The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (1987):
Backside of game box:
IT'S A REAL BLOCK-BUSTER!
Their earth-like planet was devastated by a brutal attack of aliens. The survivors roam the galaxy on their photon spaceship Arkanoid in search of a new home. The Arkanoid is attacked and the survivors barely escape in the Vaus spacecraft. Instead of finding safety, they are now trapped in a deadly space labyrinth.
GAME PLAY: Your mission is to destroy the space walls with the energy ball by strategic movement of your Vaus spacecraft which you control with the special high-speed controller included with the game. There are 33 rounds in this game, and you can choose to start in any one of the first 16. Some walls contain power capsules that will increase your powers, advance you to the next round, or give you an extra Vaus. But watch out for the debris from the destroyed planet that floats around in space to drive you crazy. In the final round, a huge enemy fortress will loom before you. This is the ultimate challenge!
Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4621) on Mar 25, 2004.
Can you survive the challenge?
The award winning arcade original voted "one of the best home video games ever" by Electronic Game Player Magazine is ready and waiting for you to play on your home computer.
The non-stop space action thrusts you into a do-or-die battle for survival and thrills you through 33 screens of challenge and excitement.
Arkanoid game features include arcade quality graphics, full range sound effects and 33 action screens.
Taito is the world's largest manufacturer and operator of arcade games. We practically started the video game revolution with our classic hit, Space Invaders (tm). Since 1953 Taito has created more than 1,000 other great action games for arcade and home play.
Now Taito brings that same excitement and pioneering spirit into your home with such games as Arkanoid (tm), Bubble Bobble (tm), Renegade (tm), Alcon (tm), Rastan (tm), Sky Shark (tm), Operation Wolf (tm), Gladiator (tm) and more to come on software formats for your Commodore, Amiga, Atari, IBM and Apple computers.
Taito games are more than just fun. We bring you games that test your nerve and challenge your strategy - games that make you laugh and put you at the edge of your seat. Taito brings you adventures that take you to places you've never been before - to brave new worlds of imagination and fantasy. After all, isn't that what great video games are all about?
Contributed by NGC 5194 (17333) on Jul 23, 2001.