There are three main components within the interface. The Main Board is where all gameplay actually occures. The dock along the bottom contains all the game peices (or paddles) at the beggining of each level. Along the top is the the Menu Bar.
The Main Board
The Menu Bar and Dock
The Menu Bar
The Menu Bar offers you 4 different options:
- Quit: Quit from the current level
- Clear: Clears the board of all moveable paddles and returns them to the dock
- Reset: Each time you fire the ball the state of the paddles is saved. If you lose the level you can use this button to return the paddles to that state that they were in when you started.
- ? (Hint): When you tap the question mark you will be provided with a hint to help you complete the level
To play the game you must drag paddles from the Dock onto the Main Board in such a way to redirect the ball from the start to the finish. When you have removed an object from the dock you will still be able to see a faded version of the paddle
You will not always have enough paddles to get the ball all the way to the finish so after you fire the ball you can still move the paddles. In this situation you need to get the ball stuck bouncing in a path that won't allow it to go off the board with as few paddles as possible so that you can move other paddles around to direct the ball to the finish. As you can see in the example the ball will forever bounce between those two and the paddle. You are then free to then move the other paddle to wherever you want while the ball is still moving. In this level it is not necassary to get the ball stuck like this but it is a good example.
While you are dragging a paddle the ball will not interact with it. You can tap and hold on a paddle so that a ball will pass right by it. This will become very useful in later levels.