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Super Breakout

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari 5200
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3.5
Atari 2600
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3.8
Atari ST
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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 Atari 5200 Progressive breakout
Super Breakout Atari 2600 Double breakout
Super Breakout Game Boy Color I lost all my balls. Game over.
Super Breakout Atari 5200 A game of regular breakout

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 (52)

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
Consoles Plus Game Boy Color Jun, 1999 78 out of 100 78
Atari Gamer - XL-XE Game Review Edition Atari 8-bit Dec, 2013 6 out of 10 60
The Atari Times Atari 5200 May 12, 2004 60 out of 100 60
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Feb 14, 2004 C+ 58
The Video Game Critic Atari 5200 Apr 17, 2002 C+ 58
All Game Guide Game Boy Color 1999 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
IGN Game Boy Color Feb 16, 2000 4 out of 10 40
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Color Jul, 1999 4.25 out of 6 35

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Trivia

Super Breakout was named #18 in the “Top 25 Atari 2600” Games poll in Retro Gamer Magazine (Issue 46).
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