Bricks Breaker Retro, an arcade-style, brick-destroying game, features elements of Atari classics Pong and Breakout. A player's primary goal over 30 levels of play is to break colorful bricks presented in patterns of increasingly complex designs using geometry and physics to guide their actions.
The player is presented a pattern of green, red or yellow bricks or a mix of colors in rows near the top of a playfield. The pattern is surrounded on nearly every side with one or more stone barriers. The player receives a short, horizontal paddle to bounce a small, white ball into the bricks.
To make a shot at the correct angle, the player must direct the ball with one hit from the paddle through a narrow gap or carefully bounce it against the barriers and non-barrier side walls of the playfield. They receive three lives at the start of each level, represented with red hearts, that they can use to restart whenever they allow the ball to fall below the paddle.
Bricks Break Retro features boosters to help the player. One is marked with two balls that clones the ball and another is marked with left and right arrows that extends the width of the paddle to make it easier to bounce the ball and prevent its loss. The player can access these boosters soon after the ball starts bouncing among the bricks. They appear as bubbles that the player must also break.