Check out the latest and greatest in apps for your BlackBerry with our monthly app roundup.
Humans vs AliensAliens instead of zombies, but fun all the same.
Humans vs Aliens, while I can’t say is the most original concept for a game (*cough* Plants vs Zombies ripoff *cough*), it is addictive, and on a platform with a dearth of truly fantastic games, it’s great to see one that can grab me so wholly.
The object of the game is to fend off the oncoming aliens using the 17 different human characters – from pitchfork-totin’ farmers to hardened army personnel. Characters unlock as the game progresses, and there are 25 different levels across five different locations.
There are nine different aliens with abilities ranging from the slow moving zombie-like (ahem) types, to flying ones, and even ones that turn invisible. On top of this, there are meteors that crash to Earth, destroying both humans and aliens.
A recent update to the game has brought with it support for 320 x 240 screens, and improved graphics, memory usage, and performance. The game is one of the smoothest I’ve seen on a BlackBerry, so the increase in performance was an unexpected delight.
Humans vs. Aliens is one of the better games I’ve seen on the platform. It’s polished, fun, addictive, and runs like a dream.
You can download a free trial from bit.ly/hva14all to see for yourself.US$5.99 > Epic Applications > Link
QuickWeather is a small, simple, and neat weather widget for your BlackBerry’s homescreen. This is great if you’ve found a theme that you love, but doesn’t come with a weather slot, or if you just want your weather to look a little different.
You can choose between two layout styles, and can also customise the background and text colours, set the transparency levels, or have it display your city name instead of weather conditions. It currently only works on the Torch and Storm.US$1.99 > NikkiSoft > Link
Ambiance, as the name implies, is an app that hopes to improve the ambiance of your environment by playing soothing sounds. What sets this apart from most ‘white noise’ generators is the vast selection – Ambiance comes with access to 1,000 different sounds to choose and download, each with an accompanying image.
To ensure it generates the perfect ambiance, it even comes with a sound mixer with independent volume controls. Best of all, it functions as an alarm clock. So soothing.US$2.99 > Urban Apps > Link
Mooo for PlayBook
A fun little physics game for the PlayBook where you have to roll a cow toward an empty bottle of milk in order to fill it. You do this by touching the screen in the direction you want the excessively plump little cow to roll, while moving objects to create a path, and avoiding the nasties.
It’s a little short-lived, so I’m hoping for new levels soon, but the graphics are great, the game smooth, and, for around about a dollar, it’s a real winner. US$0.99 > Richard Hoddinott > Link