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
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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.

Dots

Dots

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

Wordsearch

Wordsearch

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 >

Memory

Memory

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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Reader comments

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

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It will take the same amount of time that it takes to install it on my BB! I love tower defense games, would love to have this on my phone!

How quickly would I become addicted? Pretty quickly by the sounds of it, everyone I've talked to who has played one of these games loves it, I look forward to the chance to win a copy!

- just happy to finally see some real screen shots of the game, not just the start screen. I have been really wondering about this game, and several others. But when they don't show really anything from the screen shots and don't provide a demo/lite version , kinda hard to see if one really wants it. Anyway thanks again. 73

I've already played the flash version of this game and I love it. This would take me no time to be addicted to on my Storm.

It's means, even I'm lost in the level, I still want to play it and it's worth to spend time to master it.
And I'm still trying to win this level :-)

For boring game, I stop after I'm lost in one level and not want to play it again.

I am already addicted to the game. A friend of mine has a similar game for his iPhone. I really like to play it in university. So I would be happy to win one version for my BB.

it will take as long as it takes to download the game to become addicted. Love the tower defense game. Let me win this.

About as long as it takes to finish a medium coffee from Tim's. If I Rrrroll Up The Rim To Win maybe I'll find a copy of Addictive Tower Defense. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one.

Probably just a few minutes...I stayed up late last night playing Klondike and I bet Tower Defense is a step up from Klondike!

immediatly after playing it. I've played these types of games on my PC (on web sites) and on my girlfriends iPod Touch and enjoy every second of playing it.

How long will it take you to become addicted to 'Addictive Tower Defense'? The second I pick it up I would become addicted.

I love an app that I can spend a few minutes on here and there and take a little mental vacation so it wont take me long to get addicted.

I expect I would become addicted to Addictive Tower Defense even more quickly that I became addicted to seeing Cote de Pablo on NCIS...and that wasn't long, let me tell you...

I played ATD on my buddy's 8900 and he had to rip it out of my hands such and addicting game for sure I would love to with a copy. FYI don't play at work unless you have a cool supervisor like mine who played it for 3 hours lol.

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

Probably right away!!! Addictive personality here.

Sign me up. I'm already addicted to this on other platforms, and my kids can't hold a candle to the old man.

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