Fun brick breaking game
I don't see many of these games that keep me interested...break bricks and release good (or bad) power ups...fast action that you can control with an easy--expert control. This is one of the good ones; if you like the genre, download this now. If you haven't tried a brick game but like action and strategy, give it a try.
January 21, 2013
Fun & addictive
This is one of the those games that's fun to play for a while when you don't want to get involved in a game with a complicated storyline and lots of places to go and things to find. It's sort of mindless, but in a good way.
I love the bright colors, the slightly funky music, and the fast play. There's absolutely no story and it's easy to drop into the game for a few minutes when you need a break in your day. Lots of fun!
January 22, 2013
Good overall game, good graphics and gameplay. One major criticism is that it randomly doesn't save the game you've just played so that when you go back to play it starts with a previously saved game. Very frustrating and ruins an otherwise good game. I would have given it 5 stars if it didn't have this fault.
Still not as good as the original Hyperballoid which is the best "Breakout clone" ever.
March 27, 2013
Not Ready for Macs
I like this game, and as noted, it's a fun breakout game. Four different "worlds" to play in, and four levels of difficulty. Graphics are beautifully done.
But it is not ready for Macs, at all. To pause the game and get to a menu where you can change options like sound volume or, more importantly, _go to the main menu where you can quit the game_, you are supposed to press your right mouse button. I have a mouse with a right button, but pressing it doesn't work. Neither does the traditional Mac way of playing with a one button mouse, and holding down the command key as you click. Neither will pressing the escape key.
There is no way at all to set the difficulty level at the start of a game, or to change it during the game. The only chance to set the difficulty of a game is to start the game at the very first level--which starts at "normal" difficulty--successfully play through a few levels, at which point you get a screen saying "Are you satisfied with the level you are playing?" Then you can change the difficulty level--and that's the only time you can change it.
FYI, you can bring up the options menu if you manage to press command and tab at exactly the same time. If you don't press them exactly together you get four icons with the game flashing through them--if you can manage to press escape while the flash is on the game icon, you'll get the options menu. This will sometimes let you press the main menu button and get the main menu where you can quit, but I've found that button doesn't always take you to the main menu. However, when you get the options menu, the game is paused and the dock comes up. You can click on the game icon (not the game manager icon) and hold it down and choose quit. Most of the time this saves your current game, but not always.
If you have a Mac and you're happy to play partial games and not be bothered if the game refuses to save your progress, and you are prepared to accept the limit on choosing your difficulty, and you don't mind jumping through hoops to quit the game--well it is fun and bright and enjoyable.
But it should _never_ have been released for the Mac in this state.
June 9, 2013