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aka: Impact, Impact!

Description official description

Impact is an old break-out style game. The user controls a paddle and needs to catch a ball with the paddle each time it comes down. When the ball hits a brick, it is destroyed (unless it's made undestroyable). Sometimes, a bonus will come out of the brick. This adds to the 'bonus score'. When the player collected one or more bonuses, he may 'release' them, and he receives a powerup. Each 'bonus score' has a different powerup: the most powerful powerups need the largest number of bonus points. Impact comes with a lot of levels and a level editor.

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Credits (Amiga version)




Buried deep inside the executable for both Impact and Blockbuster is this comment (the Blockbuster executable has the same comment but "BLOCKBUSTER" replaces "IMPACT"):

IMPACT was written by Brian Cotton for ASL and didn't I do a fantastic job!


  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

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  • MobyGames ID: 8710


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Gerrit Holl.

Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron, ZX Spectrum added by Kabushi. Atari ST, Amiga added by Martin Smith.

Additional contributors: jeff leyda, Corn Popper, formercontrib, Patrick Bregger, Jo ST.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.