As with many other nerdy games, Google decided to celebrate the 37th anniversary of Atari’s ‘Breakout’ game in an unusual manner. The company surprised fans by transforming the Google Image Search page into a Breakout game, Mashable informs.
If you were a fan of the arcade game developed by Atari, Breakout, you’re probably one of the employees hiding behind the desk to play the game that Google has prepared for you. Luckily, the Google version of the game does not require access to a specific web page; all you have to do is to type ‘Atari Breakout’ in the Google Image Search page and press Enter. The search results page will immediately take the form of the Breakout game requiring players to demolish brick walls with a ball.
Each and every brick you take down brings additional points, but the game is not over once you have completely uncovered the Google results page. You are automatically directed to another level, which makes the Google version of Atari’s Breakout game a lot more interesting and challenging.
Breakout was released in 1976 by developers Nolan Bushnell and Steve Bristow. The latter got their inspiration from a previous game, Pong, which was released in 1972. Soon after its launching in 1976, Breakout became one of the most popular games of the decade determining Bushnell and Bristow to create new and modern versions of the game. Thus, fans could benefit of the Super Breakout and other countless variations of the game that were launched in later years.
Google’s version of Atari’s game has managed not only to celebrate the 37th anniversary of Breakout, but also to recall the game to the players’ minds in case they have forgotten about it. An Android version inspired by the popular game is available on Google Play under the name “Break the Bricks”.