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  • Publisher: coolpowers
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 7.5 MB
  • Version: 1.5.0
  • Price: Free
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App description: "If you're the kind of gamer that digs Asteroids and Breakout and are into the retro aesthetic, Breakeroids is one you'll probably want to grab." - Touch Arcade

"With its tight controls and retro polish, we had fun with the game." - Slide To Play

"If taking out some asteroids using Breakout mechanics sounds even the slightest bit appealing to you, youre very likely going to be happy with your purchase." - GamePro (iOS Game of the Day)

"It does belong in the same breath as Asteroids, Arkanoid, Breakout, Gorf and more. Its that good. Classic good." - Gamerdad (Gaming With Children)

Defend the Earth from wave after wave of asteroids, armed only with a paddle and a bouncing ball. Drop the ball and you lose a shield - lose all your shields and the asteroids wipe out the planet.

It's a new twist on two gaming staples - breaking bricks and blasting space rocks. The crisp vector graphics perfectly complement the old-school gameplay, and with modern amenities like leaderboards and the ability to resume wherever you leave off you have the perfect game to kill a couple of minutes - or a couple of hours.

Thanks for your support in the past.. seven years?!

This update is a complete rewrite of breakeroids to better support modern and future devices, as it was no longer technically possible to update the original. I was getting a few support requests about things not working quite right and felt bad that my hands were tied, so here we go, completely new (but old!) breakeroids - and now it's free!

The old hacky glowing effect has been replaced with real glowy blurry lines, and a couple of added effects to them (that can be turned off in options). The downside is that if you have an older device, it might not perform as well. I still get smooth play as far back as iPhone 5S and iPad mini 2, I haven't been able to test older.

You can now rotate your device at the menu screen to play in landscape mode. It's quite a difference experience, give it a try!

I did have to remove Versus mode. If it turns out to be missed, I'll add it back.

Logging into Gamecenter is now optional, so you should be able to play just fine without an internet connection without having to wait as it tries to sign in. I also removed achievements, because I have Quite Strong Opinions about them.

coolpowers's comments:
Very happy to announce my first iOS game is available! It really has to be seen in motion to appreciate it. Now with Versus mode and the gun power-up that everyone has been asking for

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01-27-2011, 04:56 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
This is a game that interests me at face value. However, the run down goes something like this:

If there was a lite I'd go out of my way to download and try it.

If it was a buck I could just about convince myself to take a chance.

At two, I'm more inclined to sit back and wait for impressions. Which, at two, aren't all that likely to come. And with the frequency of app releases being what they are, and the strain they place on one's attention span being as it is, I'm just as likely to forget all about this game's existence within a few hours, as I am to still care.

Last edited by Gabrien; 01-27-2011 at 04:59 AM.

01-27-2011, 02:24 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Coralville / Iowa City
Posts: 83
Thanks for your response, and without derailing this into a price discussion (I think you could write a thesis on App Store pricing psychology) I'll just say I completely understand where you're coming from. More and more, games are competing for your time as well as your money.

But you also reminded me I meant to add some promo codes, so here they are:


Please respond when you take a code, and as always a review is appreciated.
01-27-2011, 02:29 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 2
Looks sweet been waiting for a retro asteroids game for some time, i've grabbed code WFR9F9TJEPWW thanks
01-27-2011, 02:32 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 484
01-27-2011, 02:34 PM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Valrico, FL
Posts: 309
Took W4JF9Y3RRY6F. Thanks a lot!
01-27-2011, 02:35 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Montreal
Posts: 380
got 9EN6W7KK9LFA thanks alot
01-27-2011, 04:43 PM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Valrico, FL
Posts: 309
Initial impressions:

Quite fun. I had never really thought of how a hybrid between Arkanoid/Breakout and Asteroids would work but this game pulls it off well. You control the paddle at the bottom of the screen by touching anywhere on the screen and moving left or right. The asteroids move about on the field as they do in the classic game, being able to exit one side of the screen and emerge on the other. The player's ball, however, will bounce off the sides and top of the playfield. The paddle is protected by a multi-layered shield that deteriorates as it is hit. Larger asteroids will fragment when hit into smaller ones. Clear the field by destroying all asteroids while preventing damage to your paddle. Collect powerups such as paddle enlarger and multiball along the way.

The vector styled graphics are nicely done, however a little blurry on the iPad at 2x. Looking forward to a potential universal update in the future. The sound comprises of basic crashing sounds while a droning heartbeat plays in the background, much like the arcade versions of Asteroids or Space Invaders. Everything plays much like in the original games overall. This leads to probably my only complaint about the game. At the end of a wave it can be a little monotonous watching your ball bounce around narrowly missing the last asteroid shard. You do have some degree of control over where the ball goes by moving your paddle wisely, but as the target is constantly moving, this can lead to a little cat and mouse chase.

If you've played Arkanoid and Asteroids, you pretty much know what you are getting with this app. Recommended for retro gamers.
01-27-2011, 05:30 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 509
I bought this game, and I agree, it definitely needs universal HD iPad treatment. I'm also playing it at 2x on my iPad and the graphics don't look so great. However, the gameplay is very fun, and the combo of Asteroids and Arkanoid work pretty well. The combo isn't as perfect as the space invaders brick breaker "Space Out", but given the two games you're merging here the combo works probably as good as it can. The combo of clearing the screen of astroids via brick breaking to pass each level is pretty sweet. Make it HD universal and it will sell and look way better. Thanks for a fun game.
01-27-2011, 05:36 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 484
Looks great on my iPod Touch 4G, very clean. Love the way the floating astroids mix up the traditional brick breaking game style. Make the ball a lot more unpredictable.