This cartridge offers two games, Brick Down and Shooting Gallery.
Brick Down Brick Down is of course a copy of the arcade hit Breakout from Atari (1976), but here the playfield if turned 90° to the right, so that the paddle up and down like a normal pong game.
The object of the game is to destroy all the bricks in the wall. Options include fast or slow ball speed, 8 or 12 layers wall.
Overall the game is bad. The automatic service always launch the ball to the same spot. Rebounds are against any physic logic and have no variety. Animation is worth any Basic programmed games...
Shooting Gallery Shooting Gallery is a simple shooting game for two players. Screen is split in two halves, one for each player. On each side a moving target is moving back and forth. You must shoot this target as many times as possible. Each time a target is hit, it will change color, size (smaller) and speed (faster). The color cycle goes like this: green -> blue -> purple -> red -> white. If the white target is hit, it disappears, the game is over. Your bullets are limited and this is how you will know who has won, but looking at the number of remaining bullets.
Brickdown / Shooting Gallery was inspired byBreakout (*multiple ports*)
menu / options
you've got 9 ball to destroy the 8-layers wall
this time it's a 12-layers wall and speed is faster
right player got the green target!
targets get smaller and faster when hit
the white target is the last one
right player has finished
both players have finished, but right player used less bullets (12 left)
I like breakout games but this adaptation sucks. It''s like a bad BASIC breakout progam, impossible rebounds, only one rebound angle, jerky animation... I don''t even talk about the ultra limited shooting game...