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Description

Impact is an old break-out style game. The user controls a paddle and needs to catch a ball with the paddle each time it comes down. When the ball hits a brick, it is destroyed (unless it's made undestroyable). Sometimes, a bonus will come out of the brick. This adds to the 'bonus score'. When the player collected one or more bonuses, he may 'release' them, and he receives a powerup. Each 'bonus score' has a different powerup: the most powerful powerups need the largest number of bonus points. Impact comes with a lot of levels and a level editor.

Screenshots

Blockbuster Atari ST One block left to remove
Blockbuster Atari ST Could be tricky to clear from here
Blockbuster Atari ST Multi-ball
Blockbuster Atari ST Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Impact!" -- European in-game title
  • "Impact" -- International title

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1987 10 out of 10 100
Atari ST User Dec, 1987 10 out of 10 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Oct, 1987 905 out of 1000 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Oct, 1988 866 out of 1000 87
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1990 9 out of 12 75

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Trivia

Executable

Buried deep inside the executable for both Impact and Blockbuster is this comment (the Blockbuster executable has the same comment but "BLOCKBUSTER" replaces "IMPACT"):

IMPACT was written by Brian Cotton for ASL and didn't I do a fantastic job!

Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

Martin Smith (62888) added Blockbuster (Atari ST) on May 18, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Gerrit Holl (162), Kabushi (165413) and Martin Smith (62888)