Off the Wall is an Atari 2600 game released in 1989, developed by Axlon and published by Atari Corporation. As a Breakout clone, it features an Asian theme and a unique twist on the classic gameplay. Instead of using paddle controllers like Breakout or Super Breakout, Off the Wall is controlled with a joystick.
In the game, players take on the role of Kung Fu Lu, a hero whose objective is to break through an evil wall to defeat a dragon that has been terrorizing villagers. The wall is made up of various colored bricks, and Lu must use a bouncing ball to destroy them, just like in Breakout.
However, Off the Wall adds new elements to the gameplay, such as power-ups that Lu can collect to help him in his mission. These power-ups include abilities like multiple balls, increased speed, or a larger paddle, making it easier for Lu to break through the wall.
In addition to the power-ups, Lu also faces an enemy bat that tries to hinder his progress. The bat can deflect the ball or even steal power-ups, making the game more challenging.
Off the Wall provides a fresh take on the classic Breakout gameplay, offering players an engaging and challenging experience with its unique setting, power-ups, and obstacles.