Niftee-Tron Enterprises Readme-o-Matic: the Pong-o-Matic II


About the Pong-o-Matic

The original Pong-o-Matic was the very first Niftee-Tron experiment, inspired by the very first video game, Atari's PONG. The Niftee-Tron Pong-o-Matic includes all the functionality of that game - one or two player action, one bit color, hours of endless enjoyment.

The newest version, the Pong-o-Matic II, includes an improved interface, plus adjustable difficulty for one-player action. Too many people complained that the original "logic" was too difficult to beat. Thus, the addition of the "Easy" mode of play, in which the computer plays somewhat more realistically. The "Hard" mode preserves the original computer player, so if you want to test your skills, select this option.

To play, double click on the Pong-o-Matic II icon in the Finder - launching the application. Click the "Play" button after admiring the title screen, and select the number of players (0, 1, or 2) with the buttons on the next screen.

In 1-player mode, you can also select the difficulty, as discussed above. This also alters the play of 0-player (computer on computer) mode, but makes no changes to 2-player mode.

Player 1, the left paddle, moves up and down using the A and Z keys. Player 2, the right paddle, is controlled by the K and M keys. Play continues until you decide to quit the game by clicking on the X in the upper left hand corner of the screen or closing the game window. To pause play, switch to the Finder or another application.

The Pong-o-Matic, like all Niftee-Tron creations, is Floppyware. We, the authors of the Pong-o-Matic encourage you to put it on a floppy disk, make as many copies as you like, and give them to friends. You may use and distribute Floppyware products freely*. If this program makes you smile, laugh, or just giggle a little, please send the author some email at

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