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Breakspin Review

By , on August 15, 2009


Breakspin
Download on the AppStore
4 out of 5

PROS

  • The dynamic visuals make for some fun and exciting gameplay.
  • Great concept to use two paddles simultaneously.
  • Harder levels feature different creatures and obstacles that players must deal with.

CONS

  • The controls themselves are a little clunky and difficult to use.
  • Player energy (health system) is a bit too small.

VERDICT

If you love your brick breaker games, and don’t mind paying game’s moderate price, then there’s some decent gameplay waiting for you in Breakspin.


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Breakspin is a brick breaker type game with a few creative twists. While players still need to smash all the little gems in order to finish the levels, players now control two paddles on either side of the gems that can be moved independently of each other. Meaning players have more of a chance to hit that last pesky gem.

You control the two paddles by using each of your thumbs to slide along the bars on the side of the iPhone screen and tap the middle of the screen to launch the ball. Players also have the option of switching to a traditional single paddle control scheme. There also certain temporary upgrades that can be used once the player fills their biohazard meter.

The visuals are by far the best aspect of the game. The vibrant and psychedelic 3D visuals never leave gameplay looking dull. The sound is also well done and players are can use their iPod during the game. The main game mode is single player with leaderboard and achievement options, but there is also Bluetooth multiplayer mode available.

While Breakspin is a real sensory treat, it seems to be a bit underachieved. The dual paddle controls are a great and inventive addition but they don’t seem to work as well as you’d like them to. And because of the fast paced action of the game, you need to rely on your controls and not hope for the best. However, if you love brick breaker style games, you may be able to appreciate the originality of Breakspin and have some fun with it.

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