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on January 22, 2008
I keep hoping that someday, someone will release another Breakout-type game as good as the all-time (and extremely underrated) masterpiece Thunder and Lightning, made in 1990 for the NES. This is not it.
The graphics and gameplay in two of the four "worlds" initially open, Pow and Ghost, are fine. However, the boat and the school assignment worlds are silly and have repetitive, uninteresting game play.
Also, there is no comparison between the quality of the game structure of this vs. Thunder and Lightning. In the older game, the types and spacing of the power-ups made each level a new experience each time you played it, and also gave you a reasonable chance of occasionally making it far into the game. The game was continuous, so you had more of a definite objective than you do here.
No one should attempt to make a new Breakout-type game without studying, and, I would say, imitating Thunder and Lightning.