Techno Puck is a cool Pong-style paddle game with some nifty features including dual paddles, power-ups, special items, and different level designs. Similar to air hockey, your goal is to knock the ball past the opponent's paddles into the goal, and score as many goals as possible before time (usually ninety seconds) runs out. Compared to Pong, there's a small difference. There's two paddles, one large and one small. You control the large paddle, and the small one moves in the opposite direction. This takes some getting used to, and it makes the game much more challenging. |
In addition to the basic gameplay, Techno Puck adds a lot of neat features, including power-ups and power-downs both. These include extra balls, shortening the length of your large paddle, increasing ball speed, and more. There are five levels you can choose from, each with its own layout and different kinds of items.
Overall, Techno Puck is a fun coffee break game that's great either against the computer or another friend in hot-seat mode. If you enjoy Broderbund's Shufflepuck Café or Pong-likes in general, Techno Puck is a fun spiritual descendant that doesn’t disappoint. Highly recommended.Reviewed by: Underdogs