One to rival Brick Breaker? We check out Retroid for BlackBerry 10

By James Richardson on 15 Nov 2013 06:46 am EST

Brick Breaker has always been a classic game for BlackBerry smartphones. Retroid for BlackBerry 10 gives a new modern twist to the game and comes with both a free version as well as a paid pro one - costing £1.50/$1.99. 

The game is available for all BlackBerry 10 devices and one thing that impressed me greatly was that the developer has included hardware keyboard controls for Q5/Q10 owners - a nice feature. The other option of course is just to use the touch screen where you can place a finger/thumb on the paddle and drag is left and right. It's all very smooth.  

As you would imagine - the object of the game is to destroy all the bricks. Some will offer you special powers when you break them - such as changing the size of your paddle, or slowing down the ball. It's certainly not as easy as it looks though, as I demonstrate perfectly in the video!

With more levels to come in future updates I think this one is without doubt the next generation Brick Breaker. Nice work Mr Dev

Features include: 

  • Different Episodes for you to choose
  • 15 levels per Episode
  • Every episode has unique look and gameplay
  • Cheerful graphics and effects
  • Groovy music
  • Hardware keyboard support

With crisp, colorful graphics and some funky background music what's not to like? Give the free version a whirl and see what you think. 

More information/Download Retroid (free) for BlackBerry 10

Reader comments

One to rival Brick Breaker? We check out Retroid for BlackBerry 10


Come on BlackBerry: bring back the classic Brick Breaker. We accept no substitute for our time killers!

This game is pretty good, but there's a couple of things they should sort out. Like sometimes the game kind of gets stuck bouncing back and forth in a corner for a long time. Or the graphics get in the way of the game play, like when the cool pop ups ate going off because of multiple hits, it blocks the view of the ball and you lose track of it and lose.

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Nothing will ever compare to brick breaker because of the trackpad. I tried a few brick breaker type games on the PlayBook years ago. They just aren't the same.

And on this basis I'd try a free one but certainly not a paid one.

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Only good thing about my work blackberry curve is old brick breaker, seeing as my wonderful z10 don't have a track pad I don't think brick breaker will ever be as good.

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