveaways, that is! If you play games to kill some time or just to have some fun, Addictive Tower Defense is an awesome little gem. With versions available for the Storm series, all current gen BlackBerry devices and even many older ones (running at 320x240), Addictive Tower Defense brings classic Tower Defense gameplay to your Berry. Multiple maps, difficulty levels, tower types and detailed stats are just a few of the key features you'll find within.

If you'd like to enter for your chance to win one of 50 free copies of Addictive Tower Defense, answer the following question in the comments:

How long will it take you to become addicted to 'Addictive Tower Defense'?

Leave your answer in the comments now... Good luck!

Freebies of the Week:

GT BlackJack Online

GT Blackjack Online

If you enjoy sitting down at the tables to play a hand or two of Blackjack, GT Blackjack online is a must have. It's an online multiplayer blackjack game. Each table uses a virtual 8-deck shoe. You can play with other players from all over the globe, once you login to your account. Registering your account is free and easy, and right off the bat you're given 2000 free chips. Each morning normal users are topped up with 1000 free chips if their balance is below 1000.

Give GT Blackjack online a try. It's free, fun to play, and heck, it's the #1 downloaded game in App World!

Check out GT Blackjack in App World >

Tilt n Jump Lite

Tilt n Jump

For the Storm series only, Tilt n Jump Lite forces you to, well, tilt and jump! Control your 'ice cream man' and lead him to the top by tilting your Storm left and right. Jump on springs for a boost, or use the rocket to shoot your way to the top real quick. Enemies can be jumped on to eliminate them, and beware of bricks that may move or even explode.

Pick up Tilt n Jump Lite in our store for free >

If you like it, you can purchase the full version for $4.99 >

Gem Jam Lite

Gem Jam Lite

Gem Jam Lite may look familiar to some. If you've ever played Bejeweled before, you may notice the similarities! Swap adjacent gems to create a match of three or more. All matching gems will disappear from the game board, and new ones will appear in their place. If you clear multiple sets with one move, extra points are scored. As you progress through each level, you'll notice the bar at the bottom of the screen filling up... Fill the bar to the end of the screen and you'll progress to the next level!

Important note: This one is compatible with the Storm series only, running a minimum of OS 4.7.

Check out Gem Jam Lite in our store >

Note: The full version is available for $2.99.



The classic pencil and paper game of Dots has made its way to the Storm series, thanks to the good folks at Tafasa. If you've never played the game before, here's how it works. You start with an empty grid of dots. Players take turns adding single horizontal or vertical lines between two unjoined dots. Any time a player closes the fourth side of a box, one point is scored for that player, PLUS the player gets to take another turn! Pretty simple, but fun for sure. The game ends when no more lines can be drawn. Play the game against the computer AI, or against a friend... or heck, just play by yourself if you're really bored :P

Pick up Dots for free in App World >

New This Week



If you enjoy a good wordsearch, you may want to pick up the new WordSearch app from Tafasa. WordSearch features an infinite amount of puzzles, a library of over 2700 words, 4 different puzzle sizes and much more. Two versions of this one are available, one for the Storm series, and another for all other Berry devices running at least OS 4.6. Who needs a pen and paper anymore!? Try WordSearch for word finding fun, no matter where you are!

Pick up Wordsearch for $0.99 until March 14th >

Twilight New Moon

Twilight New Moon

I'm so out of the loop. By the time the Twilight New Moon movie came out, I still hadn't heard of the darn thing.... and to tell you the truth, I still don't know a darn thing about it, and that's fine with me. That said, if you know who Bella, Edward or Jacob are, you may want to give the Twilight game a look. This one is for all intents and purposes a trivia game in which you compete for the highest score by answering hundreds of questions. Test your New Moon knowledge, I guarantee you'll do better than I will!

Pick up Twilight New Moon from App World >

Missile Storm

Missile Storm

In this arcade classic from GrayMatter Software, it's up to you to defend your cities from destruction by incoming missiles. Inside you'll find three difficulty levels. Progress through them as you get better and better at defending your cities! Can you survive the waves of attack to save your cities and your people? Try it and find out for yourself!

Get Missile Storm for $2.99 >

The Rise of Atlantis

The Rise of Atlantis

In this tile-swapping puzzler from SkyZone Entertainment, explore Atlantis and the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World using detailed and animated maps to help you solve each puzzle. Compatible with all current Berry models including the new Storm2, The Rise of Atlantis should be on your radar if you enjoy a solid puzzle game every now and then.

More about The Rise of Atlantis in App World >



Another one from Tafasa, Memory is exactly what you'd expect it to be... a memory game! Test your wits in this card matching classic. Clear the board by flipping pairs of cards, eliminating them as you find the matches. Try to clear each level in as few moves as possible for high scores. In the game you can choose between 4 different card types, namely numbers, letters, symbols and colors. The game will also save your high score and fastest time. Two versions of this one are available, one for the Storm series, and another for all other Berry devices running a minimum of OS 4.6.

Memory is on sale for $0.99 until March 14 >

Cool at BlackBerry App World:

Sid Meier's Civilization IV: War of Two Cities

Civilization IV: War of Two Cities

Last week I mentioned a Sid Meier classic, Pirates! (I love that game). Staying on the Sid Meier tip, there's another title out there that will appeal to many that dig the Civilization series. Of course, I'm talking about Civilization IV: War of Two Cities. In it, you defend your city from attacks by a neighboring (and enemy) city. They'll do anything to destroy you, so it's all up to you to defend, retaliate and take the battle to them. The gameplay is a little different than you'd expect due to the limitations of such a small screen, but that said, gameplay is simple and enjoyable.

