Breakout – Arcade

0000Remember ‘Pong’? Remember those square balls being hit with sticks? No…? Allow me to elaborate.

‘Breakout.’ A simple concept of using a bat at the bottom the screen to ricochet a ball around an arena filled with various patterns of several coloured bricks at the top.0001Sound simple? Well at least the dynamic is as levels become more frantic with a plethora of complications being thrown into the mix such as ‘multi-ball’ and increasing velocity of said ball, not to mention that illusive last brick!

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With just a rotating paddle for control, what seems like the dullest arcade experience was actually one of the greatest and one which can still open up… “discussions”at social gatherings, parties and… you get the picture.

Give it a go!! Break it out!!

Review by Rob Joy.