Published on October 10th, 2016 | by Craig Forshey1
Dungeon Crawling Brick Breaker Monster Breakout Hits Android
A charming new spin on the classic brick breaker formula that mixes dungeon crawling and brick breaking together with an NES inspired panache by the name of Monster Breakout has arrived on Android. The brainchild of indie developer Wokoha, Monster Breakout follows in the tradition of games like Wizorb by infusing traditional brick breaker mechanics with action RPG-ish elements such as fight-able monsters but also offers its own take on the matter with a much heavier focus on combat strategy. In this retro paddle adventure a typical RPG land has been infested with monsters that players must defeat as is usually the case in RPGs but here instead of it being the machinations of some crazed emperor or mad god causing everything it’s actually just the circus coming to town. It is an evil circus though!
Unlike traditional bricker breaker where players need only bounce a ball around a relatively static play field Monster Breaker spices things up by spawning fantasy monsters that defend the bricks and attack the player to keep them on their toes. In addition to a wide variety of enemies with their own abilities to contend with there are even adversaries like Gauntlet-esque monster generators and gigantic bosses keeping things interesting. Not only must players avoid losing their ball in traditional brick breaker fashion but they must also contend with enemy creatures literally attacking the paddle unless they are intercepted with a timely shot. This would be slightly overwhelming if not for the stable of power ups available that run the gamut from standard multiball to the ability to sling arrows at targets. An NES inspired art palette and catchy original chiptunes help to round out the 8-bit themed presentation. If you’re a fan of brick breaker style games like me you’ll likely have a blast with Monster Breaker.
Monster Breaker is available for $2.99 on Google Play and does not contain micro-transactions. It is also available on iOS and PC.