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Best Brick Breaker game?

10-23-2009, 11:59 PM
#11
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Arkanoid

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05-22-2010, 06:02 PM
#12
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Not a complete list, but almost !!!

And the best ones for me are SuperBall 3 and Space Buster.

Am I missing someone?


3D Brick Breaker Revolution FREE
Blocks Classic Lite
Blocks Classic
Space Buster
AstroTilt Premium
SuperBall 3 Lite Edition
iBricks Lite (FREE)
3D Brick Breaker Revolution
3D Brick Breaker Revolution 2 FREE
Chimps Ahoy Lite!
Brick Bong
Brick Breaker Revolution FREE
Galaxy Impact
Accel Blocks
GloBall Lite
Bricks of Camelot LITE
SuperBall 3
GloBall
Space Buster Premium
Meteor Lite - Brick Breaker
BlocksTouch 3D
Block Breaker Deluxe 2
Space X Ball Lite
Bricks Touch (FREE)
Block Breaker Deluxe 2 Free
3D Brick Breaker Revolution 2
BrickBreaker Lite
Momentum Lite
Holiday Smash
Chimps Ahoy!
Brick Breaker 3D
BrickBreaker
Meteor - Brick Breaker
Reflexion
Mr. Bounce Lite
Space Out
Circle Lite (FREE)
Smash Frenzy Lite
iBricks
Ace Glow Brick Breaker
ARKANOID
Bricks of Camelot
3D Cell Breaker
3D Noid
3D Super Brick Breaker
3DBrickEvolution
3DBrickEvolutionFree
A 8 Breaker
A Balloon Break !
A Bird Breaker !
A Burger Breaker !
A CupCake Break !
A Doodle Break
A Pumpkin Breaker !
Ace Glow Brick Breaker 2
Adult Brick
Adult Brick Lite
Ah Brick
Ah BrickLite
Alien Breaker
Alien Breakout
AlienBreakerLite
Arco Pong
AstroTilt
Ball Blaster
Ball Blaster 2
Ball Blaster 2 Lite
Ball Blaster Lite
Ball Slam Fantasy
Ball Slam Fantasy Lite
Ballzup
Ballzup - Lite
BLOCK X BLOCK
BLOCK X BLOCK FREE
Breaker !
BreakIt
BreakItLite
Breakout Sushi Blocks
Breakout Sushi Blocks Lite
Brick Blaster 3D
Brick Breaker Revolution
Brick Buster
BrickBreak
BrickBreak
BrickOne
Brickout
Brickracker
Bricks Breaking
Chimps Ahoy! spooked!
Circle
Classy Bricks
Colibricks
Colibricks Lite
CREEPYTOWN
CREEPYTOWN Lite
CrystalGems
CrystalGems Lite
DaBricks
DoodleNoid
Doodlenoid Lite
Dual Bricks
Fireball
Fireball Block Destroyer
Fireball Block Destroyer - LITE
Fireball Lite
FunWithBricks
Galaxy Impact 2: Ignite
iBlock
iBreakOut
iBrique
IceBreaker Lite
IceBreaker Touch!
Impaxxt
Jet Ball
Jet Ball Free
Jolt
Jolt Lite (FREE)
JustBreak
Kokiko
Kokiko Lite
Krypton Egg
Krypton Egg Lite
Magic Ball 2
Magic Ball 2 Lite
Mobile Break
Momentum
Mr. Bounce
Noid
Noid Lite
Original Brick
Original Brick - Unlimited Levels
Original BrickKo
Pandora Bricks
Paper Breaker
Paper Breaker Lite
Ponganoid
Radial 50 - 360 Brick Breaker
Radial 50 Lite - 360 Brick Breaker
Reflexion Lite
Seraphim's Scepter
Seraphim's Scepter Brick Breaker FREE
Smash Bat
Smash Bat Free
Smash Frenzy 2
Smash!
Space Brick - Unlimited Game
Space X Ball
Super Breakout
Super BrickBreak
The Magic Blackboard
The Magic Blackboard B&W
The Magic Blackboard Free
Touch Breaker
Ultranium 4
Unbreakable Blocks

05-22-2010, 07:00 PM
#13
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 1,544
Jet Ball is wonderful and free for the moment !
06-27-2010, 07:08 AM
#14
Alien Breakout is a cool comic style wallbreaker



06-27-2010, 07:43 AM
#15
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 239
If they ever port AlphaBounce to the iPhone get that.
06-27-2010, 09:45 AM
#16
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,611
Quote:
Originally Posted by joelmejiaganan View Post
And the best ones for me are SuperBall 3 and Space Buster.

