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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It will take me 13 minutes to become addicted to "Addictive Tower Defense." The first eight minutes will be spent reading the instructions, then three minute will be wasted by ignoring the instructions I just read, then two minutes to addiction!!!


Tower defense games are great!


I'm already addicted to Tower Defense games as it stands. I'm sure this one will decrease my productivity by 25%!


ive got this on the touch and love it. Would love it on the go.


I would be sucked in to the game in just one round. I love strategy games.


probably after a couple of rounds if its interesting. everyone says it would like to try it myself.


pass some of that tower defense my way!


It would probably take about 15 seconds after I win to become totally addicted.


everybody said its a great app, well, i want one!!


I know that as soon as I open the game up, I will be addicted to it. It's in the title for a reason!


I'll probably get addicted after a few minutes of playing it :)

Too bad that Twilight game costs $6.99. I was going to show it to my gf, she has it on her iPod and hers was free! Oh well, hope I win a copy of the game :)


I shall defend these towers with my life.


Every other Tower Defense game I've ever played was incredibly addicting, and they didn't even CLAIM to be addicting..

I'll be hooked at first play.


I'm assuming about 10 seconds after i get a copy.


1 day of playing .... at work


and 1 minute to get addicted.


Being a WC3 tower defense junkie... i'm alrdy addicted without even playing it!


I reckon it will take around 30 seconds!


not more than 5 mins im sure :P me neeeeeds a copy xD


How long will it take me. All of 5 minutes


I would say I would get addicted to this game real quick. May 5 minutes or less.


Castle defense looks like a game I used to play on the pc, I dont remember the name, but it was awesome!!! I would love to get my hands on this!


gotta love cb and addictive tower


...good choice to give away.


Im thinking about three seconds to get addicted. Give or take a second.


I'd like to give it a try.


Addicted after 1 game yo!


instantly addicted..oh yeah


I'll know right away if i am addicted to it or not.


however long it takes me to be announced as a winner,download it and start playing ;)


tower defense may take as less as a DotA map I know... so lets say... minutes?


I'm guessing that it will take me about 2 hours to get addicted and then about 2 weeks to get fired for ignoring my job because of it.


I would probably be addicted to the game as soon a I downloaded it


Depends on how sexually arousing the figures are!


So fast that right now, I just finished my time at the rehab clinic with Dr. Drew, and he feels that with enough support, I might just be able to get off of the "tower defense" wagon. The thing is, I don't want to get off. Addicts never do. Ever.


Usually only takes me about one game to get addicted to tower defense type games.


it will take me 5 minutes to get addicted to tower defense.


i guess nothing because i'm already addicted to any tower defense game! haha. pick me!


It would take me 10 minutes to get addicted to the game.


Usually about 3 minutes. How long I stay addicted is a different story though...


About 0 seconds I think.


SOOOOO addicted in a matter of about 3.14 seconds and then eat my strawberry american pie! num num num thats a sack lunch!


It will take a negative amount of time because I'm already addicted. I can't say for how long that is though...


I'm already addicted and I haven't even played it yet!


considering i got addicted to drug wars in 1 minute this should be the same, 1 minute


As soon as I launch it!


I'd probably wouldn't put it down and drive my car off a bridge. And I'd still be playing it on the way down...


Probably before I finish the first game!


these look pretty nice


I'm afraid to play, as I'm sure I'll become hopelessly addicted...faster than Corey Haim with an 8-ball.


1 bus ride into work should be enough to get me hooked


please sign me up for a free copy so i can becme addicted :D


I'd be addicted to that game in less than 2 minutes, it looks fun!


I'm already addicted to it and I don't even have it... yet!


It will only take as long as it did to get addicted to my blackberry


Less time than it takes to install it!


Hope I get this for my Bold 9700


I remember playing a similar game to this one on the pc a few years ago. And I remember since it was extremely addictive!
It could take me about 3-4 minutes to get hooked.
Count me in!


Yes please. I would like a free copy. In for the win, maybe this time?????


I got hooked on this when i was testing the Droid out and when I got another version for my storm and beat it in 10 min I've been hoping to try this 1 out.


Tower Defending is an awesome game...


Less than a minutes... This kind of game rocks on the iphone!


Sign me up! Thanks! :)


Judging from the other games that I have, it will be only a matter of moments....sometimes I think that my storm2 has become my gameboy!


Too Late!

I already am addicting to those types of games!


How long will it take to be addicted to tower defense? I already am...


How long will it take me to become addicted?
I think the questions is more like how long will it take for you to give me a fix!


I'd probably be addicted in about 15 minutes...


I guess when I hit start.


puh puh please hook it up with tower defense....rock on crackberry


I switched to blackberry from android, i had tower defense on android puh puh please hook up my bb


probs around 11 seconds


I'm already addicted to my Blackberry, so it'll be immediate!


