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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How long will it take me to become addicted to Tower Defense? I guess I'll find out when I win!


It would take approximately 5 minutes and I will be addicted, tower defense games rock, I want a copy!


It'll take me couple seconds the time to get used to the game


It would take 1 minute than you're hooked for life


...can't get addicted if I don't win. Hook me up!!


Gotta love all the giveaways...


im already am, i have like 3 type of tower defense game on my would be nice to have a 4th.


I love tower defense. My son and I play it all the time.


Looks awesome! I would love it :)


...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!


Probably... from the moment i start playing!!


One round, and I'm hooked. Educated guess.


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'd like to try this!


Awesome game I want one!!


When I start playing and realise my berry warns low batt!


Pick me and I will let you know how long (probably right after the first game).


please i would love this game


I think itll take me a day to get addicted, first i need to get the hang of it :D


I love the desktop version It would be awesome to be able to play anywhere

D_Town_Tony long as it takes me to install it.


2 hrs... These games are addicting!!!


It will take me about 2 seconds :)


same time i got addicted to BB, just have to try it and BOOM.


I've played a similar game on a friend's iTouch. Its VERY addicting. I hope that I win.


It's addictive already since I want it and can't have it.


I think it would only take 2 minutes..


That game looks awesome.


think i'll be addicted as its downloading the app!


5 minutes or less (:


And I'd probably be addicted! Copy for me please!


Would like a new game.


ooops...nope I am already addicted


I'm FINALLY under 50!

Sign me up for the giveaway! I STILL never won anything! :(


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


I'm already addicted looking at the screenshots!!!


Forgot to read the post...

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


5 minutes of playing while i'm in the bathroom lol


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 =)


Tower Defending is my game!!!!


About 5 seconds. Had this game on my android before and love it!!


About as long as it takes to say, "The iguana walks in the full moon."


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

Duct Tape Panties

Tower defense, I'll take one


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...


This game is quite good from what I heard.. Gimme the copy please :)


This game is quite good from what I heard.. Gimme the copy please :)


This game is quite good from what I heard.. Gimme the copy please :)


I am addicted already!!!!!!


It'd probably take me 10 minutes to get addicted!


One round and I'm addicted!


This Game Is Awesomo :)


That Game will take me 1 min to be addicted to it.

jelp2 long as it takes to type this <<<


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!


give or take a tenth of a second


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


I hope I win looks like fun!


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...


I would like to have a crack at this game.


the instant i start playing i will be addicted


I would get hooked faster than I got hooked on phonics. downloaded and im hooked.


Give me 2 mins, I'll be addicted!


30 seconds to load
2 minutes to get addicted
years of entertainment - priceless

Love to be one of your chosen 50...


I don't even have it and I want it...BADD!


it would sat during my first break away from patients...;)


id love to win tower defense please. Thanks for pointing this out in twitter Bla1ze


Since I love tower defense games, I'm probably already addicted to this one, I just don't know it yet.


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


Won't take long for me to be addicted to games, especially tower defense, it gives me something to do in class haha.


I am always up for games. Count me in.


no more than 15 minutes.


Can I say a negative number? Because i already am!


As soon as I start playing.


want... need.. id say a few min


Dunno how long.. Hard to take time away from the CB forums.... I knknow.. Kiss ass...


Probably about 5 seconds and I'd be hooked. Just like tower defense games on the PC.


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!!


about as long as it will take to install it


It would take me 10 minutes of game play to get addicted.


Looks like a fun game.


I hope I get this game. I heard its pretty good. Pick me crackberry.


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!


I defend harder than most human beings, IMO, obv. Crunk style...YEAAAAAAAAAAA


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!!!


It would only take me about 30 minutes to become addicted and probably forever to master.


probably 5 seconds after playing it! :)


whats the activation code for tilt n jump?


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!


ill take uno. i say about 10 minutes... on the hardest setting :]


It would take me exactly 37 seconds to become addicted to Addictive Tower Defense.


Enter me in--I want this!


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


I have an addictive attitude! Just look at me and my BlackBerry!


It'll take me 2.5 seconds to become addicted to Addictive Tower Defense


Please do NOT select me, I do not want to win a copy of that garbage tower game.


I think I might become addicted as soon as I start playing!


itll take me about 4 mins 6 seconds to become addicted to tower defence......


