DescriptionBlock Buster is the original launch title for the Microvision game system, rather like Tetris which came packed in with the original Game Boy upon it's release in 1989. As such, Block Buster came packed in the same box with the Microvision system, and was intended to show off the strengths of the system. Since the Microvision came with a built in rotating paddle controller, Block Buster works specifically with this control input.
Block Buster is, as its core, simply a clone of the classic Atari 2600 game Breakout. Players use the paddle knob to move a paddle left and right along the bottom of the gameplay screen to bounce a ball against blocks at the top with the goal of clearing as many blocks as possible.
There are two speeds selectable with the Speed button, and the Paddle button selects the sizes of the paddle as either "Double" or "Triple." Triple is a paddle three pixels wide. The ball must be served by pressing the Go button. The Go button also navigates through the brief menu system and score screens.
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- "Casse Brique" -- French Title
- "BlockBuster" -- Dutch title
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|Creative Computing||Nov, 1979||Unscored||Unscored|
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