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Arkanoid Plus! (WiiWare)

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Arkanoid Plus! is an updated version of the original arcade blockbuster. Players must destroy coloured blocks by guiding an Energy Ball around the screen using a spaceship called the VAUS.

The game features a host of new modes and settings which radically alter the gameplay experience: "Arcade Mode" consists of 61 Rounds divided into left and right versions with two types of boss characters appearing in the last Round; "VS Mode" lets players face off against a friend or the CPU; and the unfailingly frantic "Time Mode" challenges players to clear Rounds within a strict time limit. Factor in the subtle differences arising from the choice of "Lives" or "Barrier" rules, along with a plethora of exciting items, and it's clear you're in for hours of blockbusting fun!

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Posted by Marcel van Duyn

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User Comments (23)

Wolfcoyote

#1

Wolfcoyote said:

I have fond memories of playing the Super Famicom/ Super NES game Arkanoid: D'oh it Again and this is the Taito game that I was waiting for. Hopefully it contains up to one-hundred stages like the SNES game.

This will also make up for the rather bland Arkanoid DS title released last year (square blocks, gap between screens, etc).

Bass_X0

#5

Bass_X0 said:

Meh. I'd rather see a sequel to the Game Boy's Kirby's Block Ball. That was the only block breaking game like this that I could stand. I never really got into Arkanoid and the others.

Rawk_Hawk

#6

Rawk_Hawk said:

I might consider this but I would love to see it drop to 600 points. Still you can't go wrong with Arkanoid

jhuhn

#7

jhuhn said:

I think it'll be 600 for North America plus 200 for downloadable content to make it 800 Wii points.

JRAPOCALYPSE

#9

JRAPOCALYPSE said:

The nes arkanoid is still the best followed by doh it again but after that really shaky! this looks like a rehash of do it again,but hey is that not how they rip us off? not me im too smart to re buy something i already have.

Schrempf11

#13

Schrempf11 said:

Looks fine to have an Arkanoid game on wii, but will be the control good enough? After playing Bit Trip Beat, I think that's the way to go, because the control is the best to move an arkanoid-like paddle...

LEGEND_MARIOID

#14

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

I've downloaded it and it is a solid wiiware title that I expect would get a 7 or 8/10. I like it.

I'm glad it uses the d-pad control and not the slightly more inaccessible bit trip beat control. For a paddle and ball game, I believe the blockbreaker deluxe controls are better. Thats IMHO.

Wolfcoyote

#15

Wolfcoyote said:

Those Block Breaker controls...um...no. Just no. I would lose a ball every time I accidently went out of the sensor bar's range (which was VERY limited). Those controls were a fail for me, but I guess that's just me.

ZEIDO

#16

ZEIDO said:

I spent all of the summer of 1987 playing this on my Spectrum 48K everyday, then when I got an Amiga it was one of the first games I got and kept on playing that too for a couple of years. Nowadays, I play it every once in a while on my Spectrum Emulator on my mobile. So, maybe this is an opportunity to rekindle an old addition on my Wii :)

Vertigo

#17

Vertigo said:

I have a US Wii.
Sooo... Nintendo... Squaresoft... WHERE IS IT??
And while we're on the subject, where the hell is Contra Rebirth?

Vertigo

#21

Vertigo said:

It's finally out! Hurrah! And I have... 100 Wii Points and nothing in my bank account :(

ballistikboy

#23

ballistikboy said:

Wait... Has anybody actually played THIS version and want to tell us about it here? I want to get a Wii and I am checking out WiiWare to see if its ultimately worth it... I loved the original Arkanoid and the port on DS, too.

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