Never played it, but so many people have good things to say about it, I'd like to win a copy.


I am already addicted to tower defense games... but unfortunately I do not have a tower defense game on my Storm. That is where you come in Crackberry... won't you please let me play tower defense on my Storm for free? Please?

Thank you.


Let me win a copy and I'll be sure to let you know!!!


Fingers crossed....although i am alittle afraid of how addicted I will be since with it on my BB since I so love the tower defense games on my PC.


it will take me 0.257 hours ±.0005 to become addicted.


It would take me less then a few minutes to get addicted. I love tower defense games and I could sit and play then for hours at a pc. Imagine the possibilities if I can go mobile with it!. Pick me please!


Just got my first blackberry yesterday afternoon. Coming from an Iphone with tons of games and a huge variety of tower defense games. Came to the crackberry site and whats on the homepage? A chance to win a Tower Defense game!

Sure hope I win!!!


How long will it take you to become addicted to 'Addictive Tower Defense'?
Depends on how good and really addicting it is. But probably during the first level!


I get addicted to every tower defense game lol


It didn't take me l o n g to become addicted to Tower Defense. Just looking at the graphics and the description of the game has me hooked. I'm "JONESIN" for the full blown app!

Think waaayyyyy back to the old one hit wonder "Basketball Jones"....

"TD Jones....I've got a TD Jones....TD ooo ooooohhh....."

Pick me and make these shakes stop!




I'm sure it will be game crack from the second I start playing it.


I'm already addicted from hearing the name of the game.


I need a new game, this should be sweet.


It took me about 3 minutes to get used to bubble defense 2, but i'm not a fan of the bubbles. I already love tower defense games so you can say i'm already addicted to Addictive Tower Defense :)

Andrew Cieszkowski

after you give me a copy to test for myself!

Thanks and keep up the good work.


I'd probably just take a few minutes to hooked on that game.. looks sweet.


about as long as it take to open it up


I have it on my Tour, but I would really like it on my storm too since I switch between them often.


It will take me about 5 seconds to get addicted to addictive tower defense.


How long will it take you to become addicted to 'Addictive Tower Defense'? Having never had the chance to try it I don't know. However I usually have a track record of 5 years for each MMORPG I have played so take that for what it's worth.


id say however long it takes me to get through the first wave


haven't played it but i'm addicted already. you had me at "tower defense"


so... 10 years an addict? =/


right after i play it


...but would like the opportunity to verify!!


Played it on a fiends BB. Already addicted!!! Gimme Gimme Gimme!


Sweet this kinda game kills time good


seconds to get addicted


Man I hope to win this.


I'm addicting just watching the demos!


it will take me less than 5 minutes


That looks like a fun giveaway app this week.


I like me some tower defense! :D


I would become addicted in less than five minutes, I love these kinds of games.


will surely get addicted to it within 3-4 days !!


I guess it would take however long one game lasts! hope i get a copy of it, looks really cool...


I would suspect it will take about 10 minutes to get addicted. It takes about that much time to go hide somewhere.


I'll say 15 or 20 minutes and I'll be addicted.


it would take long enough for the game to load to become addicted to it


Tower Defense! Wooohooo! Hoping :)


In view of the name I'd say a T(hour) of Defense would be enough !


I believe this addiction period would probably fall somwhere between those of heroin and World of Warcraft. Now THAT'S fast.


One level and I will be hooked!!


I'm sure i'd be addicted after one game, though i've never played it...


it only takes one time, just one time to be addicted!


Already involved in the ATDA (Addictive Tower Defense Anonymous) but I think that if I actually owned the game, I may get less stares at my weekly meetings!


im addicted by second i touch my blackberry


I have always wanted to play Addictive Towers


Send it I'll let you know!


No...Really...I can quit whenever I want....

I just don't want to.

Can I please have my game now?


i remember that arcade game in college, my trackball hand is twitching already!


I would probably get addicted before I even open the app if I win this contest!


5 seconds to get hooked.


Probably as fast as I got hooked on Crackberry.

Lan the Angry Panda

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

I've been addicted since I saw the post in the forums that it was being made. Then I was satiated when they launched their website. I didn't want to drop 5 bux or so on a game so my addiction festered until now. I'm already addicted, throw me a bone :)

Steven Friedmann

Should it take more than one game? Gimme a free copy and I'll find out!


Put me down for this freebee!!


I want it. Like real bad. Like a fat kid wants cake. Like a cat wants a cheezeburger and a walrus needs a buckit.

Don't make me beg, man... no one wants to see a grown man cry.


I'm ready! Bring on the hordes! I'm addicted NOW, just thinking about it!


oh man i think im already addicted!


