Despite a relatively small feature set, this breakout clone makes a nice choice as long as your PC can handle it. The goal in Break Ball 2 Gold is the same as in other similar games: you use your ball to break all bricks on the board while collecting various power-ups and bonuses. The 3D graphics are polished and effective, though this means the game won't run properly on a lower-end machine. You can play against the computer or another human, and you can even team up with a friend to make things easier. However, you can't choose to play in windowed mode or reconfigure the controls. Fans of Arkanoid and similar games will enjoy Break Ball 2 Gold, though those without the right equipment should choose a less complex variant.
What's new in version 1.1
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedJanuary 13, 2004
Operating SystemsWindows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Try the game that Game Tunnel awarded Arkanoid Game of the Year for 2003. Break Ball 2 Gold revitalizes the idea of breakout being a fast-paced, non-stop, adrenaline-pumping game. The game has nearly endless features, such as almost 30 powerups, multiple starting paddles to choose from that can be powered up during gameplay, two-player team and versus modes, a computer AI versus challenge, a board editor that allows players to create and swap their own board sets online, over 250 levels, and real physics including spin and momentum effects. Add these features to 50 gorgeous backgrounds, 300 unique brick types, and upbeat urban music, and Break Ball 2 Gold is hard to resist.