Don’t say Google never gives you presents.
The search engine megalodon has served up something very special for fans of old school gaming – or for those who just have some time to kill.
Yes, a game of Atari Breakout magically appears when you Google a certain set of words.
But if you don’t know what to Google search you might end up looking like a mug.
So we’re here to help.
All you need to do is:
- Go to Google.com
- Type in the words ‘atari breakout’ and hit Google Search
- Switch to Image search
- Play the game to your heart’s content
Breakout was one of Atari’s first ever arcade games and was released way back in 1976.
It involves keeping a ball in play as it bounces back and forth between a paddle that the player moves left and right, and a wall of bricks. When the ball hits a certain brick, it disappears and gives the player points.
Inspired by the 1972 game Pong, Steve Wozniak built Breakout, and he was aided by Apple baron Steve Jobs.
The popularity of the game meant it was later released on multiple platforms and got a spin-off, Super Breakout, and even got a mobile version.