Arkanoid: Revenge of DOH

Critic Score User Score
Commodore 64
81
...
Sharp X68000
...
4.5
Atari ST
78
4.2
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Description

Revenge of Doh is a direct sequel to the original arcade smash Arkanoid. Along with improved graphic engine, better sound and music, better hardware support and more levels, Revenge of Doh also features a built-in editor and allows you to create your own level sets!

Revenge of Doh continues Arkanoid's plot as follows, directly taken (including typoes) from the game:

A long time period passed and the dimension controlling force Doh has again come back to life. Occupying the huge starship Xorg, it has entered our universe from a different dimension. Mixtec, Arkanoid type spaceship, has lauched the craft Vaus II to make a preemptive attack on Xorg.

Screenshots

Arkanoid: Revenge of DOH Apple IIgs Numerous mega balls on the screen take care of a level rather quickly.
Arkanoid: Revenge of DOH Apple IIgs Title screen
Arkanoid: Revenge of DOH NES Round 01
Arkanoid: Revenge of DOH Arcade Intro

Alternate Titles

  • "Arkanoid II: The Revenge of Doh" -- Alternate title
  • "Arkanoid 2: Revenge of DOH" -- Arcade manual title

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User Reviews

Ah, a sequel. Exactly what the doctor ordered. DOS Tomer Gabel (4362)

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Mar, 1988 9.8 out of 12 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1988 9.8 out of 12 82
Power Play Atari ST Sep, 1988 81 out of 100 81
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Sep, 1988 80 out of 100 80
Pixel-Heroes.de Commodore 64 Oct, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Jun, 1988 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC May, 1988 78 out of 100 78
Happy Computer Commodore 64 May, 1988 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jul, 1990 8.8 out of 12 73
ST Action Atari ST Oct, 1988 64 out of 100 64

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Trivia

In-game advertisement

On the Amiga version (and quite possibly the ST as well, as the code for both is near-identical), holding down the right mouse button during loading causes an advertisement for RoboCop to appear.

Title theme

When starting a new game, the opening sequence can play one of two musical themes depending on the sound hardware being used. In Adlib mode, the theme is the same as the arcade version of Arkanoid II: Revenge of Doh. In PC speaker or Tandy/PCjr mode, the theme is the same as the one from the original Arkanoid.

Version differences

During gameplay, the EGA version appears to have no compensation for computer speed and runs blindingly fast on modern machines, however the CGA version runs at normal speed on a modern computer (except for the opening, which is over before you can see anything.) Unfortunately the CGA version is quite difficult to play due to the limited color palette.

Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #48 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
Information also contributed by Martin Smith

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Contributed to by EboMike (3009), GTramp (42518), Martin Smith (63069), lugnut (359), Terok Nor (19871), Servo (55773), Tomer Gabel (4362) and Garcia (4773)