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Uber Breakout II
Uber Breakout II

Developers

Jiggmin

Publishers

Kongregate, Newgrounds

Rating

E

Genres

Skill

Release Dates

2005-12-20 (N)

2007-02-23 (K)

Uber Breakout II is an Adobe Flash skill breakout video game developed by Jacob Grahn that was released on 2005-12-20. It is a direct sequel to Uber Breakout released a month earlier.

Gameplay

Uber Breakout II Gameplay

Players control 2 paddles to bounce a black ball back into play.

Like its predecessor, Uber Breakout II is a breakout game where players use 2 paddles to bounce balls around a circular field, with the only rule being that one must be in play at all times. A new co-op mode also allows the paddles to be controlled individually.

The game is split up into 13 levels, each introducing new obstacles that interfere with the ball. The first blocks feature basic hazards and can be destroy by a single hit, while later levels add more complex ones, including trapping the ball inside rocks that must be hit multiple times to be set free. Power-ups return and their effects are denoted by having either a green or red color, with their abilities ranging from providing extra points to reducing the size of the paddles.

Blocks

Block Name Description Level Introduced
Uber Breakout - Normal Block Normal Basic block that breaks when hit. 1
Uber Breakout - Arrow Block Arrow Forces ball to move in the direction it's pointing. 2
Uber Breakout II - Spin Block Spin Causes the ball to spin. 3
Uber Breakout II - Ball Block Ball Brings another ball into play. 4
Uber Breakout - Orbit Block Orbit Moves around the screen. 5
Uber Breakout - Spin Block Rotate Rotating arrow block. 6
Uber Breakout II - Item Block Item Shoots out power-ups when hit. 7
Uber Breakout - Invisa-block Invisa-block Hard to see and takes two hits to break. 8
Uber Breakout - Rock Block Rock Takes several hits to destroy 9
Uber Breakout - Follow Block Follow Follows a ball until it or the block are destroyed. 10
Uber Breakout - Time Block Time Can not be destroyed until its timer runs out. 11
Uber Breakout II - Trap Block Trap Traps ball inside multiple rock blocks. 12
Uber Breakout II - Secret Block & Power-up Secret Drops the secret power-up after 4 hits. Only 1. 13

Power-Ups

Power-up Name Effect
Uber Breakout II - 500 Points 500 Points Awards 500 points.
Uber Breakout II - -500 Points -500 Points Removes 500 points.
Uber Breakout II - Grow Paddle Paddle Expand Briefly increases the size of the paddles.
Uber Breakout II - Shrink Paddle Paddle Shrink Makes paddles smaller for a short period.
Uber Breakout II - Electric Ball Electric Ball Balls randomly shoot lightning bolts at blocks.
Uber Breakout II - Slow Ball Slow Ball Reduces the ball's speed.
Uber Breakout II - Fast Ball Fast Ball Greatly increases the ball's speed.
Uber Breakout II - Pansy Ball Pansy Ball Ball is briefly turned into rubber and only bounces off blocks.
Uber Breakout II - Uber Ball Uber Ball Allows the ball to destroy blocks without bouncing off them.
Uber Breakout II - Extra Life Extra Life Gives players an extra ball.
Uber Breakout II - Uber Paddle Uber Paddle Paddles briefly grow to occupy most of the screen.
Uber Breakout II - Bomb Bomb Blows up several blocks on the field.
Uber Breakout II - Secret Block & Power-up Secret Gives 50,000 points and paddles now shoot lightning every 5 seconds.

Mobile Differences

Uber Breakout II Mobile Gameplay

Mobile game screen.

A mobile version of the game was published on Kongregate on 2010-05-16, containing multiple changes in order to suit the different hardware, including:

  • Removal of the minigame, multiplayer mode and version checker.
  • Game automatically goes full screen once players press play.
  • Menu and loader backgrounds are now white.
  • Volume slider is replaced with a sound icon.
  • New buttons on both sides of the field to move the paddles left or right, although using the arrow keys is still possible.
  • "Detail" and "Quality" options are removed and the grey boxes surrounding the other options are dropped.
  • Score and other trackers are moved to the top left corner to make room for the added buttons.
  • Limit of 2 balls on screen at a time.

Trivia

  • Differences from the original and introduced features include:
    • Requiring at least version 8 of Flash to play.
    • A new minigame where players have to change 100 black dots to white by hovering over them.
    • More flashy intro and transitions between menus.
    • Game's title no longer continually alternates between colors.
    • Addition of co-op, allowing another player to control a paddle with the "Z" and "X" keys.
    • Players no longer receive points for moving the paddles.
    • Actual score, level number, etc. are colored red instead of the same as their label.
    • Ball now has a visible smoke and fire trail.
    • Addition of the spin and trap blocks and electric ball power-up.
  • This is Jiggmin's first game to feature multiplayer aspects.
  • The Kongregate version was published a full year after the Newgrounds version and includes updated links to jiggmin.com.
  • Due to a bug within Flash, it's impossible to play the official game with versions above 19, as the game reads them as "2" instead of "20" when it runs a check, rendering it unplayable. The game can be modified to remove the check altogether, however.
  • The minigame background has the lighter shade of purple from the original game rather than the one seen everywhere else.

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