Brick Breaker (platformer) is a Breakout clone in which the player must smash a wall of bricks by deflecting a bouncing ball with a paddle. The paddle may move horizontally and is controlled with the BlackBerry's trackwheel, the computer's mouse or the touch of a finger (in the case of touchscreen). When all the bricks have been destroyed, the player advances to a new level. There are 34 levels. There are many versions of brick breaker, some in which you can shoot flaming fireballs or play with more than one ball if the player gets a power up.
Brick Breaker has a cult following of professional players trying to achieve high scores. The game's addictiveness was highlighted by The Vancouver Sun: There are "dozens of forums, support groups and yes, a Brick Breaker Addiction Facebook page, with spouses complaining of addicted mates."
- Shelley Fralic (November 19, 2010). "Ex-video game foe is now addicted to zapping bricks". The Vancouver Sun. Archived from the original on 2010-12-24. Retrieved 2010-11-20.
- "Beyond Brickbreaker". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2010-11-20.
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