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Super Breakout

| 1978
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Units produced: Atari
Controls/Input Device: Control(paddle), Buttons(4)
Number of Players: 1
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MAME folder name: sbrkout

Display: raster 256x224 @ 60.11Hz (60.11 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver sbrkout.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 2; Savestate: supported

Roms:
006400.m2 with 256kb
sha1:82dc6799a19984f3b204ee3aeeb007e55afc8be3 crc:b8094b4c
006401.e2 with 32kb
sha1:06313d5bde03220b2bc313d18e50e4bb1d0cfbbb crc:857df8db
033280.p4 with 512kb
sha1:ad9078d12495c350738bdb0b1e1b6120d9e01f60 crc:5a69ce85
033281.r4 with 512kb
sha1:cfb86c7013a70b8375126b23a4e66df5f3b9186b crc:066bd624
033282.k6 with 32kb
sha1:bc176261dba11521df19d545ce604f8cc294287a crc:6228736b
033453.c1 with 2048kb
sha1:53617ed1d362e82d6f45abd66056bffe23300e3b crc:a35d00e3
033454.d1 with 2048kb
sha1:66c9b29226cde36d1ac6d1e81f34ebb5c79eded4 crc:d42ea79a
033455.e1 with 2048kb
sha1:1bdfa73d7b8d91e1c68b7847fc310cac314ee02d crc:e0a6871c
Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


WIP:

- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.


LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)


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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip


Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Super Breakout (c) 1978 Atari.

Super Breakout allows the player(s) to select any one of three different action-packed Super Breakout games by turning the game select knob on the control panel to the desired game. The three available Super Breakout modes are the following :

* Double Breakout : before serving the ball, the Double Breakout playfield contains 52 orange bricks (4x13) at the top of the screen and 52 green bricks (4x13) immediately below the orange brick wall.
Two paddles are displayed at the bottom end of the screen. When the serve pushbutton is pressed two balls are served. If the first ball served is missed, it counts as a missed serve and goes against the players allotted serves per game; otherwise the second ball is served. If the second ball served is missed after striking the first served ball, the player may continue with the first ball.

* Cavity Breakout : before serving the ball, the Cavity Breakout playfield contains 44 orange bricks and 52 (4x13) green bricks located immediately below the orange brick wall. At approximately 3 columns in and 2 rows down into the orange brick wall, from both the left and the right side of the wall, two cavities appear. These two cavities occupy the space of 4 bricks (a 2x2 brick area).
One paddle is provided in this game, and only one ball is served, unlike Double Breakout. When enough bricks are removed to release a captive ball from its cavity, the score doubles for each brick removed by any of the two balls in the playfield (as long as the served and freed ball remain active in the playfield). If the third ball is freed and all three balls are played in the playfield, the score triples. If any one of the balls is missed and lost, the score returns to double points. If the second ball is missed and only one ball remains in the playfield, points are then scored as normal.

* Progressive Breakout : before serving the ball, the Progressive Breakout playfield contains 4x13 brick walls (one blue and the other green). The blue brick wall, which consists of 52 bricks, is at the top. Then occurs a space equivalent to this wall. In the middle of the screen is a green brick wall consisting of 52 bricks.
The brick walls move or 'scroll' toward the paddle at a rate determined by the number of hits on the ball. As the bricks are knocked out and the walls progressively creep up on the player's paddle, new bricks enter the playfield at a progressively faster rate; four rows of bricks are always separated by four rows of blanks.
As the brick walls scroll down, their colors change which indicates a new point score for that brick at that instant of time.

- TECHNICAL -

This title was most commonly available in an upright dedicated cabinet, although cocktail versions were also available. The machine featured a cartoon rendering of gameplay on both the side art and the marquee (done up mostly in yellow and brick red). The control panel was decorated with a few stripes and featured a single spinner control along with one button. The game was displayed on a black and white open frame monitor that had a color overlay installed to simulate color. This overlay made the different rows of bricks appear to be different colors.

Game ID : 033442-033455

Main CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 375 Khz)
Sound Chips : DAC (@ 375 Khz)

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 2

Players : 2
Control : paddle
Buttons : 1

- TRIVIA -

Super Breakout was released in September 1978.

