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  • Summary: Jam packed with levels ranging from the super simple to mensa difficult, Break'em All offers classic arcade puzzle solving action as players fight their way through multiple levels and out-duel challenging bosses. Three unique gameplay modes such as Tokoton, Quest and Survival offer compelling single player action or multiplayer games for 2-8 players via the wireless feature for Nintendo DS. Players will control their paddle with pin-point accuracy using the touch pad and stylus and select from diverse bonus powers to power-up their ball. [D3] Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. It's the only Breakout! clone on the DS to date, and it shows a remarkable amount of polish.
  2. 80
    It's great for small bursts of play, and Survival is more fun than you might expect. It may not have the longevity of other DS titles, but for quick, easy arcade fun, this is one clone you may want to invest in.
  3. If there has to be a game that epitomizes the phrase “substance over style,” Break’em All clinches it. The design of this game is based upon some of the most addicting arcade and console games ever conceived.
  4. Some sort of tutorial mode covering all the new features would have been nice, but all-in-all, what's here is a good little time-waster. If you're looking for a break from the mundane, give it a spin.
  5. Although the game isn't the most beautiful out there, the draw is based solely on gameplay, which is rare these days.
  6. 65
    Break 'em All admittedly feels just as budget-oriented as the price that's attached to it. On the plus side, you're getting a solid playing and controlling Breakout clone for, at most, 20 bucks which isn't a bad deal at all.
  7. 40
    Break ‘Em All was released, rather smartly, as a budget game, and while it’s an amusing diversion with a nostalgic bent, it’s clear that this classic game style isn’t holding up to the test of time.

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  1. TonyG.
    Aug 1, 2006
    i say 7.5 to be exact. game reminds me of arkanoid and gradius in one.had alot of fun with this one. stylus control is a big plus on this type game. tons of levels, thousands i think!?!! the best budget title for the system so far. breakout fans will eat up. Expand
  2. D.P.
    Aug 27, 2007
    If you want a fairly decent Breakout/Arkanoid game for the DS, this will do nicely. You can use the triggers or stylus to move the bat and there's a mixed collection of powerups. There's a large selection of set and random levels. Collapse