User Reviews

There are no reviews for the ZX Spectrum release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Overall User Score (13 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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There are six levels of differing complexity. You'll need to work out a good strategy for each screen to succeed - but always be ready to allow for the unexpected incident - that odd bounce etc.
Your Sinclair (May, 1987)
Anyway, enough of all that - I'm going back to play Arkanoid again. My excuse - further "research". My reason - well, how many ways are there of saying addictive, 'cos this is that and more.
The graphics are monochrome, but otherwise it's just as much fun as the C64 version.
Computer Gamer (May, 1987)
The big question is should you buy Arkanoid or Krakout! My preference, I am afraid, is for the latter. Sixty seven more screens plus expansion set to come and a greater range of game control options give it a decided edge and I found it more playable too.
Bei Spectrum fiel uns auf, daß diese Version zwar keine excellenten Hintergrund-Grafiken bietet, der Sound aber für Spectrum-Verhältnisse ordentlich war. Anzumerken sei noch, daß die Steuerung äußerst präzise ist. Je weiter nämlich der Ball vom Schläger entfernt ist, desto schneller kann der Schläger bewegt werden. Kommt der Ball dem „Bat“ näher, so bewegt sich dieser merklich langsamer, und man kann sehr genau steuern. Die Spielgeschwindigkeit und der Schwierigkeitsgrad sind ebenso hoch wie bei der 64er-Fassung. Empfehlenswert! Buy it!