Arkanoid a Space Arcade Game
Arkanoid is a video game of Arcadian developed by Taito in 1986. It is based on the Breakout from Atari of the 70s.
Arkanoid is a classic game of consoles and arcade machines.
How is played Arkanoid?
Move around the screen to bounce the ball and destroy all the bricks you see. Look closely at the bonuses that fall from some of the bricks, some awards are good for you, but others may not be so much, so it's important to remember what the good and which the bad.
The player controls a small platform, known as "Spaceship Vaus" which prevents a ball leaves the playing area, making it bounce. At the top there are "bricks" or "blocks", which disappear when touched by the ball.
When no brick remains, the player moves to the next level, where another block pattern appears. Each time a player passes the screen the level of difficulty increases, further engaging the user. There are different variations (bricks that must be hit several times to disappear, enemy ships, etc.) and capsules that improve the Vaus:
- Blue: expanding it, Red: equipping it with a laser cannon,
- Pink: going straight to the next level,
- Light Blue: increasing the number of balls,
- Lead: to increase lives,
- Green: catch ball,
- Orange: slower ball.
All levels are truly colourful and have their own style. There are small figures that can be hit by some points and are even different for each level. There are 3 ships at the beginning, and after all are lost, you must start again from the beginning. At No. 33 screen, the last level, the player faces the main enemy of the game, Doh. Once the player reaches this level, you must beat Doh with the number of Vauses you have in reserve, if not, the game ends and the player has lost.
How is Arkanoid remembered?
It is possible that those who have lived through the 80s playing arcade games, Arkanoid have been able to mark a time in our lives. Today, we can buy different games based on the classic Arkanoid, and what is best, no need to rely on a TV or monitor to throw us our games because we can also find based on Arkanoid for our mobile games.
Arkanoid remains a very popular game, and is often cloned for titles freeware y shareware. Most companies have also cloned it regularly for their machines. However, Arkanoid or its sequels do not appear in any of the recent compilations Taito Memories or Taito Legends, possibly due to legal actions Atari .
There are many clones of Arkanoid. Possibly, the most famous are Krackout (1987), Brings (1988) and Krypton Egg (1989).