- For other games in the series see Arkanoid.
Arkanoid is an ball-bouncing action 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 which you must use to 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.
This game was also bundled with a special paddle controller which could plug into the 2-player port. Playing with a standard NES controller is possible, but the game is considerably harder because the paddle controller offers more accurate and faster movement.
The game's music was composed by Hisayoshi Ogura for the original arcade game, but Tsukasa Masuko arranged it for NES audio. Most of the music is just short jingles, but there is a proper song for those few skilled players who are able to beat the game and see the ending. The unused music from the arcade release do not appear to have been ported into the NES ROM.
|01||Start Demo||Hisayoshi Ogura||Tsukasa Masuko||0:04||Download|
|02||Game Start||Hisayoshi Ogura||Tsukasa Masuko||0:02||Download|
|03||Extend||Hisayoshi Ogura||Tsukasa Masuko||0:01||Download|
|04||Dimensional Fortress Doh||Hisayoshi Ogura||Tsukasa Masuko||0:04||Download|
|05||Game Over||Hisayoshi Ogura||Tsukasa Masuko||0:01||Download|
|06||Name Entry||Hisayoshi Ogura||Tsukasa Masuko||0:34||Download|
- Ripper: myu2203
- Recorder: TheAlmightyGuru
- Game Credits:
- Not Credited Composer: Hisayoshi Ogura
- Not Credited Sound Effectss: Tadashi Kimijima
- Not Credited Arranger: Tsukasa Masuko
(Source: Arcade version, verification from composer; Game lacks credits.)
Like most early games at the time, this game lacks credits. We have received verification from Tsukasa Masuko that he arranged the NES version's soundtrack.
The Arcade version has an unused credits scroll that can be reactivated if the game is modified to do so.
Ripping NES music is an arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.
Arkanoid uses the Nintendo's RP2A03 chip for music and sound effects.
- mobygames.com/game/nes/arkanoid - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.com/nes/563383-arkanoid - GameFAQs.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkanoid - Wikipedia.
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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|
- Games Released In 1986
- Games Developed By Taito
- Arkanoid (NES)
- Games By Hisayoshi Ogura
- Games By Tadashi Kimijima
- Games By Tsukasa Masuko
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- Games With Albums
- Games That Use NSF
- Games That Use VGM
- Games Released In Japan
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