While this program offers largely traditional Breakout-style action, we do award it points for nice presentation. RiotBall's concept is the same as most other Arkanoid clones on the scene, with the exception of the falling gems you can catch to score extra points. However since the ball moves fast, it requires some concentration to keep it bouncing while trying to collect the rubies, emeralds, and diamonds. The default boards have a science-fiction theme, and the up-tempo music reflects this. We also think this game's graphics are better than the primitive ones we've seen in other competing applications. RiotBall's feature set should be acceptable to most users, allowing you to adjust the volume of the music and sound effects, apply spin to the ball, select the difficulty level, and enable particle effects. Though it's not a groundbreaking take on the brick-breaking formula, fans of Arkanoid are likely to enjoy this offering.
What's new in version 1.5
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedSeptember 28, 2005
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Break bricks, bounce coins, collect gems, fight bosses, and make a big score in this fun Breakout game. Riotball has 120 regular levels and 50 bonus/boss levels giving 170 levels in the game. The game boasts four themes, three paddle types, two spin types, loads of new power-ups, coins to bounce, gems to collect, tricks to try, balls to spin, and bosses to bash.