National Game Registry: Breakout

original platform
key personnel
Nolan Bushnell (production)
Steve Wozniak (program)

Breakout incorporates the ball and paddle play of Pong but introduced a wall of breakable bricks. As simple as the brick element seems, it provides a single player experience that Pong lacked, as well as a clear objective: clear all of the bricks. Breakout, like most arcade games of the time, contains no ROM or CPU and features black and white graphics.

(Super Breakout update)

Breakout was inducted on March 21st, 2009.

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