Brick-a-Brac is a classic bat-and-ball game in the FunOrb style. There are 30 single-player levels of various design, filled with a wealth of power-ups, moving bricks, switches and teleporters - the perfect place to start racking up some Highscores. Then there's the multiplayer, consisting of hotseat multiplayer for 2 people, or up to 5-player Rated and Unrated games. The multiplayer game is a race against time (and your opponents) to destroy as many bricks as possible, while sending your rivals some nasty power-ups to put them off their own brick destroying.
1. How does the scoring system work?
There is only scoring in the single-player game. The first brick you destroy after your ball leaves the paddle is worth 10 points. As long as the ball continues to NOT touch the paddle, the points value of each brick destroyed increases by 1. For example, if the ball destroys three bricks before hitting the paddle, those bricks will be worth 10, 11 and 12 points, respectively, for a total addition to your score of 33 points. Additionally, collecting a positive power-up is worth 100 points and, as an incentive to collect negative power-ups, they are worth a whopping 500 points! Could you take the risk of collecting a negative power-up and ride out its effects, just for a score bonus?
2. How does the multiplayer game work?
Your character (shown in the bottom-right of your play area) is depicted on the race track around the play area by a small version of its head. You gain ground on your opponents by destroying bricks. Any player that gets overtaken has 10 seconds to recover their position or they're knocked out of the game. In games where you set an unlimited number of levels, play continues until only one person remains the victor. In level limited games, you can also win by clearing all of the levels before your opponents do.
3. How do power-ups work in the multiplayer game?
As in the single-player game, there are both positive and negative power-ups. The positive ones will affect your game, but unlike the single-player mode, the negative power-ups will only affect your opponents, so you definitely want to grab as many as you can to improve your chances of winning! For example, the Grow power-up will make your paddle longer, but the Shrink power-up will make all of your opponents' paddles shorter.
4. What are the minimum specifications for this game?
The minimum specifications we recommend for this game are:
The recommended specifications for getting the most out of this game are:
Below is an explanation of the terms in our technical specifications.
Megahertz (MHz) / Gigahertz (GHz) is a measure of how fast your computer's processor is. This affects how quickly you can run things like games and applications.
Megabytes (MB) are used to measure how much memory your computer has. This affects how quickly your computer runs when using large programs such as games, or when you run a lot of programs at once.
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