Wozniak succeeded in all respects and later revealed that Breakout's design had been his inspiration for the Apple II. (Wozniak founded Apple in 1976 with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne.)
Originally, the arcade version was designed for a black and white screen. However, the top part of the screen, which had to be destructed using a ball, was taped off with transparent, colored strips, showing the bricks in different colors. Breakout became a very popular game, and clearly served as inspiration for Taito's Arkanoid from 1986.