11/01/2010

Amiga: Megaball (1991)

So I wonder if anybody out there has ever heard of ...

Megaball


Megaball is a tricky little Breakout clone by Ed & Al Mackey, which I always preferred over other variants, such as the famous Arkanoid (1988). 

(ATARI Breakout from the mid-70's)

The idea behind this game is pretty simple. Your mouse gives you control over a paddle and by hitting the bricks above you remove them. Once they are all gone, you will be able to proceed to the next level. But do not miss the ball or you will lose a life!


As you can hopefully see in the video, there are several extras hidden inside of the blocks. They will either give you advantage like lasers, expand your paddle or in the worst case destroy your paddle.

(AMIGA Megaball)

If you want to become adicted to this game like me, I have good news for you. You can now legally download the game files from the developers homepage. All you need is an Amiga or an emulator (see my other post about emulators, if you need help).

Get it here: www.almackey.com/megaball.html

41 comments:

  1. I still play Breakout on my phone :[

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  2. Breakout is such a great game.

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  3. This game is the bomb!

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  4. Ever play River Raid for the old Atari?
    one of my faves of all time

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  5. hell yeah this would be an amazing addition to the breakout phone game

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  6. I used to play this back in the day, quite fun indeed.

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  7. awesome rly cool blog

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  8. Never played this, but played a bunch of breakout. Nice blog, you got a new follower!

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  9. breakout was one of my first games on the atari

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  10. I have played so many ripoffs of this game, but never this one. Thanks for the link!

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  11. oh the memorys true classic cheers

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  12. Oh, this game was so awesome back in the day.

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  13. A powerup that'll kill you, huh? Never saw one of those.

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  14. hahaaha i know this game! i played it a lot in other dayd :D

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  15. oh wow some really good memories there

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  16. looks old and good ;)

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  17. Lol and i just got it for the iphone, good stuff :P

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  18. freaking love this game!

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  19. Seeeriously cool old games. I always find myself being disappointed when I go back to really old games though. I think I've been spoiled by nice graphics.

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  20. wow these are very old games. check mine

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  21. always nice to see another gaming blog. keep up the good posts

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  22. I love this kind of game

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  23. haha retro games are great!

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  24. nostalgia oh nostaligia those were the days man.

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  25. Mega ball ftw! :D great blog

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  26. this game is lulsy

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  27. I have played a ton of games like this one.

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  28. I played it on my amiga ;D

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  29. Cool game, it's great to see how much video games have improved since this. Maybe in 30 years we'll have holographic combat simulator? That would be sweet.

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  30. Thats awesome, I wish I had a joystick to control it.

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