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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 8-bit Playing cavity
Super Breakout Atari 5200 Atari logo and game title
Super Breakout Atari ST Cavity breakout
Super Breakout Atari 5200 Cavity breakout

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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 (113)

Critic Reviews

Game Freaks 365 Atari 2600 Jul 03, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Le Geek Atari 2600 2012 4 out of 5 80
The Atari Times Atari 2600 Mar 23, 2009 80 out of 100 80
Consoles Plus Game Boy Color Jun, 1999 78 out of 100 78
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
IGN Game Boy Color Feb 16, 2000 4 out of 10 40
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Sep, 1988 24 out of 100 24


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