[Android] Smash bricks and keep the ball in the air in Brick Breaker, a remake of the Atari classic

Do you remember playing Breakout or Arkanoid, the game in which you bounce a ball off a paddle to break bricks, on your old Atari or at the arcade? I do! And now, you can get that same game on your phone with the free, ad-supported Brick Breaker.

Brick Breaker, like all other apps with the exact same name, is not an official Atari- or Taito-sanctioned clone of Breakout. However, it still has the same physics and features of the original game, making it “good enough” for most anyone involved. It’s also not the most beautiful it could possibly be, but again, it’s good enough, and it doesn’t distract from the game like many other clones do.

There are 30 levels and an array of brick types to break. The best are probably the ones that give you special abilities–you can make the paddle larger, smaller, inversed, upgrade to power balls, get extra balls, and get faster balls.

Brick Breaker is a fun game. I remember playing a game like it back in the 90s on an old Macintosh, and since then, I’ve been looking for it again. While I’ve not found the exact game yet, Brick Breaker is a fun way to get the same game squished onto my phone.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v2.2

Requires: Android 1.6+

Download size: 1.3MB

Brick Breaker on Play Store

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