Krypton Egg is a Breakout clone. Like in all such games, your goal on each level is to break all the bricks with a ball, which you bounce with a paddle, and try to save it from falling out of the level. Some bricks have a random power-up within them. There are many various power-ups (most beneficial, some of them harmful), such as: lengthening/shortening our paddle, enlarging or duplicating our ball, adding thrusters to the paddle so that it can fly, adding various weapons so that the paddle can shoot and destroy bricks, and many more. Occasionally, various monsters will appear on the playfield and begin flying around. Most of those are harmless and do nothing except interfering with the ball (if it hits them, it bounces off). However, some monsters will destroy your paddle if they touch it. Each few levels, there comes a special action sequence where you try to defend yourself from a horde of incoming monsters, or defeat a boss by shooting it and avoiding its missiles.
Very good brick game. Nice sounds, music and graphics. But hey what did you expect? It's from 1994. Not as old as Arkanoid.
Described as the "best Breakout game in the world" by the French magazine PC Loisirs when it first came out, Krypton Egg is an excellent shareware Breakout game that boasts crisp and fast graphics (over 70 frames per second), 100 levels, 30 "spells" (power-ups), and a very nice soundtrack.
The gameplay will be familiar to anyone who has played Breakout or Arkanoid: you bounce an egg around the screen trying to hit bricks to clear them and go to the next level. While it doesn't break the mold, Krypton Egg offers plenty of creative power-ups that I have never seen in any other game, such as groth, slime, fire, and fly. These are called "spells" in the game, and you have to play the game yourself to find out what they do - I don't want to spoil the surprise ;) You will even fight "monsters" in this game during certain levels, when your paddle transforms into a craft which you control from a 2D side-scrolling perspective like other horizontal shooters. These Raiden-style levels come as a refreshing surprise that enliven the otherwise formulaic ball-and-paddle gameplay.
Suffice it to say that if you enjoy Breakout, you will love this modern remake that doesn't reinvent the wheel, but enhances the game with cool power-ups, zany animations, cool monsters, and excellent gameplay.
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