- For other games in the series see Arkanoid.
Arkanoid is an action ball-bouncing game built on the theme originally designed by Atari's Breakout. You control a paddle (a spaceship named "Vaus") at the bottom of the screen by turning a dial rather than a directional joystick. With the paddle, you must bounce a ball toward a wall of "bricks" at the top of the screen. Each hit breaks a brick, and when they're all broken, you move to the next stage. However, if you miss the ball with your paddle, you lose a life.
Taito innovated several new features to the Breakout theme which would later become staples of the genre including invincible gold bricks, monsters that roam around the screen, and capsules that grant power-ups like making your paddle bigger, breaking the ball into multiple balls, the ability to catch the ball, and so on.
The bulk of Hisayoshi Ogura songs for Arkanoid are just short jingles, but he did compose a proper song for those few skilled players who are able to beat the game and see the ending. The game also has an unused jingle in the ROM which doesn't appear to be played anywhere in the game.
|01||Start Demo||Hisayoshi Ogura||0:04||Download|
|02||Game Start||Hisayoshi Ogura||0:02||Download|
|04||Dimensional Fortress Doh||Hisayoshi Ogura||0:04||Download|
|05||Game Over||Hisayoshi Ogura||0:02||Download|
|06||Name Entry||Hisayoshi Ogura||0:42||Download|
- Ripper: Sonic of 8!
- Recorder: TheAlmightyGuru
- Game Credits:
While the game doesn't have any credits in the actual game, hidden credits can be found by entering a cheat on MAME in the Japanese version. Portraits of the developers are also displayed.
This rip is missing songs.
The internal format is unknown and a true program rip does not yet exist. The VGM logs were made using MAME and recorded with VGM Input v0.40 in Winamp. The Player Extend track has not been ripped and was recorded during game play.
Arkanoid uses a YM2149 clocked at 1.5 MHz for music and sound effects.
- mobygames.com/game/arcade/arkanoid - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.com/arcade/584096-arkanoid - GameFAQs.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkanoid - Wikipedia.
|Arkanoid||• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •|
|Arkanoid II: Revenge of Doh||• • • • • • • • • • •|
|Arkanoid Returns||• • • • •|
|Arkanoid: Doh It Again|
|Arkanoid R 2000|
|Notable Songs||Game Start|
|Notable Personnel||Hisayoshi Ogura • Katsuhisa Ishikawa • Yasuhisa Watanabe • Seiji Momoi • Hirokazu Koshio • Martin Galway|
|Notable Companies||Taito • Romstar|