Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Costing only $5 bucks, PS3 gamers that enjoy old-school arcade-style gaming won’t find a much better value than the next-generation brick-breaker Hyperballoid HD.
  2. 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.
  3. The levels are imaginative, but the gameplay's nothing to get hyper over.
  4. No matter how much variety is in each level, or how shiny the graphics are, the simplicity of the gameplay can become a bit redundant after about half an hour or so.
  5. Hyperballoid HD's brick breaking is competent but far from compelling, and most of its levels are a grind to get through.
  6. In short, if classic brick breaking games are your thing, then you should give Hyperballoid HD a chance. With a huge number of levels, almost as many power ups and the inclusion of power downs, Hyperballoid HD is a great way to waste some time.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 70
    Hyperballoid HD is meant for the casual gamer, as it's a fun, accessible and very affordable piece of gaming.
  10. 70
    It's simple, throwaway fun. [Issue#188, p.87]
  11. Reasonably pretty, totally inoffensive, and crazy cheap at 3.19 quid. [Mar 2010, p.107]
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. It is a well realized casual game that is big on the glitz but short on the revolutionary gameplay elements that can really grab you.
  16. What ultimately dooms Hyperballoid HD to relative obscurity is the fact that it doesn't do anything to stand apart from the crowd.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. IggyM
    Dec 24, 2009
    9
    Someone gave this Hyper kid some Ritalin... Awesome PS3 Arkanoid style game!
  2. Baobamberman
    Dec 14, 2009
    8
    got it today for just 4 euro. great value for the price