Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. The variations of backgrounds and objects is what makes it worthwhile in my eyes, but I’m willing to admit this may not be the opinion of others.
  2. 70
    Hyperballoid HD is meant for the casual gamer, as it's a fun, accessible and very affordable piece of gaming.
  3. Play UK
    It's simple, throwaway fun. [Issue#188, p.87]
  4. At first, Hyperballoid HD offers a nice, traditional brick-breaking experience with a ton of levels, but issues like the lack of high scores and leaderboards keep it from being an easy recommendation for its cheap $4.99 price tag.
  5. 68
    There’s nothing technically wrong with Hyperballoid, but there’s nothing noteworthy about it either. It’s a brick breaking game, but there’s no flair to it. This is the bare minimum of what you’d expect from a title in this genre.
  6. If Hyperballoid spent just a little more time in development and had just a little bit more of a budget, it could have been a great addition to the flooded ball and paddle genre.
  7. Hyperballoid HD is more faithful to the long tradition of Pong games, but is slower and not as fun as its nearest competitor Shatter. Both games are surprisingly cheap, though – I see no reason why fans of the genre can’t own both.
  8. It may not be as showy or flashy as some of its peers on PSN, but for just a few pounds and a tiny 80MB download, it’s a good purchase for retro fans and those who can’t get enough of the sub-genre.
  9. What ultimately dooms Hyperballoid HD to relative obscurity is the fact that it doesn't do anything to stand apart from the crowd.
  10. Hyperballoid HD's brick breaking is competent but far from compelling, and most of its levels are a grind to get through.
  11. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Reasonably pretty, totally inoffensive, and crazy cheap at 3.19 quid. [Mar 2010, p.107]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Apr 29, 2017
    Levels are beautifully designed and the chromatic range of colours is really eye-catching, but I consider there is one big problem related toLevels are beautifully designed and the chromatic range of colours is really eye-catching, but I consider there is one big problem related to gameplay: it is extremely slow and, therefore, quite boring at times. It could have been a great arkanoid game if it were not for this too significant weakness. Full Review »
  2. IggyM
    Dec 24, 2009
    Someone gave this Hyper kid some Ritalin... Awesome PS3 Arkanoid style game!
  3. Baobamberman
    Dec 14, 2009
    got it today for just 4 euro. great value for the price