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Atari Breakout

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February 2021
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Atari Breakout is an updated version of the legendary Breakout game by Atari. The aim of the game is to bat the ball at the colored blocks until there are none left, while making sure the ball does not pass your paddle. Enjoy this classic game with power-ups to boost you to the next level.

How do you Play Atari Breakout?

The aim of the game is simple, you have to destroy all the blocks using the ball. The difficult part is lining yourself up so you don't miss it.

This updated version of Atari Breakout features power-ups that float towards you. These power-ups can be collected and range from increasing the number of balls in play to creating a wider hitting area. Your lives are displayed in the bottom left of your screen. Once you run out of lives, you have to start the game again.

Game Modes

Atari Breakout has 3 difficulty modes. These are:

  • Normal
  • Hard
  • Impossible

Hard and impossible mode feature an additional score multiplier, x3 for hard and x5 for impossible. What makes these modes harder than normal? The ball moves faster, which means you have to react quickly and be fast to collect power-ups.

About Atari Breakout

Atari Breakout is a retro arcade game produced in 1976, influenced by the success of the groundbreaking 1972 game, Pong. Atari Breakout was built by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, with the concept designed by Nolan Bushnell and Steve Bristow.

Many versions of Breakout have appeared since the original game. After its initial arcade release, Breakout was ported to the Atari 2600 with updated visuals and gameplay in 1978. The original iPod even had Breakout installed as an Easter egg that could be accessed by holding down the center button for a few seconds.

 Today, you can play Atari Breakout in your web browser with updated graphics, sounds, and power-ups. This keeps the game fresh for new players, while inspiring fond memories of the past to those who played the original game.

Game Tips

The mechanics of Breakout are simple, so there's really only a few things you can do to play your best:

  • Keep your eye on the ball
  • Get lined up for the next shot
  • Collect power-ups to boost your advantage
  • If you have a power-up you want to keep, avoid the other power-ups

Game Features

Atari Breakout has a number of features to keep you engaged. One of those is power-ups. There are power-ups in the game that when collected, either:

  • Increase the number of balls to 3
  • Increase the size of your paddle
  • Make the ball “heavy” so it smashes through all the blocks
  • Make your paddle fire lasers

These power-ups are active for a certain amount of time. If you collect a power-up while another is active, you will lose that power-up to gain the new one. So, if you're doing well with the power-up you're using, avoid the others!

More features

  • Simple game controls
  • Fast, reflex-based action
  • Multiple level designs with different block arrangements
  • Three difficulty levels

Other Atari Classics

Atari, Inc produced a variety of influential arcade games that shaped the industry as we know it today. One such game is Asteroids, which has influenced a number of modern games like StarBlast.io.

Pac Man is another Atari classic, which influenced the popular Pac Xon game here at CrazyGames.

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Atari Breakout can be played in your web browser on desktop or mobile.


Atari Breakout is a game developed and published by Atari Inc. This version is developed by Thin Xii.


Use the left mouse button to launch the ball and use the mouse to move the pedal


How do you play Breakout?

Hit the ball to destroy the colored blocks until there are none left. Make sure you don't miss the ball.

Can you play Atari Breakout on mobile devices?

Yes you can play Atari Breakout on your mobile devices. It's simple, just go to Atari Breakout on CrazyGames to play Atari Breakout on your mobile.

Where can I play Atari Breakout with power-ups?

You can play an updated version of Atari Breakout with power-ups on CrazyGames.

Who made Atari Breakout?

The concept for Atari Breakout was made by Nolan Bushnell and Steve Bristow of Atari, Inc. The game was then built by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs.

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