Atari today launched an iOS version of its classic brick-breaking game Breakout for free on the App Store. Called Breakout: Boost, the game combines classic fun with new features such as Boost Control, which allows players to adjust ball speed on the fly and customize their brick-breaking experience. The free-download version for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch includes five levels, with more than 200 additional levels available through in-app purchases.
Breakout: Boost gives players the enduringly popular brick-breaking gameplay that Atari first brought to the market in 1976, alongside new, original features. In addition to new types of balls to break new types of bricks, players can experience Boost Control, a speed slider which can be used any time to slow down or speed up ball velocity. Faster speeds bring higher points for those who might look to compete on leaderboards, while slower speeds allow players of any skill level to complete levels at whatever pace they choose.
Additional features for Breakout: Boost include:
- Special ball upgrades to aid your destruction, such as the Fire, Acid, Splitting and Grenade balls
- New and unique brick varieties standing in your way, including Exploding, Mystery, x4 and Metal bricks
- Save and restore in-progress games, so you can stop and start at your convenience
- Game Center and OpenFeint integration for score leaderboards and achievements
You can download Breakout: Boost from the App Store here.