Developer - Bally Astrocade
Publisher - Bally Astrocade
Release - 1979
Platform - Bally Astrocade
Number of players - 1P / 4P
Genre - Action
Up to 99 balls or clowns may be played. Brickyard is the Breakout influenced title. It features the familiar game play of using a paddle at the bottom of the screen to bounce a ball against bricks at the top of the screen.
Brickyard is a clone of Breakout. It is almost identical to the original game but differs in that the ball moves in a trajectory and not in a straight path. The game can be played in four different difficulties that alters the speed of the ball as well as the size of the paddle. In a multiplayer game it's possible to choose different difficulties for each player.
Clowns adapts the essence of Breakout to a circus setting. A pair of clowns bounce up and down on a teeter-totter trying to pop rows of balloons at the top of the screen. The clowns pick up speed each time they bounce off the teeter-totter.