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Super Breakout

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
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Atari 2600
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3.8
Atari 5200
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3.5
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Description

Super Breakout features similar gameplay to the original, but with several new game variations. Your goal is to earn as many points as possible by destroying the bricks at the top of the playfield. To do this, you need to use the paddle at the bottom of the screen to keep a bouncing ball within the playfield. There are four different game variations included. The first is 'Breakout', and plays the same as the original game.

This leaves three new gameplay concepts. In 'Progressive' the brick walls will slowly drop towards the bottom of the screen and the ball moves progressively faster and faster. When there's room, a new layer of bricks will appear at the top.

The other two games add a second paddle. In 'Double Breakout' you have two balls to keep in play and score with. In 'Cavity' there is a single ball in play when you start, but two additional balls trapped within the bricks. These are freed when their surrounding bricks are destroyed.

Screenshots

Super Breakout Game Boy Color Cavity
Super Breakout Game Boy Color Regular
Super Breakout Atari 2600 Progressive breakout
Super Breakout Atari 8-bit I changed the game selection

Alternate Titles

  • "Super Breakout!" -- Game Boy Color in-game title

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User Reviews

Nice Atari 2600 game! Atari 2600 Gustavo Henrique dos Santos (59)

The Press Says

Game Freaks 365 Atari 2600 Jul 03, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
The Atari Times Atari 2600 Mar 23, 2009 80 out of 100 80
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Consoles Plus Game Boy Color Jun, 1999 78 out of 100 78
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Feb 14, 2004 C+ 58
The Video Game Critic Atari 5200 Apr 17, 2002 C+ 58
ST Action Atari ST Aug, 1988 46 out of 100 46
IGN Game Boy Color Feb 16, 2000 4 out of 10 40
All Game Guide Game Boy Color 1999 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Sep, 1988 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

It was #93 in FLUX Magazine's (Issue #4) Top 100 Video Games of All-Time.
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