|Genre:||Arcade Game: Action|
|Series:||Number 7 in Arcade Collection (Spectrum)|
|Publisher:||The Hit Squad|
|Cover Art Language:||English|
|Machine Compatibility:||Spectrum 48K, Spectrum 128K, Spectrum +2, Spectrum +3|
|Release:||Professionally released on Cassette|
|Available For:||Amiga 500, Amstrad CPC464, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Atari 400/800/600XL/800XL/130XE, Atari ST, BBC Model B, Commodore 64/128, Nintendo, PC-88, Spectravideo 328, Spectrum 48K/128K/+2, Tandy Color Computer 1/2/3 & Tandy Color Computer 3|
|Compatible Emulators:||ZXSpin (PC (Windows))|
Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))
|Original Release Date:||14th April 1990|
|Original Release Price:||£2.99|
|Market Valuation:||£2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)|
|Box Type:||Cassette Single Plastic Clear|
|Author(s):||Mike Lamb, Ronnie Fowles & Mark R. Jones|
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The angle that the ball travels depends on whereabouts on the bat you hit it but there it has an annoying habit in the Spectrum version of the game of seeming to pass through the bat when you hit it near the edge. Read Review
30 seconds of tedious waffle starts each game, but despite that the gameplay is still there, and the whole thing is disturbingly compelling. Read Review
Slick graphics, good sound and stunning gameplay. Genuinely addictive qualities make Arkanoid a winner. Read Review
How many ways are there of saying addictive, 'cos this is that and more...! Read Review
The era and time of this story is unknown. After the mothership Arkanoid was destroyed, a spacecraft Vaus scrambled away, only to be trapped in the void...
You control the Vaus and have to penetrate 32 levels and then confront the "Dimension Changer" whom you must destroy in order to reverse time and resurrect the Arkanoid. Frantic action and split-second timing combine to produce the most addictive and compulsive game ever.
You control the Vaus craft which can be moved left or right. Using your skills, you must deflect an energy bolt which will gradually break down the walls confronting you. Certain coloured bricks must be hit more than once and others are completely indestructible.
You are aided in your attempts with energy capsules which are hidden beneath certain bricks and released upon their destruction. Each capsule has a different power and is denoted by a letter painted on its side.
S - Slows down the speed of the energy bolt, making it easier to position yourself.
C - Enables you to catch the bolt, move to the desired position and then fire.
E - Expands the Vaus craft, giving you more chance to deflect the bolt.
D - Disrupts the bolt into three separate components, thereby giving you three times the effect.
L - Arms your Vaus with a laser, allowing you to shoot bricks and aliens.
B - Breaks the section of the wall, enabling your Vaus craft an alternative escape route to slip through to the next level.
P - Awards you an extra life.
V - Left, B - Right, L - Fire
The game is operated by joystick or keyboard. Kempston and Sinclair (1) joystick are compatible.
Note: High score can only be entered using the keyboard.
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|Download||What It Contains|
|A digital version of Arkanoid suitable for ZXSpin (PC (Windows)), Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))|
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