I’ve never really been the world’s greatest fan of Breakout/Arkanoid style games. I think maybe Batty and Shatter (though admittedly, that’s also for the soundtrack) and that’s about my lot. But you know, I can’t resist something that glows quite so wonderfully as Hot Pink does. I absolutely had to give it a go because, well, just look at it…
So yeah, it’s Breakout/Arkanoid/whatever variant you’re used to, you get one life to score as much as you can. As with all the best new arcade videogames, you’re as much wrestling with the noise caused by the effects as you are knocking the blocks off the screen. Which, you know, might not be that trying if it wasn’t for the blocks edging slowly down the screen.
The game gives you a bit of grace when you start but it isn’t long before those blocks edge perilously close to the bottom of the screen. Fail to break them in time and it’s game over.
I’ve been lucky to last a couple of minutes so far (although I love this sort of videogame, I confess that I am tremendously bad at them) but that hasn’t stopped me really, really enjoying it.