Alleyway was originally released in 1989 on the Gameboy, and now it is on the 3DS eShop under Virtual Console. It’s basically a Nintendo version of games like Breakout and Arkanoid, or any of those brick-breaking games you have on your iPod. Continue reading for the review! - Greg Boe (admin)
The gameplay in Alleyway is very basic; you have to control a space-craft piloted by Mario in order to bounce a ball into the bricks at the top until you destroy all of them. The tempo picks up relatively quickly, and many things will try to make you miss the ball and lose a life. When the ball makes contact with either the blocks or the space-craft, it makes a delightful sound that varies, and makes a joyful tune.
Alleyway is one of those games that doesn’t really have a meaning, but is just made for plain fun. The price is very reasonable at $2.99, since it isn’t a full game. If you have some extra bucks in your eShop account on your 3DS, I would recommend purchasing Alleyway.