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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 The M is a bonus bag to get
Krakout ZX Spectrum Main menu
Krakout ZX Spectrum The ball got stuck here, and started scoring indefinitely
Krakout ZX Spectrum High scores

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Computer Gamer Jun, 1987 85 out of 100 85
Tilt Jul, 1987 15 out of 20 75
Your Sinclair Feb, 1989 6 out of 10 60
Crash! Feb, 1989 37 out of 100 37


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Martin Smith (73768) added Krakout (ZX Spectrum) on Oct 07, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (708140), Hervé Piton (8357), Martin Smith (73768), sidder64 (9) and koffiepad (10513)