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|AI||How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be||4.0|
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)||5.0|
|Graphics||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines||4.5|
|Personal Slant||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes||4.5|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||4.5|
|Story / Presentation||The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed||4.5|
|Overall MobyScore (2 votes)||4.5|
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Who would have thought that the classic brick-breaking game, Breakout, could have a story involving dragons, sheep, evil paddles, and trips to the moon? But beneath this hook and 3D graphics is a game that is true to its soothing, ball-bouncing roots.
The reason Breakout has existed for so long and with such popularity is that it’s good, simple fun. This latest from MacSoft is certainly no exception, so anyone who originally enjoyed the addictive gameplay of the original game should feel right at home. Breakout, upon its upcoming release, will also make a well-used gift for any of the younger generation. If you think you can live with the chirping and squeaking made by the game’s characters, certainly nab this title at your favorite retailer.
Breakout is hampered by more than a few annoying glitches, obscurities and missing information, but is still an enjoyable game I can highly recommend--even moreso after a bug patch and a more thorough manual come out. All in all, it's another solid entry in the return of the Atari line.
Whether it was trying to capture a new generation of Breakout fans or simply an assumption that the traditional Breakout theme was in need of a renovation, MacSoft's Breakout falls far short of achieving a new, successful formula for the arcade classic. Those expecting a new Breakout utilizing the proven gameplay standards of the original with updated, modern graphics will be sorely disappointed.
Inside Mac Games (IMG)
Breakout is an interesting animal. It’s a good concept that could have been so much more. Unfortunately for several reasons it is not an outstanding title on the Family game landscape: length, difficulty, variety. It tries too hard to be clever and falls short of its full potential.