In mid 1986, Sinclair added a Games cartridge containing Breakout, Gun, Hunt, Pirate, Zfred to the standard software supplied with the boxed Sinclair QL.

There were several versions of Breakout written for the Sinclair QL.

New Horizons Version of Breakout

This version of Breakout was reviewed in QL User December 1985. It features one ot two-player options, with variable ball speed and angle adn three moving walls. As with the Sinclair version, the screen was split into two, with about half used for the playing area, and the rest of the screen showing the scores for the two players and the highest score so far.

Sinclair Version of Breakout

The version of Breakout supplied with the QL, was an excellent implementation of the basic arcade game. You had 3 bats (lives) to score as many points as possible. Different coloured bricks scored different amount of points. Every so often the rows of bricks would descend a level and they may change colour to a lower scoring value.

Title: Breakout
Language: Unknown
Author: Unknown
Publisher: New Horizons Software
Year of Publication: 1985
Platforms Suitable for: Sinclair QL
Commercial Status: Unknown
Reviews: QL User December 1985
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: Unknown

Screenshot of Sinclair QL Games Cartridge - Breakout
Title: Breakout
Language: 68000 Machine Code
Author: Unknown
Publisher: Sinclair Research Ltd
Platforms Suitable for: Original Sinclair QLs and Emulators
Commercial Status: Freeware
Reviews: Unknown
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: Sinclair QL Homepage

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