This second program classic has great attraction for players of all ages. It is one of the shorter programs in the hook and so may be a good first attempt for those new to programming.
At the start you are asked to select a large or small bat, then the game begins. The object of the game is to eliminate all the blocks by hitting them with the ball. Your bat is moved left or right using the cursor pad or joystick. It must be moved in advance to anticipate the path of the ball as it bounces back from the blocks.
If you lose a ball then there are three supplied before the game restarts. The score is shown and can reach very high levels in the hands of a skilful player.
This game can be merged with the'High Score' routine to provide a competitive game for more than one player or for a solo player to trace his hopefully improving play.