Breakout - PlayStation

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Breakout (PlayStation)
Also for: PC, Power Mac, Nuon
Viewed: 3D Combination Genre:
Classic Arcade: Bat and Ball
Arcade origin:No
Developer: Supersonic Software Soft. Co.: Atari
Publishers: Hasbro (GB)
Released: Sept 2000 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Accessories: Analogue JoyPad, Memory Card, Mouse, Multi Tap
Features: Vibration Compatible


Video game classics are often hard to come by once they are removed from the high street shelf, so what would you do if you were after a seventies classic? Well, normally it would be considered almost impossible to get hold of anything over ten years old. Those of you chasing a certain little bat and ball game called Break Out are in for a treat. The nice people at Hasbro have finally released a 3D update to the 25-year-old classic, and have gone so far as to include a story line. What is happening to the world?

Thanks to the addition of the 3rd dimension, developers Supersonic have managed to incorporate number of new strategies into Break Out. For example, a pyramid level can be easily finished through taking out the bottom blocks, causing the remaining blocks to collapse without the aid of you and your ball. The inclusion of a story line is a strange one. The disposal of bricks is not your only challenge; across your journey you come across the likes of ravenous wolves, and your archenemy, the evil Batnix. The multi-player option is quite possibly the strongest asset to Break Out, and with a Multi Tap this would make a great party title.

While Break Out is not the classic it was all those years ago, it will bring back some old memories for the older players out there.