Review: 3D Brick Breaker Revolution modernizes many brick breaking components

Smash bricks, collect powerups, and aim for the high score in this new twist on an old classic.

3D Brick Breaker Revolution is the newest iteration of a popular formula long since used and reused on video game consoles and computers, but it fails to set itself apart enough to be a wholly unique experience. That is not necessarily a bad thing if you enjoy the genre, but for those looking for a new experience, as promised by the name, a lot of what's here is very familiar.

The object of 3D Brick Breaker Revolution is to destroy the blocks onscreen with a ball that you keep in the air with a paddle. The controls are well executed with both onscreen buttons and a slider mechanic--neither of which intrude on the game space and both of which are responsive. Power-ups can be collected and saved for later, loading into four slots onscreen, and the game's speed picks up quickly in higher levels. All this adds some flavor, along with a cutting-edge, 3D-inspired graphics display. But even with all the shiny new coats of paint, 3D Brick Breaker remains the same brick breaking game we've been playing for decades.

This fact will determine if you enjoy 3D Brick Breaker Revolution or not. If the brick breaking formula of early arcade games is still a draw, you'll greatly enjoy this game. If it is not, or if you have long since grown tired of that formula, you may want to pass on this retro redux.

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