Am I missing someone?
...
Lol what a list! Thanks for the effort.

You can add Enchanted Forest recently released, nice one but I suggest you stick to tilt controls until an update cleaning controls when you use touch to move the pad, and even if touch are more efficient for that sort of game. It's a funny one, for ipad and with high quality graphics including some funny faeries you free in levels and then fly around to help you a little.

My current favorite is Gameloft's Block Breaker Deluxe 2, I wonder if any can really do better, it has all (but faeries!), shop, chapters to break the levels in subsets, bosses, very diversified levels, multiple weapons, many different bricks and moving bricks, various aliens ships, ton of different power up, very clear graphics even when the screen is overloaded with sprites. If I remember well Arkanoid wasn't doing better. On top of that the mood is rather funny and there's a mini fake story to glue all the levels.

I'll try some more to see how they compare (I hope they have a free demo).
06-27-2010, 11:22 AM
#17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
My favorite is The Magic Blackboard
Seconded
06-29-2010, 02:33 PM
#18
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I tried most of those highlighted here and on an ipad the result is not that great because of the ipad:
  • The Magic Blackboard: It has a play window very very blurry up to make it unpleasant to play on an ipad.
  • SuperBall 3: I bought it in HD and it has important fps problems making it unpleasant to play on an ipad.
  • Reflexion: Its gameplay doesn't match an ipad because it requires a free hand and one hand to tilt for activating a temporary slow motion, but the ipad is too heavy for such gameplay.
  • Radial 50: The demo crash a lot.
  • Space Buster: I had already tried the HD version named HD Brick Breaker, this version highlight a major weakness, an important lack of visibility and confusing bonus. The iphone version doesn't suffer as much of the problem but still quite a bit and I'm under the negative feeling coming from the HD version.
  • Ball Slam Fantasy: I can't succeed control the ball direction, not sure it comes from the ipad.
  • Meteor HD: The sensation are good, the gameplay is clear, and the special pad is working well. But it is too easy, it lacks of fantasy and features and levels seems not enough different, after 40+ levels played I gave up.
  • Alien Breakout: It is very basic from a Bricks Breaker point of view and any comics won't help much.
  • BrickBreaker: On an ipad, with its big bricks, its very basic first levels that look even more basic when enlarged, this highlight even more an approach a bit too basic, at least for first levels, those are enough to make me stop play it more.

So among those quoted in this thread (including by me), this let playing well on an ipad:
  • Brick Breaker Deluxe 2: Despite it's an iphone game, on an ipad it's clearly the best of those I tried.
  • Arkanoid: I forgot how good was the gameplay and the port is well done. But on some points I'd like a deeper remake instead of a more or less direct port, still great but the levels are certainly too big, the ball is tiny, and it is missing a save feature to allow pause a campaign and come back later.
  • Jet Ball: It was free but isn't anymore and if you want update it you'll have to buy it. Also it propose more levels for a cheap price. It isn't as cool than SuperBall 3 would be if it hasn't fps problems, but it's quite a same approach and good enough. It is more modern, with more focus on reflex and fast action than on reflexion and precise control of the ball.
  • Enchanted Forest and Bricks of Camelot: Despite the second is an iphone game it seems done for an ipad with very detailed sprites and levels, complex levels using a landscape. Also both have levels with many different area making play them a little like you are exploring a little area. Enchanted Forest has sharper graphics on an ipad due to its design for it but Bricks of Camelot almost suffer the comparison despite it a a little blurry if you look carefully and close. Both has many features, perhaps Bricks of Camelot have a but more. But both don't have as much features than big Brick Breaker like BBD2 or Arkanoid, Enchanted Forest has more mood in my opinion but Bricks of Camelot does well anyway. Both has some manageable problem with touch control not letting enough place bellow the bottom and that tend to make you lost the control sometime when your finger ripe out of the borders. But you can do with it or even use a tilt control, less efficient but more comfortable if you get used to it.

EDIT:
I edit this post because after to have buy Paper Breaker and my feeling is hugely different. The full version is universal alas the iPad version is full of flaws.

