THQ Inc. and Exploding Barrel Games  have released Margaritaville® MobileTM, a free mobile app for iPhone ®. Players of virtual paradise Margaritaville® OnlineTM, also available now on Facebook  and iPad ®, can further expand the Parrothead lifestyle by using the companion app to claim exclusive rewards. Through multiple tropical themed mini-games and socially driven activities, the Margaritaville Mobile iPhone app allows players to earn multiple tiers of badges while obtaining unique rewards for Margaritaville Online on Facebook and iPad.
“From the beginning, THQ’s goal has been to make the laid-back Margaritaville mindset accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime,” said Michael Lustenberger Vice President, Global Brand Management – Online at THQ. “What began on Facebook and iPad with Margaritaville Online continues on through our next virtual vacation destination in Margaritaville  Mobile. Now, fans can continue their Parrothead lifestyle on the go by simply checking in and enjoying new content via their iPhones.”
Margaritaville Mobile features include:
- Tiered Badges: Through respective tiers (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond and Parrothead), earn up to 28 new badges, each with corresponding rewards such as coins and premium food items
- Badge Tier Rewards: Collect all badges in a tier and receive special tier rewards, including: the Margaritaville Crown (character hat), Master Lure (for fishing), MV Mobile Concoction Creator, Seaplane (decoration) and one of every food item in the game
- Photos: Take digital photos of yourself and friends, adding available Margaritaville-themed borders, characters and accessories, and post to Facebook to earn more badges
- Mini-Games: Participate in four of Margaritaville Online’s mini-games including Steel Drum Star, Hammock Time, Limbo and Tile Puzzles to hit milestones and earn badges, including the coveted “Guru Game Star” badge!
- Friend Updates: View the latest happenings from friends while on the go
- Check-In: Earn further badges in the real world by visiting your local location and sharing a “Margaritaville Moment”
Margaritaville Online is freely available on both Facebook and iPad (with optional in-game premium items and a one-time Parrothead Membership upgrade) and is rated 12+ for Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References.