Arkanoid is a 1986 block breaker arcade game developed and published by Taito. It was released in Japan in May 1986 and in North America and Europe in July 1986. The game is one of the most successful and influential block breaker games of all time.
In Arkanoid, players control a paddle that can be moved left and right across the bottom of the screen. The goal of the game is to use the paddle to deflect a ball upwards, breaking blocks that are arranged in a pyramid formation at the top of the screen. If the ball touches the bottom of the screen or if all of the blocks are not broken before the timer runs out, the player loses a life.
Arkanoid features a variety of power-ups that can be collected to help the player progress through the game. These power-ups include a larger paddle, a faster ball, and a laser that can destroy all of the blocks on the screen.
The game also features a variety of enemies that can interfere with the player’s progress. These enemies include flying saucers, robots, and even a giant boss at the end of each level.
Arkanoid is a challenging but rewarding game that is sure to test the skills of even the most experienced players. The game’s simple yet addictive gameplay, challenging difficulty, and memorable visuals have made it a classic arcade game that is still enjoyed by players today.