An excellent port of the 1978 arcade classic, Super Breakout for the Atari VCS contains all three variations of the original: Double Breakout, Cavity and Progressive. Gameplay is much the same, thanks to rotary paddle control, and the sound effects are actually more elaborate. In addition, the home package includes a Children's Version of the game as well as the original Breakout. However, the graphics have one noticeable downgrade -- before being segmented by the bouncing ball, the rows of bricks appear as solid lines instead of individual rectangles.
Super Breakout plays the same as the original Breakout in that you use your paddle controllers to control the paddle on the bottom of the screen, and you use it to deflect the ball into the blocks above. Clear all of the blocks, and more appear. The game plays until you let 5 balls pass by your paddle. Super Breakout adds a few more modes to the Breakout game. The first addition is double paddles. Having that additional paddle above your paddle makes the game much more forgivable, because if you miss the ball with the top paddle, you can always try to hit it with the bottom one. The next addition is the cavity game mode. In this mode there are two extra balls trapped amongst the blocks. If you are able to free them, you can have up to three balls on screen at once. It’s like multiball in pinball, and it’s very chaotic, and a lot of fun. The third addition is the progressive game mode. In this mode the blocks you are trying to hit will descend to the bottom of the screen over time. The longer your game lasts, the quicker the blocks descend.