"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
63%based on 8 review(s)
94%based on 16 vote(s)
Where To Get It
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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?
The options are:
You may play with the bat on the left or right hand side of the screen.
Sound effects On/Off
Ball speed 1-6 (1: slow, 6: fast)
Load new data from tape
Bat type can be inertia or dual speed. Inertia bat can be speeds 1-9 (Slow-Fast). Joystick right to alter numbers.
Dual speed bat has a normal speed and then a different speed.
When fire button is pressed 1-9 (Slow-Fast)
Pressing Q will exit the screen.
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:
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.
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.
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