Conclusion: Much like the original game, you'll know in 5 seconds if this is for you or not. The DLC is a sizable boost to content, adding 50% more levels to this already robust game, but it doesn't bring anything new to the table, except clever level design.
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Conclusion: At first, Hyperballoid HD offers a nice, traditional brick-breaking experience with a ton of levels, but issues like the lack of high scores and leaderboards keep it from being an easy recommendation for its cheap $4.99 price tag. If you’ve played the other games in its genre (Shatter, Peggle, and Magic Orbz) and want something new to play through, this will probably do the job.
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Excerpt: Hyperballoid HD will be familiar to anyone who's played a brick-busting game before. Bouncing ball, paddle to keep the ball in play, and plenty of bricks to destroy with the aforementioned ball. Like most modern brick-busters, Hyperballoid HD tosses power-ups into the mix that do things like arm your paddle with lasers, increase its width, and split the ball into three balls. What sets the game apart from other similar games is the level design. The levels are grouped...
Conclusion: It is a well realized casual game that is big on the glitz but short on the revolutionary gameplay elements that can really grab you. If they would add in a "hyper" speed option, this game would probably pick up another .5 point from me.
Summary: Arkanoid gaat al heel wat jaartjes mee, maar dat houdt menig ontwikkelaar niet tegen om modernere versies van deze klassieker te maken. Vorig jaar zagen we Magic Orbz, bij zijn release nog bekend als Magic Ball, en Shatter voorbij komen. Magic Orbz bracht 3D levels, terwijl Shatter ons onder andere ronde levels liet spelen. Hyperballoid HD brengt ons geen van deze 2. Hyperballoid, dat al enige tijd in de Engelse Store te vinden is, overdondert ons met power-ups.
Pros: Veel power-ups, Leuk leveldesign, Aardig wat levels
Cons: Maar 1 mode, Power-ups soms moeilijk te onderscheiden