It's not fresh in my mind, but I'm assuming that's the 'U' level. It's terrible... When starting a new game I will restart Level 1 over and over until at least one of the two items give me a free life. Sometimes I have over 10 lives when I get to that level and I still succumb to it.
My only hope is sheer luck that the ball will stay inside long enough to knock a whole bunch of blocks out, or alternatively if I get the GUN item and can blow away three of the bottom blocks.
Damn you Plasmic!