Atari Breakout Gets Resurgence from Google Easter Egg

atari(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – The classic arcade title Breakout is having a resurgence thanks to a new easter egg launched by Google just earlier this week.

Many users scrambled to type “Atari Breakout” into Google Image search – something that transformed images into blocks, allowing a playable version of the beloved game.

It’s something that coincided with Breakout’s 37th birthday.

Now there are signs that the game is gaining renewed interest. According to a report from phonesreview.co.uk on Thursday, the iOS app known as Breakout: Boost from Atari has accounted for 2-million downloads following an update in March. Meanwhile, we expect that number to rise.

So Google helps revive a class: Who would have thought? Let’s just say we’re not surprised.

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