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Giganoid Reviews (Amiga)

Giganoid Amiga Title screen


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GIGANOID, so der Name des Breakout-Games „made in Switzerland“, ist sehr interessant, gut spielbar und sehr übersichtlich. Die meisten Features erinnern stark an Arkanoid. Manche sind modifiziert, einige überarbeitet und wenige neu erschaffen worden. Obwohl es einen „echten“ Arkanoid gibt, ist GIGANOID keineswegs zu den schlechten Vertretern zu rechnen. Die Idee ist halt „nicht neu“; aber, Hand aufs Herz; Wieviele Spiele tummeln sich in der Software-Landschaft, die aus mehreren Komponenten anderer zusammengebastelt wurden? In diesem Sinne: GIGANOID ist grafisch, soundmäßig und spielerisch in Ordnung. Das wird die Amiga-Breakouter sicherlich freuen!
Entirely unoriginal, then, basically an Arkanoid clone, but great fun and smoothly programmed. If you liked Arkanoid or Addictaball, and your life isn't the same since you finished them, Giganoid is well worth a bash.
Excellent graphics and equally good sound make for a very impressive effort. The gameplay, too, is good, despite some occasionally suspect collision detection. But my word, doesn't it look familiar!
Breakout games seem to have become an established way of showing off the Amiga and Giganoid has some nice, though not remarkable, background graphics. The character graphics such as the bat and capsules are virtually indistinguishable from those in Arkanoid, while sound FX come from a sampled drum kit. An unremarkable and unoriginal game for Breakout fans only.