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Top 5 games on Blackberry PlayBook
Shayon Pal, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, September 30, 2011
First Published: 18:13 IST(30/9/2011)
Last Updated: 20:23 IST(30/9/2011)
Blackberry PlayBook
One of the major complaints users have always had about the Blackberry platform is the lack of games. With the advent of Apple iPhones and Android devices, the brunt of not being able to play time consuming and nerve titillating games is one of the reasons why a lot of new users have stayed clear of the RIM camp.

Well, the scenario looks to be much better once RIM launched the Blackberry PlayBook tablet on QNX OS. Slowly, but surely, the Blackberry App World is getting populated with a couple of pretty good games. No, I am not saying that the App World is rich with apps right now. But yeah, the ecosystem is definitely getting richer.

Playing games is one of the best ways to enjoy the large real estate of a tablet’s screen, following watching movies and reading books on it. And the PlayBook is no different. Here 5 games that have been built for the Blackberry PlayBook and are superb time killers.

DoodleBlast
Doodle Blast is a puzzle game based on Physics. The idea is to make all the marbles fall in a jar while overcoming a few obstacles set by the game developer. The player is also given a bottle full of red ink that can be used to draw lines and guide the marbles to fall within the jar itself.

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Price: Free

Download from the Blackberry App World

Miner Diary – Be the Monopoly
Miner Diary is not too big a game, but it’s interesting as long as it lasts. Judging by the design, it seems the developer is still working on more challenging levels of the game.
The game constitutes of an extensible chord, with a claw at one end, that shall need to be extended and grab the various gems and diamonds available in the mines. Needless to say, more gems you collect, more points you score.

The background score of the game is really enjoyable and adds a sense of urgency in the gamer’s mind while playing it. Download it not just for the sheer fun, but also the future updates and new levels that I am sure the developers are gonna come up with.

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Price: Free

Download from the Blackberry App World

Berzerk Ball
Welcome to Berzerk Land! It’s play ball time and the Berzerk Crew is ready to teach Comeau the nerd a good lesson! Bash the hell out of this geek all the way through Berzerk Land, earn money to buy new gear and gain experience to increase the power of your character!

Many variations of this form of the game have been launched in the past. And yet there is a novelty in Berzerk Ball in the way the levels are designed, the interactivity within the maps and the various weapons and inventories that are available to increase the effectiveness of the characters. Do try out the game since we guarantee hours of fun filled gameplay on this one.

And yes, look out for the witty one liners from the beaten up nerd.

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Price: Free

Download from the Blackberry App World

Power Vacuum
Power Vacuum is a fast paced puzzle skill game. There are currently 20 levels total and 10 will be picked at random each time you play. The task is simple. You shall have to take your finger to each of those electrons and throw them within the goal without touching the neighbouring white coloured moving lines and curves. You have 60 seconds each game to try and get the electrons to the goal.

I admit it is not one of the best looking games in town, but it is surely addictive.

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Price: Free

Download from the Blackberry App World

Slam Dunk Basketball
Slam Dunk Basketball is a fast paced arcade basketball game with a unique goal system designed to reward the player when scoring cool looking goals. Combine these goals to fill your fever meter and unleash awesome powerups to increase your score.

Score as many points as possible in 90 seconds, increase time by scoring clean shots and combine goals to get cool powerups. Earn credits, unlock levels, upgrade powerups, purchase new balls, complete challenging goals, increase your fame and use reach the Hall of Fame!

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Price: $2.99

Download from the Blackberry App World

Well, that is all for now. If there are other games that you think kick some amazing a$$ then do suggest them in the comment section.

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