See what you think of MACE Tower Defense for BlackBerry 10?

By James Richardson on 20 May 2014 03:12 am EDT

This one's really just a heads up if you're into your tower defense style games. MACE Tower Defence was originally an Android game but the developers have ported it over to BlackBerry 10 which is always nice to see.

Now, I don't mind admitting that I don't have the patience for this style of game but I gave it a good go for about half an hour today and it seemed to run like a dream on my BlackBerry Z30. As you would expect - this one is all about placing your weapons around the path that the enemies will take. The more of them you kill - the more cash you'll earn to enable you to place more weapons.

Although the following features are listed in BlackBerry World I'm not 100% sure they all work as sometimes the Android ports play up a bit. So your mission if you choose to accept is to play the game and report back in the comments with your thoughts. It's free to download so you've nothing to lose.

I look forward to your feedback Team CrackBerry. We will have a full review of the game up in a few days. Ryan has more patience than me!


  • shopsystem for buy and upgrade towers, buy specials

  • 8 upgradable Towers (2 power ups each)

  • support towers, special attacks, path placed items

  • unique enemies

  • unlockable levels

  • freeplay mode for endless waves

  • Tower Control Mode: Take control over the target and direction of a tower.

  • Towers: Gun, Laser, Fireblaster, EMP, Canon, Rocket, Flak, Artillery

  • Power Up for each Tower: Damage, Firerate, Range

  • Path placed items: Mine, Electro Field, Block Wall

  • Support Towers: Power Enhancement, Range Enhancement

  • Global Specials: Big Bomb, Air support, Atom Bomb, Money upgrade (earn more money)

  • Cloud GameState Upload (play on multiple devices)

More information/Download MACE Tower Defence for BlackBerry 10



is there a video too?

James Richardson

There will be in the review.

PlayBook UK

Forgot to mention it's on the PlayBook also?

PlayBook UK BBM Channel C001CB4A1


I'll have to play it to see if it's any good.

Epic Win Blackberry


Eh. It's ok. Too bad it's a port. Still good tho. Radiant Defense is the best I've played, but this one comes in at #2

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Getting sick of ports!!

The only port I do is Porto (wine) ;)

Shot from


Agree. Radiant defense is better.
But it's a nice game this one.
I like it.
I've played radiant defense like 5 times over

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App will not load without access to location. Uninstalled without playing. Will stick with Radiant Defense until a time when that is no longer the case.


I must have "permission fatigue" because I didn't even think twice when I clicked accept. I completed agree with you tho. There is absolutely no reason for this game to have access to my location. Uninstalling

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LOL, are you one of the bandwagon Android haters?

You know you could deny it access to your location via installing "App Opps" if you have 10.3


Bandwagon? No. I've always hated Android.

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I searched BlackBerry World And Snap. Cannot find App Opps. How do I get it?

Trusted Member Genius on Verizon

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Need updated Android runtime for BB10, 4.3. Not yet integrated, still on 4.2.2 (coming in 10.3)

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

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I'm not an Android "hater" really, but not an Android truster. Android is like Windows on the PC. Malware, Ads, Toolbars, Pop-ups, Lag. Both largest, most popular platform / OS for their form factor LOL :-)

This app wants permission for location to display "location-based ads", no thanks.

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "


Great game.

From my  phone.

motec bb

Unavailable for Q10! :(

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Halifax Guy

That's something that we have mentioned to the Crackberry team numerous times, include in their reviews which devices these apps and games are compatible with, but those requests fall on deaf ears.

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So too does requests for native coded.

At least they 'ported' but still we end up with the Android permission problem. This one won't have me fire up the Z for a spin.


Halifax Guy

Deaf ears must be a requirement to work for Crackberry.

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Alicia is doing a pretty good job at it. Cut James some slack, he'll get there.... :-)

Zzzzwiped from a Zedevice....


Native coded takes time and money. Reviews that mention compatible devices are free.


Alright so, here's my take in this game. It's a horrible tower D game for two simple reasons:

1. Consistency: in a tower D game, players rely on the games predictability. If I start stage 1, wave 1 with a cannon at the first corner, and it eliminated all units, I should be able to reproduce these results again when playing the move on the same level. Nope. Even if you speed up the game you get different results. It's frustrating for people who play these games and aim for a perfect score. In my mind, Fieldrunners does this phenomenally.

2. Ads: The game will display location based ads after every stage / quitting to main menu in an annoying fashion (bigbox, middle of the screen, likely to click it and open your browser)

Definitely a game I will delete after I post this message.

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This is the kind of game I love for the playbook.
Phone, nah

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PlayBook UK

It's on the PlayBook! Check out BlackBerry World.

PlayBook UK BBM Channel C001CB4A1


Too small always crash. I hate it..

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Incredible game became addiction :P

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Permission problem. I wish someone could tell me why a game needs my device info. I understand what the location is for, ie targeted ads, but why the need to have access to my devices serial number?

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I did not like that it wanted access to my location, but I gave it assuming ads based on location in exchange for free app.

Nice game, don't like the way the sell/upgrade buttons are. Several times I sold things by accident instead of upgrading. Wish the Sell was an X all the time, and upgrade was an arrow all the time. Would certainly make it easier for my stupid wetware.


Also PlayBook compatible. And if this isn't your thing, they also have a vertical scrolling shooter in the series that is available for PlayBook and BB10 :)

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I want to, but it is unavailable for my device...WTF!!?

CrackBerrians: We stay on our Z's & Q's


Amazing game.
Finally a second radiant defense.

Permission problems ?
Not really.
What's the big deal getting my location.
Localized adds. And so what.
I don't know what the big deal.
If the dev. Can get a few $ for it.
While giving us the game for free.

Game is FREE.

And nowadays not much is free for real !

And on Pb also .
A must

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