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Hack #35. Play Free Magmic Games

Download these free games from BlackBerry's mobile portal—even the original Texas Hold 'Em version.

In an effort to promote the BlackBerry as a worthy mobile gaming platform, Research In Motion has offered a free game from Magmic on its portal. The Bass Assassin fishing game has been available free for some time. Recently, as Magmic Games has become more popular [Hack #32] , and they have released more games [Hack #33] , RIM has worked out an arrangement to make more Magmic games available for free on its site. At the time of this writing, there are five games available on the BlackBerry portal (http://mobile.blackberry.com).

Bass Assassin

Bass Assassin is a game in which you try to catch the most fish in 10 minutes (tournament play) or just fish for the fun of it (see Figure 3-13). To cast, click the trackwheel once. This starts an oscillating meter on the left side of your screen. To make a long cast, click the trackwheel as the red bar is at the top of the meter. To make a short cast, click the trackwheel as it approaches the bottom of the meter. Once you've made a cast, use the trackwheel to speed up or slow down the retrieval of your lure. Try to time it so your lure passes right in front of the fish that you see swimming in the water. Once you hook a fish, your fishing pole bends and a tension meter appears on the left side of your screen. Use the trackwheel to scroll forward to reel in the fish or scroll backward to release tension on the ...

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