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Not Boring Anymore – Games for BlackBerry Karishma Sundaram | , 12:36 p.m. Nov. 6, 2009 2009-11-06

BlackBerry devices are known for their excellent efficiency, allowing business users to stay on top of their meetings, contacts, emails and the millions of little things that keep popping up out of the blue. However, amidst all this productivity and conscientious work ethic, there should be some time set aside for just pure fun. In this article, we discuss what we think are the best games to have on a BlackBerry. Take the device out of the typecast rut into which it has sadly fallen. 

None of these gems with break the bank, as they are all less than $10. They are ideal for whiling away time on a long commute or make charming gifts for a friend during the upcoming holiday season.

1. Guitar Hero Backstage Pass: No introduction is necessary for this game: Guitar Hero has been all the rage for a couple of years now. The mobile version is a faithful spin-off from the original video game, with excellent graphics and smooth gameplay. The goal is to accede to the ultimate rockstar heights by performing a series of tasks: promoting the band, practising the songs, conducting stage shows, etc. There are also a number of mini-games that add value to the package. 

2. Texas Hold ’em King 3: Poker players everywhere should rejoice with this game; it is fast-paced and presents the player with the authentic poker player experience. The games can be networked for real-time battles with real opponents. In fact, the company that made the game, Magmic, holds contests from time to time, bestowing the winner with an actual cash prize. All anyone has to do to enter the contest is buy the game. The gameplay is fast-paced and excellent, with fabulous graphics and realistic settings. There are a number of game modes, like Turbo mode which allows a user to fast forward to the outcome of a round when he had folded.

3. Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail: Leisure Suit Larry is an oily little man with one thing on his mind. Definitely not a game for impressionable minds, it is great fun with a lot of adult humour. The game is quite short but there are a few mini-games thrown in for good measure. The graphics are cartoon-style and evocative of the older DOS games. 

4. Bookworm: A must-have game for all word nerds, Bookworm became very popular with Internet gaming. The game is an endless puzzle, where the player battles the clock to better their score each time. Make as many words as possible before the timer runs out. Gameplay is faithful to the Internet game, and the controls are easy to navigate. 

5. Zombie Infection: Play as a military officer, combat specialist or a news reporter, the bottom line is to vanquish as many zombies as possible. There is an element of strategy in an otherwise mindless shoot ‘em up game, thereby raising it above the ordinary. The gameplay is fast, allowing no time for slack. The graphics are 2-D, excellent but not particularly ground-breaking. An enjoyable game which will last a good few hours. 

There are many more games that are available for the BlackBerry. We may have missed out on a few favourites, so comment on the post to add to the list. 

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