What makes this game a bit different is the ability to blow or suck. The paddle can blow air at the ball in order to push it towards the blocks, or pull it towards the paddle via sucking the air in. The game also features various bosses that slow down your escape.
The game has a very awesome and well composed soundtrack. It fits the game well and makes everything fall into place properly. It really helps set the atmosphere.
I actually had fun with this one. First, the game crashed my graphics driver, forcing a reboot. Then I crashed the game’s graphics. It turns out that the MESA driver doesn’t do well with too much on the screen. It is seriously game breaking, but not as bad as the screenshot I’ll post. My video driver somehow broke the game’s shaders.
Overall, I think Shatter deserves a toast rating. It’s actually a pretty bland game in the long run and doesn’t merit a large amount of replay, but the bosses are creative, and the soundtrack is wonderful. If you like break out, you should grab this one.
Shatter can be purchased from the following locations: