C&VG1st April 1990
Published in Computer & Video Games #102
Another re-release, this time the conversion of the classic Breakout derivative coin-op. Thirty two levels are simply aching to be beaten before you can get to the big baddie at the very end. Sitting snugly inside your Arkanoid fighter craft (which bears a startling resemblance to a Breakout bat), blast the enemy missile against the defence wall, picking up the power-ups as they fall. Points are scored for each brick hit, and when the wall is completely destroyed you move to the next, more difficult, stage.
Arkanoid is a great Breakout game, and a smashing arcade conversion. The graphics aren't spectacular, but neither were those of the original; it's the gameplay that counts, and this game scores highly in that department. A must for everyone who enjoys bat 'n ball games.
A brilliant Breakout game with lots of advanced features. Dig out three pound coins and spend them on Arkanoid.
The graphics are monochrome, but otherwise it's just as much fun as the C64 version.