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Break Bricks - Ball's Quest

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Super simple arcade game for all ages just isn't fun.

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By going overboard, this attempt to do something different with a classic arcade game just ends up making it so easy that it's not fun. In Break Bricks - Ball's Quest, you have to move a paddle back and forth so you can hit a ball toward some colored bricks, which disappear when struck. Some of these bricks will even magically produce power-ups that, when hit with your paddle, cause many more balls to go flying around the screen. The problem here is that, unless you intentionally avoid the power-ups, you'll soon have so many balls flying around the screen that you won't have to move the paddle to make sure one or two or 37 of the balls don't get past you. Instead, the other 104 balls bouncing around will take out all of the bricks without your help.

The simplicity of play here is even more disappointing when you realize someone spent hours devising brick layouts that, without so many balls flying around, would've challenged your paddle-moving skills. Add in a rather aggressive advertising policy that runs video ads when you lose, win, or just go from one page of the menu to the next, and you'll understand why Break Bricks - Ball's Quest is structurally unsound for fun past one or two levels.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: May 3, 2019
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Publisher: Bin Dong
  • Version: 1.2.8
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.0.3 and up
  • Last updated: February 22, 2021

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