When a retro game is given new life, there’s no guarantee of a successful resurrection. Of all the replicas of the classic Breakout, MacBrickout might be the best and can at least claim success. This classic brick breaker is ideally suited for all iOS devices and has been cleverly reinstated in this version with a ton of power capsules, hidden items and special bricks. MacBrickout features 27 different and unique levels to challenge players’ reflexes and quick thinking – plus it incorporates a bit of strategy as well to achieve a solid action arcade game in its simplest form.
MacBrickout has an intuitive interface and has thankfully been appropriately designed to maximize play area without interfering with paddle controls. The available balls, capsules and bricks are varied and include bombs, radioactive balls, bonus capsules that enlarge your paddle, slow the ball, stick the ball and in some cases warp the ball. There are just enough elements to keep the game interesting, but not so many as to clutter the screen or detract from the crux of gameplay. (more...)