Off the Wall was a game in development by Tengen (a subsidiary of Atari) for PC Engine and TurboGrafx-16. Two prototypes are known to exist — a dumped version (which we’re playing in this video) and an undumped version being sold by the author for $6,800. The latter is alleged to be more complete but what’s here is still intriguing. It’s a breakout style game that doesn’t just require you to remove all the bricks but instead clear a path THROUGH the bricks to an exist.

Had they added a few more features (multiple walls for the paddle, enemies to avoid or confront, the promised power ups that aren’t included) it could have been good, but I suspect that they cut their losses on what was likely to be a minor success at best on a platform with little support in the U.S. and dwindling support in Japan. Subscribe to Mistah MegaManFan for new content daily and The PC Engine Files every Tuesday! Like, share and comment to help the channel grow. Thanks for watching!