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Arkanoid DS (Nintendo DS)

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Description

The latest version of Taito's classic game: Arkanoid. It features the classic gameplay of the previous games, the player controls the Spaceship VAUS (a moving platform at the base of the lower screen) and its energy ball to destroy the color block (in the upper screen) through each levels. As usual, there are various power-ups to help through the game (laser, slow ball, duplicate balls, next level, etc.)

The game has one player mode, multiplayer and vs COM modes.

The one player mode consists of the Clear mode and the Quest mode.

The Clear mode is a series of 7 zones of 5 rounds each. There is a total of 28 zones in the game. At the end of the Clear modes, Ananke (the main character and pilot of the VAUS) frees one of his captured friends, these friend's VAUS can then be used in the game.

In the Quest mode, each previously played round is available to replay with a specific challenge (Break all blocks of one color within time limit, or ball launch limit, etc.) Each round gives points that can be used at the shop to buy in-game features to customize it (Blocks shapes, VAUS, backgrounds, etc.)

The VS Com and Multiplayer are similar. You must defeat either the Com or another friend in either Bust All or Bust Color match. The quickest to achieve the goal wins. There is also new power-ups that hinder the opponent.

Screenshots

Arkanoid DS Nintendo DS As you complete zones, you can select where you want to go next on the stage map.
Arkanoid DS Nintendo DS Just like the original, some blocks will yield power ups.
Arkanoid DS Nintendo DS Earn points in the various game modes to buy cool stuff in the shops.
Arkanoid DS Nintendo DS The multi ball power up splits your existing ball into three.

Alternate Titles

  • "アルカノイドDS" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Cheat Code Central Jun, 2008 4 out of 5 80
GamePro (US) Jun 27, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpy Jun 17, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Jul 21, 2008 70 out of 100 70
JeuxActu Jul 08, 2008 11 out of 20 55
Hooked Gamers Jul 05, 2008 5 out of 10 50
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Sep 21, 2008 5 out of 10 50
Worth Playing Jul 26, 2008 5 out of 10 50
JeuxVideoPC.com Jul 04, 2008 8 out of 20 40
Gamer.nl Jul 12, 2008 3 out of 10 30

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Fred VT (23836) added Arkanoid DS (Nintendo DS) on Dec 13, 2008