If you like it, the full version is available for $2.99 right here >

Note: A 'Lite' version of Civ IV is also available in App World >

Until Next Week..

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BlackBerry App Roundup for March 12th, 2010; Contest: 50 Copies of Addictive Tower Defense to be Won!



...I'm already addicted to the computer version. A portable distraction like this would be awesome.

Another cool time distractor to play with. Would love to have the game. I'll be addicted almost instantly as I love playing games on my Storm. Thanks!

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop?, sorry wrong question.
What the heck, same answer. Three...uh...minutes that is.
Oh never mind!
Just pick me!

I've played this on mý computer, its addicting! If I could have one for mý phone tht would be great!!

Forgot to read the post...

How long? Played a game like this a while back on the computer, and was hooked within 2 minutes...

i've wanted this tower defense app for a while but haven't been able to bring myself to purchase it

I'm guessing since I'm already pretty addicted to a few different flash "tower" games... that it would take me less than the entirity of one game to get full on addicted to the storm version... soooo.. here's hoping I win a copy =)

i believe 3 games is all it would get to the center of the.....wait...i mean to be addicted...

I play Desktop Tower Defense with Defense Grid on my PC and I would simply adore to have one on ma` addictive blackberry!!!
Thanks and good luck crackheads...

It'll take me 30 secs to get addicted to Defense Tower. 29 secs to download after winner confirmation email & opening the app. 1 sec to look at the beauty that is Tower Defense.

I have heard great things about tower defense style games and I know that I would get addicted right after my first game ended because I would want to play it again.

Would love it if I could win! I played word mole and brickbreaker only once and got hooked!

Im already am addicted on the PC, if I had a portable version, I would never complain about going shopping with my wife again.

Having never "won" anything on this site yet, I couldn't tell you. I'm currently addicted to Sid Meier's Civilization IV and that only took 10 minutes of the trial. Paid for the full version and I continuously play this game every moment I can...

Somehow I never got into tetris or some other highly addictive game other than "tower defense" types.
It's nice to have a good one for BB

Addictive tower defense FTW!!! Im already addicted and I havnt played it yet. I love tower defense games!

How long before I'm addicted depends on how fast evdo is, as soon as I'd clickr "run" after the download..I'd have to start a new life and at some point joint rehab, I WELCOME THE ADDICTION!!

Im sure if I won, with my addictive personality, I would be instantly addicted. TD games are awesome and this one looks very nice. Please hook me up!

about as long as it takes to win it and download it!!!
I need a great time waster at work and this could be it!!!

Seeing as how I play this game (something like it, anyway) almost every day online, I'll be running down my Storm2 9550 battery in no time! Please count me in for a copy!

How long will it take you to become addicted to 'Addictive Tower Defense'? Since I like tower games, about a minute.

How long will it take you to become addicted to 'Addictive Tower Defense'? I won't ever know unless I get a copy!! I do know bubble defense didn't take long though :)

it'll probably take me the time it takes to get the hang of it... then there is no turning back! looks addictive!!

"How long will it take you to become addicted to 'Addictive Tower Defense'?" -- I'm already addicted just from the screen shots!!!

Since I was addicited to "Civilization" in about 2 minutes, I don't suppose it would take long at all to become addicted to Tower Defense!

I absolutely love tower defence games and play a few of them on the PC (Plants & Zombies i smy recent one)

Having a BB version of this great game would be a nice addition!

I'm addicated now!!!

I haven't even played yet, but I want, I want, I want. I can't wait to blow off my work responsiblities and pretend I'm sick in the bathroom so I can play for hours.

I've mastered bubble defense. i need a new challenge.

I'm already a TD junky...check out "" for some good free challenging fun...wouldnt mind some on the Bold...

Tower defence would be sweet!
Reminds me of the old Metal Marines game on the PC.... I loved that game!
I would probably get addicted within a few hours!! :p

Give me a few minutes to figure out exactly how it works and I'll probably be addicted for a long time.

I guess it depends on how fast you pick me to win and how fast I can get it loaded on my BB. I'm guessing that once it's loaded it'll take about 7 minutes and 44 seconds to become addicted!

i'd be addicted within seconds. i used to play a warcraft III version for hours, even though it was impossible to win. i used to also play ninjatown in the car, even though i'd get motion sickness from the moving car and staring at the stationary screen.

2mins download 1 min install 10 sec start up lol i played tower defense on the my friends iphone and loved it this looks awesome

I'm a sucker for tower defense games. Unfortunately, they usually beat me, but I give it my all when I go down in a blaze of glory!

A site named Crackberry is giving away copies of a game called Addictive Tower. I feel like something's trying to tell me something... Consider me entered!

How long will it take you to become addicted to 'Addictive Tower Defense'?

I'm thinking my son would like this to play on my BB, so 30 seconds!

About 20 minutes... I get tired of playing bejeweled and have been looking for a game my grandson can play when he grabs my blackberry.

How long will it take you to become addicted to 'Addictive Tower Defense'? right away i love these kind of games

Already addicted to Tower Defence for computer, so I think after two or three times of trying on the Berry, I'd be hooked!

The question is not how long will it take me to Become addicted, but rather, how long will it take me to overcome the addiction? The answer is obviously, after my thumbs fall off!

I love tower defense games. I just haven't found a good UI on the Storm to make it as easy to play as some of the Flash ones. I'll check this one out!

How long will it take me to become addicted to Tower Defense? These games are addictive, had it on a previous phone and loved it!!!!! Thanks for the contest guys!!!!