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Arkanoid: Doh It Again

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Reviewer: Face face Date: Jun 29, 2001
Ok, it's a really good game. Really. The little old Arkanoid is revived, this time in the SNES.

The graphics are pretty simple, but they do their job very well. They're colorful and well made. It has some great effects, and it's pleasing. So that's because I gave them a 9.

The music is excellent, but there's a catch. You don't have any music except for the bosses. The game is muted and silent. But it's very good.
The sound effects...are good too, but not like the music.

The gameplay is pretty simple. The stages are simple: You, a ball, and some blocks. The ball must destroy all the blocks. You must keep the ball inside the stage. And that's all. But it's very ADDICTIVE! You'll always need to play, if you lose, you get a password, so if you need to play again, use the password, and HAVE FUN! So, it's worth hours of your time.

And short, it's one of the best games for the SNES, though it's too old (it came around the 80's decade).

 

Reviewer: Tricob Date: Jun 21, 2001
Taito may be dead and buried (and a lot of its stuff being free now, like Arkanoid 1 & 2 for the arcade and the PC), but thanks to sites like Vimm's Lair, games like this will live on.

Starship Arkanoid's nemesis Doh is supposedly defeated, but apparently, Doh's spirit lives on to terrorize the Arkanoid crew ...

Like Arky 2, you fight bosses, and the game has many intriguing creatures to discover: Bubble creatures will catch your ball and teleport it elsewhere, red creature turns into bricks, atom creatures break apart into small, bouncing balls ... it's mega cool!

Try as the authors might though, they couldn't quite give the game all the abilities through an SNES controller that you get with the dial in the arcades. I have a big problem with that.

It has pretty good music and pretty bad sound effects. The graphics are a shade below Mega Man X's, despite the fact that "Arkanoid ... Again" was released *after* Mega Man X. The game can be set to different speeds through the Options menu.

Overall, pretty good. Just not terrific.