Just wanna say thanks for all the help; I know breakout is as old as dirt, but still learning and this small simple games are the best to learn to create. thanks for the help again, here are my questions:
1. When the ball bounces off the wall graphic I have, sometimes (8/10) times the ball will go through the wall and not bounce.
2. Midi sounds make the app pause when loading, this normal?
3. Each level the game pauses about 1 or 2 seconds, enough that when you get in game the ball is passed the bat and you loose a life.
4. When the ball does go down at the bottom and started a new life the ball will only drop down, even though I have set the direction of the ball to go up. (it will sometimes go through the bat)