Unless you buy this program, it serves more to annoy than to amuse. Christmas Breakout Screen Saver depicts Santa running back and forth with a paddle, bouncing a ball to break three rows of candy canes and ornaments. Once you move the mouse, you get to play--for a minute. After approximately 30 seconds, a nag screen pops up, blocking your view of the game. You click to close that screen, but it leaves a gray box that you must play through until the demo quits to the desktop in 10 seconds or so.
Settings let you turn music and sound effects on and off. The difficulty levels actually just control how fast the ball moves. The ZIP file installation adds two extra icons to your desktop, which remain after uninstall. The program's uninstall shortcut leads to a text document that directs you to Windows' Add or Remove Programs Control Panel. Considering the demo limitations, we find it hard to recommend Christmas Breakout Screen Saver.
Christmas Breakout is an animated game screensaver that features gameplay in the classic breakout tradition, but enhanced with colorful Christmas holiday graphics. Several levels of play suitable for younger children through adults ensure that the whole family will enjoy playing the game, watching the colorful graphics, and listening to the included Christmas music soundtracks. Whether you sit back and watch Santa play or grab the mouse and start a new game, Christmas Breakout is the perfect game screensaver to have this holiday season