I agree that the controls are a bit weaker in the 4.0 version. Fewer "moves" or "ticks" from left to right. Also, by adding the direction pointer for the ball release, you lose the ability to move before releasing the ball. It seems that this version will be more about getting extra lives, as the speedup and slowdown combined with the blocks dropping lower, make staying alive the real challenge.
Mark: do you think there is a BB API at work here? The reason I ask is that I have found the Magmic graphics to be equally impressive, and I didn't think those were BB specific.
500??? The game STARTS with more than 500, doesn't it?