Breakout is one of those games that we’ve played for most of our lives. Even if you didn’t know what it was called, or realized that you were playing some other game inspired by the 1976 Atari classic, you’ve probably played some version of Breakout in your lifetime.
Super Bunny Breakout is an official release by Atari in collaboration with Zynga. The game features the traditional gameplay that was inspired by Pong, but adds a modern twist, including the ability to buy stuff, something that Zynga is best known for.
Players start with Rodney the Super Bunny and must rescue adorable Super Critters from the Evil Animal Testing (EAT) Labs. To rescue the fuzzy friends, fling Rodney from the slingshot platform at the bottom of the screen. He will ricochet off of walls, beakers, chains, bricks, and all manner of obstacles. When Rodney slams into one of the cages, he will break the Super Critter inside free of the prison.
As Rodney crashes into things, he will break them, weaken them, or set them free. Sometimes, dangerous chemicals will fall from a broken vial and slow down the Breakout paddle. Other times, healing medicine will drop. Players collect coins, “food” and other helpful items that also fall from the sky.
Some levels unlock Super Critters that players can use to help in the fight. For example, unlock the baby Cactus on level eight and you’ll have two Super Critters to defeat the EAT Labs enemies.
Players heal the Super Critters with food. For example, if the baby Cactus is at half his health, buy him a candy bar for 500 coins and he will regain almost half of his health. Use the coins you earn to purchase multiple food items and use them between levels.
This game is loads of fun for fans of Breakout. It looks great, plays great, and offers a modern twist on a classic arcade game. Don’t be turned of by Zynga’s in-app purchases. You don’t need to purchase more coins in order to play the game. It is merely there as a way for the app developer to make more money.
What I liked: The music is cute, the art design is adorable, the gameplay is classic Breakout style
What I didn’t like: I’d like to see the option to change the level of difficulty. It may seem too easy for some and too hard for others.
To buy or not to buy: At only $0.99, this is a must-have game for fans of the Atari classic Breakout
- Name: Super Bunny Breakout
- Version Reviewed: 1.0
- Category: Games
- Developer: Chillingo
- Price: Free