If you had to depict 'video games' during a game of Pictionary, chances are you'd draw a paddle and a ball. Along with the moon-faced Pac-Man, the shuffling Space Invaders, and the enraged Donkey Kong, Breakout's paddles, blocks, and balls constitute one of video gaming's most familiar and iconic images.
And the formula's showing no signs of losing its appeal, with clones still appearing on mobile, iPod, and most recently on Nokia's N-Gage platform.
Glu's Super Breakout is no clone, however. It's a brand new sequel to Atari's epochal arcade blockbuster, and Glu was kind enough to let Pocket Gamer have a play ahead of its release in early May.