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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.8
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall User Score (24 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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Arkanoid is an odd game in that at times it seems incredibly easy - your Granny could play it - when suddenly an unexpected hit speeds everything up, or an unexpected obstacle sends the blip careering in an odd direction. You certainly need to be on your toes. If you're lucky enough to have an Amiga, this should be near the top of your list.
80 (Nov, 2003)
Die mir bekannten drei Versionen des Spiels (Arcade-, Amiga- und C-64-Version) sind sehr sauber programmiert, woraus eine sehr flüssige und störungsfreie Spielbarkeit resultiert, die sich wiederum in einem hohen Motivations- und Spaßfaktor (Vorsicht Suchtgefahr!) wiederspiegelt. Durch die interessante Farb-, Form- und Mustergestaltung gelingt es Arkanoid auch wirklich sehr gut eine Atmosphäre einer fremden und bedrohlichen Dimension auszustrahlen, die den Spieler wirklich stundenlang gefangen halten kann. Alle, die es gerne mögen ihre Reaktionsfähigkeit unter Beweis zu stellen und noch zusätzlich ein Faible für Klassiker aus der guten alten Zeit haben, werden sicherlich ihre helle Freude bei diesem Spiel haben. Lediglich der wirklich sehr hohe Schwierigkeitsgrad kann auf Dauer für etwas Frust sorgen.
Commodore User (Mar, 1988)
What you have with Discovery’s job on Ark is as good a version as you could ever expect to have on a home computer. Any criticisms are really only nitpicking. The one thing you do not have on it is an affordable price. You have to have money to burn to buy it. An obscene amount of money. It is also not easy to come by. Meanwhile 64 owners can revel in the fact that they possess a game that, bug ’n all, is as good as the Amiga version and nearly a quarter of the price.
Amiga Joker (Dec, 1990)
Kurz und gut, Arkanoid ist natürlich zurecht ein Klassiker, warum das Game aber so unglaublich viele Nachahmer fand, verstehe wer kann. Schließlich gab es auch 1987 schon viel aufwendigere, um nicht zu sagen bessere Spielideen...
(page 97)
This game has great sustaining play value. Since you can continue playing at a given level, it is easy to keep on playing. When I first booted the game, I played for three straight hours. I started at level 1 and played on to level 28. I didn't even know how tired I was until I pressed the "Pause" key ("Space Bar") and left the room to watch some TV. A little over an hour later, I came back and went on to reach the final 33rd level. The last level is the only one from which you cannot continue playing. It is a vicious level in which you are under attack and once your paddles are gone, you are back to the beginning again. This is quite a game. Some simple skill, luck, and time is all you need for some very enjoyable, yet challenging play.