Google’s Atari Breakout image search surprise

If you do an image search for ‘Atari Breakout’ on Google, the results turn into a space invaders-style game celebrating the 37th anniversary of the launch of Atari’s landmark title

If you do an image search for ‘Atari Breakout’ on Google, the results turn into a space invaders-style game celebrating the 37th anniversary of the launch of Atari’s landmark title

Each of the bricks which the user shoots by bouncing a ball off a blue paddle at the foot of the screen is made up of an image search result relating to Atari Breakout.

Miss five balls and it’s game over, at which point you are presented with a score which can be shared via Google+. Here’s CR’s dismal initial effort

 

Related content: Illustrator Matthew Cruickshank on creating a Google Doodle celebrating Saul Bass

 

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