Once i finish the 1st stage.


It's all in the name! War style tactical games gets me hooked every time. Thanks for the chance!


it would be the minute after i start playing...


well for me 5mins will do... ollol


I think that it would only take 2 minutes to become addicted. Pick me!!!


I know this game as a flash version. Its high addictive. I guess 30min :)


Apparently..... right when I purchase it according to the name!!!!!


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 :)


probably a minute or two


been wanting this game for awhile..pick me:D


I am already addicted, I play a similar game on!


Tower Defense looks awesome, my guess is it will only take me the duration of my pm break to me addicted, so 15 minutes?


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


i promise i will get addicted as soon as i win :D


When I start the game it says I need an activation code. Anyone know what it is


Only took me playing 1 time to start draining my battery by constantly playing!!


Got to get one of this.


Once...just once let me win one of these things.


Based on my experience with previous tower defence games I would say about 3 minutes.


To be honest, from the looks of it, it should take less than a minute to be addicted.


These are the kind of games that get me hooked right away.


I figure about 10-15 seconds...


I would like to be addicted to something legal! Lol, kidding.


Quickly. Very, very quickly


I dont know....if I win a copy I'll soon figure it out.


The world may never know....unless I WIN!!!!!!!!


I can quit...whenever I want to (spoken like a true addict).


im already an addict


Bout Tree Fiddy... seconds


I got addicted just typing this reply!


nice apps. even better if there free..


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


I would be eternaly addicted to tower defense if i won it.


If this is like most games, it will take me less than 30 seconds to become addicted.


I'll be addicted to Addictive Tower Defense by the time I finish typing this.


I wanna win. Count me in :)

Mrs. M

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!


addictive towers looks awesome!


I love this game I hope I win


Think it will take my whole Life to get addicted of 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.

Sam K

It will probably only take me a few minutes to get addicted to this game.


I wonder if I spelled whoppie right?


I can't remember since my first addiction to the game... please gimme a copy now!


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


Not even a second. I love this game.


I'm already a member of ATD-holics Anonymous.


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


I'm already addicted to this kind of games. So pretty much instantaneous!


seems like a great game


I would like this alot Go crackberry


2.4 minutes until addiction!


i would say as soon as it's downloaded to my device!!!


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 want to win!! I havent even played the game and Im already 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!

Reverend Loki

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!


Prolly 5 minutes and then I'm sucked in. That's the way it usually goes with my male mind!


I Will Get Addicted Faster Then Roadrunner...... MIEP MIEP!!!!


All of 5 seconds until I'm addicted

Darth Pooh#CB

things I want to know...

Is it really Addictive?
Is it really a Tower?
Is it really a Defense?

I mean... come on...


5 mins..that's all!!!


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!


Probably about 30 seconds...I'm just that good. :)


Tower defense is one of my fave game genre!


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.


Addicted as soon as I finished reading the question


I would like to win this game! :)


Tower defense definitely has the ability to make entire afternoons disappear


It'll just take me a moment to get addicted! Tried it on my buddy's BB and it was really fun.

Hit me with one, please!


i don't get addicted, i just sit there hours on end while i play, day, eve or night.


It won't take long! Give me something to play please.


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


I'll get addicted as soon as I start playing it. I need moar for my BlackBerry!


I would actually love to win something for once and this game would be perfect:-) pick me please ♥


HAHA i would be addicted immediatly, have it for my itouch and its a sick game


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


About 2 seconds and I'm hooked!


I love Tower defense games ! So in a few second i will be addicted !


This game looks great. thanks for the contest!


less than the time it takes to install it onto my bb


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!


It will take me the time it takes to download the app.


I'll take a second to become addicted to it so sign me up :)


I already am on my pc, I guess I can forget about doing anything else if it gets on my storm!


If I play for more then 5 mins, im addicted.


I'd say I will be addicted within a few hours


Me please, my blackberry is soooo boring....


How long would it take me to become addicted? The time it takes to download it! :D Pick me!!


I would take a stab at being addicted to tower defense in 2 mins flat... love those games!


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!


Hmm, how long? Probably not more than a few minutes. :)


Probably 1 turn, I love these games :D


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!!!!


I'd love to give this game a shot. My guess for addiction time - 1 minute.