Every once in a while we see a game or two that’s both addicting and entertaining. While you could argue the point of unnecessary violence and gore for this next game, you would be wrong in arguing that it’s not very much fun.
Developer Cocky Culture has successfully ported the game Pocket Ninjas for use on the Blackberry Playbook and Blackberry 10 devices. That means, in a couple weeks when you finally get your hands on a Blackberry 10 device, you can get your Ninja on!
What is Pocket Ninjas?
Pocket Ninjas is a highly addictive hack and slash game that has you swiping your way through countless enemies and baddies. While you’re constantly tasked with eliminating a constant stream of bad guys, you also have to dodge oncoming shurikens, and flying sushi!
Essentially, your Ninja hideout is under attack, and it’s your job to defend it, being the badass ninja that you are. Gameplay is pretty straightforward; you swipe your finger across the screen, in order to slash through oncoming enemies. Think of it as a Fruit Ninja clone, only with tons more blood and lots of customization support.
Along the way, you can easily customize the look of your ninja and outfit him/her with plenty of new weapons and abilities. Believe me when I say that some of the customization options are pretty damn cool! You have the ability to unlock a double bladed staff, count me in!
Of course, Pocket Ninjas did earn itself a mature rating because of the bucketloads of blood and gore. Every slash, chop, and successful kill results in a splatter of blood. Therefore, this isn’t exactly the best game for your little ones.
I’ve included a lovely trailer for the game (below) so that you can see it in action!
Even better is that it costs a mere $0.99, with absolutely no in game advertisements. The iOS counterpart, remains free of any cost, yet it suffers from in game ads, which I’m not particularly a fan of. I’d pay a dollar or two any day to remove pesky ads, so the minimal cost here is warranted.
Pocket Ninjas Previously Available on iOS Only
Pocket Ninjas was previously available only on iOS, but thanks to how easy it is to port applications to the Blackberry 10 platform, it will now be available when the new OS launches. Of course, if you already own a Blackberry Playbook, or have a Dev Alpha device in your possession, you can get Pocket Ninjas now from Blackberry App World.
Of course, the iOS version does have online leaderboards so that gamers can compare their scores with one another, so hopefully we’ll see similar functionality appear in the Blackberry version soon.
Blackberry users would be hard pressed to find a game that offers as much fun and entertainment. Although, I’m sure more games will emerge as the Blackberry 10 launch gets closer.
It’s the continual release of games and apps like this that make me excited to own a Blackberry device again! There’s a little over a week left until Blackberry 10 launches, and the positive hype is still going strong.
We’ll find out soon if the wait for BB10 was worth it. Not to mention, you’ll be able to carve up some baddies in pure Ninja style.