Arkanoid

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Arkanoid is an arcade game developed by Taito. The Sinclair Spectrum version was developed by Mike Lamb, Ronnie Fowles and Mark R. Jones and published by Imagine Software in 1987.

The game did not review well in Crash magazine, and caused somewhat of a backlash among readers who felt it should have been given a far higher score. One of the things Crash objected to was the poor collision detection, something vital for a Bat and Brick game. One reader suggested not hitting the ball with the edge of the bat, as it tended to go through it, not really a perfect solution!

The game itself, has the player destroying blocks of bricks with a ball, some bricks release power ups such as lasers, that can shoot upwards at the wall, and a triple ball block, where three balls release and bounce round the screen, two can be lost.

 

 





Platform : Sinclair Spectrum
Format : Cassette
Publisher : Imagine Software
Authors : Mike Lamb, Ronnie Fowles and Mark R. Jones
Date : 1987
Product Code : 5013156110795

Other Software by Imagine Software:

Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
Green Beret Imagine Software Ltd. BBC Micro Cassette Unknown
Mega Vault Imagine Software Limited Commodore VIC 20 Cassette 1981
Wacky Waiters Imagine Software Limited Commodore VIC 20 Cassette 1981
Frantic Imagine Software Limited Commodore VIC 20 Cassette 1981
Arcadia Imagine Software Limited Commodore VIC 20 Cassette 1981
Pedro Imagine Software Ltd. BBC Micro Cassette 1983
Zip Zap Imagine Software Limited ZX Spectrum Cassette 1983
B.C. Bill Imagine Software Ltd. BBC Micro Cassette 1984
Cosmic Cruiser Imagine Software Ltd. Cassette 1984
Hyper Sports Imagine Software Limited Amstrad CPC464 Cassette 1984
Hyper Sports Imagine Software Limited Commodore 64 Cassette 1984
Yie Ar Kung-Fu Imagine Software Limited Commodore 64 Cassette 1984
Hyper Sports Imagine Software Ltd. BBC Micro 5.25" Disk 1985
Yie Ar Kung-Fu (Hit Squad) The Hit Squad/Imagine Software ZX Spectrum Cassette 1985
Comic Bakery Imagine Software Limited Commodore 64 Cassette 1985
Yie Ar Kung-Fu Imagine Software Amstrad CPC464 3.0 Disk 1985
Green Beret Imagine Software ZX Spectrum Cassette 1986
Super Soccer Imagine Software Limited ZX Spectrum Cassette 1986
Konami's Coin-Op Hits Imagine Software Ltd. BBC Micro Cassette 1987
Arkanoid Imagine Software Limited Amstrad CPC464 Cassette 1987
Arkanoid Imagine Software Sinclair Spectrum Cassette 1987
Arkanoid Imagine Software Ltd. BBC Micro Cassette 1987
Vindicators Imagine Software Limited Commodore 64 Cassette 1988
Game Over & Game Over II (Disk) Imagine Software Amstrad CPC464 3" Floppy Disk 1988
WEC Le Mans 24 Imagine Software Limited Commodore 64 5.25Inch Disk 1988
Dragon Ninja Imagine Software Ltd ZX Spectrum Cassette 1988
Taito Coin Op Hits Imagine Software ZX Spectrum Cassette 1988
WEC Le Mans (+3) Imagine Software ZX Spectrum 3.0 Disk 1988

Information About Imagine Software:

 

 

 

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