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The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time

Updated July 5, 2020 1.4k votes 194 voters 17.2k views164 items

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This is a list of the best breakout clone games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated breakout clone games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest breakout clone games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these breakout clone games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging breakout clone games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new breakout clone games.

With games ranging from Breakout to Arkanoid, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best breakout clone games?" and "What is the greatest breakout clone game of all time?"
  • 1

    Genres (Video game)Breakout clone, Action game

    Ricochet Infinity is the fourth installment in the Ricochet video game series by Reflexive Entertainment. As its preceding titles Ricochet Xtreme, Ricochet Lost Worlds and Ricochet Lost Worlds:...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Breakout clone, Action game

    Ricochet Lost Worlds was developed by Reflexive Entertainment and is the sequel to Ricochet Xtreme. It features several new bricks, power-ups and background art. It also has the new "ring" feature,...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Breakout clone, Action game

    Ricochet Xtreme is the first Ricochet game in the Ricochet series of Breakout clone's created by Reflexive Entertainment. The gameplay is very similar to Breakout and Arkanoid, but highly stylized....  more
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    Genres (Video game)Breakout clone

    Ricochet Lost Worlds: Recharged is the third game in the Ricochet video game series by Reflexive Entertainment. The difference between the earlier Ricochet Lost Worlds and Ricochet Lost Worlds:...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Breakout clone, Action game

    BreakQuest is a multi-platform brick buster game created by Nurium Games, later ported to Mac OS by Red Marble Games. It was released on November 16, 2004, and was published by Stardock as part of...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Breakout clone, Strategy video game

    Super DX-Ball is a one-player PC shareware game by BlitWise Productions, released on November 10, 2004. With similarity in style to games such as Breakout and Arkanoid, it's the latter of two direct...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Breakout clone, Action game

    Shatter is a 2009 brick-busting video game developed and published by Sidhe Interactive for the PlayStation 3, PC platforms, and iOS. The game was released on July 23, 2009 on PSN, on March 15, 2010...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Breakout clone, Action game

    Super Glove Ball is a game made by Rare in 1990 for the NES, specifically designed to be played with the Power Glove controller. However, it can also be played with a standard NES controller. It was...  more
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    Off the Wall is an arcade game produced by Atari and released in North America in 1991. A modern remake of Breakout, this game introduces many new gameplay features to the bat-and-ball genre, and it...  more
  • 10

    Genres (Video game)Breakout clone

    Alleyway is a video game developed by Nintendo and Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo as a global launch title for the Game Boy. It is a Breakout clone and one of the first four games...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Breakout clone

    Quester is an arcade game, which was released by Namco in 1987 only in Japan. It runs on Namco System 1 hardware, and represents the company's response to Taito Corporation's Arkanoid; however, its...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Breakout clone, Action game

    Arkanoid is an arcade game developed by Taito in 1986. It expanded upon Atari's Breakout games of the 1970s by adding power-ups, different types of bricks, and a variety of level layouts. The title...  more

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    Genres (Video game)Breakout clone, Action game

    Battle Flip Shot is a 1998 ball-and-paddle game developed and published by Visco exclusively for the arcade cabinet known as the SNK Neo-Geo MVS hardware. It combines the genres of the Magnavox...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Puzzle game, Breakout clone, Action game

    PopCorn is a breakout clone by French developers Christophe Lacaze and Frédérick Raynal, released in 1988....  more
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    Rival Ball is the spiritual successor to the PC brick-buster classic DX-Ball 2, adding a new branch to the series of DX-Ball games on the side of Longbow Digital Arts. Released on March 19, 2001, the...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Puzzle game, Breakout clone

    Super Columns is a tile-matching puzzle video game released by Sega for the Game Gear in 1995. It was later included on the Coleco Sonic, along with the original Columns, to which it is a sequel. The...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Puzzle game, Platform game, Breakout clone, Action game, Arcade

    Snakes is an update to the classic Snake game from Nokia. It is freely downloadable from the Nokia N-Gage website, and can be copied to another N-Gage handset via Bluetooth. A new version is now...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Breakout clone, Action game

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    Genres (Video game)Breakout clone, Arcade

    DX-Ball 2 is a brick buster game for Microsoft Windows, developed by Longbow Games. As a follow up to DX-Ball by Michael P. Welch, the sequel is foremost remarked by the introduction of its 16-bit...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Breakout clone, Action game, Strategy video game

    Arkanoid: Doh it Again is a 1997 Super Nintendo game released by Taito. It was released in both NTSC and PAL formats, and received release in Australia, the United States, the UK, and Japan. It was...  more
  • 21

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle game, Breakout clone, Strategy video game

    Wordtris, stylized as WORDTЯIS, is a Tetris offshoot designed by Alexey Pajitnov and published by Spectrum Holobyte in 1991 for the IBM PC platform. The title was later released for the Game Boy and...  more
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    DX-Ball is a freeware computer game for the PC first released in 1996 by Michael P. Welch. The game, an updated version of an earlier series of Amiga games known as Megaball, is patterned after...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Breakout clone, Action game

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    Genres (Video game)Pinball, Breakout clone

    Bomb Bee is a Japanese arcade game that was released by Namco in 1979. It is the sequel to Gee Bee, which was released in the previous year. This was a two-player ball and paddle game, which also...  more
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    Krypton Egg is a Breakout clone developed in 1988 by Alexandre Kral on Atari ST and Amiga 500/600....  more