Krypton Egg is a port of an old breakout clone that originally appeared on the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST many moons ago. While there are probably thousands of Breakout and Arkanoid-a-like games out there, Krypton Egg manages to stand out from the crowd with its intense yet balanced gameplay and imported elements from shoot 'em ups.
Krypton Egg has lots of power ups - some you'll recognize, and some you might not. The ones that really catch the eye are the 'big balls' and flying paddle. Finally, you can fly your breakout paddle an all directions! This adds a completely new feel to the gameplay, as you can crowd your balls against the bricks, and it's much easier to manage multiple balls too.
When you only have one small ball to follow, there are times it's hard to follow, as the screen can be full of action, but this is a minor niggle. The power ups, the boss fights (reminiscent more of R-Type than anything else) make this feel fresh.
Where most Breakout games have become lazy timewasters, Krypton Egg makes it exciting and addictive once more.