Shatter is a retro-inspired brick-breaking game that merges familiar action with unique twists and a modern crafted production approach. Innovative controls, physics effects, power-ups, special attacks, and boss battles which combine to provide an experience that is always interactive.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (621 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 15, 2010

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Includes 2 items: Shatter, Shatter: Official Videogame Soundtrack

 

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"Highly polished Breakout-style game with a great soundtrack and huge bosses."

About This Game

Shatter is a retro-inspired brick-breaking game that merges familiar action with unique twists and a modern crafted production approach.
  • Innovative controls, physics effects, power-ups, special attacks, and boss battles which combine to provide an experience that is always interactive.
  • Includes Story, Endless, Boss Rush, Time Attack, Endless Co-op multiplayer, and Time Attack Co-op multiplayer modes with leaderboards and achievements.
  • A Vibrant 3D Style presented across 10 distinct worlds in up to Full HD.
  • A fully scored soundtrack featuring over 90 minutes of award winning original music.

System Requirements

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    • OS: Windows XP SP3 or higher
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz+ single-core or dual-core (any speed)
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB of free space
    • Graphics: 128MB dedicated graphics processor with shader model 2 support (e.g. NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 or ATi Radeon 9600)
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible audio card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • OS: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6, or later.
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Video Card: 128 MB VRAM
    • CPU: 2.0 GHz
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • GPU: OpenGL-compatible with 128 MB VRAM
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
I've played Pong , Arkanoid , Breakout and when you play this game you have an updated version of it with cool audio and visuals. I don't care for playing it on the XBOX 360 Controller, So I set back the mouse and keyboard control and I am much better at this game. Got as far as the first boss in story mode then lost my lives. Currently stuck here. May need more practice.

Great game for those of you who like the retro Breakout style of games.
Posted: April 13
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Really cool implementation of the ancient classic block-breaking Arkanoid, with some new mechanics thrown in for good.
Posted: September 12
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Shatter is an awesome Breakout-style game with an amazing soundtrack. It's fun, it has a neat push/pull mechanic, and it's dirt cheap during Steam Sales. More of you need Shatter.
Posted: June 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Pong on steroids and with hard ♥♥♥ boss fights.
Coop!
Great soundtrack!
Addicting!
Posted: April 17
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Easily the best block-breaking game. Takes a genre that can be so boring and makes it engaging, exciting and way more interactive than anything else I've played in the genre. Great music and the environments make it feel like a Dreamcast game (that is a big plus). This is a great game.
Posted: April 18
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Shatter is quite good and i have to say is all aroudn THE best block breaker game ive ever played. I spent a lot of time as a young kid playing Arkanoid with my family. My mother and I spent hours upon hours playing it, had the actual Arkanoid controller and everything. So this type of game is a classic to me. An all time favorite. Before i played this, Reaxxion was the best block breaker game that i had ever played, but it doesent even come close to being able to compare to Shatter. Shatte3r is in a class by itself.
You can control the ball once you get it down pat, you have the ability to push or pull the ball by using either the left or right mouse buttons. So as its bouncing aorund you can kind of direct it to where you want it to go. At first it seemed random to me. But after a few minutes oif play i caught on, and i was guiding the ball straight to the blocks i wanted it to hit, instead of just bouncing it off of my paddle and hoping it hit something like every other block breaker game in existence.
The graphics are really nice, the music fits well and is upbeat, gets you hyped up while playing. The controls are nice and tight, no movements you dont expect or anything of the sort. It also has boss battles. I've only odne 1 so far, and it was pretty interesting. Was battling a big snake-like thing that had a paddle on its head, hitting the ball back at me, and i needed to keep hitting its body to defeat it. After that, there was a bonus level where i had ot keep 3 balls in play at once, there were no blocks ont he screen, just the balls, but the gravity was random and made the balls fly all goofy, and got faster and faster as you went on.

If you're into block breaker games, you are definitely going to want this one. There i sno comparing it to any other, at least not that ive hand my hands on.

For the genre this game is in, on a scale of 1 throguh 10, its an easy 10/10.
Posted: January 4
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