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Coobird's Blocks

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How to Play

The objective of the game is to break all the blocks in the play field. The blocks are to be broken by hitting it with the moving ball, which is reflected toward the blocks using the player-controllable paddle.

The paddle (yellow horizontal bar that moves at the bottom of the game) follows the movement of the mouse or alternatively be controlled by the left- or right-arrow keys.

A right-click or the P key will pause the game. A new game can be started by the F2 key.

When the ball hits the bottom of the game field (i.e. you miss the ball), the damage counter (shown at the top of the screen) increases. When the damage reaches 5, you will lose a ball. When you lose all the balls, the game will end.

Stars of varying colors will appear in the game. The yellow star increases the score by 50 points, the blue star will reset the damage to zero, the black star will give you a new ball, and the orange star will increase the size of the paddle.

Licensing, Availability and Information

Coobird's Blocks is open source software. The executable and source code is available for free under the modified BSD license.

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Coobird's Blocks requires Java(TM) 2 Platform, Standard Edition, v 1.4.2 or later. The newest version of the Java(TM) Runtime Environment is available from Sun Microsystems.