In Breakout 5, you have to break through the barriers at every level to clear the level and move on to the next level. You start out with five lives that you can play with. Every time you let the ball fall from the bottom of the screen, you lose a life. At the beginning of the game, you have to choose beginner, intermediate, or advanced mode. If you have never played this game before, start with beginner. The ball moves very fast and it can be very difficult. To control the platform at the bottom of the screen, move your mouse back and forth.