Hyper Breaker Turbo Review
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Format: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Developer: Barry Kostjens

Breakout and Arkanoid are two of gaming’s very best classic games. For me out of the two I have more fond memories of Breakout playing that game on my Atari 2600 with the awesome Atari Paddles. Well there have been many clones over the years. And if we are being honest there have been more than a few that have taken the formula of Breakout and put their own spin on it. That is what we have here with the awesome sounding Hyper Breaker Turbo.

Ok so from the intro I am pretty sure that you guys have gathered that this is some kind of block breaking game. And I am sure you are also expecting me to tell you that this is just a bunch of blocks on the screen and that is all there is to the games graphics. Well in a way that is true, but we have to give a big round of applause to the developers because they have made sure that each level does have a different look to the one before it. Sure at the end of the day each level is full of bricks, blocks or whatever you want to call them. But the different colours and designs I think helps keep things fresh.

As far as the game play goes this is your typical hit a ball with a paddle and destroy the block type of a game. But even if you are someone like me who has spent hours playing the old Breakout. There are a few new things here that will keep you on your toes. The first and most notable thing is the screen. It actually scrolls up making the amount of block you have to destroy far greater than in the older games. I found this really cool and for what sounds like such a simple idea it does make the game quite tough. Some of the levels feel like they will never end and your wrist is just praying that the screen will not scroll up anymore so that you get a rest.

Another very interesting thing is the games physics. If you remember in the classic game Breakout the ball would pick up speed with each bounce of your paddle. But in Hyper Breaker Turbo we have some really cool physics to play with. The harder you move he paddle the faster the ball will go. So you actually do have a great deal of control more than in many other games like this. One other cool game play feature is the power ups. There is a cool gravity effecting one and some bombs that you can hit as well. These are never really overused and it can be pretty exciting when you get the chance to experience one.

In all I had an absolute blast with this game and I think that the social aspect of the game where you can post your score on the leader boards and even record your game to show off your skills do make it that much more fun. It’s one of those games where multiplayer is not about you playing against someone directly, but you have bragging rights if you have the high score out of all your buddies. I think that his is a great new twist on a classic game. Right now it is only a couple of bucks as well and there is a vast amount of content here for that reasonable price.

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