Time for some air combat on the BlackBerry Q10 & Z10 with Mini Squadron

By James Richardson on 27 May 2013 07:32 am
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I was surprised to see Mini Squadron show up for the BlackBerry Q10 before the Z10, but with the more traditional BlackBerry possibly being the better selling of the two devices this year I suppose it makes sense. *Update - Z10 support is now available*

Anyway, it's an awesome air battle game. You control your plane (of which there are over 50 to unlock) using an on-screen joypad on the bottom left of the display. Over on the right is the button to fire your guns and that's the controls - kept nice and simple.

The aim of the game is to shoot down all the enemy planes - who will also try and shoot you down. There are some bonuses to pick up along the way but the whole game experience seems to flow beautifully on the Q10.

Flying your plane too high will make it stall and crashing into the ground clearly isn't a good move. The game is accompanied by some nice classical music which kind of mellows out the whole busy combat situation.

Priced at £2.00/$2.99 I'd say that if you like a good old shoot 'em-up then this one is well worth the money.

More information/Download Mini Squadron for BlackBerry 10

19 comments

QuIcKsIlV3r

I hope this comes to the Z10 soon

Elite1

Already out for Z10 too...

This is how you CB10, son!

iwasspartacus

This IS a better quality of post. Much better than a First.

Is this game coming to z10? The world awaits a response....

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JFBr66

When i click on the Link on my z10 i can buy the game...

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Magnetic_dud

Why they didn't map the keyboard to the movement?
It would me much better to control

yueytan

Hope to this comes to playbook!

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Sirhill

This is an awesome game. And yes you can download it for the Z as well.

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DeepBlade

I bought the game on my Z10 already. Good to know that it's on the Q10 now too. Like others, I think it might be better to map at least the weapon button to a button on the keyboard for the Q10.

iwasspartacus

Will any actual 'work apps' be reviewed on crackberry?

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lambique

Had this game on the Palm Pre, but got stalled at a certain level that I couldn't pass... too bad, I quite enjoyed it until then.

yueytan

just bought it on playbook. awesome!

yueytan

....and they're trying to charge again on the Q10. i hate that.

yueytan

MY BAD! the download works across Z10, Q10 and PlayBook!

IGeeve

Does it support a controller? Be nice if it did.

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Kadri Walcott

nice, mine will be on sale in a few hours after it has been propagated http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUS-AFDpKQE

danielatgrayfin

Thanks for the review! Sorry for the Z10/ Q10 confusion. We accidentally launched the BB10 version of the game requiring an OS of 10.1 , which most Z10 owners don't have yet. Updated it this weekend to require only 10.0, so should be available for everyone now :)

IGeeve

Does it support mobile blue tooth controller like steel series?

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