Ricochet (Windows)

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In the past, this brick busting-thing was a way to clear space from mines. Now it's an intergalactic competition, and of course you've entered the contest.

There are 170 levels and 4 difficulty settings, each of which must be cleared of all bricks in this shareware game in the vein of Arkanoid. You control a bat at the bottom of the screen, which must stop a ball as it comes towards you and direct in back up the screen, which is where the bricks which need destroying reside. Helping you out are bonus features including extra balls, bombs which clear all surrounding bricks, and fireballs to remove blocks quickly.


Ricochet Windows Rail Ball!
Ricochet Windows Main menu
Ricochet Windows The grappling laser rescues a falling ball
Ricochet Windows A giant cross section

Alternate Titles

  • "Ricochet Xtreme" -- Registered title
  • "Rebound" -- Real Arcade title

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User Reviews

A relax one-handed-game Buuks (179) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

CNET Feb 27, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PCMag.com Apr 06, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Poland) May 16, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Meristation Sep 11, 2003 7 out of 10 70
VictoryGames.pl Jan 04, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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In the main menu, you can play with the balls inside the "R" structure to the left by touching its sides. Try to insert all the balls in the most right-bottom part of the "R" and get a nice little morale boost from the developers.

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Xa4 (268) added Ricochet (Windows) on Oct 15, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (141228)