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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.
Release Date: Mar 15, 2010
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Includes 2 items: Shatter, Shatter: Official Videogame Soundtrack

About the 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.

PC System Requirements

    • 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

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: OS X version Snow Leopard 10.6, or later.
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Video Card: 128 MB VRAM

Linux System Requirements

    • CPU: 2.0 GHz
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • GPU: OpenGL-compatible with 128 MB VRAM
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
152 products in account
27 reviews
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 13th, 2014
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
167 products in account
2 reviews
3.3 hrs on record
Beautiful take on the block-breaker genre.
Solid gameplay, nice art style, fun boss battles and GREAT soundtrack.

No reason to skip this one, unless you hate the whole Arkanoid concept... and even if you do, this might be the game that changes your mind!
Posted: February 17th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
62 products in account
3 reviews
10.7 hrs on record
The definitive breakout clone. Innovating only by allowing you to slightly alter your shot trajectory, it perfects the genre, doing away with the slow monotony of having to destroy that one last brick before moving on, keeping the gameplay fast and smooth. Couple that with a crisp presentation and one of the best soundtracks to date, and it's a fantastic arcade game that more people need to own. A must-have.
Posted: March 25th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
433 products in account
3 reviews
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 20th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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140 reviews
2.6 hrs on record
An experience that can best be described as "Breakout on acid", Shatter combines the familiar bat-and-ball destruction with some welcome twists, beautiful graphics, and an addictive and unobnoxious soundtrack. You control a bat and hit a ball against all manner of blocks, breaking them so you can suck up their powers. This game adds a suction power and a pulse power that respectively push and pull the ball, allowing you greater control and a unique way to approach the original formula.

Among the wide array of blocks you break are explosives, blocks that exert force, blocks that attach or free-float, blocks that generate shields, and others in all kinds of unique formations. In addition, you've also got levels with different orientation, from your classic up and down, to left and right, or even circular. Add to all of this a challenging boss encounter at the end of each world and you've got a game chock full of twists and turns.

With this in mind, another way Shatter could be described is "Not your momma's breakout!" Breakout is intense in its own right, but for the most part the original formula is rather slow and homogenous. This game is not for the casual. It will challenge you, and you will have to think strategically as well as on your feet.

That's not to say this game is Super Hexagon-level hard. You walk a thick line between frustration and challenge, and the game throws lives at you the moment you hit under 3. It's not a difficult game if you've got the coordination, and there's no real punishment for losing all your lives other than restarting the current level.

All in all, Shatter puts a fresh new spin on an old game, managing to feel unique in its own right. It's not for the casual gamer, but if you want a simple game with eye-popping visuals and lots and lots of chaos on-screen, Shatter is a good purchase.
Posted: March 9th, 2014
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