I really do not know why this isn't working. I deleted all the other frames except the one with the problem to cut down on file size a bit. The problem is, when the green power-up hits the paddle, it's supposed to increase the size of the paddle itself by one size, and change the "Paddle Size" global value accordingly. I have five sizes for the paddle, but for some reason, the paddle always sets itself to the max size when it hits the power-up, instead of just up by one increment. The down-sizing power-up works just fine, no problems, but when I ran the same code for the up-sizing power-up, no such luck. I tried a whole bunch of ways to attempt to make it work, but to no avail. I continued overcomplicating it, to try and make it work... still nothing. So now I'm down to my last resort, calling for help... heh... I'd appreciate if some one could check out this file. Look for obvious things; with my luck I no doubt overlooked something insignificant and can't figure it out. But hey, that's what friends are for, huh? =] Thank you.