Breakout Reviews (Atari 2600)

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Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.3
User Score
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User Reviews

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Pong has evolved! Again! RobinHud (64) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.9
Overall User Score (22 votes) 3.3


Critic Reviews

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90
Atari HQ (2000)
Breakout is like Checkers in that it's incredibly easy to learn, but difficult to master. It's simple enough for novices and children to pick up and play, but pros will also get a lifetime of enjoyment out of this classic evolution of Pong.
80
This game is fun enough that it would be worth playing more just to see how far you could get into clearing the blocks. Indeed, I would wholeheartedly recommend this game to all Atari 2600 gamers, were it not for the existence of Super Breakout. Still, if you for some reason can't find Super Breakout, this game is certainly good in its own right.
42
The Video Game Critic (Feb 14, 2004)
Even with its archaic gameplay, this oldie offers enough challenge and variety to keep you occupied for a while.
40
Le Geek (2012)
Overall, the game is too simple and a little too difficult for my taste. Unless you remember Breakout fondly, I recommend the superior sequel, Super Breakout.