|Genre:||Arcade Game: Action|
|Cover Art Language:||English|
|Machine Compatibility:||Spectrum 48K, Spectrum 128K, Spectrum +2|
|Release:||Professionally released on Cassette|
|Available For:||Amstrad CPC464, BBC Model B, Commodore 64/128, Spectrum 48K/128K/+2 & ZX Vega|
|Compatible Emulators:||ZXSpin (PC (Windows))|
Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))
|Original Release Date:||29th September 1988|
|Original Release Price:||£2.99|
|Market Valuation:||£2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)|
|Box Type:||Cassette Single Plastic Clear|
|Author(s):||Andy Green, Ben Daglish, Greg A. Holmes, Terry Lloyd, Marco Duroe & Bob Toone|
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A fascinating game that you will come back to time and time again. Read Review
Severely lacking in addictive qualities - the layout of the screens is unimaginative and boredom soon sets in. Read Review
The graphics are all right, the sound isn't too bad and the options on bat and ball speed are a nice touch - but they don't help the overall feel. Read Review
Nice version of a ridiculously old game. Definitely in second after Arkanoid but if you can handle the odd angle, it's better. Read Review
If Krakout were the only game of this type on the market, I'm sure the flags and bunting would now be out. But it's second and very much second best after Arkanoid. Read Review
The graphics are a little basic, but it's eminently playable, and if you want some more bricks to batter, you could do far worse. Read Review
The graphics are very bright, you can vary the speed of the game and there are 100 screens worth of assorted bricks to batter, but in the final analysis it lacks an enduring addictive quality. Read Review
Welcome to the ultimate challenge! A two way test of skill and nerve - can you out manoeuvre the awesome ogre and blast a path through the myriad of colourful bricks? Are your reflexes adept enough to retrieve the speeding missile, deflected from its block shattering journey or regurgitated contemptuously from the ogre's mouth?
The options are:
The bonuses are:
G - Glue:
The ball sticks to the bat.
B - Bomb:
There is a massive explosion destroying adjacent blocks.
S - Shield:
Makes a barrier appear behind you.
M - Missile:
Gives you one missile to fire.
0 - Slow Down:
Slows the ball down slightly.
x2 - Times Two:
D - Double Bat:
Gives you another bat in front of your present bat. This gives some protection against Aliens.
X - Extra Man:
Gives you an extra life.
E - Expand:
Makes your bat expand.
P - Up, L - Down, SPACE - Fire
1 - Toggle Pause
Compatible with Interface II, Kempston and Cursor Joystick
Note: If you own a Spectrum +2 and wish to use the built-in joystick socket, select Interface II.
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|A digital version of Krakout suitable for ZXSpin (PC (Windows)), Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))|
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