The install used the standard Palm-size PC application installer--nothing unusual here. I chose to install it on my storage card. After the install, an icon appeared on the START menu and a tap to the screen launched the game. Once loaded, navigating the options screen and the game itself is rather straightforward. The user has several options, including the ability to disble sound and set the speed of the game. Due to the varying speeds of different Palm-size PC's, the game speed adjustment option should get the game running just right on your machine (the rather swift Nino calls for the speed-slider to be set towards the slow end for optimal performance).
The graphics in this game are great--about as well done as they could be, considering the constraints of the 240x320, 4-shade screen. The sound effects are very well done and make the game quite engaging. Aside from the eye and ear candy, the control that the player has over the paddle is excellent. You can either keep the stylus pressed to the screen and drag left/right to move the paddle or you can tap where you want it to end up and the paddle shoots over to that spot. The great graphics, sound, and control come together in a way that really makes this title shine.
I've gotta say, since I got this game, I'm probably whipping my Nino out of my pocket twice as much as I did before--this is a very playable game that is definitely worth the registration fee. Addictive, fun, and great for a quick pick-up / put-down game on the run, SockOutPPC is currently the best piece of entertainment software I've got on my Nino.
CONS: Requires more coordination that it would on a desktop PC due to the PSPC's small screen