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Arkanoid Live! (Xbox 360)

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74
IGN
Arkanoid Live is a nice blast from the past. But perhaps it's a little too stuck in the past. While I don't need a revolutionary change, it would be nice to see Arkanoid given the same level of care as Pac-Man Championship Edition or Galaga Legions. Arkanoid's a fun game that can best be described as looking a little "frumpy" on XBLA.
74
TeamXbox
While I’d still probably play Atari Football (not the 2600 version…the arcade one with the X’s and O’s) without a trackball, part of said game’s allure was that, every now and then, you’d win a down because your opponent got his hand skin pinched in the roller. Like Atari’s arcade football’s huge skin-eating trackballs, Arkanoid’s paddle-wheel’d potentiometer is one of the main things that made this one enjoyable. This is still a thorough arcade ROM freshen-up, but without any chance of true Vaus preciseness, Arkanoid Live! is somewhat of a swing-and-a-miss.
65
GameSpot
As Arkanoid games go, Arkanoid Live is a pretty bare-bones offering that lacks many of the options found in last year's Arkanoid DS. Taito didn't break Arkanoid on XBLA, but it's charging 800 points for a stripped version of the game that has imprecise controls, a lackluster presentation, and not enough content to make it a good value.
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Xboxdynasty (XD)
Arkanoid Live ist ein Klassiker und kann im gleichen Atemzug mit Tetris oder anderen "Mach die Blöcke weg"-Spielen genannt werden. Die Entwickler haben sich zum Glück hingesetzt und das gesamte Spiel in prachtvoller HD-Optik umgesetzt. Eure 52 Zoll Glotze wird ebenso unterstützt wie der Xbox LIVE Modus mit bis zu 2 Spielern. Falls ihr mal keine Lust habt euer Ranking via Xbox LIVE zu verbessern, dann könnt ihr auch Freunde und Bekannte im Splitscreen-Modus, der unserer Meinung nach viel zu sehr sträflich vernachlässigt wird, herausfordern und besiegen. Hier hätten die Macher aber noch ein paar mehr Varianten des Spiels aus dem Hut zaubern können und auch mit mehr Belohnungen, Extralevel und Herausforderungen euch bei Laune halten müssen. Arkanoid Live bringt viel Spaß und mit Freunden kann die Blöckejagd so richtig beginnen. Leider hapert es ein bisschen am Umfang, denn 2 Spielmodi und knapp 40 Missionen ist für ein Spiel dieser Art deutlich zu wenig.
50
Console Monster
When you pay full price for an arcade game, especially a classic game, you expect some innovative alterations. Space Invaders Extreme took basic game play into an enjoyable online extravaganza; Arkanoid Live hasn’t really evolved Arkanoid at all. In fact, apart from the little polish on the menu and a multiplayer option, the game is pretty much the same as I played 15 years ago!
50
1UP
It shouldn't be too hard to do Arkanoid justice, and again, the main game is just fine on its own, but with super-simple games like this, a little extra TLC in the art department can go a long way. Arkanoid Live is good for some occasional casual fun -- as it's always been and always will be -- but with an iffy aesthetic and not much more variety outside of a standard two-player versus mode, it's probably not something you'll want to boot up often.