Few arcade games are as easily recognizable and ubiquitous as Breakout. That’s why it’s only appropriate that along with a Space Invaders remake, a Breakout remake graces the iPhone’s SpringBoard in the form of a jailbreak tweak.

That tweak is called SpringBlock Breaker, and it allows you to play a remixed version of Breakout using some strategically placed app icons, and the iPhone’s accelerometer.

Is this entry as interesting as SpringBoard Invaders? Check inside for the answer…

In a nutshell I think that SpringBlock Breaker plays a lot better than the Space Invaders inspired SpringBoard game that came before it.

The accelerometer based control works a lot better with this game’s paddle, and the fact that you don’t have to constantly tap the screen in order to shoot, makes for a much less hectic experience.

Still, if you’re really into it for the gaming aspect, you’d probably be better off just going with one of the many Breakout clones available on the App Store. You’ll end up paying the same price for a much-better gaming experience.

On the other hand, if it’s the coolness factor that you’re looking for; if you’re looking to show off to your friends, this is an excellent jailbreak tweak to do so.

SpringBlock Breaker can be purchased on Cydia for the bizarre price of $0.98. Have you tried it out yet?

  • Eddie S

    I seriously can’t thank you enough for all you do Jeff, honestly, keep doing what you’re doing!

  • Mick

    Nice idea but it looks like it isn’t very acurate, a lot of time the ball just goes pretty much straight up unless you hit the paddel right on the very edge and even then it doesn’t react that good lol

  • Frank

    What is the tweak that you always have that shows a little weather icon in your status bar?

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  • Chris

    Can it work in unison with Space Invaders ??

    • Braulio

      Yup you just have to scroll one more page after invaders… It’s pretty sweet 🙂 thanks Jeff

  • mohgui

    the ball doesn’t even ricochet off the top at the opposite angle…