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Krakout

MobyRank MobyScore
MSX
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Amstrad CPC
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3.5
ZX Spectrum
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Description

Arkanoid-style Breakout clone, which unlike most other similar games has the bat on the side of the screen (there is a left/right option) instead of at the bottom.

There are a number of types of special bricks, but unlike e.g. Arkanoid, they do not fall towards the bat. Instead, when you hit a special brick, it flips to show a letter. E.g. E (Extend bat), C (Catch ball), M (Missile), B (Bomb, explodes when hit by ball, clearing a number of bricks) and X (Extra life).

The enemies/obstacles are more varied than in Arkanoid. Some make the bat freeze, some actually chew and eat your ball and spit out the core back at you!

Screenshots

Krakout ZX Spectrum Options
Krakout BBC Micro Start of the second level
Krakout MSX Try to get the ball behind the solid blocks
Krakout MSX Title screen

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The Press Says

Tilt Commodore 64 May, 1987 17 out of 20 85
Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Jun, 1987 85 out of 100 85
Happy Computer Commodore 64 1986 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Mar, 1987 10 out of 12 83
Tilt ZX Spectrum Jul, 1987 15 out of 20 75
Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Apr, 1987 70 out of 100 70
Commodore User Commodore 64 Apr, 1987 7 out of 10 70

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Contributed to by Sciere (269139), Martin Smith (63136), sidder64 (6) and koffiepad (10010)