For the first time in the almost three years that RIMarkable has been up and running we are running a contest where you can win a free BlackBerry game.
Asteroid Jane is a superb new arcade style game for the BlackBerry from ClickGamer and if you would like a shot a winning a copy all you have to do is write a review of Asteroid Jane and post it via the comments here on RIMarkable. We will pick a winner from the (legitimate) reviews on Friday and post it to the front page.
You can download a free trial version of Asteroid Jane here so that you can give it the once over. Write your review, post it in the comments, and cross your fingers.
Will pick a winner on Friday so make sure that you have your Asteroid Jane reviews in by 11:59 pm EST. Thursday night. Also Make sure that you leave a valid email address in the comments as this is how we will contact the winner.
I had the privilege of beta testing this game while it was being developed. Antov spared no expense in the graphics and trackball department. The game is fairly straight forward and is pure eye candy. The object of the game is to collect asteroids to save your pet. The game consists of having a swinging robotic arm go out and collect the asteroids. The objective for each level is to obtain a certain amount of money to move on.
With the beta I was only allowed the first 5 levels or so and i could easily beat them on any difficulty setting. Although i beat it the first time, i easily played the game another 10 times to get better high scores.
I give the game a 7.5/10. It is entertaining to play, the controls are very easy and it is a good way to kill 5-10 minutes of time waiting for my wife to get out of the shoe store.
When I first saw the screencaps of this game, I was quickly reminded of The Gold Miner flash game, which I am a very big fan of. So as you can guess, I was elated to see a similar game ported to the Blackberry. Of course I had to download it.
First off I have to say that I am very surprised at how smoothly it runs. I felt the response time from the user controls was good. The user controls are simple. All you need is the space button to drop down the claw, which makes it and easy for one handed play.
I wish the demo had more levels to try out but it is definitely a game that would be worth the purchase. It has the familiarity of other games and is real simple to use on a Blackberry. I encourage all to try it out even if you have never played the original flash game.
It’s a fairly easy download and install, but seems little big for such a small game (1/2 MB).
The “background story” graphics are a bit lacking, but the rest of the images and graphics are really nice quality. Graphics in game are smooth, and gameplay on the first level is fun, but is likely to get boring fairly quickly without some additional powerups, or maybe gaining the ability to move across the top of the screen.
The game starts quickly and has easy options for disabling sound and vibration, which is a plus in my book. It appears to autosave between levels and allow you to restart between them, which would be nice for me as I often only play games for short periods of time. The demo doesn’t allow for testing this though.
Is it worth the $15 purchase price? Maybe for some people. I’d be a little concerned about the long-term playability of the game. That may be addressed well in the further levels, but that’s not clear from the demo.
WOW! That’s all I can say about the graphics in this game. I have been looking for a game to keep my daughter occupied when there is nothing to do in the car, but I am hooked! I started to play just to show her what to do, but I couldn’t put it down!
this is an amazing game and tons of fun, though the graphics are a little low , you dont expect a geforce card performance on ur blackberry anyhow. Highly recomended
Asteroid Jane game review:
All right well I will give a quick rundown of how the game works before giving my opinions.
Asteroid Jane is a simple yet addicting game where you control a claw to grab asteroids below you. The goal is to fill the quota by grabbing the asteroids to get money.
OK well first off I will have to note that the only version I was able to play was the demo which only offered the first level. While it was fun for the first twenty seconds I quickly realized that fifty levels of rock grabbing can get dull pretty quickly. After I finished grabbing all of the rocks and filling my quota before the time limit a message prompted suggesting the rest of the game will be more entertaining with power ups and more. Now these power ups might make the game more fun to play I do not think this will encourage me to finish the entire game and save Fritter from the bad guys.
Overall I will have to say the gaming experience was mediocre. While the graphics were quite beautiful with the monotone color scheme befitting to the game’s environment, I would have preferred to see more variety of colors for a creative taste. The optional settings and game menu were definitely a plus with the option to increase the difficulty to normal or hard adding nice replay value for the dedicated space miners. Through instructions and simple game play gives this game a short learning curve but the over simplicity and ease makes this game just a tedious task.
For me, until asteroid collecting actually becomes a profitable course, I just can’t find this game interesting enough to play.
Replay Value: 7/10
Ease of play/use: 9/10
Overall gaming experience: 6/10
Overall rating: 6.5
Worth $15 bucks? Not at all.
Worth getting free? Definitely yes.
(Review based on demo only.)
When i downloaded this game, it was more like its a kids game and i will delete it after i have tried it out, but now i am so addicted to this game that i play it 4-5 times a day. All I can say about this game is try at your own risk coz ur chance of getting hooked up on this is pretty High.
****** Highly addicting and fun filled game Ever *******
have they announced a winner yet?
This game is easy and will create hours of fun for anyone. If you have played goldminer it is just like this game, i am so glad they have it on the 8100
they will never award the prize :-/
Hmm…. I try the demo, indded, is a good graphic pachage there, but in the fapt of game …i can t say to much…. 1 lev , just 1 lev for demonstration ….
Anyway, is the best game, i find until now to work on my 8700g, i mean in graphic mode, and easy keys to use.
If all games here are like this, indded is a great site. 😉
Your kindness Queen.