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BreakQuest Extra Evolution
Getting jiggly with it
by Peter Willington 22/11/2012
Product: BreakQuest Extra Evolution
Developer: Beatshapers
Publisher: Beatshapers
Format: PSP, PS Vita
Genre: Action, Arcade, Puzzle
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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I like BreakQuest Extra Evolution. It's a bit weird, it's a bit inventive, and it's a bit Breakout. It takes the fundamentals of the ball, bat, and barricade formula and adds a few new twists.

Sadly, there are a few issues with its premise that – while absolutely fascinating in principle – make for a slightly frustrating experience in practice.

Breaking out

You already know the basics of this game. You have objects to break at the top of the screen, and to do this you bounce a ball off a controllable paddle at the bottom.

If you can't keep the ball from leaving the lower area of the playfield then you'll lose a life, and when things speed up or if the ball is approaching at an odd angle this can happen often. Happily, there's a neat power-up that allows you to build a wall beneath you. ...
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Strange, obtuse, and a little unfair, BreakQuest Extra Evolution is a more artistic take on the typical game of Breakout
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 6
Value: 7
Innovation: 8
Overall: 7
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