This is a modern remake of the cult classic arcade game Breakout. Breakout was released by Atari on May 13, 1976. Breakout also was a source of inspiration for the Apple II personal computer.
Use your mouse to move the paddle at the bottom of the screen back and forth to hit the ball upward.
Capture power ups without allowing the ball to fall below your paddle.
Keep breaking bricks until all the breakable bricks have been destroyed.
Play Brick Out Online
You can play this classic arcade inspired brick breaking game inside this webpage below by tapping on the screen or clicking your mouse.
Alternatively you can play this game as a web application here.
Arcade BrickOut Game Play Instructions
How to Play
Use your mouse to move the paddle at the bottom of the screen left and right to prevent the ball from falling off the screen & have the ball break the bricks.
Playing the Game
Click the play button arrow in the game to start the game.
If this is your first play that will start you on the first level of the game.
This game has 10 levels of increasing difficulty.
If you have played before this will bring up the level selection screen and allow you to select any level you have played before.
Your gameplay data is stored in your local web browser.
The upper left corner of the game allows you to toggle full screen mode on or off.
The upper right corner of the game allows you to turn sound on or off.
This game is more colorful and happier than the original it aims to emulate, it however has more breakable bricks closer to the launch point, so it is quite easy to die.
Click your mouse to release the ball, shooting it upward to break the bricks.
Some bricks only take a single hit, whereas some can take multiple hits.
The silver bricks can not be broken.
Be cautious when hitting bricks near the bottom of the playing field at a significant angle as the ball returns quickly.
If it is possible to get the ball to slide through a narrow opening and bounce around above the blocks that is ideal for players as they get to take many bricks out of the game without needing to repeatedly hit the ball with the paddle.
Track where the ball is going and try to meet it with your paddle.
It is generally best to hit the ball with the middle portion of the paddle as it causes the ball to travel in a more vertical direction, which is easier to track.
If you hit the ball near an edge of the paddle the ball will move at a significant angle off the paddle.
You are given three lives. Anytime the ball falls below your paddle you lose a life.
If you lose you can restart the game with 3 lives on whatever level you are playing.
One frustrating thing about this game is if your mouse goes outside the game window sometimes the paddle freezes position.
This game has many power ups hidden inside the breakable blocks.
You can catch these power ups with your paddle.
Some of them will slow the ball down, make your paddle wider, add guns to the sides of your paddle, or make your paddle magnetic.
While all three of those options make the game easier, sometimes people chasing the bonuses miss the ball and die.
There is also a “bonus” which is the opposite, making your paddle shorter.
The original game Breakout is available on multiple Atari compilations for console and handheld gaming systems. Atari Greatest Hits Volume 2 for the Nintendo DS includes the game and the Atari Flashback Classics for Nintendo Switch includes 150 different titles.
Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support
This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.
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7 comments on "Brick Out – Breakout Arcade Game Inspired Brick Breaker"
This take on the arcade staple adds several twists to a classic formula. Superficial differences are the first thing you’d spot. It’s themed after plastic toy blocks. The interface design resembles a child’s playroom. But much like the OG Breakout, your goal is to direct a ball to clear the blocks above.
The key to mastering this game is the same as its predecessor. Let the ball do most of the work. The twist is that the ball isn’t the only thing you should worry about. You can also get various falling power ups that can shake up your gameplay style.
This modern version of Brick Out has the same goal: clear the bricks by hitting the ball with the paddle. You get a maximum of three ball lives. It’s game over once you fail to bounce your third ball. Expect the game to have different types of bricks. The regular bricks are destroyed when the ball hits them once. Other bricks, which are earth-colored, take several hits before they’re removed. Bricks in silver are indestructible. Once all the bricks are eliminated, you can advance into the next level. But if you die, you can play the level again. Completed levels are saved on your browser.
When you destroy bricks, expect power ups to randomly fall. These power ups can make your paddle longer or temporarily magnetic. There’s even a power up that keeps your ball from falling temporarily. Another bonus is a power up that gives an extra ball. But as a tip, don’t focus too much on collecting power ups. You might miss the ball if you prioritize getting something else. There’s a bad power up that will make your paddle shorter. Watch out for falling yellow blocks with a red line in them. Try to avoid them when you can.