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Blockout! / Breakdown! (Odyssey 2)

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Description

Two variations of Breakout are available in this title.
  • In Blockout!, the object is to blast through the blocks in the shortest amount of time. There are four colored lines of blocks, and each line has an electronic demon. The electronic demons can replace removed blocks when charged. They'll be charged by touching either sides of the screen. After placing a block, they'll lose the charge, and if they try to cross a gap uncharged, they'll fall and reappear after a penalty time.

    In two players mode, the second player controls the electronic demons as they try to prevent the first player to blast through the barricade. The player has 90 seconds to try achieving it.


  • In Breakdown!, the object is to destroy the most blocks the player can within 60 seconds. Unlike in Blockout!, the ball (called Blockbuster) will not ricochet when hitting blocks, only when hitting the screen edges, destroying all the blocks it crosses on its way.

    In two players mode the second player again controls the electronic demos, which now move twice faster than in Blockout!. A counter at the top of the screen marks how many blocks are left.
In both variations, the number of Blockbusters (balls) is unlimited.

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Blockout! / Breakdown! Odyssey 2 Breakdown! game start. The counter marks 36 blocks remaining.
Blockout! / Breakdown! Odyssey 2 Things goes much faster in this game, here all demons were removed.
Blockout! / Breakdown! Odyssey 2 Starting to remove the blocks.
Blockout! / Breakdown! Odyssey 2 The ball crosses the blocks without ricocheting.

Alternate Titles

  • "Spræng dæmningen" -- Danish Title
  • "O demolidor de barragens" -- Portuguese Title
  • "Magibrick" -- Jopac Release Title
  • "Le mur magique" -- French Title
  • "La supertrincea" -- Italian Title
  • "Energijakten" -- Swedish Title
  • "El revientapresas" -- Spanish Title
  • "Démolition! / Destruction!" -- Canadian French Title
  • "Dämme sprengen" -- German Title
  • "Dam buster" -- UK Title
  • "Barricada! / Demolição!" -- Brazilian Title

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chirinea (33421) added Blockout! / Breakdown! (Odyssey 2) on Jun 29, 2007