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SockOut General Info
a high-speed "ball
and paddle" arcade game. With many unique levels to conquer and
an assortment of special "fun-bricks", SockOut will keep
you coming back for more.
|Paddle : Moves along the bottom of the play area
and is the controlled by moving the HPC's pen left and right within the play area.
|Ball : Launched from the paddle by pressing the
space bar or "double-tapping" the pen on the display. The ball will shoot up to
hit a brick and rebound. Hitting a regular brick causes that brick to be removed and gives
you 5 points.
|Score Area : Shows the current score, number of
lives left and the level currently being played. When all of the bricks are removed from
the screen, a new level is displayed and the user gets an additional life. The first level
of a new game is always the "Base" level (3 rows of bricks). Every level after
the first is randomly selected.
|Controls : Sound can be turned on and off by
checking/unchecking the sound box. Help and information (such as the Hall of Fame Top
Scores and Fun Brick identifiers) as well as setting ball-speed can be accessed by
pressing the "Info & Help" button.
|Standard Bricks : When the ball hits a standard
brick, it is removed and the user earns 5 points.
|Fun Bricks : There are 14 different Fun Bricks
(see Fun Bricks Help screen below). Hitting a Fun Brick can be good or bad for the user,
depending on the brick. Fun Bricks are randomly placed in the brick area (some levels have
specific Fun Bricks added also).