Hacknoid - the ultimate 3D Arkanoid clone, evolved from the ball-and-paddle games pioneered back in the early 70's with Atari's Pong! Hacknoid brings you all-new challenges, and is the first version to be truly three dimensional!
The goal of Hacknoid is simple - to complete all the levels of the game. In order to complete each level, you need to destroy all the bricks on that level. The bricks are the "blocks" which appear in two levels - one just above the midpoint of the screen, and the other on the top of the screen.
In order to destroy the bricks, you primarily use your ball. You start the game initially with 5 balls (possibly less if you have continued the game), and use them one at a time. To make the ball appear on the paddle, press the left mouse button. Press the button again the release the ball and begin that level (the ball will eventually leave your paddle on its own if you wait too long). The ball will bounce off the bricks above you, breaking them in the process. It also bounces off the ceiling and the four walls of the playing field. When it comes back to the bottom, move your paddle underneath it to bounce the ball back up again. If you don't contact the ball with your paddle, it will be lost, and you need to start with another ball.
Although the paddle appears flat, it actually has a rounded shape, and therefore can rebound the ball in different directions depending on where it hits the paddle.
Bricks also get older and decay as you play a level. If you take too long, the bricks will fall away on their own. You get no points or credit for those bricks, so it is better to try to break them all yourself. Some top-level bricks, when they are broken, will release bonus items. Pick these items up to get extra power or points. But watch out - there are some one that you won't want to pick up!
* Intuitive, 3D playing field
* 50 different levels
* Level bonuses for accuracy
* 13 bonus items
* online Global High Score List. Hacknoid is a games software.
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