“City thugs and drug lords are no match in 9mm HD for the BlackBerry PlayBook”
Picture yourself as an inner city cop, but you’re no normal cop, you aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty and bend the laws to get things done your way. Gameloft has launched yet another title on the BlackBerry PlayBook called 9mm HD. In 9mm HD, you play a cop named John "Loose" Kannon, and with a small arsenal of guns attempt to clean up the streets of the drug lords and other city crime. The game features HD quality graphics, superb character acting, and more. Continue reading for the full review of 9mm for the BlackBerry PlayBook.
|Developer: Gameloft||Version (at time of review): 1.0.0|
|File Size: 860 MB||OS Requirements: Tablet 1.0.7 or higher|
|Cost: $.99|| Website: htt
When we live in a world where mobile gaming is almost becoming more popular than our “old” home based consoles like the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, developers continue to push the boundaries. As many may know, Gameloft is no stranger to HD graphics, and of course the BlackBerry PlayBook. So when I saw one of their best selling titles 9mm HD launch on the PlayBook I was excited to dive in. Weighing in at over 800 megabytes, I knew it was going to be a visual feast.
- Dive headlong into stylish gunfights where you’ll jump, shoot and fire clip after clip in stunning slow-motion stunts to take out rooms full of criminals.
- Catch gang leaders and informants alive, chasing them through the city streets and taking them aside for a not-so-friendly chat in the interrogation challenge.
- Go online to join friends and other opponents in Free for All and Team Deathmatch gunfights for up to 12 players on 4 different maps.
- Become engrossed in the dark story of gang wars, crooked cops and betrayal that will take you through 12 levels and lead you from the dankest slums all the way to Mexico.
- Arm yourself with an arsenal of weapons, including a pistol, shotgun, submachine gun, grenade launcher and more.
- A hip-hop/rap soundtrack that intensifies the tone of the game, including established artists such as Apathy, Beanie Sigel, Freeway & Jake One.
If you’re looking for a game where the story alone will keep you playing, look no further as the story in 9mm provides you with just that.
During the gameplay, you will follow a cop named John "Loose" Kannon around the streets of a city in which the gangs and druglords have taken over, but that won't stop John. John is the type of cop that will do what he needs to clean up the streets of his city, and for once in for all reclaim his city. In the game you will be presented with opportunities, but be carful that you, yourself don’t get caught up in the mess.
What I will say is my synopsis doesn’t do the game justice; you’ll just have to download it and give it a whirl on your own.
Yes, you have read correctly, 9mm does indeed feature an online multiplayer over the Gameloft Live system. The online multiplayer will allow you to play against those on the various platforms that the game is available on. It also features two different online modes; one being Free for all, which is a mode where everyone is to fend for themselves, everyone is an enemy and the other is cops ‘n’ gangstas. In the cops ‘n’ gangstas mode, there are two sides and each will need to fight to the end, what side wins is up to the better team. I’m a true believer that adding multiplayer to a game increases its stickiness and adds to the games replay value.
- Stunning HD visuals
- Captivating storyline
- Excellent replay value
- Online multiplayer
- Few, but odd graphical glitches
- Current glitch does not allow you to save game progress
ConclusionIf you’re looking for a game that will push the boundries of any current shooter on the BlackBerry PlayBook, look no further than 9mm HD from Gameloft. With the online multiplayer, stunning HD graphics, and intriguing story line, you are bound to spend countless hours arched over the PlayBook's screen. While during my review I did notice that the game had a few graphical glitches, I wouldn’t put too much weight on this as a negative. But one thing that is a cause for concern is the inability to save game progress, so make sure you play it all or wait for a patch. 9mm HD for the BlackBerry PlayBook is undeniably worth the download and can be found in BlackBerry App World.
Stunning visuals, online multiplayer, and a captivating storyline make 9mm HD by Gameloft a welcomed title to the BlackBerry PlayBook. The multiplayer definitely adds to the stickiness of the game and will have a home on my PlayBook for some time.
There really isn’t much bad to say about 9mm HD. The only thing I noticed worth putting into the “bad” section was the graphic issue I experienced. Though they were few and far between, it’s something that shouldn’t be there. There also seems to be a glitch that doesn't allow the game to save your progress, hopefully something that gets fixed in an update.