Quick Look: The Breakout-The Pirates' Saga is a spinoff of the original Breakout video game released by Atari in 1976. The premise of the game is the same: Attempt to knock out all of the bricks (coins in this case) using a paddle and bouncing ball. Use the left and right arrow keys on your Roku remote to control the movement of the paddle, which changes the trajectory of the ball with subtle movements.
The difference between this game and the original, other than not needing an Atari console, is that this Roku version has 20 levels of increasing difficultly, black coins that can not be broken, coins that require being hit twice to be eliminated, and the addition of hidden "specialty coins" hidden that provide enhanced game play. To utilize these special coins you must first hit them and then catch the descending coin in order to activate it.
Among the specialty coins are one that increase your ability to catch the ball, increase the speed of the game, give you a larger Paddle, and provide a barrier at the bottom to prevent any missed shots. There are also several different colored coins, each containing a different point value, and all coins must be eliminated in order to move on to the next level. Each player is given 3 "lives" to complete all 20 levels, and a Champions board is maintained keeping track of high scores.
Another Breakout game available on Roku is VTV - The Breakout.
-- Information is current as of March 5, 2020
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