Until next year and the release of BlackBerry 10 we are kind of limited to really good games on the BlackBerry smartphone OS. Every so often one crops up that I like and that happened this week with Hostile Skies. There is a free edition as well as a premium one (only $0.99) and it is surprisingly good fun.

You control a plane and your mission is to destroy the enemies. Controls are nice and easy - just use the optical trackpad to move the plane and the spacebar will fire your weapon - simple.

It isn't as easy as it sounds though. Not only do the enemy fire back at you but you will also find some kamikaze pilots who are more than happy to destroy you - so you must use your ninja like reflexes to dodge them - I am still learning that bit! Hostile Skies is a great little game. I suggest you give it a try. It's kind of addictive.

Features of the game include:

  • 2 game areas (land and seaside)
  • 3 kinds of enemies (planes, kamikaze pilots, battleships)
  • 2 types of weapons
  • Well-engineered physics and behavior of enemies
  • Simple control, easy to use both for right-handed and left-handed

More information/Download Hostile Skies (free) for BlackBerry smartphones