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Play Connect4 with your BBM contacts - 50 copies to be won!

By Alicia Erlich on 1 Sep 2011 11:06 am EDT
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Connect4 BBM

It's always nice to see developers taking advantage of BBM 6 when creating new apps and games. Bach Khoa University let us know they just released a new BBM integrated version of Connect4, which if you don't already know, is the same as the classic game we all enjoyed growing up. All the familiar elements of the original are present in this version with the added bonus of being able to compete against your BBM friends. Why play against a computer to get those four colored chips in a row when you can drive actual people crazy in real time? Click on the jump for more information and your chance to win a free copy.

As one of the newest social apps to use BBM integration, I'm enjoying Connect4. The graphics are decent and work on both my Torch 9800 and my higher resolution Torch 9810. There is a five second delay between moves but I think that says more about my carrier's connection than the app itself as it varied with signal strength. The only thing that needs getting used to is tapping on the numbers below the board instead of the actual columns to drop the chip.

What I find interesting, although anything involving BBM piques my curiosity, is the built-in chat window. Instead of going back into BBM, there's a chat box below the playing field. Pressing the right shift key toggles the window back and forth between game play. Players can chat amongst themselves or with their other BBM friends. You don't get to see the nice little "R" and "D," but it's pretty cool. Just beware of typos. Hitting backspace closes the window and doesn't allow you to go back to correct.

Connect4 runs fine on my devices when there is a strong connection. While there is room for improvement (the quirks I previously mentioned) it's certainly a game to check out to pass the time with friends and family on your BBM list. 

Features

  • Play the game versus your BBM existing contacts or friends
  • Start offline game, two players can play against each other in a single device
  • In-game chatting. That means you can chat with your opponent right in the game
  • Send invitation to download game
  • Send file to your friends
  • Send popup message to your friends
  • Start a BBM chat with your opponent or your BBM contacts
  • Host public game
  • Join public game

Connect4 is currently supported by devices running OS 6 and OS 7 or older models running BBM 6. A free trial is available but is limited to ten games. It's currently on sale for $0.99 so you can't beat that price. 

More information / purchase Connect4 from the CrackBerry App Store
Discuss in the forums

Contest: We have 50 copies up for grabs. Just leave a single comment to this post to enter. Contest ends this Sunday at midnight PST. Good luck! 

Connect4 Chat
Connect4 Invite
Connect4 Win 

Reader comments

Play Connect4 with your BBM contacts - 50 copies to be won!

380 Comments

This was one of my favorite games when I was a kid and I haven't played in forever. I'd love to win a copy and see if its still as much fun now as it was then :-)

I need a win! I want to try out the social aspect of BBM gaming, need something classic and simple to start.

please pick me!!!!!!!!!!!! fuck newspapers i wake up everymorning an go on crackberry.com please pick me real dedicated fan

I'm loving this whole BBM Social thing! I definitely want to be able to play Connect 4 with some of my BBM buddies. RIM is doing a great job making BBM integrated into the whole BlackBerry experience.

I guess it's time to say bye bye to the cross platform BBM rumors a while back....

Nice to see the API's finally being used. This game certainly brings back childhood memories. Hope I win.

This would be great fun. My wife and I just bought Bold 9930's and she gave up her iPhone 4 for the Bold. Thanks Bach Khoa University and CrackBerry.com for the chance to win.

I'm happy to be back on my blackberry. Can I please have a copy? I'll advertise it to my 350+ contacts. Lol (gotta love the extra incentive there).

I would Love to win a copy (or 3 - GF and son need one too), used to play this and Battleship on my 9000 all the time - silly, time wasting FUN!

I am undefeated in this game and would take on all challengers.......if I win :)
Thanks in advance CrackBerry and Bach Khoa University!

Connect Four?? Awesome!! Bring back some old school games, like when we used to sit on the living room floor and play an actual physical game!! So long ago....GOOD TIMES!!!

I have been reading your articles for so long and you made me fall in love with blackberry! Now i am exited to get my new blackberry bold 9930 with Sprint and it would be awesome if as a new member you will give me your blessing by allowing me to have this fun game on my brand new BB! Thank you CrackBerry............DOTcom! lol

This is awesome... Whenever its raining, Ill be indoors playing connect4 all the time in my childhood !

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