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"TAITO's iconic block-destroying arcade classic ARKANOID, now available for the iPhone and iPod touch!
Use the intuitive slide controls-ideally suited to the iPhone-to guide your VAUS spaceship from side to side, deflecting the energy ball and destroying the space wall, brick-by-brick! Broken bricks release a wide variety of power-up items, each adding a unique spin to game play.
The game system changes as the story progresses, revealing new VAUS craft, new gimmicks, and new stages!
* Impressive volume: over 100 stages!
* Branching level progression: blaze your own trail!
* A mysterious story that reveals its secrets as play progresses!
* Clever additions guaranteed to make long-time ARKANOID fans grin!
* ARKANOID's legendary boss battles! Strange enemies await your challenge!
* The MyBGM system allows you to customize the sound, assigning your favorite songs as background music!
* Packed with many more attractive features!
This edition also includes a Versus Mode, allowing two players to compete against each other using a single iPhone/iPod touch! This mode combines the standard ARKANOID rules with the new Smash factor, resulting in intense, pulse-pounding battles!
ARKANOID: a deep and satisfying game experience for one or two players!"
A bug related to the Recommended Apps feature and iOS4 devices has been fixed.
What's New in Version 1.2.2
Support Game Center.
Poorly executed. This is one the all time great video games, but like all of the other classics they put out, it's like they gave up, and it's a shame, because I wouldn't mind paying so much for a classic game that's don'e properly, but for instance, I get my high score going, pause the game, and after too long, I go back into the app only to see that it has restarted, then when I continue, it leaves my way back on the second stage. The frame rate? Could definitely be better. All in all a fun classic, but I wish Taito put more love into the mobile iterations of the classics, as Taito jas made some of the greatest video games I've ever played, and I even own the Taito classics games on my X-Box, and I just wish they kept these games hip to the times, as well as in sync with the power of these mobile devices. A Taito arcade type of thing would be cool too, if it were priced reasonably. I truly hope that Taito gets back in it, as I love playing your guys'games!!!
When I was 8 I was playing this game and it was one of my best game of all times. I am now 35 and I just downloaded it today and playing for nostalgia. And the game play is cool not easy like other Apple Store apps for stupids( I mean not like super easy). So that's the way it should be. But the fact is the levels are not the same with the one I played. I am so unhappy about it. The one that I played was all the way to 33rd level and you were able to choosing a side to go to after each level. So I am going to request please do the same thing or add as an option like one player two player and original. Please do it even it increase the size of the game. Just like the old times. Thank you very much for giving me the chance to play it once more. You guys are awesome.
Faithful modernization, needs updating
For the price I can't really complain, but the app currently crashes about half the time when I open it. It's only a minor annoyance though; once I've started a game everything else seems to work fine.
If you've ever liked Arkanoid you'll probably like this. It adds a few features introduced in later games in the series, but otherwise looks and plays the most like the arcade classic.
Be wary, however, as Apple warns that the app is too outdated to run at full speed on iOS 10.2. Probably won't be long before it stops working entirely unless it gets updated.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jan 10, 2013
- Version: 1.2.2
- Size: 42.6 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
- Seller: TAITO Corporation
- © TAITO CORP.1986,2010
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.