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PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide, Second Edition by David Pogue

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The 3Com Games Collection

As a special bonus for having purchased a post-original Pilot model, 3Com blesses you with four classic arcade games, all adapted for the PalmPilot. They’re mindless, maddening, and surprisingly addictive. GameBoy, eat your heart out.

These four 3Com games don’t come preinstalled, however. If you don’t find them on the CD that came with your PalmPilot, you can download them from http://www.palm.com, and you’re supposed to install them yourself. Instructions for installing programs are in Chapter 7.

Once you’ve installed these games, launch them by tapping the Applications icon, and then tapping the icon of the game you want.

Note

Regardless of your palmtop model, these games are free and available to all. Visit http://www.palm.com (or check out the 300 games included on this book’s CD). Then see Chapter 7 for instructions on installing them.

HardBall

You’ll immediately recognize this game, shown in Figure 5.9: it’s Breakout, otherwise known as Brickles. Your job is to bounce the rubber ball against the bricks facing you, using the short horizontal paddle at the bottom of the screen. Each time the ball hits a brick, the brick disappears—and the ball bounces away. The object is to clear all the bricks from the screen and then to advance to the next, more difficult level, and continue.

Call it Breakout, call it HardBall, but remember: it’s only a game.

Figure 5-9. Call it Breakout, call it HardBall, but remember: it’s only ...

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