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Breakout Hero

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A juicy remake of Breakout/Arkanoid with 15 levels and a high-score list. Created as part of a long-running video tutorial series. If you want to learn how to make a game like this, check out this playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLea8cjCua_P0qjjiG8G5FBgqwpqMU7rBk

How to Play
You control the pad at the bottom of the screen. You need to destroy the bricks by hitting them with a ball. If the ball leaves the bottom of the screen you lose. You need to move your pad left and right to keep the ball on the screen.

If you move the pad while you hit the ball, you can change the angle of the ball's trajectory. There are also different powerups, which appear when you destroy a blue block.

Controls
- Use the cursor keys to move left or right
- Use the X, M or V key to confirm (X)
- Use the Z, M or C key to cancel (O)
- You might need to click on the game for it to gain focus

Powerups
- Orange = Slow - Slows down time
- White = Extra Life - Gives you an additional extra life
- Green = Sticky - Makes you pad sticky. It makes the ball stick to the paddle so you can launch it again
- Blue = Expand - Expands the size of your pad
- Black = Reduce - Shrinks you pad but also gives you a 10x score modifier
- Red = Megaball - Lets the ball smash through blocks without changing direction
- Yellow = Multiball - Splits the ball into two balls. You only lose a life if you lose your last ball

Sudden Death - if there are only 3 bricks left when the ball hits the pad, the game goes into Sudden Death mode. Bricks will start blinking as they are about to explode. If you hit a brick while it's blinking, you'll get extra points.

Scoring
Hitting multiple bricks in a row increases your score multiplier to a maximum of 7x. Hitting the ball with the pad resets the multiplier back to 1x.

Losing all lives resets your score to 0, but you can continue playing. For the highest score possible, try finishing the game without losing your lives.

For an additional challenge and even more points, press up or down on the start screen for Fast Mode.

Reviews


Basically Breakout…

BUT COOLER!

It's really fun, the power-ups seem balanced, but the problem is, i cannot seem to pass the darn second level >:(


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Now this is an example of a good online game. You took a simple concept, as part of your YT tutorial, and turned it into something much more appealing.

It has decent pixel art, REALLY visually appealing particle effects, great sound effects and even a unique identity, a radical style of its own as shown in the messages that appear in-game ("mah dude").

The only con of this is... the lack of music basically. Even then though, this doesn't ruin its awesomeness.


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FYI, there is a difference between breakout and Arkanoid.

In breakout the ball returns at the angle opposed to the one it approaches the paddle from, regardless of where it hits the paddle, as it would bouncing off a solid wall.

In arkanoid, the ball returns at an angle determined by where it hits the paddle, center hits cause the ball to return almost vertically, and hitting the edge of the paddle results in a sever angle of return.

Anyway, it's a decent breakout clone. Nice work.


Krystman responds:

Yes. There is more differences too. Arkanoid has powerups whereas Breakout has none. The ball behavior in my game is actually based on Alleyway for the Game Boy. But the powerups are close to the ones found in Arkanoid.


I was about to say "another breakout clone".

And I still do. However, you did it very good. The game feels very fresh.



A classic game remade to be better!


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Uploaded
Jul 7, 2018
2:27 PM EDT
Genre
Action - Other
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  • Daily 2nd Place July 9, 2018