Upp! - Breakout for the Atari 2600 but with a difference

Another great find by Retro Video Gamer is the recent release of the Atari 2600 homebrew game of ' Upp! '; which takes the breakout styled gameplay but adds their own special twist. Unlike the ball bouncing antics of similar games, in Upp! you must escape the space barrier by thrusting upwards towards the gap at the top. The problem is, you not only have to destroy the blocks, but you must obtain the energy pods (the round objects with an exclamation mark) to blast openings while also avoiding hitting your own ship.

If a plasma ball strikes an energy pod then the space wall rebuilds. Points are awarded when the plasma ball hits the space wall or the player exits far north. So yes a very nice twist indeed and you'll be pleased to know that this homebrew game by theloon is a name your own price game!

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