Celebrate Atari Breakout’s Anniversary with Today’s Google Doodle

Screen Capture: Patricia Vollmer
Screen Capture: Patricia Vollmer

It’s not where you think it might be. Search in the standard Web Search and it’ll be a list of posts (such as this one) about the Google Doodle. Instead, select the “Images tab in the upper left“, input “atari breakout” and wait a second. Don’t forget to turn up the volume!

Hint: Keep your mouse pointer inside the area, the paddle will stop responding if you drift outside the black area.

Happy 37th anniversary to the Breakout video game. I fondly remember this game on my family’s Atari 2600. And who remembers Super Breakout? It was the highlight of my day when I could get the little ball to stay up on the top space, where it could easily rack up the points!

What’s your high score? I’ve gotten 517 so far…

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Patricia Vollmer is the proud mother of two emerging geek sons, ages 12 & 14. She serves part time as a meteorologist with the Air Force Reserve and is currently assigned to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Patricia blogs about her family's nomadic military life at Ground Control to Major Mom. Home is always where the Air Force sends her family, which for now is in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Hobbies include running, despite no one chasing her, sharing her love for Disney and Star Wars, and exploring the world with her boys. Ask her why the sky is blue at your own risk.