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Breakout

Published by
Developed by
Released
Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
...
3.5
Atari 2600
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3.3
MSX
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3.6

Advertising Blurbs

1982 Atari Stars Catalog:
    Make the great escape by smashing your way through a wall of bricks in one of our most addictive games ever. Once you've mastered one variation, there are over 47 other blockbusters to choose from! 48 games; one to four players; CX2622.

    Contributed by eratik (109) on Nov 14, 2008.

1982 Atari Poster:
    Smash your way through a wall of bricks in one of our most addictive games ever! Once you've mastered one variation, there are 47 other blockbusters for up to four players.

    Contributed by eratik (109) on Nov 14, 2008.

1981 Atari VCS Catalog:
    Make the great escape! Smash your way out of a thick wall of bricks. The first few bricks are easy. But the closer you come to breaking out, the tougher it gets. The ball you use to smash bricks may play tricks on you. Once you've mastered one variation, there are 47 other blockbusters.

    48 games

    One to four players

    CX2622

    Contributed by eratik (109) on Nov 14, 2008.

1978 Atari VCS Catalog:

    THE GREAT ESCAPE

    Smash your way through a multi-layer wall of bricks. The first few bricks are easy. But the closer you come to breaking out, the tougher it gets. Maybe the ball will speed up suddenly. Or take off at an insane angle.

    Breakout may be the most addictive video game ever invented. The more you play, the more you love it. And the better you get. So when you have mastered one variation, you can try one of the 47 others. And start all over again.

    Breakout (game variations 1 to 36) One to four players bust bricks under varied conditions. Challenge gravity, time, funny paddles, and invisible bricks.

    Breakthru (game variations 37 to 48) Knock a hole through the wall in one shot. Fast, exciting variations for one to four players.

    Contributed by eratik (109) on Nov 14, 2008.

Description from "The Atari Video Computer System Catalog":
    THE GREAT ESCAPE

    Smash your way out of a thick wall of bricks. The first few bricks are easy. But the closer you come to breaking out, the tougher it gets. The ball you use to smash bricks may play tricks on you.

    Once you've mastered one variation, there are 47 other blockbusters.

    Breakout (game selections 1-36). One to four players bust bricks while challenging gravity, time, funny paddles, and invisible bricks.
    Breakthru (game selections 37-48). Knock a hole through the wall in one shot. Fast, exciting variations for one to four players.

    Contributed by RKL (5614) on Sep 18, 2003.