First point is the play area is only half the screen making it a lot smaller than the ipod lite doubled. The second point is that there's ton of bugs of menus collapsing above each other. The third point is it crash each time you record you final score. The fourth point is the ugliest it is a lot more difficult up to be boring because, it is a lot faster and no option can change that and the overall design is a crap, for example in iphone version the larger pad makes sense covering an important part when in ipad it is close to be pointless. One more port to ipad badly done.

Last edited by Qordobo; 07-01-2010 at 08:58 PM.
06-29-2010, 04:15 PM
#19
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 9,567
My fav is Jet Ball
06-29-2010, 04:24 PM
#20
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,021
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qordobo View Post
I tried most of those highlighted here and on an ipad the result is not that great because of the ipad:
  • The Magic Blackboard: It has a play window very very blurry up to make it unpleasant to play on an ipad.
  • SuperBall 3: I bought it in HD and it has important fps problems making it unpleasant to play on an ipad.
  • Reflexion: Its gameplay doesn't match an ipad because it requires a free hand and one hand to tilt for activating a temporary slow motion, but the ipad is too heavy for such gameplay.
  • Radial 50: The demo crash a lot.
  • Space Buster: I had already tried the HD version named HD Brick Breaker, this version highlight a major weakness, an important lack of visibility and confusing bonus. The iphone version doesn't suffer as much of the problem but still quite a bit and I'm under the negative feeling coming from the HD version.
  • Ball Slam Fantasy: I can't succeed control the ball direction, not sure it comes from the ipad.
  • Meteor HD: The sensation are good, the gameplay is clear, and the special pad is working well. But it is too easy, it lacks of fantasy and features and levels seems not enough different, after 40+ levels played I gave up.
  • Alien Breakout: It is very basic from a Bricks Breaker point of view and any comics won't help much.
  • BrickBreaker: On an ipad, with its big bricks, its very basic first levels that look even more basic when enlarged, this highlight even more an approach a bit too basic, at least for first levels, those are enough to make me stop play it more.

So among those quoted in this thread (including by me), this let playing well on an ipad:
  • Brick Breaker Deluxe 2: Despite it's an iphone game, on an ipad it's clearly the best of those I tried.
  • Arkanoid: I forgot how good was the gameplay and the port is well done. But on some points I'd like a deeper remake instead of a more or less direct port, still great but the levels are certainly too big, the ball is tiny, and it is missing a save feature to allow pause a campaign and come back later.
  • Paper Breaker: Its very special approach seems weird with a paper look almost black and white with some light brown nuances and some grey nuances. It makes you worry about the graphic enjoyment and the clear identification of bonus and bricks. But in fact the look has a very pleasant aesthetic, at least for me, and the various elements are very easy to identify. But what makes it very worthy is the level design, one of the most accurate, a little nasty, requiring reflexion and precise control plus good management of power up. It remind me Arkanoid but without too big levels, a better look, not a tiny ball,
  • Jet Ball: It was free but isn't anymore and if you want update it you'll have to buy it. Also it propose more levels for a cheap price. It isn't as cool than SuperBall 3 would be if it hasn't fps problems, but it's quite a same approach and good enough. It is more modern, with more focus on reflex and fast action than on reflexion and precise control of the ball.
  • Enchanted Forest and Bricks of Camelot: Despite the second is an iphone game it seems done for an ipad with very detailed sprites and levels, complex levels using a landscape. Also both have levels with many different area making play them a little like you are exploring a little area. Enchanted Forest has sharper graphics on an ipad due to its design for it but Bricks of Camelot almost suffer the comparison despite it a a little blurry if you look carefully and close. Both has many features, perhaps Bricks of Camelot have a but more. But both don't have as much features than big Brick Breaker like BBD2 or Arkanoid, Enchanted Forest has more mood in my opinion but Bricks of Camelot does well anyway. Both has some manageable problem with touch control not letting enough place bellow the bottom and that tend to make you lost the control sometime when your finger ripe out of the borders. But you can do with it or even use a tilt control, less efficient but more comfortable if you get used to it.

Thanks for the comments about how these play on the iPad - I have been tempted by a few on the list, but may hold off now.

I agree with BBD2 - a great game.

Camelot is easy - it is a Donut game, and I have yet to have a Donut game that is not at least good, and most are good - great...

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