Approximately 4,800 units were produced.

This game is also known as "Super Knockout" (licensed to Subelectro).

- SCORING -

* Double Breakout Mode (the maximum score for this mode is 2694) :
Orange brick row 1 : 7 points (1 ball in playfield), 14 points (2 balls in playfield).
Orange brick row 2 : 7 points (1 ball in playfield), 14 points (2 balls in playfield).
Orange brick row 3 : 5 points (1 ball in playfield), 10 points (2 balls in playfield).
Orange brick row 4 : 5 points (1 ball in playfield), 10 points (2 balls in playfield).
Green brick row 1 : 3 points (1 ball in playfield), 6 points (2 balls in playfield).
Green brick row 2 : 3 points (1 ball in playfield), 6 points (2 balls in playfield).
Green brick row 3 : 1 points (1 ball in playfield), 2 points (2 balls in playfield).
Green brick row 4 : 1 points (1 ball in playfield), 2 points (2 balls in playfield).

* Cavity Breakout Mode (the maximum score for this mode is 3384) :
Orange brick row 1 : 7 points (1 ball in playfield), 14 points (2 balls in playfield), 21 points (3 balls in playfield).
Orange brick row 2 : 7 points (1 ball in playfield), 14 points (2 balls in playfield), 21 points (3 balls in playfield).
Orange brick row 3 : 5 points (1 ball in playfield), 10 points (2 balls in playfield), 15 points (3 balls in playfield).
Orange brick row 4 : 5 points (1 ball in playfield), 10 points (2 balls in playfield), 15 points (3 balls in playfield).
Green brick row 1 : 3 points (1 ball in playfield), 6 points (2 balls in playfield), 9 points (3 balls in playfield).
Green brick row 2 : 3 points (1 ball in playfield), 6 points (2 balls in playfield), 9 points (3 balls in playfield).
Green brick row 3 : 1 points (1 ball in playfield), 2 points (2 balls in playfield), 3 points (3 balls in playfield).
Green brick row 4 : 1 points (1 ball in playfield), 2 points (2 balls in playfield), 3 points (3 balls in playfield).

* Progressive Breakout Mode (the maximum score for this mode is infinite, however the score flips at 9,999 going back to 0) :
Blue brick : 7 points.
Orange brick : 5 points.
Green brick : 3 points.
Yellow brick : 1 point.

- TIPS AND TRICKS -

* Ball Speed : Besides the slowest ball speed, right after the serve, there are three possible speed-ups. The first speed-up after the serve occurs on the 4th hit, and a second faster speed-up occurs on the 8th hit. The third occurs after the 12th hit and the fourth occurs when a highpoint (either a 5- or 7-point) brick is hit, regardless of previous speed. Ball speed is restored to slowest value at the beginning of each serve.

* Ball Direction : When the ball intercepts the paddle it will rebound in any of four directions, depending on which portion of the paddle was hit (divide the paddle in four equal portions). This is still the case after the paddle has been reduced to half its normal size. Note that the ball is not allowed to move in a direction perpendicular to the front surface of the paddle or perpendicular to the edge of the paddle. These directions change with the number of hits of the balls. Just like the ball speed changes occur at the 4th, 8th and 12th ball hits.

- SERIES -

1. Breakout (1976)
2. Breakout Deluxe (1976)
3. Super Breakout (1978)
4. Breakout 2000 [Model J9093E] (1997, Atari Jaguar)
5. Breakout (2000, Sony PlayStation, PC CD-ROM; 2001, Macintosh)
6. Breakout Boost (2011, App Store)

