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  • Summary: [DSiWare] AlphaBounce combines the classical brick-breaking concept with strong RPG features, offering you the chance to explore an endless universe with millions of levels. Discover items hidden in the deepest corners of the galaxy. Use these items to modify your spaceship and improve your firepower. You have been taken prisoner by an evil intergalactic mining corporation and exiled to outer space. With the help of your spaceship, your mission is to blast your way through the bricks in order to find a way back to Earth. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. 90
    Brick-breaking games are one of the oldest types of videogames, but Alpha Bounce is an exciting and contemporary take on the genre. Five bucks gets you thousands of levels, an addictive upgrade system, and manic arcade action. Download this.
  2. On the surface, AlphaBounce appears to be the umpteenth generic Arkanoid clone, but looks can deceive! It offers far more content than any other iteration of the game, and will keep you entertained far longer, especially with the customizable envelopes and balls. We're quite confident in saying that this is perhaps the best Arkanoid-esque game ever made.
  3. 90
    AlphaBounce is by far one of the most extensive, in-depth puzzle experiences on the DSiWare service and is most definitely an essential purchase.
  4. The block-breaking format somehow still has more to offer in this exploration-based RPG, where each section of the outer-space map is its own Arkanoid-type challenge.
  5. Tied in with the absorbing and unique practice of continually upgrading your ship by collecting enhancements (after all, there can’t be many Breakout-clones which afford the paddle their own inventory screen?!) and AlphaBounce is an excellent advertisment for what can be done with ancient concepts given a fresh aesthetic (or: how creating a surface impression of depth can hide innate repetition).
  6. It does as much as it could with a genre that's older than most people reading this. [June 2010, p.96]
  7. With its 10-15s loading times... and its botched interface, AlphaBounce doesn’t even try to seduce players.

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  1. Dec 30, 2011
    AlphaBounce is a revolutionary revival of a dying formula called Arkanoid. The ability to upgrade your padde and ball adds strategic depth, and there is a COLOSSAL amount of stages available. Expand