AGH PC/PLAYSTATION PREVIEW:
The new owners of Atari (Hasbro) is now preparing a new version of the classic for the new millenium. As expected, the game has been given the 3D treatement, but the gameplay has been enhanced as well. There are numerous playfields available and each one offers something different. One level has penguins (!) on the screen. Each time one got hit by the ball, it would lay an egg and it becomes another ball. There's also a jungle level that is wicked cool (I won't ruin it for you by explaining how awesome it is...)
The control is smooth, though not quite as precise as the original. We'd really like to see the game packed in with a paddle controller, but that's probably admittedly a pipe dream. As it stands, it's a terrific update that does the original justice... except when it comes to control.