Krypton Egg

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Krypton Egg
Krypton Egg
In-game screenshot
Developer(s) Kral Bros.
Publisher(s) Hitsoft
Designer(s) Alexandre Kral, Patrick Geurten, Xavier Kral
Platform(s) Atari ST, Amiga 500/600 (OCS/ECS), MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, iOS
Release date(s) 1989
Genre(s) Action, Breakout clone
Mode(s) Single player

Krypton Egg is a Breakout clone developed in 1988 by Alexandre Kral on Atari ST and Amiga 500/600 (OCS/ECS).


Like other games of the same kind, you have to break each brick of the stage to clear the level and be able to go to the next one. However, there are several bonus which fall from broken bricks and give you special capacities. Here are the most usual ones:

  • glue  : the ball won't rebound automatically on the tray anymore, it will stuck on it and you have to click to re-throw the ball.
  • multiple ball: the ball will divide itself; you can't lose until you miss each one.
  • bigger ball: the ball will double-size.
  • frozen tray: the tray won't move for a second.

The game also propose different kind of monsters which deflect the ball and enhance the level of difficulty. Krypton Egg is part of the retrogaming phenomenon.

The game has been remade for MS-DOS and Windows (in the 1990s), iOS and Adobe Flash (in 2010). It has been re-released for modern Windows versions on DotEmu.

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