If you're a fan of Mass Multiplayer Online games, or a fan of card based games, you should check out a recent addition to BlackBerry App World called Urban Rivals. Based in the apparently ultra violent Clint City, Urban Rivals features over 700 characters which you can gain, fight with and trade. This game is also available for iOS, Android, urban-rivals.com and through Facebook- you can compete against well over 20 million registered users.

Your "fighters" consist of a series of cards featuring unique character designs; you must have a deck of 8 to fight, but only 4 are selected for a battle. One at a time one fighter is matched against your opponents fighter; a card can only be played once per battle. Your ultimate goal is to reduce the number of life points of the opponent so you can declare victory. Each card will indicate the power, and damage level of the character, along with any additional bonuses, such as support attack or increased damage. If you're worried about your fighter being too weak to win, you can give them "pillz" before the battle. These pillz, which are hopefully legal and not habit forming, increase the attack power.


  • Intense and strategic fights
  • Over 700 characters available
  • Numerous game modes
  • In game tutorial to easily learn the rules of the game
  • A market to trade your characters with other players
  • over 20 million registered users means you'll find opponents online 24/7

As you play, your fighters gain experience and eventually level up, or evolve, and get stronger. You also gain money known as Clintz, which you can use to buy more fighters. Alternatively, you can use your own money to buy credits via BlackBerry App World. While the battles themselves are quick, the pre-battle prep (players selecting the cards, adding pillz, etc) can be slow and irritating. The fantastic graphics and animation do make up for it though. Make sure that you're connected via WiFi, or else you will not be able to start the game- there's no offline mode. You can grab Urban Rivals, for free, from BlackBerry App World.

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