When people talk about keeping it simple they must have had this game in mind. Super breakout is an addictive game due to the fact that it has a simple concept, use the bar to bounce a ball into bricks and break them. The game gets addicting as the levels get harder. Sounds simple and yet surprisingly challenging.
Using your paddle controller you move the bar from side to side. Either playing as a 1 player or 2 player action adds a bonus challenge to the game.
An interesting tidbit is the "Easter Egg" in the start up title screen. If you hold the buttons SHIFT+CONTROL+I to reveal a message programmer Larry Kaplan’s wrote to his sons.