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3-D Brickaway

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari 2600
...
2.5
Commodore 64
...
2.4
TRS-80 CoCo
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2.7
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Description

This is a racquetball-like game that is best described as a 3D variation of Breakout.

You are at the end on a rectangular room. On the other end is a wall made of bricks or blocks. The ball travels down to the wall and knocks out a brick. It then returns to your end where you must use a squarish paddle to send the ball back to the wall. If the ball gets past the paddle, you lose a ball.

In the computer version, you must knock out all the bricks of the wall to advance. Each level has more bricks per wall. You begin with 5 balls. In the console version, you must knock out 57 of the 72 bricks to advance. Each level has 72 bricks but the number of balls will lower in later levels. Level 1 starts with 99 balls.

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3-D Brickaway Commodore 64 The ball got by me
3-D Brickaway Commodore 64 Level 1
3-D Brickaway TRS-80 CoCo Game start
3-D Brickaway TRS-80 CoCo Starting the game

Alternate Titles

  • "Wall Ball" -- Atari 2600 Title
  • "Breakthru in 3-D" -- TRS-80 CoCo in-game title
  • "Breakthru in 3D" -- Brøderbund Release Title
  • "Breakthru" -- TRS-80 CoCo title

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Contributed to by LepricahnsGold (68156) and L. Curtis Boyle (734)