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Blockbuster

DOS - 1988

Also available on: Amiga - Amstrad CPC - Atari ST - BBC Micro - Commodore 64 - Electron - ZX Spectrum

Alt names Impact, Impact!
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United States (1988)
United Kingdom (1990)
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, Paddle / Pong
Publisher Action Sixteen, Mindscape, Inc.
Developer Audiogenic Software Ltd.
Perspectives Side view, Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Broken on current version (works best on 0.70)
4.71 / 5 - 7 votes

Description of Blockbuster

Impact! is a quite good Breakout clone by Audiogenic with simple graphics but they do their job quite well. The bonus-system works a bit different to the usual Arkanoid way, in that you pick up an "extra-increaser" item and click the mouse button, when you want to activate one - as seen in the arcade shoot'em up Nemesis. I remember this game as being one of those two or three games a year that were reviewed for the IBM-PC back then in my favorite computer games magazine ASM.

Overall a decent game and one of the better Breakout clones, but very tough in difficulty. Runs like a dream even on a Pentium II/450 under Windows 98.

Review By HOTUD

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Sawdust 2022-02-11 0 point Commodore 64 version

Had this back in the day for the C64. Like the description above says, it was a fun breakout game, similar in feeling to Arkanoid.

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