Goal of Game: Bounce a ball off your paddle and the walls in order to bust through a wall made of colored bricks.
History: As the story goes, both Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak (young as can be) worked on this game — a one-person version of Pong, or a video game version of racquetball — and Jobs somehow managed to sucker Wozniak out of a significant bonus. Wozniak, though, credits his work on the game with helping him develop the Apple II, saying, “After designing hardware arcade games, I knew that being able to program them in BASIC was going to change the world. All of that stuff is the essence of the Apple II.” As far as the game itself, it was a smash hit, and anyone who has played it has that tinny sound the ball makes when it hits the wall or paddle etched into their brain.
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