148apps - Arkanoid was part of an era. The late 80s saw a nation brimming with arcades as home consoles were slowly but surely overtaking their mall food court counterparts. Taito initially released Arkanoid in 1986. The title was Taito’s take on a genre launched by Atari’s Breakout during the 70s. Since 1986, Arkanoid has seen ports on practically every platform ever available, and it’s done so with success.