- STAFF -

Designed and programmed by : Ed Logg

- PORTS -

* Consoles :
Atari 2600 [US] (1978) "Super Breakout [Model CX2608]"
Mattel Intellivision [US] "Brickout!" : release cancelled
Atari 5200 [US] (1982) "Super Breakout [Model CX5203]"
Atari XEGS
DynaVision [BR] (198?)
Sega Master System [EU] (1992) "Arcade Smash Hits [Model MK-27032]"
Sony PlayStation [US] (December 31, 1996) "Arcade's Greatest Hits - The Atari Collection 1 [Model SLUS-00339]"
Sony PlayStation [EU] (December 1997) "Arcade's Greatest Hits - The Atari Collection 1 [Model SLES-00466]"
Nintendo SNES [US] (August 1997) "Arcade's Greatest Hits - The Atari Collection 1 [Model SNS-AW7E]"
Nintendo SNES [EU] (February 26, 1998) "Arcade's Greatest Hits - The Atari Collection 1 [Model SNSP-AW7P-EUR]"
Sega Saturn [EU] (1997) "Arcade's Greatest Hits - The Atari Collection 1 [Model T-25413H-50]"
Sega Saturn [US] (June 30, 1997) "Arcade's Greatest Hits - The Atari Collection 1 [Model T-9706H]"
Sony PlayStation [US] (2001) "Atari Anniversary Edition Redux [Model SLUS-01427]"
Sony PlayStation [EU] (March 1, 2002) "Atari Anniversary Edition Redux [Model SLES-03808]"
Sega Dreamcast [US] (July 2, 2001) "Atari Anniversary Edition [Model T-15130N]"
Microsoft XBOX [US] (November 16, 2004) "Atari Anthology [Model 26084]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [US] (November 22, 2004) "Atari Anthology [Model SLUS-21076]"
Microsoft XBOX [EU] (November 26, 2004) "Atari Anthology"
Sony PlayStation 2 [EU] (February 18, 2005) "Atari Anthology [Model SLES-53061]"
Microsoft XBOX [JP] (August 4, 2005) "Atari Anthology [Model B7X-00001]"

* Handhelds :
Nintendo Game Boy [EU] (1996) "Arcade Classics - Battlezone & Super Breakout [Model DMG-ABSE-EUR]"
Nintendo Game Boy [US] (October 1996) "Arcade Classics - Battlezone & Super Breakout [Model DMG-ABSE-USA]"
Nintendo Game Boy Color [US] (December 1998)
Nintendo Game Boy Advance [US] (March 25, 2002) "Atari Anniversary Advance" [Model AGB-AAVE-USA]"
Nintendo Game Boy Advance [EU] (February 14, 2003) "Atari Anniversary Advance" [Model AGB-AAVP]"
Nintendo Game Boy Advance [US] (August 15, 2005) "3 Games in One! Super Breakout - Millipede - Lunar Lander [Model AGB-B62E-USA]"
Nintendo Game Boy Advance [EU] (September 2, 2005) "3 Games in One! Super Breakout - Millipede - Lunar Lander [Model AGB-B62P-EUR]"
Sony PSP [US] (December 19, 2007) "Atari Classics Evolved [Model ULUS-10325]"
Sony PSP [AU] (March 7, 2008) "Atari Classics Evolved"
Nintendo DS [US] (March 8, 2011) "Atari Greatest Hits Vol.2 [Model NTR-PR7E-USA]"

* Computers :
Atari 400 [US] (1979) "Super Breakout [Model CXL-4006]"
BBC B [US] (1982) "Acornsoft Breakout" - Acornsoft
Atari ST [EU] (1987)
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [EU] (1999) "Atari Arcade Hits 1"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [US] (July 13, 1999) "Atari Arcade Hits 1"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [US] (July 9, 2001) "Atari Anniversary Edition"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [EU] (December 14, 2001) "Atari Anniversary Edition"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [US] (2003) "Asteroids & Super Breakout" by SelectSoft
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [US] (November 11, 2003) "Atari - 80 Classic Games in One! [Model 25069J]"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [EU] (June 10, 2005) "Atari - 80 Classic Games in One! [Replay]"

* Others :
Mobile Phones [US] (October 30, 2004)
Nokia N-Gage [US] (2005) "Atari Masterpieces Vol. I"
Nokia N-Gage [EU] (October 13, 2005) "Atari Masterpieces Vol. I"
Apple iPhone/iPod [US] (October 11, 2008) [Model 291296852]
Apple Store (2011) "Atari Greatest Hits"
Android Market (2011) "Atari Greatest Hits"
Apple iPhone/iPod [US] (February 18, 2011) "Super Breakout Ultra [Model 416010994]"

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2700&o=2


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