- 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.
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Martin Galway did a decent cover of all arcade music, even adding his own theme track. The bulk of songs are short jingles - only Name Entry and title track are full-lenght songs (Martin Galway added digi drum samples for them). This game even have original unused arcade song - it's unknown if or where it plays in Commodore version.
Shortly after release Martin developed new better version of drum sampled tracks for songs. But, unfortunatelly, he couldn't add it to game already; this version of tracks have been lost for years, until 2003 year, when Martin send the source code to HVSC team, and they converted it into SID format. These recording were also added to the game, because they were meant to be added into game, although they aren't.
|01||Theme||Martin Galway||Martin Galway||2:22||Download|
|02||Theme (alternative drums)||Martin Galway||Martin Galway||2:22||Download|
|03||Start Demo||Hisayoshi Ogura||Martin Galway||0:05||Download|
|04||Game Start||Hisayoshi Ogura||Martin Galway||0:03||Download|
|05||Extend||Hisayoshi Ogura||Martin Galway||0:01||Download|
|06||Dimensional Fortress Doh||Hisayoshi Ogura||Martin Galway||0:05||Download|
|07||Game Over||Hisayoshi Ogura||Martin Galway||0:02||Download|
|08||Name Entry||Hisayoshi Ogura||Martin Galway||2:28||Download|
|09||Name Entry (alternative drums)||Hisayoshi Ogura||Martin Galway||2:28||Download|
|10||Unused||Hisayoshi Ogura||Martin Galway||0:05||Download|
- Ripper: High Voltage SID Collection (HVSC)
- Recorder: M1911
- Game Credits:
Credits appear after the winning of the game.
Rip contains both SID files of original music and the alternative tracks meant to be added into the game.
Ripping music from Commodore 64 game is very hard process so it's beyond the scope of this site.
This game use standard Commodore 64 6581 chip.
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|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|