I was wondering if someone has already done a commented disassembly of Breakout. There are still some mysteries to me, for example how the paddle reflects the ball. I found this in the manual:
"The paddle is divided into five sections. Note that the ball
bounces off each section at progressively smaller angles after
the third, seventh, and eleventh hit. After the twelfth hit,
the angle returns to its original size."
This makes it sound like it's tracking the number of times the ball has hit one of the paddle sections, and depending on how many hits that section has taken, it'll reflect at a different angle... Anyway, if nobody's disassembled and commented Breakout I may be up to the task!