Atari A to Z Flashback: Super Breakout

At this point, most people know that Super Breakout is a bona fide classic of the early days of gaming. But no-one really talks about how monstrously difficult its original arcade incarnation is.

Well, I’m here to change all that today! Super Breakout for the arcade is really, really hard, primarily because the paddle you control is such a stingy, pathetic little size that it’s very difficult to actually return the ball once… let alone enough times to clear the damn screen.

Doesn’t stop me coming back for more, though… particularly with three different game modes to take on in the vain hope I might be good at one of them!

Find a full archive of all the Atari A to Z videos on the official site.

2 thoughts on “Atari A to Z Flashback: Super Breakout”

    1. I don’t hate the analogue stick method, but it takes a lot of adjusting to. The Switch versions of games like this actually play best in handheld mode, since you can use the touchscreen. Sadly I can’t capture handheld mode play 🙂

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