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Arkanoid-style Breakout clone, which unlike most other similar games has the bat on the side of the screen (there is a left/right option) instead of at the bottom. There are 100 screens to be conquered.

There are a number of types of special bricks, but unlike e.g. Arkanoid, they do not fall towards the bat. Instead, when you hit a special brick, it flips to show a letter. E.g. E (Extend bat), C (Catch ball), M (Missile), B (Bomb, explodes when hit by ball, clearing a number of bricks) and X (Extra life). Extra lives are also awarded when the player scores 10,000 points.

The enemies/obstacles are more varied than in Arkanoid. Some make the bat freeze, some actually chew and eat your ball and spit out the core back at you!


Krakout ZX Spectrum Ready to return the ball
Krakout MSX Options screen
Krakout Thomson MO Second level
Krakout BBC Micro Game Over

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64'er Commodore 64 May, 1987 13 out of 15 87
Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Jun, 1987 85 out of 100 85
Happy Computer Commodore 64 1987 85 out of 100 85
Tilt Commodore 64 May, 1987 17 out of 20 85
Tilt ZX Spectrum Jul, 1987 15 out of 20 75
Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Apr, 1987 70 out of 100 70
Commodore User Commodore 64 Apr, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Feb, 1989 6 out of 10 60
Zzap! Commodore 64 Apr, 1987 55 out of 100 55
Crash! ZX Spectrum Feb, 1989 37 out of 100 37


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