Krakout (Spectrum 48K/128K/+2) -
Krakout (1988) (Spectrum 48K/128K/+2, Cassette) Europe (EU)
Publisher: Kixx
Kiwisoft | Kixx | Kixx Xl

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: Spectrum 48K, Spectrum 128K, Spectrum +2

Release: Professionally released On Cassette

Available For:
Amstrad CPC464, BBC Model B, Commodore 64/128, Spectrum 48K/128K/+2 & ZX Vega

Compatible Emulators: ZXSpin (PC (Windows))
Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))

How To Play

No short description is available for this item yet.

Game Information

Original Release Date: 29th Sep 1988
Original Release Price: £2.99
Market Valuation: £2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): Andy Green, Ben Daglish, Greg A. Holmes, Terry Lloyd, Marco Duroe & Bob Toone  

There are no users who want to buy a copy of this item.
(Browse Most Wanted)

What They Said

"A fascinating game that you will come back to time and time again." (Read Full Review)
... Computer Gamer
"Severely lacking in addictive qualities - the layout of the screens is unimaginative and boredom soon sets in." (Read Full Review)
... Crash
"The graphics are all right, the sound isn't too bad and the options on bat and ball speed are a nice touch - but they don't help the overall feel." (Read Full Review)
... Crash
"Excellent Breakout-style game." (Read Full Review)
... Sinclair User
"Nice version of a ridiculously old game. Definitely in second after Arkanoid but if you can handle the odd angle, it's better." (Read Full Review)
... Sinclair User
"If Krakout were the only game of this type on the market, I'm sure the flags and bunting would now be out. But it's second and very much second best after Arkanoid." (Read Full Review)
... Your Sinclair
"The graphics are a little basic, but it's eminently playable, and if you want some more bricks to batter, you could do far worse." (Read Full Review)
... Your Sinclair
"The graphics are very bright, you can vary the speed of the game and there are 100 screens worth of assorted bricks to batter, but in the final analysis it lacks an enduring addictive quality." (Read Full Review)
... ZX Computing

Critic Score

63%based on 8 review(s)

Audience Score

94%based on 16 vote(s)
Cover Art

Front Cover
Back Cover

Where To Get It

A digital version of this item can be downloaded right here at Everygamegoing (All our downloads are in .zip format).

Download What It Contains
A digital version of Krakout suitable for ZXSpin (PC (Windows)), Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))

This item may be available from the Spectrum Computing web site. (Opens In A New Window)


Krakout | Game Options | Game Controls | Loading


Welcome to the ultimate challenge! A two way test of skill and nerve - can you out manoeuvre the awesome ogre and blast a path through the myriad of colourful bricks? Are your reflexes adept enough to retrieve the speeding missile, deflected from its block shattering journey or regurgitated contemptuously from the ogre's mouth?

Game Options

The options are:

  1. You may play with the bat on the left or right hand side of the screen.
  2. Sound effects On/Off
  3. Ball speed 1-6 (1: slow, 6: fast)
  4. Load new data from tape
  5. Bat type can be inertia or dual speed. Inertia bat can be speeds 1-9 (Slow-Fast). Joystick right to alter numbers.
  6. Dual speed bat has a normal speed and then a different speed.
  7. When fire button is pressed 1-9 (Slow-Fast)
  8. Pressing Q will exit the screen.
  9. Aliens have varying effects e.g. Give you two balls, freeze your bat, eat the ball, bomb bricks, etc.

The bonuses are:

G - Glue:
The ball sticks to the bat.

B - Bomb:
There is a massive explosion destroying adjacent blocks.

S - Shield:
Makes a barrier appear behind you.

M - Missile:
Gives you one missile to fire.

0 - Slow Down:
Slows the ball down slightly.

x2 - Times Two:
Doubles scoring.

D - Double Bat:
Gives you another bat in front of your present bat. This gives some protection against Aliens.

X - Extra Man:
Gives you an extra life.

E - Expand:
Makes your bat expand.

Game Controls

P - Up, L - Down, SPACE - Fire

1 - Toggle Pause

Compatible with Interface II, Kempston and Cursor Joystick

Note: If you own a Spectrum +2 and wish to use the built-in joystick socket, select Interface II.



Krakout is Item ID 36739 in our database. Last modified on Friday 18th June 2021 at 04:17:19 PM.

Spotted a typo or inaccuracy in the instructions for this item? and we'll fix it up at once!