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List Rules Vote up the best video games in the breakout clone genre.

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?"
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Ricochet Infinity is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
2007 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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Ricochet: Lost Worlds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
2004 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 ...more

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BreakQuest is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
BreakQuest 2004 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 ...more

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Ricochet Lost Worlds: Recharge... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
2004 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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Ricochet Xtreme is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
Ricochet Xtreme 2001 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 ...more

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Super DX-Ball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
Super DX-Ball 2004 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 ...more

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Kirby's Block Ball is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
1995 Kirby's Block Ball, known in Japan as Kirby no Block Ball, is a Breakout-style Game Boy game developed by HAL Laboratory, TOSE and Nintendo RD&1. It was released in Japan on December 14, ...more

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Shatter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
2009 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, ...more

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Peggle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
2007 Peggle is a casual puzzle video game developed by Sukhbir Sidhu and Brian Rothstein of PopCap Games. Initially released for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X systems in 2007, it has since had ...more

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Arkanoid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
1986 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 ...more

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Breakout is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
1976 Breakout is an arcade game developed and published by Atari, Inc. It was conceptualized by Nolan Bushnell and Steve Bristow, influenced by the 1972 Atari arcade game Pong, and built by Steve ...more

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Super Glove Ball is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
1990 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 ...more

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Arkanoid: Doh It Again is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
1997 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 ...more

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Super Columns is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
1995 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 ...more

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Arkanoid: Revenge of Doh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
1987 Arkanoid - Revenge of Doh is an arcade game released by Taito in 1987 as a sequel to Arkanoid.

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Snakes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
Snakes 2005 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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Peggle Nights is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
2008 Peggle Nights is a Windows, Mac OS X and Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade downloadable game from PopCap Games. It is the sequel to 2007's Peggle. It is also unlockable in Peggle: Dual Shot for the ...more

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Arkanoid Returns is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
1997 Arkanoid Returns is an arcade game released by Taito in February 1997 as part of the Arkanoid series. It was the fourth overall, and third to be released in arcades. The game was quickly ported ...more

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Off the Wall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
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, ...more

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TRAZ is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
TRAZ 1989 TRAZ is a 1988 computer game, released by Cascade Games. A beta version somehow became available via various bulletin boards prior to the game's official release. TRAZ is a Breakout clone with ...more

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Wordtris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
1991 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 ...more

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Quester is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
1987 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, ...more

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Magic Orbz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
Magic Orbz 2009 Magic Orbz is a game for the Sony PlayStation 3 video game console. It is based on the PC game, Magic Ball 3. The game was released in January 2009 and was followed by two additional ...more

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Block Breaker Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
Block Breaker Deluxe 2008 Block Breaker Deluxe is a video game developed by Gameloft for mobile phones. It was also released for iPod, Windows PCs, the N-Gage platform and the Wii as a WiiWare game. Gameloft claims it is ...more

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Batty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
Batty 1987 Batty is a bat-and-ball, Breakout clone-style video game, published by Elite in 1987 and available for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amstrad CPC. The game was initially released in late ...more

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DX-Ball is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
DX-Ball 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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Blasterball 2: Holidays is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
Blasterball 2: Holidays 2004

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Krakout is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
1987 Krakout is an arcade/puzzle game that was released for the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64 and MSX platforms in 1987. One of the wave of enhanced Breakout variants to emerge in ...more

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Battle Flip Shot is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
1998 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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Cutie Q is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
1979 Cutie Q is an arcade game that was released by Namco in 1979. It is the second sequel to Gee Bee, which was released in the previous year. It is also the first game from the company to display ...more

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Gee Bee is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
1978 Gee Bee is Namco's first internally designed arcade game, released in 1978, and licensed to Gremlin Industries for US manufacture and distribution. It was designed by Tōru Iwatani, who later ...more

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Alleyway is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
1989 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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DX-Ball 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
DX-Ball 2 1998 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 ...more

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Bomb Bee is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
1979 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 ...more

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Block Block is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time

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Bal Cube is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
1996

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Blockland is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
2007 Blockland is a single and multiplayer computer game built on the Torque Game Engine, in which players build using Lego-like building blocks. It was developed by Eric "Badspot" Hartman ...more

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Monkey Magic is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
Monkey Magic 1979 Monkey Magic is a 1979 arcade game by Nintendo. It is a Breakout clone and one of Nintendo's earliest arcade games. Some sources claim that Ikegami Tsushinki also did design work on Monkey ...more

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Block Carnival is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
Block Carnival 1992

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Rival Ball is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
Rival Ball 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, ...more

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Krypton Egg is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
Krypton Egg Krypton Egg is a Breakout clone developed in 1988 by Alexandre Kral on Atari ST and Amiga 500/600.

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Devilish is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
GirlyGoth added Devilish

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Smash Out is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
Smash Out

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Bricks of Egypt is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
Bricks of Egypt 2004

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Wizorb is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
Wizorb 2011 Wizorb is a role-playing video game created and published by the independent developer Tribute Games. The game was released on the Xbox 360 Xbox Live Marketplace on September 29, 2011. The ...more

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Hyperballoid Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
Hyperballoid Deluxe 2004

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Bananoid is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
Bananoid

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Hyperball is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
Hyperball Hyperball is a computer game created for the Acorn Electron and BBC Micro. The game is a Breakout clone, with many added elements making it closer to the 1986 arcade game Arkanoid. The game was ...more

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Mad Blocker Alpha is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
Mad Blocker Alpha 2011 Mad Blocker Alpha is a puzzle game for the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3 in the PlayStation Minis section of the PlayStation Store, developed and published by Open Emotion Studios. It ...more

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HotShot is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Breakout Clone Games of All Time
HotShot 1988 HotShot is a pinball/breakout game published in 1988 for 8-bit and 16-bit platforms. Two competitors play with a ball, in an arena which is split into two halves with breakable blocks on both ...more