Set up is easy. Snap together the base, attach the blasters at each end and load them up with the steel marbles. Place the two pucks in the center of the arena. Start blasting! Use the marbles to move the pucks towards your opponent's goal. You can score with either puck as the marbles slam, bang and ricochet. Out of marbles? Scoop them up and reload. Couldn't be easier.
But you do need to be a little bit strategic. Hitting the pucks so they slide take a little bit of skill. You also adjust the four bumpers to make it easier to move the pucks and score. You can set how many scores you want in a round, but mostly it's about the action.
The game is still about the same size it was back in the day, which means the play hasn't been compromised, and we're pretty sure many of today's grown-ups will remember the commercial that made it one of the hottest games of its time. Forty-six years later, it's the kind of fun that never gets old.
The steel marbles may fly out of the arena, depending on how active you get playing.
It takes some time and patience to master the skill of the game, so you may do better with fewer strategic shots rather than just blasting away.
Once assembled, the unit will not go back in the box, so hang onto the plastic bag to store the marbles between games.
This game is sold exclusively at Toys "R" Us.
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