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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.


Super Breakout Atari 2600 Cavity
Super Breakout Atari 2600 Basic breakout
Super Breakout Atari 2600 Double breakout
Super Breakout Atari 2600 Progressive breakout

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Alternate Titles

  • "Super Knockout" -- UK Subelectro release
  • "Super Crash" -- European Video Games GmbH release
  • "Super Breakout!" -- Game Boy Color in-game title
  • "Special-Break" -- EU René Pierre release

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User Reviews

Nice Atari 2600 game! Gustavo Henrique dos Santos (113) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

Atari HQ 2000 10 out of 10 100
Woodgrain Wonderland May 05, 2018 A+ 100
Game Freaks 365 Jul 03, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Le Geek 2012 4 out of 5 80
The Atari Times Mar 23, 2009 80 out of 100 80
neXGam Jun 27, 2013 7.6 out of 10 76
The Video Game Critic Feb 14, 2004 C+ 58
Tilt Nov, 1982 3 out of 6 50


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  • FLUX Magazine
    • April 1995 (Issue #4) - #93 in the Top 100 Video Games of All-Time list
  • Retro Gamer Magazine
    • January 2008 (Issue 46) - #18 in the “Top 25 Atari 2600” Games poll
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Servo (57418) added Super Breakout (Atari 2600) on May 24, 2003
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