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Game #4263
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Krypton Egg: Ultimate Breakout    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Breakout variant

Rating: 8.9 (30 votes)

Krypton Egg: Ultimate Breakout box cover

Krypton Egg: Ultimate Breakout screenshot
Described as the "best Breakout game in the world" by the French magazine PC Loisirs when it first came out, Krypton Egg is an excellent shareware Breakout game that boasts crisp and fast graphics (over 70 frames per second), 100 levels, 30 "spells" (power-ups), and a very nice soundtrack.

The gameplay will be familiar to anyone who has played Breakout or Arkanoid: you bounce an egg around the screen trying to hit bricks to clear them and go to the next level. While it doesn't break the mold, Krypton Egg offers plenty of creative power-ups that I have never seen in any other game, such as growth, slime, fire, and flying. These are called "spells" in the game, and you have to play the game yourself to find out what they do – I don't want to spoil the surprise ;) You will even fight "monsters" in certain levels where your paddle transforms into a spacecraft that you control from a 2D side-scrolling perspective like other horizontal shooters. These Raiden-style levels come as a refreshing surprise that enliven the otherwise formulaic ball-and-paddle gameplay.

Suffice it to say that if you enjoy Breakout, you will love this modern remake that doesn't reinvent the wheel, but enhances the game with cool power-ups, zany animations, crazy monsters, and excellent gameplay. Two thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Chili Con Valley
Publisher: Chili Con Valley
Year: 1996
Software Copyright: Chili Con Valley
Theme: Shareware
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: DX-Ball 2, Breakfree, Burokuzu

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