Arkanoid DS (Nintendo DS)

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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.


Arkanoid DS Nintendo DS Ready for some brick-busting action.
Arkanoid DS Nintendo DS Play single player or against a friend.
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 The title screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "アルカノイドDS" -- Japanese spelling

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Atomic Gamer Jul 07, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Cheat Code Central Jun, 2008 4 out of 5 80
GameSpy Jun 17, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Revolution Sep 03, 2008 C+ 58
Gamekult Jul 03, 2008 5 out of 10 50 Jul 04, 2008 10 out of 20 50
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Sep 21, 2008 5 out of 10 50
IGN Jun 13, 2008 4.5 out of 10 45 Jul 04, 2008 8 out of 20 40 Jul 12, 2008 3 out of 10 30


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Fred VT (26028) added Arkanoid DS (Nintendo DS) on Dec 13, 2008