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). The player gets 3 lives to start with; a life is lost if the ball hits the bottom of the screen. When all the bricks have been destroyed, the player advances to a new, harder level. There are 34 levels. Many levels have unbreakable silver bricks. If all lives are lost, the game is over. 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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