I really like breakout and I really like whole "kick" element, but it seems you might need to fine-tune it. There were a couple instances where the character animation would freeze and so I wasn't able to figure the power of the kick and many times when I would go to the max power of kicking the leg would lock in place waiting for me to hit "a" again to make the kick. Actually would be a cool aspect but I'm thinking he should be kicking everytime I lift my finger off of the button thus screwing up my timing with the 8 ball.
Overall its a fun game and, aside from those glitches or whatnot, I really have no gripe with it. Could get really interesting if you threw power-ups in this. With this all being to kick the ball I could imagine some really imaginative power-ups.