Super Breakout

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Atari 5200
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Game Boy Color
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Super Breakout Atari 2600 Cavity
Super Breakout Atari 5200 Select the options for a new game
Super Breakout Atari ST Progressive breakout
Super Breakout Atari 5200 Atari logo and game title

Alternate Titles

  • "Super Breakout!" -- Game Boy Color in-game title

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User Reviews

Nice Atari 2600 game! Atari 2600 Gustavo Henrique dos Santos (86)

Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Atari 2600 Mar 23, 2009 80 out of 100 80
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Atari Times Atari 5200 May 12, 2004 60 out of 100 60
Atari Gamer - XL-XE Game Review Edition Atari 8-bit Dec, 2013 6 out of 10 60
Mega Fun Game Boy Color Jul, 1999 59 out of 100 59
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Feb 14, 2004 C+ 58
ST Action Atari ST Aug, 1988 46 out of 100 46
All Game Guide Game Boy Color 1999 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Color Jul, 1999 4.25 out of 6 35
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Sep, 1988 24 out of 100 24

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Trivia

Awards

  • 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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