Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Ignore all the neon '80s nonsense going on around it and this is a solid game. There's plenty of it, and it gets tough as old boots as well. [Sept 2008, p.68]
  2. 77
    Block Breaker Deluxe is one of the better clones of Breakout to hit the scene, offering a well-produced take with some cool twists to the core theme. Shame it all has to be sullied a bit with the awkward "nightlife" theme.
  3. From the revised control method to the innovative level design, purists will be pretty happy with the outcome of this game. Too bad there is no paddle-plug in for the Wii remote.
  4. 75
    Block Breaker Deluxe is a little low rent, and it certainly doesn't take full advantage of the Wii hardware, but for eight bucks it's easy to overlook the cheesy decor and enjoy this solid brick-bashing entry.
  5. Despite its flaws, Brick Breaker Deluxe is an entertaining game for the $8 purchase price.
  6. It's surprising how much fun the simple joys of bat and ball remain, and it's surprising how nothing more than a varied selection of power-ups, some cunning level design and uncluttered gameplay can still produce something so enjoyable. I downloaded it out of duty, but have kept returning to it for fun.
  7. Level design is a cut above most games of this type, using different brick properties as well as imaginative wall layouts to keep the player problem-solving and the ball in the air. [Sept 2008, p.124]
  8. It may have not utilised the Wiimote as much as it could have, but the control is pretty slick still. Give it some time and it might just grow on you.
  9. The nightlife theme might be a little corny, but the block-breaking gameplay offers a satisfying challenge.
  10. Strange obsession with ladies' shoes, but good, tacky fun. [Sept 2008, p.85]
  11. Fans of the original may not like the changes, but it does have a reinvigorated feel. [Issue#25, p.79]
  12. A boring Breakout/Arkanoid rip-off in a long line of boring Breakout/Arkanoid rip-offs.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. AnonymousMC
    Jun 27, 2008
    8
    I think the club theme is a hoot. Come on, some hottie talking about her 3rd husband in a Pong remake is just awesome. Playing with theI think the club theme is a hoot. Come on, some hottie talking about her 3rd husband in a Pong remake is just awesome. Playing with the pointer is a lot of fun and arguably better than the old "paddle" methods. I never felt cheated by the controls. Wiiware is shaping up to have some great bang for the buck... This could easily have been a decent budget title. Full Review »