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Block Breaker Deluxe

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Description

Block Breaker Deluxe is a Breakout variant with lots of bells and whistles. The paddle-and-bricks game dubbed Block Breaker has become a cult phenomenon in the future. In The Daily Hush! Hush! a fabulous tournament is announced, but the entrance fee alone is $1,000,000. You need to travel to different bars, clubs and restaurants to earn cash and build a reputation. Upon completing a single location, a new one is opened up on the city map.

Each place consists of different levels with an increasing difficulty. In the final level, you need to defeat an end boss or complete a tricky challenge. There are many different types of bricks and when certain are broken, power-ups fall down and provide abilities such as a larger pad, multiball, gigaball, ultraball, a laser, a shield, a yo-yo ball, a speedball or a magnet.

A single brick in each level holds a gift for the owner. You need to sway each of the club owners by collecting gifts that their particular tastes. When you collect all gifts in a single location, you get one word of a passcode from the club owner, as to gain entrance to the highly exclusive Block Breaker tournament. Missing gifts can be bought in the Blockbreaker Emporium.

Each level has a time limit and extra challenges are offered. You receive additional cash if you manage not to lose lives or collect a set amount of cash.

Screenshots

Block Breaker Deluxe Windows "Boss" level of the third stage; no boss, but a challenge, new rows are created every few seconds
Block Breaker Deluxe Windows Multiball in action; the "3" power-up at the right is a new multiball power-up
Block Breaker Deluxe J2ME Michelle welcomes you to Marco's Groove.
Block Breaker Deluxe J2ME The different locations on the map

Alternate Titles

  • "Block Breaker Midnight Challenge Deluxe" -- Windows title
  • "ブロック ブレーカー デラックス" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

airgamer J2ME Apr 25, 2005 86 out of 100 86
GameSpot J2ME Jul 01, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Pocket Gamer UK J2ME Feb 15, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Midlet Review J2ME Oct 17, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames J2ME Jul 31, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Wii Jun 16, 2008 7.7 out of 10 77
GameZone Wii Jun 24, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Wii Jun 25, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Life Wii Jun 18, 2008 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jun 26, 2008 7 out of 10 70

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