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Krakout cover.jpg
Developer(s) Gremlin Graphics Software
Publisher(s) Gremlin Graphics Software
Platform(s) Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum
Release 1987
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single Player
Screenshot of Krakout.

Krakout is a Breakout clone video game that was released for the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64 and MSX platforms in 1987. One of the wave of enhanced Breakout variants to emerge in the wake of Arkanoid, its key distinctions are that gameplay is horizontal in layout, and that it allows the player to select the acceleration characteristics of the bat before playing. It was written by Andy Green and Rob Toone and published by Gremlin Graphics. The music was composed by Ben Daglish.


In 1990, Dragon gave the game 4 out of 5 stars, calling it "one of our favorites, this is Breakout with a different flavor".[1]


  1. ^ Lesser, Hartley; Lesser, Patricia; Lesser, Kirk (June 1990). "The Role of Computers". Dragon (158): 47–54. 

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