* Disclaimer: It's my birthday today. Every year on my birthday I like to do up a fun post I might not normally write. Last year I did up the controversial BlackBerry Adult Apps Roundup. Pushing the limits, I know, and I took a bit of flak over it (though it's still one of our highest viewed articles on CrackBerry... what's that say?!). This year I'm keeping it toned down but am giving back to the community by showing you how to cheat at PaperPlane on the BlackBerry PlayBook. I discovered this cheat back on Good Friday... and it's pretty much remained a secret... until today. Now you too can be setting High Scores like me! *
Since the BlackBerry PlayBook was released on April 19th, PaperPlane by BBThemes has been one of the top paid apps in BlackBerry World for the PlayBook. As you might imagine from the name, it's a game where you toss a paper airplane, with the goal being to throw it as farrrrr as you can. It's a simple game, that for only 99 cents, can turn into literally hours of addictive fun. To add fuel to the fire, there's also a leaderboard where you can see the top scores of other paperplane throwers. As I write this over 266 thousand planes have been thrown for a total distance of over 4.6 million meters. Pretty awesome. Right now the game only features one play board -- an office setting -- but we're told more levels are on the way (update: see a video preview of new levels here), which makes the 99 cents even more worth it. Check out the video above to see PaperPlane in action... and keep reading for more info on how to cheat to win!
It's so simple you're going to kick yourself when you hear it. The first thing to do is go to General within the Settings on your BlackBerry PlayBook and set your Application Behavior to Paused. After that, open up PaperPlane and then open up another app (I suggest clicking the View Rank online button so it launches the web browser and takes you to the Leader board for the game). From there, jump back to PaperPlane and toss a plane.
Now here's the money shot. When the plan is in the air.... still flying (hopefully out the window)... quick do the bezel gesture to jump back into another open app. The "action" is paused on the game, yet in the background the PlayBook's clock is still ticking. Since the distance the plane flies is based on pixels over time, your plane is still "flying" in the background while you're in another app. Kill some time in another apps, and then swipe your way back into Paper Plane and watch the distance meter climb! Apparently this isn't a glitch in the game, but has to do with the PlayBook OS right now (don't think there's a quick fix to prevent this). So in the meantime you can have some fun crushing the leaderboard. Just keep in mind that BBThemes kills all the outrageous high scores every 12 hours, so you'll have to come back and reset your records regularly.
But that's it. Check out the video above to see the game and cheat in action!! Play safe, and have fun!