Krakout (Kixx) Review | Zzap - Everygamegoing


By Kixx
Commodore 64/128

Published in Zzap #43


This early Arkanoid variant tried to be different by turning the play area through 90 degrees, but the basic ball-bouncing, brick-busting gameplay is the same. All the features which have since become standard are in there, too - missile-firing, sticky, doubled and elongated bats, extra lives and slower balls. And that's it, really. Just get rid of all the bricks on the screen and it's on to the next level.

The graphics aren't quite as polished as the official Imagine conversion and the sound hovers just above mediocre, but there's probably enough gameplay in Krakout to keep you at it for a while. It's certainly a more tempting purchase now than it was when it had a £9.99 price tag, but there are better, similar games at a budget which are more worthy of your money, namely Ricochet... Traz and Ball Blasta.