Comments on: Atom Smash 2.0 Released

Red Mercury has released Atom Smash 2.0, a game which harks back to one from the dawn of computer gaming, Breakout. The player moves a paddle back and forth at the bottom of the screen, bouncing a ball up to remove all the bricks. Each level has four brick types arranged in different patterns. Some of the bricks contain one of six Power-Ups, like one that splits the ball into three.

This new version of Atom Smash has built-in support for the 320 by 320 resolution on the Sony N series. It is in full color but also works on monochrome handhelds. It is available now for $15.

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Ababall still seems to be the best...

I.M. Anonymous @ 9/10/2001 11:00:38 AM #
If all Atom Smash 2.0 has over Ababall is support for the Clie's 320x320's not gonna do much. I find Ababall's graphics and play much more polished than Atom Smash's.


dwarchbold @ 9/10/2001 11:12:21 AM #
I've been really looking forward to Atom Smash 2.0. The original game played great (never tried Ababall though), and I ended up buying it after only 5 minutes.

Let me say, Atom Smash 2.0 ROCKS. The gameplay is much faster, and the I'm using it on a Clie 710 and I must say, the graphics are simply awesome. Very fast and smooth frame rate, nice touches (like the ball spinning, etc) and hi-res detail. Little tweaks here and there really give it a "polished" look and feel.

Once again, Red Mercury delivers.

I.M. Anonymous @ 9/10/2001 11:31:13 AM #
I sure hope Pong is next!!

I.M. Anonymous @ 9/10/2001 12:11:55 PM #
Pong?? I want to go back to the "Odyssey" days when we had to stick an overlay on top of the TV screen to play a game. Pong was light years ahead of "Odyssey"

Think of all the cool "hi-rez" games you could play with a Palm screen overlay, and it would protect the screen at the same time.

For you younger people out there, the Odyssey System was out around 1970 or 1971.

Xian @ 9/10/2001 12:34:10 PM #
Gimme a Vetrex!

I.M. Anonymous @ 9/10/2001 1:38:57 PM #
OK, I'll bite...What is a Vetrex?

I.M. Anonymous @ 9/10/2001 2:30:51 PM #
I had an odyseey - my mom was ahead of the curve.

Xian @ 9/10/2001 2:41:41 PM #
It was a self contained game console by Milton Bradley. It used vector graphics (ala Asteroids).

I.M. Anonymous @ 9/10/2001 3:51:41 PM #
Yeah! Or, even better, a Vectrex emulator - I know there's one for the Mac already, and it's probably trivial to port something like that... :P

I.M. Anonymous @ 9/10/2001 5:25:26 PM #
Odyssey was actually made by Magnavox. It definitely had the best sports games for its day. It came after Atari 2600 and before the Coleco


I.M. Anonymous @ 9/10/2001 5:12:33 PM #
Check the Ababall game by iambic. The animation is great as well as the colors. Highly recommended. It can be installed in the memory stick. I got it in my Sony 610c.

RE: Ababall
I.M. Anonymous @ 9/10/2001 9:47:54 PM #
Can you please explain how Ababall can be run from the memory stick? I find that it crashes in Hi Rez and I can't get HiResolution Assist to recognize anything on the memory stick.

RE: Ababall
I.M. Anonymous @ 9/10/2001 10:00:55 PM #
use switchdash, it can turn off high res for programs that are on the memory stick.

He says it runs off the memory stick because he has a 610, you just stick it in the palm/launcher directory. with a 710 you can do that using launcher III launcher or silverscreen, or use powerrun, whatever works the same. Same with AtomSmash.



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