If you’ve ever played Arkanoid or Break Out, then you’ll know what Hyperballoid HD is all about, if you haven’t then I’ll give you a quick summary, basically it’s a game where your objective is to bounce a ball off a paddle to try and break bricks. Sounds simple enough right? Well, it’s not just that simple, there are challenges thrown into the mix, such as unbreakable bricks, moving bricks and consequences for picking up the wrong kind of power ups. No worries though, you’re also given upgrades, such as lasers, multiball, larger paddle and many others to easily get through each level without many any problems.
Hyperballoid shines in a few aspects, the amount and variety of levels it has to offer and the power ups, each level features clever Peggle like design and plenty of power up bricks to be broken. Some of the levels are brilliantly designed and look amazing. Other than that though, there’s not a whole lot to this game, you break bricks, jump to the next level, rinse repeat. I guess that would be the downside to Hyperballoid is the repetitiveness of it. It’s the same thing over and over for a 100 levels. The lack of online leaderboards or any leaderboards at all really gives you no reason to want to return to Hyperballoid for a second time through.
Overall Hyperballoid HD is addicting and entertaining, it will easily keep you busy for hours with over 100 levels to conquer. If you’re looking for a change from all the shooters and sports games out there, something that is friendly for the entire family and fun, then Hyperballoid HD is definitely for you. For $5 you really can’t go wrong. Give it a chance I can almost guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Hyperballoid HD was provided for review by the publisher.
Platform: PSN; Rated E
Developer: iSquared Games
Publisher: Alawar Entertainment
Release: Apr 22, 2010