Bats and balls.. bats and balls… bats and balls…*shiver*….
OK… hands up all those who are old enough to Breakout!
For all you young’uns, Breakout involved trying to deflect a bouncing ball with a padel (while keeping it in play) so that it smashed into a wall of coloured bricks. Not only was it simplicity itself, it was also more addictive then covering yourself in peanut butter and thinking about nuns… yeah!
So anyway, Arkanoid is a demon hell-spawned clone of Breakout; a silly, silly plot (something about spaceships and “space walls”), more features, better graphics, about a quadrillion (it’s a word!) times more addictive than the original! The biggest improvement is the addition of powerups that fall down the screen when you hit certain bricks. The *S* power up slows down the speed of the ball (sorry, energy bolt =P) so that you can take things a little easier, while the *L* powerup gives you a laser gun (COOL!).
So yeah, not a lot of depth to the game, but still more fun than a weasel in a crossbow.
- Published by: Taito
- Designed by: Taito, Novalogic
Size: 82kb (1 mins on 56k dial-up)