The Gamers Temple reviews Arkanoid DS

Arkanoid is basically a souped-up version of Breakout, the brick-busting arcade classic that followed upon the success of Pong. The basic idea is very simple - you must destroy all of the blocks at the top of the screen by hitting them with a ball while keeping the ball in play by hitting it with a paddle that you move back and forth across the bottom of the screen. While Breakout featured board after board of the same brick wall, Arkanoid features 140 levels each with its own unique brick pattern. In addition, there are sometimes bricks that must be hit more than once to be destroyed, indestructible blocks, and even moving bricks. Some bricks will also drop power-ups when destroyed, giving you the benefit of a larger paddle, brick-busting lasers, multi-ball, and more. The goal remains the same, though, remove all of the bricks before you lose all of your balls.

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