Virtually everyone who’s had the pleasure of holding the push e-mail sweetness that is the BlackBerry has wasted away a good portion of their lives playing the mobile phone’s preinstalled video game, BrickBreaker. While it’s quite the fun diversion, there are numerous other quality titles for the BlackBerry that may have slid under your radar. Here are some of our favorite BrickBreaker alternatives that’ll keep you busy (in a fun way) during downtime.
This mobile version of the classic childhood strategy game lets you take on a surprisingly sharp CPU opponent (or other flesh-and-blood Connect4 fiends) in a battle of wits. Additionally, you can send text messages and chat with your opponents, but who wants to do that with all of the checker battling going on?
The maze walls look like pixelated Lego blocks, the enemies are as stupid as ever, but hey, it’s Doom on your cell phone. Doom! Guide your hand-cannon through a series of twists and turns (ignore the overhead map – it’s a jumbled mess to read on a small screen) as you wipe out waves of evil-doers in this surprisingly fun and intense version of the classic first-person shooter.
Are you ready to rockkkkkkkkkkkkk?! Guitar Hero III Mobile retains the addictive rhythm-based gameplay that has made the console versions smash-hits and includes plenty of great tracks including the Red Hot Chili Peppers “Suck My Kiss,” Santana’s “Black Magic Woman,” and Stone Temple Pilots’ “Trippin On A Hole.” Grind on!
You just can’t go wrong with Tetris. This classic puzzler seems almost tailor-made for mobile phones with its remarkably simple (but addicting) gameplay and easy-to-pick-up-and-play control scheme: the 4 key moves blocks left, the 5 key moves blocks right, 6 rotates blocks as they fall, and 8 drops blocks at a faster pace. If you love Tetris, this is your game.
One would think that any game with the word “ninja” in the title would be all about the stealth killing and the blooshed, but this title forgoes the obvious. Tiny Ninja is an action-platformer that requires the player to make the Lilliputian martial-arts wannabe jump at certain moments to avoid pitfalls and progress through the game. Sound easy enough? Not quite. The little guy moves from platform to platform under his own accord, so it’s up to you make him leap over obstacles when required. No one said ninjas were brains.