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  • Publisher: TAITO Corporation
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 77.9 MB
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Price: $4.99
  • Average User Rating:
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App description: --------------------------------------------------

This application does not currently support iOS8.

TAITO's iconic block-destroying arcade classic ARKANOID, now available for the iPad!
Enjoy the game on iPad's big screen!

If you are experiencing trouble when launching the ARKANOID HD App , please try turning the device off and on again before starting the game.

Use the intuitive slide controls-ideally suited to the iPad-to guide your VAUS spaceship from side to side, deflecting the energy ball and destroying the space wall, brick-by-brick! Broken bricks release a wide variety of power-up items, each adding a unique spin to game play.

The game system changes as the story progresses, revealing new VAUS craft, new gimmicks, and new stages!

* Impressive volume: over 100 stages!
* Branching level progression: blaze your own trail!
* A mysterious story that reveals its secrets as play progresses!
* Clever additions guaranteed to make long-time ARKANOID fans grin!
* ARKANOID's legendary boss battles! Strange enemies await your challenge!
* Packed with many more attractive features!

This edition also includes a Versus Mode, allowing two players to compete against each other using a single iPhone/iPod touch! This mode combines the standard ARKANOID rules with the new Smash factor, resulting in intense, pulse-pounding battles!

ARKANOID: a deep and satisfying game experience for one or two players!"


ImNoSuperMan's comments:

iPad Screenshots:
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10-07-2010, 05:40 AM
Ooooooo, didnt know this was on the horizon. I might just have to get this one. I hope it has the original music.

10-07-2010, 06:16 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 484
new zealand, new zealand, new zealand!!!!!!!!! WHY?!

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10-07-2010, 06:34 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 37

It's simple - it's all about time difference. They are +12:00 GMT and thus there (at this moment) .. it is 00:33 on Friday 8/10/10!

So if a game dev. wants a game to hit the store on 08/10/10 - for sure it has to come in NZ first. you be pretty pissed if you were from NZ and the game didn't hit you until 09/10 wouldn't you?

So ... If you want games first ... move to NZ ... or, much cheaper, make a NZ iTunes account!
10-07-2010, 06:52 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 484
Haha, I know!

Just venting my jealousy, that's all!

I can wait! at least, I think I can..

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10-07-2010, 06:55 AM
Wow, an arcade classic! This is a must buy for me. I shudder to think at the volume of quarters I pumped in those machines...
10-07-2010, 06:56 AM
YES! One of my all time favorites - instabuy!
10-07-2010, 08:44 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 5,338
The iphone version is really good, I might grab this.

Edit...just spent some time playing the iPhone version on the iPad and it looks and plays great. Since it also has the two player mode, I wonder what is added to the iPad version.

Last edited by BazookaTime; 10-07-2010 at 09:59 AM.
10-07-2010, 10:03 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: App Store
Posts: 870
Wow, a retro classic, I don't even noticed the iPhone version available

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10-07-2010, 11:15 AM
neat, but not worth $5.