Crazy Brix



TV Type:  NTSC        PAL      

Break through 32 levels of Brix that will challenge and frustrate you. You start the game with three Deflectors and lose one each time you allow both balls to escape off the bottom of the screen. Keep both in play for as long as possible to rack up the big points!

Game Features

  • 32 Unique Levels
  • One or Two Players
  • Three Skill Levels (described below)
  • Supports Joystick and Paddle Controllers

Skill Levels

  • Easy: The balls start at their slowest speed. This is ideal for young children or first-time players.
  • Normal: The balls start at their standard speed. This is good for people already familiar with the game, and similar games of this genre.
  • Hard: The balls start out at a much faster speed, and hit their max speed much higher. Only players with insane reflexes will be able to handle the fast-pace of this skill level!

Additional Information

Includes cartridge and full-color, four-page manual. Available in NTSC and PAL television formats, please select above.

Number of Players 1 - 2
Controller Joystick or Paddles
Cartridge Size 32K
Programming Robert DeCrescenzo
8th lutz on 08/17/2017 04:07pm
This a great original homebrew game for the 7800. The gameplay is great. Crazy Brix is a must for those who like Paddle games.
VectorGamer on 08/17/2017 10:52am
You'll see some boards similar to those found in Arkanoid but most boards are totally original.
Funkmaster V on 07/17/2017 07:19pm
PacManPlus does a lot of arcade conversions very well. but this one came straight from the man's brain, and it's one of my favorite of his by far. It's like the best version of Breakout you will ever play. But WAY better. Like WAAAAYYYYYY better. My only qualm is that one of the unique boards later on. (like level 32) one of the balls got stuck and I had to reset. But hey. it's all good in tha hood. 5 stars.
Aaron Lack on 08/15/2014 12:52am
I've been having a lot of fun with this excellent game! This is a new evolution of the classic game "Breakout" that does NOT follow in a similar direction to games like "Arkanoid" and the excellent "Breakout 2000." "Crazy Brix" instead follows it's own path and creates interest and challenge with unique and interesting level design rather than with enemies and power ups. The only enemy here is your own skill and endurance. The level designs also pay tribute to classic Atari games and remain fun and engaging throughout. Paddle-based gameplay is unique to this era of game systems and "Crazy Brix" takes it to new heights. This is a "must have" cartridge for any 7800 owner!
Daniel Vaughn on 03/08/2013 08:47am
Because I'm a fan of Atari 2600 Super Breakout (SB), I opted for "Crazy Bricks" as my first- ever Homebrew choice. To say that I am impressed is an understatement. If I possessed this game back in '82, I would have flunked Middle school!
You can play this game with either a joystick or paddle control - I recommend the paddle control. Now one of the features I noticed, when using the paddle controller, is your on-screen paddle is "stabilized". No more jittery paddle effect, resulting in smoother control and more satisfying gameplay.
Concerning gameplay, the ball moves about the screen in a much more interesting and realistically random fashion than SB. For example,the ball can take out several bricks with one hit if the angle is right boring brick at a time with SB. Also, the ball doesn't get "trapped" moving in the same redundant patterns, as often, as with SB. The game board brick design consistently changes with each completion. I love the classic Atari brick designs the best, such as the key from Adventure, and the tank from Combat. I won't reveal anymore, as you need to discover this for yourself! Another interesting feature of gameplay is how the borders of the brick area are not always the standard squarish shape. This allows for a greater variation on how the ball moves about the screen - real cool! These elements of discovery will drive you feverishly and you will hit the reset button over and over just to see what the next board look like! The next thing you know, it is 2 A.M. in the morning - you have to force yourself to put down the paddle and go to bed! I havn't experienced this level of excitement for a game since I was a kid playing "Pitfall".
My bottom line; Iif you loved Super Breakout or just thought it to be mediocre you will love Crazy Bricks with a passion!
Mark Mervine on 11/30/2012 07:15pm
If have a 7800 and like paddle games, your only option has been to play the 2600 classics. Crazy Brix brings the Breakout concept to the 7800 with some cool twists. A couple of new things are having two balls to ‘juggle’ and having the ‘Brix’ patterns change. In fact, if you get through the first few levels, you will really enjoy some of the patterns at the advanced levels! If you enjoy paddle games, you will really like Crazy Brix. Another 7800 classic from PacManPlus!

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