"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, you’re 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. It’s 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.
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
This is a complete re-write of breakeroids, please see the main description for full details!
- new rendering effects
- better instructions
- support for modern devices
- Versus mode removed
Ratings and Reviews
Good retro game
Well done in combining two arcade games I had enjoyed when I was young. The only suggestion would be to add option on how to control the paddle. Perhaps a left & right buttons on bottom corners. Continuously pressing the moving paddle can get uncomfortable.
A Nice Surprise
There have been other breaker games that have tried to be successful by using a retro design, but this one really works.
After years of Arkanoid variations, I didn't think that I'd see anything all that different or appealing, but this game is just that. I think of this game as being elegant in its simplicity, and I think that the saying of "less is more" really applies here. It looks like this game has been around for a few years, and I'm surprised that more breaker fans haven't discovered it. Hopefully, that will change.
Why is it that the UFO dropping bombs doesn't get hit by the asteroids? Seems a little like cheating. Hmmmmm.....
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- Simon Windmill
- 62.2 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 7.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2010 Simon Windmill
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.