I found the game to be quite original. It reminded me of a Break-Out type game. The fact that force pulses direct the ball instead of a paddle add some challenge to the game. The game is not very hard, seeing that the main challenge is to keep your ball from going down the drain or from hitting the fiery eye(challenge mode.) No time limit and no reduction in points for taking too long to clear a board make the game relaxing and can really eat up free time. Young kids may have a problem understanding the opposing force type of play. I played for 2 hours straight, before realizing so much time had gone by. Great way to burn time up. Just resist the temptation to fire away, as each shot resets the multiplier bonus.