Amstrad Action

Arkanoid: Revenge Of Doh
By The Hit Squad
Amstrad CPC464/664/6128

Published in Amstrad Action #70

Arkanoid: Revenge Of Doh

Arkanoid is remarkable in at least one respect - it has the most ridiculous excuse for a plot you ever heard! Something about space fiends and starship invasions and who knows what...?


You control a small bat at the bottom of the screen. Facing you is a large wall of bricks. The object of the game is simple; bounce a ball around the screen, destroying any bricks in its path.

If the ball gets past your bat then you're history! Some of the bricks contain add-on goodies, including warps to the next level, bat extensions and multiple balls.

Arkanoid II: Revenge Of Doh

Floating merrily around the screen are lots of little space critters. These aren't particularly dangerous to you, but if they hit the ball they can cause it to bounce off at a very awkward angle.

Once you have got close to clearing a screen of the offending bricks, things start to get a little more difficult The bricks get more and more isolated and you will have great trouble finding the right angles to bounce the ball at.

Graphics And Sound

Graphics are smooth, fast and colourful. The lack of variety between screens is a little disappointing, but the sound is atmospheric and just a little bit spooky...


Overall 80%
The concept is so simply it would have been difficult to mess it up. Good fun and good value.