Breakout you control a Pong-like paddle which moves horizontally across the bottom of the playfield. A wall of bricks spans the top section. With the push of a button, a bouncing ball will appear on screen. You should align your paddle with the ball and let it carom off the paddle, effectively hitting the ball toward the wall of bricks. When hit, the bricks disappear and the ball rebounds. When you have knocked out all the bricks, you move on to the next level and will face a new wall of bricks. If the ball gets past your paddle, you lose a life. The graphics in Breakout are black-and-white, but a screen overlay gives the game color.