I have a question which I'm not sure is a good fit for this site (searching around, I'm not finding a lot of similar questions here); before asking it, I wanted to run it by meta.
EDIT: embarrassingly, my friend just now found the game in question for m - it's super dx-ball - but I'd still like to know whether this question would have been a good fit here.
I'm trying to track down a PC game I played and enjoyed many years ago. It was an arkanoid-style game (= breaking bricks with a ball bounced off of a paddle the player controls). I remember the following features:
Like arkanoid it had powerups: sometimes, when a brick was broken a powerup would be generated and fall towards the "ground" (to ideally be caught by the paddle).
Some powerups were actively negative (e.g. "shrink paddle" and "instant death").
Powerups were pictures as opposed to letters (e.g. the arkanoid powerup "L" which gave the paddle lasers corresponded in this game to a picture of a paddle firing lasers).
Unlike arkanoid, there were no "monsters" that would fall in from the top of the screen - just bricks, balls, and the paddle.
Some of the powerups included: 3x-ball multiplier, 9x-ball multiplier, "comet" (or "fireball"?) ball which would explode adjacent bricks to the one struck, and "slicer" (or ???) which would destroy bricks and pass straight through them. Also, powerups could stack (e.g. you could have a long paddle shooting lasers, or a comet-&-slicer ball).
If there was a single brick left in a level and play continued for long enough, a bolt of lightning would strike the remaining brick and the player would move on to the next level.
I really enjoyed this game way back when, and given the specificity of my memory I don't think I'm imagining it. But I haven't been able to find it myself.
What was/is this game called? Can it still be played?