The game “Break Out” is probably one of the classic games that never failed to amuse every kid of every generation. The gameplay is simple yet surprisingly tricky and challenging. It has been adapted and twisted many times but the addictive quality of this game surprisingly remained. Broken Breakout might be one of the thousand games that are merely inspired from the classic Breakout but this one features a very interesting twist. Broken Breakout by Tim Garbos will take you to a series of challenging levels with varying range of difficulties. It takes you to a classic Breakout interface with the same old objective and that is to eliminate all the bricks on stage. However, this game has been twisted because instead of moving the “paddle” to catch the bouncing ball, you are moving and shaking the entire stage to manipulate the ball’s movement.
It is not your typical Breakout game indeed but it is absolutely ten times challenging and fun to play with. As soon as the game begins, you will be prompted to a single block. Normally for a Breakout, the game will begin by moving the paddle. The paddle can only be moved to left and right but it should be done carefully as you need to catch the bouncing ball. Missing it would only end the game and the player needs to start the level back from the very beginning. In Broken Breakout, you are not dealing with a moving paddle. It is aptly named “Broken” because they made it look like the game is not working properly and instead of moving the paddle, the player is encouraged to shake the stage. This will allow you to move the ball inside and to break the bricks. This however, will not just end there because the game will become more challenging as you progress.
The rate of difficulty will drastically increase as you progress in this game. You will soon encounter “Red Blocks” which should never be touched by you ball, otherwise, the game will come to a quick end and you have no other option but to start the same level back from the very beginning until you managed to make it through. The game is presented in a very simple and retro-inspired interface but despite of its overall simplicity, the game is surprisingly fun and addictive. It could have been more engaging if they added a score chart and the game has a huge potential of becoming and addictive game app for your smartphone. Simple, fun yet frustratingly challenging! I guess that’s how you can perfectly describe this game and I just can’t wait to see more of its future developments! Enjoy!