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Platform: Atari 800

Developer(s): Taito Corporation

Publishers(s): Taito Corporation

ReleaseDate: 1986-01-01

Players: 2

Co-op: No

Arkanoid

Also know as: Arukanoido

The player controls the "Vaus", a space vessel that acts as the game's "paddle" which prevents a ball from falling from the playing field, attempting to bounce it against a number of bricks. The ball striking a brick causes the brick to disappear. When all the bricks are gone, the player goes to the next level, where another pattern of bricks appears. There are a number of variations (bricks that have to be hit multiple times, flying enemy ships, etc.) and power-up capsules to enhance the Vaus (expand the Vaus, multiply the number of balls, equip a laser cannon, break directly to the next level, etc.), but the gameplay remains the same. On the final stage, the player takes on the game's boss, "DOH", a head resembling moai. Once this point is reached, the player no longer has the option to continue after running out of lives, making this segment more difficult.

Trailer: YouTube

ESRB Rating: E - Everyone

Genre(s): Puzzle |

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