I will play a game if it takes less than 10 minutes to know how to play, if it is over that and I still doesn't know how to play it I probably never will.


Bought this around a month ago, only takes 3 minutes to get addicted... This game is so addicting that I'm here trying to win the second copy for my girlfriend!


about as fast as my masterbation addiction


A couple days at least


I am sure it won't take a more than a few minutes. I have always enjoyed the tower defense games!


probably an hour till im addicted.


The addiction hit me like a bag of bricks in less than 30 secs after looking at the screen shots.


Looks like it would take me 5 mins to get addicted to Tower Defense.


I have not played this game, but, it sounds like my kind of game. I'm thinking that after playing it a few times to get the hang of it...I'll be hooked!

Thanks, CrackBerry!


3 min to become addicted.


It'll take me like 2 mins to get hooked!


I thought bubble defense2 was a good game... but after trying the free trial of Addictive Tower Defense, ATD is definately the best tower game out there!!!


should be like maybe 5 minutes? or as soon as i have it on my phone


ooo another addicting game


I'm already addicted to my Bold so once I load Tower Defense they'll be shipping me off to rehab!


By my calculations, 6 days. 5 days for me to win the contest, 12 hours to receive the notification, 2 hours to download, 5 hours to put in work, take off 3 hours early to play Addictive Tower Defense, 2 to pretend I'm listening to my girlfriend while I play Addictive Tower Defense, and 3 hours to head out for a night before I go home early annoyed that people wouldn't leave me alone to play Addictive Tower Defense, at which point I inevitably arrive at the unfortunate conclusion I truly am addicted to Addictive Tower Defense, and my life will never be the same.

Thanks Team CrackBerry!


I'm already addicted to this kind of games!

I used to have an iPod Touch, and loved Field runners!

Really really hoping to win this one for my beloved 9700!!


I need this to be addicted right from the start of the first game I play


I wonder if it really is addictive? Will this game be true to it's name?


that is, if you give me a copy!


I think it would be pretty fast, 10 mins tops. I just love strategy games :D


love tower defense games


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

I never get addicted to a game.
I can play for hours every day and not get addicted; sometimes for the whole day.

Just because I don't stop playing the game, doesn't mean I’m addicted.

I can quit any time I want to.
I just CHOOSE not to stop playing.


looks like a really cool game!!!!!!!!


Hmm, maybe 10 minutes - 5 for learning curve, other 5 for first impression :)


Hmm, maybe 10 minutes - 5 for learning curve, other 5 for first impression :)


answer: probably about 3 minutes and 21 seconds


probably by the first time i played from what i hear...


Addicted, 1 minute. Stop playing, probably never!


put my name on the winning lest too :)


I'm already addicted to Tower Defense. I can't find my ipod touch at the moment, GIVE ME IT FREE ON MY TOUR THANKS <3<3


2 minutes to become addicted to this game. Have played bubble defense and am an addict.


I'm already addicted to Tower Defense. I can't find my ipod touch at the moment, GIVE ME IT FREE ON MY TOUR THANKS <3<3


it'll probably be 5 minutes before my addiction will set in...


I got addicted while watching the youtube video on the gameplay


It will take until the second games starts for me to get addicted!


I am already hooked by the very nature of the game...I want it!!!!


at the first second of play!


How long will it take you to become addicted to 'Addictive Tower Defense'?
When I find the ranking list in addictive tower defense official web site.


i think 1 or 2 rounds is all it would take to get addicted. hope this is my next addiction


I've been holding off on tryying Tower Defense though, This would be a great chance for me to fall in love with it.


I could see myself getting addicted to this game right away! Loved the Tower Defense maps in Warcraft 3!


usually the first 10 to 20seconds is enough to get you addicted if the game is REALLYYYY that good.


I've beaten Fierce Towers so many times, it'd be nice to have a different tower game to play.


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

A: I dunno, if I win I'll most certainly let you know.


no time at all; probably the first time I lost because I'd want to play again and again to beat it.


will see, probably not long at all :)


It will take as long as the app needs to bootup!


As long as it takes to play 2 rounds of it!


Wouldn't mind a free game or two...


Takes me a 5 minutes to get addicted to TD games. Pick me!


It will take me thirty seconds to get addicted.


would love to have this game.


I think I would need about 15 minutes of playing to get addicted. But let me check, please ;)


I'm already addicted and I haven't even played it yet. Love tower defense games.


i THINK more than 5 minute to be addictive


this game is awesome! i hope i win one :)


Sounds like a good game to have.


I have an addictive personality. Probably a few minutes.


It'll only take 10 minutes of playing Addictive Tower Defense to get addicted to it! Pick me please!!!!!! Love you CrackBerry!!


I'll be addicted the instant I touch the game. I looooooooooooooove tower defense games! So stimulating :D