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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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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 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
68 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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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
199 products in account
32 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
446 products in account
148 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
213 products in account
8 reviews
5.7 hrs on record
Another one of those all around fun games. For best experience, use a gamepad, not a mouse. A lot goes on in this game, music is good, can be a bit overwhelming at times, and some levels are a bit frustrating, but overall, I would recommend this game to anyone. Great time killer and easy to put back down again.
Posted: March 31st, 2014
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
438 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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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
1,233 products in account
23 reviews
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 4th, 2014
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