Over the years we’ve seen some great games appear online, with many of them being flash based, which as you will know will limit iOS devices, as they do not support flash, and doubt they ever will.
However, we were surprised to see Atari Breakout Online working on an iOS device, as we had assumed it was a flash game, but obviously it is not. Atari Breakout Online in HTML5 – We have already seen the popular game running on the iPad, although for some reason Google has not allowed the game to be played on the iPhone or iPod touch.
We know that Android users will always run iOS devices down for not offering Flash support, and we also shared in this frustration. However, Steve Jobs always maintained that he would never allow his iOS devices to support flash because it’s too buggy, and so would compromise the performance of those iOS devices.
He must have a point, because YouTube used to be flashed based, and has now been supporting HTML5 instead, as it’s much more stable, and runs much smoother as well. However, there are still websites out there that insists on using Flash, and so limits their reach, as not offering iOS users an alternative will turn them away from the website, or services they are offering.
For those of you who have been living under a rock will wonder what all this Atari Breakout online is all about, as the last they knew it was an arcade game back in 1976. Well, Google has been celebrating the 37th birthday of the game, and so has a novel way to get us to enjoy the simple game once again.
In true Google fashion they have put a spin on Atari Breakout, because when you search the phrase on Google Images, all the images you usually see are then shrunk and float to the top, and then the classic pin bar appears at the bottom, along with the so-called ball. From there you will be able to play the game by moving your cursor left or right. Since Google made this game available via their Image Search, users have been trying their best to beat the high scores, so what was your highest score?
If you are playing Atari Breakout online while on your iPad, then all you to do is move your finger from left to right and vice-versa, although it would have been cool to offer support for the iPads tilt controls.
The fun game is not going to be available all the time, so if you have an iOS device, then might we suggest installing Breakout Boost+ by Atari for only $0.99, more details of which can be found on iTunes.