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‘Yet another Breakout game,’ cried the discerning gamer.
‘But this one is different,’ pleaded the developer.
‘That’s what they all claim, but what makes PowBall special? What a stupid name for a game anyway.’
The developer took a slow deep breath in, placed his forehead in the palm of his hand, and replied calmly ‘I’ve focused on making gameplay feel smooth and solid. There are over 200 levels. A variety of weapons, ammo you can buy—and even sell at a profit—with Alchemite that you farm from each level. Three player co-op mode. Asteroid and Galaxians subga—’
‘What a load of rubbish! Doesn’t sound like it would work well in a Breakout game. Just looks like you’ve flipped some assets in a Game Maker tutorial to me,’ bragged the all-knowing gamer.
The developer blinked slowly as he counted to a number somewhere close to ten, recalling thousands of hours spent writing code from scratch and drawing all the graphics by hand. After abandoning a few inappropriate replies in his head, he finally responded ‘Many fans of the original DOS version from 1996 love this new reboot. It has a level editor, works natively with game controllers and even touch screens, or just use the mouse if you prefer. I’m going to add more features and levels to the game soon.’
‘Nah!’ scoffed the gamer, confident in his judgement. ‘This junk shouldn’t be on itch.’
‘Okay, thanks for showing an interest in my game. Let me know if I can help with any problems.’ lied the developer.
The gamer watched some more of the gameplay footage with reluctant interest, hoping to gather ammunition for an all-out critique to teach the arrogant developer a well deserved lesson. It did look kind of fun. Annoyed, the gamer hit the buy button—he could always refund the hard-earned $2.99.
Later that day, the gamer and their two gaming friends were gathered around a brand new monitor, screaming with joy and marvelling at the native 8K graphics and 240fps animation. One of the friends asked ‘Where did you find this gem of a game? It’s awesome!’
‘I know! Just found it by accident. I hadn’t heard of it before. It’s a shame the developer is such a t**t!’
- 200+ levels
- Up to 3 player local co-op.
- Shop: mine Alchemite from each level and trade it for ammo, balls & extra lives.
- Permadeath: no endless loading / saving means more challenging gameplay.
- Level editor.
- Mouse, game controller, touch, keyboard, tilt all supported natively.
- Weapons: Auto cannon, laser & rocket launcher.
- Solid gameplay physics.
- Portals, helper bots, sub-games, and much more.
- Modding options.
- Regular updates.
- Elite level set: 100+ extremely difficult levels.
- Retro level set: 100+ original style Breakout levels.
- Mac, Linux & iOS versions.
- More achievements.
- More difficulty levels.
Recommended minimum requirements:
- Windows: XP, Vista, 8 & 10.
- CPU: 1Ghz.
- DirectX: 9.0 or later.
- Hard Disk: 10mb.
- RAM: 128mb.
- Video RAM: 32mb.
|Published||Feb 29, 2016|
|Release date||Dec 31, 2015|
|Author||Anthony @ POW Games|
|Tags||2D, Arcade, arkanoid, Asteroids, breakout, classic, galaxians, Local Co-Op, pong, Space|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any), Joystick, Touchscreen, Accelerometer|
|Player count||1 - 3|
|Links||Steam, Homepage, Twitter|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files: