Are we talking about the unreleased Mattel game? I didn't know there was a 2-Player option, unless I just wasn't paying attention.
I think it leaves a bit to be desired. The original Breakout game was known for its 60 FPS animation, and so it doesn't translate well here with the lower framerate and jerky controls. Also the ball often destroys more bricks than it should, passing through the wall between two rows and wiping out whole rows of bricks almost.
"They'll never do it in time!"
"The code! The code! Figure out the code!"
"It won't be easy!"
"Cut this out second, this fourth, this first, this third."