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Drop Off is similar to Breakout, in that the player controls a paddle which can move left and right, hitting a ball which the player is using to eliminate jewels at the upper end of the play field. The game differs from Breakout, however, in that the paddle can also be moved up and down, the jewels are moving down toward the player's paddle, and there is a border at the bottom of the play field which bounces the ball back.

The plot of the game involves the antagonist character's girlfriend being in a coma. A muse appears and tells the player that his girlfriend is trapped in a nightmare and is possessed by someone. The muse then casts a spell to put the player into her dreams.


Drop Off TurboGrafx-16 Title Screen
Drop Off TurboGrafx-16 Her first dream is about apples
Drop Off TurboGrafx-16 Intro explains the plot
Drop Off TurboGrafx-16 and then the watermelons

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Alternate Titles

  • "Drop Rock Hora Hora" -- Japanese title
  • "ドロップロック ほらホラ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
1UP! May 13, 2016 62 out of 100 62
Power Play Jul, 1990 51 out of 100 51


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Wii version

The Wii's Virtual Console version of the game has been expunged from downloadable games in early March 2012.
Rockin' Kat (2653) added Drop Off (TurboGrafx-16) on May 02, 2011
Other platforms contributed by yenruoj_tsegnol_eht (!!ihsoy) (2626) and firefang9212 (74258)