You bounce a ball off a paddle at the bottom hitting different color blocks on the top of the screen. Hitting all the blocks results in completing the level and going to the next. When you hit a brick, there is a chance that a powerup will float downwards towards the paddle, and can be picked up by touching it with the paddle. Certain powerups have positive effects, while others have negative, making it important to try to collect the beneficial powerups while avoiding the detrimental powerups. There are 18 power-ups, four of them being either good or bad. For example, if you were to get the fast ball power-up. the ball will simply gain speed. The Ball also gradually picks up speed as the game continues. Some good power-ups include the Zap Brick which reveals the hidden bricks and also makes the unbreakable bricks breakable, the grab paddle, which is able to catch the ball and aim it at any brick that you want to hit, and also the Extra Life, whose powers give you an extra life at the cost of most of your power-ups, and Level Warp, which lets you advance to the next level.