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Bounce Out Information
Current released version: 1.0 - 11th April, 2002
Current release expires: never
Feedback to: Haemish Graham (
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Copyright (c) 2002 Astraware Ltd, 2000,2001,2002 GameHouse.
All rights reserved.


Great Ball Bouncing Fun!

Tap and move balls in a whole screenful to make lines, and watch them bounce out!

Bounce Out Features:

How To Install

Use an extractor program such as WinZip on the PC or Stuffit Expander on the Mac to get at the Bounce Out files. Install the game by double-clicking the prc file.

Use the HotSync button as usual to install the game onto your handheld.

Now run Bounce Out and tap the screen to play the game!

If you've got any queries about Bounce Out or the registration process, first check out our frequently asked questions page on our website (you must be connected to the internet to access this). If this doesn't help, get in touch with us at If you've got any questions (or suggestions, we love those) about the game itself, please get in touch with us at the email address at the top of this page.


The aim of Bounce Out is to match balls into lines of three or more, diagonally or vertically, in as short a time as possible!

How To Play

Bounce out balls by arranging them in lines of three or more of the same color. You can swap any two balls that are touching, but at least one of the switched balls must form a line of three or more balls of the same color. It it doesn't, the balls simply switch back to their original positions and you've only wasted time! You receive more points for bouncing out four, five or more balls at the same time. You also receive bonus points if other balls line up and bounce out in a chain reaction as a result of your move.


To move onto the next level of play, you must remove the number of balls indicated in the balls field before the time runs out on the fuse (in timed mode). Be careful - dynamite is powerful stuff! Upon completion of the level, the fun begins again.


Use the stylus to tap on the balls to select them. Once selected, the ball will glow until you select another ball with which to switch it. Clicking a selected ball deselects it.


Yes, we're taking pity on you. You get only one chance to per level to panic, so use it wisely.


Those ominous black balls are bad news. Can't click 'em, can't lick 'em! In an easy game if you run out of moves it's game over, in a timed game the blacks balls pop out allowing you to continue.

Playing Better...

There are a couple of techniques for getting further in the game!

You can try getting matches closer to the top which will mean that the black balls group closer together, meaning that you will be able to spot matches more easily. In the timed game, when there are no moves left, the black balls pop out, and if they are grouped together, it makes it more likely to get cascade matches.

You could also try getting matches closer to the bottom which means that you'll get more cascades.


If you downloaded the game straight from the internet, from Astraware's web pages, or from one of the popular Palm download sites, then your copy is in 'Demo' form. Demo means that you can play 10 games for free, and then decide whether to register it or not. After these games are up, the program will display a short message before each game. 

In Demo form, you can play 10 games of Bounce Out for free, as you decide whether you like it or not. After these games are up, the program will display a short message asking you to register or purchase a full version from a shop!

If you beam a demo to someone else, and they also like the game, then they can register it either by purchasing a copy from a local store, or by purchasing online.

Registering Online:

For those that like the speed and convenience of buying of the internet, when you register for the game, you'll get a key which will unlock the game and remain valid for future 1.x upgrades. Go to the web page at
for more details.

You'll need to know your HotSync ID which you can find by running Bounce Out, and going into the menu, and selecting the 'register' option. Your HotSync ID (or username) will be filled in for you below.

When you register, Astraware will generate a key based on your ID, which will normally be sent out by email within 48 hours of you registering. When you receive your key, go to the same register option, and enter the key into the space provided.

Submit your High Scores!

Registered users of the game are entitled to submit their high scores to our Internet High Score table.

Just visit the Bounce Out web pages at and select the link to view high scores.

To submit your own score, you need to go to the menu in the game, and select 'export high score'. This will provide you with a code which you can then type into our site:

You can only submit high scores once you've beaten the scores built into the game!

(Astraware reserves the right to remove this board or facility without any notice, or to remove individual names if necessary)

Astraware Products

You can find out about Astraware and the product range we have for the Palm-powered platform by visiting our website at
Here are our top products at time of writing:

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Astro DefenceDefend your city from the asteroid threat!
AtomicaMake Molecules in Dr. Atomica's Laboratory in Astraware's addictive PopCap puzzle game!
Bang! Bang!Backyard blasting fun
BejeweledBejeweled is a Palm version of the incredibly popular and addictive online game by PopCap
Big Money!Coin collecting fun in another Pop Cap classic!
Biplane AceDogfight against rival fighter pilots
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Bzzz! for PalmFly-catching action for the Palm
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Galaxy RangerBe a Galaxy Ranger, Save the Universe!
Gem DropGem dropping, jewel matching fun
Mad Gab...It's not what you SAY, it's what you HEAR!
MahjonggRelax your mind with the most authentic Mahjongg solitaire game for Palm-powered handhelds
Mars Needs CowsThe challenging PopCap puzzle game of animal abduction!
Mummy MazeEscape the maze and outsmart the mummy in this great PopCap game!
NisquallyMake lines of blocks to clear the screen and complete the level
Noah's ArkSave pairs of animals from the rising water in this great PopCap game!
Police RangePolice Range is a fast game of reactions, dexterity, accuracy and good judgment!
Round UpMarble Moving Madness
Seven SeasShip Ahoy! Blast pirates with a broadside and navigate through dangerous waters, in this PopCap puzzle game
TacTicA twist on the classic Tic-Tac-Toe game pits you against the brain
Text TwistJuggle letters to make as many words as you can in a limited time!
Zap!2000Arcade gaming on the Palm has never looked so good!
Zap!2016The essential showcase for your 16-bit color Palm
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e.GuideYour essential TV episode guide for Palm
TimetableKnow whats when with Timetable!
Timetable PlusThe essential tool for teachers and students, with assignment tracker
Timetable ProThe essential tool for teachers and students

Release Revision History!

Release 1.0 : 11th April, 2002

  • First Public Release


If you've got suggestions about how to improve Astraware Bounce Out - or with reports of any problems you've had, then please contact us!

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  • Palm Game Programming: Haemish Graham
  • Original GameHouse Design and Programming: Garr Godfrey, Dave Ryan, Ben Exworthy
  • Game Graphics: Marina Fish, Stephen Thorley.

Thanks also to the help of our dedicated beta testers during March and April 2002!


Astraware Ltd takes no responsibility for any adverse effect that this software could cause to your machine or the data on it: backup important data before using Bounce Out. Bounce Out is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. Bounce Out is licensed, not sold.

You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble this software.

Astraware’s and its suppliers’ entire liability and your exclusive remedy shall be, at Astraware’s option, either (a) return of the price paid, if any, or (b) replacement of the product that does not meet the warranty and which is returned to Astraware with a copy of your receipt. This warranty is void if failure of the product has resulted from accident, abuse, or misapplication. Any replacement software product will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or thirty (30) days, whichever is longer. These remedies are not available without proof of purchase from an authorized source.

Written permission must be obtained before distribution of this game, either in demo form or full form, through any online or offline methods. 

Copyright (c) 2002 Astraware Ltd, 2000,2001,2002 GameHouse..

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