Woody Pop is a nifty little game that'll be more than familiar to fans of the original classic, Arianoid. For the uninitiated, the name of this game is to clear each level by breaking blocks, which are arranged across the top of the screen in different combinations or patterns. At the bottom of the screen is an open pit. Just above the pit is Woody - a little rectangular block of wood with an attitude.
The action begins when you bounce a blue ball off the blocks to break them. As the ball richochets around the screen you use Woody as a paddle to keep it in play. The gameplay continues until you miss the ball and it goes into the pit You get three balls per game (earn extra balls at different point levels depending on the difficulty setting) and endless continues.
Each of the five kinds of blocks that Woody has to break has different properties - some help Woody and some hurt him. For example, when Woody hits Question Blocks, Robots or Soldiers march out to block your ball. Crystal Blocks hold special items, which-might change the size of the paddle or make the pit grow larger.
Woody Pop is an enjoyable game, well-suited to the hand-held format a nice way to wile away a little time. No thinking or fighting required.
- Try to get the ball torichochetup the side of the screen and above the blocks where it will usually destroy blocks while you just sit and watch.
- The Flame item enables the ball to take out more than one block. The Diamond item enables the ball to destroy the Robot and the Soldier blocks.