Break Ball 1 offered many different modes of game play.
Since the game is intended to be a combination of the Breakout and
Pong concepts, it allows for team play, versus play and single
player play. BB2 expands on these modes of play with versus
play that can now occur over a network, versus play against a more
crafty computer opponents, team play over a network, and objective
mode, where you play to unlock certain items, such as better
paddles, and ball skins.
In addition to
the modes above, BB2 has added a board designer. The Break
Ball 2 board designer (BB2BE) allows you to create your own levels
of mayhem. You can then trade them with friends or swap them
on the BB2 website.
Single Player Mode- In this
classic mode, you can take any one of the paddles and play through
a level set. You can increase the paddle's special ability
by catching a level up
power-up. If you increase your paddle's level, it will
continue with you to the next level that you play. At the
end of the single player mode, you may see the credits if you pass
all of the levels of the particular board set that you choose.
will also see the high score list, and if your score is high
enough, you will be able to enter it into the list.
To Begin a game in Single player mode, choose
"Single Player" from the start screen of Break Ball 2.
Single player is chosen by default when you start the game, so you
shouldn't have to do anything to start the game in single player
mode other than clicking on the start button.
is identical to single player mode, but instead of taking on all
of the levels by yourself, you can do it with a friend.
To begin a team game, click on the
button below the "Start Game" button. If you click once on
the button, it will change from "Single Player" to "Team Game."
Click on "Start Game" to begin the game.
VS. Human- In this game
mode, you take on a human opponent. Your opponent can either
be playing on the same computer you are using, or on a different
computer. The object of this game is to get your ball past
the opponent a specific number of times.
The number of times
that you have to get the ball past your opponent is chosen on the
"Paddle Selection" screen. You will also select the level
you will play on on the paddle selection screen, and whether or
not you count points for your opponent if your own ball goes past
your paddle. Whenever you are playing any type of a versus
game, you will have the opportunity to choose a profile from the "Profile
Screen". If you choose a profile, your win-loss
record will be recorded so you can keep an on-going tally of your
record. (NOTE: Since you
will be playing against an opponent, you will only play one level
of a board set when you play a Versus game.)
To begin a VS. Human game, click on the button
below the "Start Game" button. If you click twice on the
button, it will change from "Single Player" to "vs. Human."
Click on "Start Game" to begin the game.
VS. Computer- This mode is
identical to VS. Human mode as its objective is to get your ball
past the computer a specific amount of times. You can select
the paddle for the computer if you believe you will have better
luck beating him that way.
To begin a VS. computer game, click on the
button below the "Start Game" button. If you click three
times on the button, it will change from "Single Player" to "vs.
Computer." Click on "Start Game" to begin the game.
You will then need to go through the "Controller"
Quest Mode- When you first begin playing BB2 you will
notice that many of the items are locked. To unlock the paddles
and other items, you must complete a series of specific tasks.
(you cannot unlock items in the shareware version)
Paddles-One paddle, from
left to right, is unlocked for each 5 complete board sets you beat.
Balls-One new ball skin
is unlocked for beating each of the computer opponents (paddles) on
easy or med difficulty level. (note: In order to play the computer
opponent with a specific paddle, you will have to have that paddle
???-What do you get for
getting the all computer opponents on the hard difficulty level?
Well you'll just have to do it to find out! (A
hint, it has to do with how long it takes to power up your weapons...)
the website! ~~