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Arkanoid Arkanoid - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Arkanoid - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

This is a variation on an early ball and paddle video game where the paddle moves left and right at the bottom of the screen and a ball is deflected to hit bricks. Some bricks contain special powers to enhance play. The next level achieved by removing all the bricks.

Arkanoid was produced by Taito in 1986.

Taito released 487 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Arkanoid was produced include: Lady Master of Kung Fu, Typhoon Gal, Super Dead Heat, Onna Sanshirou, Metal Soldier Isaac 2, Alcon, Battle Lane Vol. 5, Big Event Golf, Bobble Bobble, and Bubble Bobble

Specs

Name Arkanoid
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6916
Class Wide Release
Genre Ball and Paddle
Monitor
Conversion Class Taito Classic
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
Controls
  • Rotary: Optical
  • Buttons: 1 - Fire/Release Ball
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail
Instructions Arkanoid Instructions Image

Game Introduction

In this game, move a paddle Vaus to deflect a ball towards rows of various colored bricks. Some of the bricks have special powers to increase the speed of the ball. Extra points are earned from destroying all of the bricks. This is a color variation of Atari's Breakout.

Game Play

The object of this game is to keep the ball between the Vaus and the bricks.

Arkanoid KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.60 (12 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.63

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 3.08
Fun (Solo) 4.08
Collector Desire 2.75

Technical Rating: 3.57

Gameplay 4.33
Graphics 3.50
Originality 3.08
Sound/Music 3.08

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Hacks

  • Akka Pong - Changes the paddle to the one from Pong.
  • Arka Boom - A gory hack of the original.
  • Arkanoid Plus - Improves the graphics.
  • Teknoid - A groovy hack.

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Trivia

Bootleg versions have on-screen copyrights of "Tayto" instead of "Taito". A game called Arkanoid: Doh It Again was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1997. This release contained the original, as well as some new backgrounds an a two-player mode.

Cabinet Information

Most of these games were sold as conversion kits so the cabinets either have generic Romstar side graphics or no art at all.

Miscellaneous

Manufacturer: Taito. Licensed to Romstar for US distribution. A bootleg of this game is called Block.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Arkanoid Census

There are 14,746 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,470 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,450 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 493 known instances of this machine owned by Arkanoid collectors who are active members. Of these, 102 of them are original dedicated machines. 197 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 193 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 13 active VAPS members with a Arkanoid machines for sale. There are 12 active VAPS members with a Arkanoid circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - Very Popular - There are 26 active VAPS members currently looking for Arkanoid. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Arkanoid circuit board set.

This game ranks a 87 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 33 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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Technical

The original does not have a cocktail mode. Bootlegs use DIP switch 1 to enable cocktail mode screen flips for player 2.

Legacy

  1. Arkanoid
  2. Tournament Arkanoid
  3. Arkanoid - Revenge Of Doh
  4. Arkanoid Returns

Manuals

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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright B
  2. 3D Model (External): Upright A

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ARKANOID 2 REVENGE OF DOH MARQUEE ~ ORIGINAL 1987 ROMSTAR

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2017 2 409.25 409.25
All Years 2 409.25 409.25

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