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Oct 10, 2008 | 12:54 PM EDT

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Choose the Level.
Drag the paddle with your mouse and hit the ball.
Edited on 11-Oct 2008.
Changes made based on the reviewers comments :
-Sliding of the first paddle made OK.
-The second pedal at the top taken up upwards.
-Number of levels reduced from 16 to 12.
-BG music changed.
PS: Please note that the gray ball bounced by the first pedal only can hit the dancing balls



Rated 1 / 5 stars

Not good

There are a few things about this game, that even you should have noticed before releasing.

First of all, your paddle doesn't even reach the edge of the screen, while the ball does. This is a major problem, preventing you from controlling the ball in the direction you need it to go.

Another major problem is the second paddle. A second paddle isn't that bad, if the intent is to put the ball passed it. However, with no way of getting beyond the opposing paddle, all it serves as is a nuisance as you try to carefully aim at the dancing balls.

Which brings me to the third major problem, you can't always hit the dancing balls. When I jumped to the last level just to see if it got any better, I found myself hurdling the ball at the dancing balls without them breaking. It's bad enough that the music doesn't fit the pace the ball is flying (on any level) but the ball is even moving too fast to react with the targets.

A little advice, fix the major problems with the game and try again. The second paddle isn't so bad, if you are able to get passed it. Or, perhaps the second paddle is curved and sliding on the back wall. If the paddle was slower than the balls movement while trying to stay behind it, it would become more of an obstacle, and less of an annoyance. Perhaps, in the later levels, you could add in a second paddle that hovers and moves slower, instead of increasing the ball to ungodly speeds.

The volume control for the game was a good idea, but a choice of music might be better. There are many tracks in the audio portal, free for the taking, that would fit this game better than soothing classical music.

Too sum it all up, pong implies getting beyond the second paddle (but you can't), dancing implies up-beat music (but there is none), and the game is too glitchy for the seeming lack of thought put into the basic concept. Spend some more time polishing the game and testing it before releasing it to a general public that can get it wiped off of the net.

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rajiaugust responds:

Sliding of the first paddle made OK.
The comp pedal taken up upwards.
Regarding failure of hit test at higher speeds I am not able to do any thing since in AS2 there is some problem of detecting hit test at high speeds of the ball.
I am therefore reducing the number of levels from 16 to 12.


Rated 0 / 5 stars


Way To Laggy >:(


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars


Needs MUCH improvement. First of all, the music totally doesn't fit, Actually, this game would be better of without music. The hittest don't work very well too.