Title Arkanoid Publisher Discovery Game Type Sport Players 1-2 HD Installable Yes Compatibility OCS (Patch available for all) Submission Chris Vella Profiled Reviewer Review Ahh, the first good breakout game on the amiga. I don't know what makes these kinds of games so addictive but you always want to see what the next level will look like. This is the first commercial version of breakout that I know of. For the people who have been living in a cave for the last 13 years this is how you play the game. You control a bat object that you move horizontally across the bottom of the screen trying to deflect a ball into colored bricks that are in various patterns above you. When the ball hits a brick, the brick disappears, miss the ball and you lose a life. There are some objects that fly around the screen that try to hinder you from hitting the bricks. Sometimes hitting a brick will result in a icon that falls to the bottom, collecting the icons will result in a variety of changes to your bat. This can include making your bat smaller or larger, slow down or speed up of the ball, lazers that you can shoot at the bricks, and a level warp. The icons will have a letter, letting you know which one does what. So clear all the bricks on the screen and go to the next level. Thats the whole game. Not much variation but it's very addictive and I can't explain why. I guess it because it so simple and fun. In conclusion, I know that there are a ton of public domain versions of this game but none of them really improve on this original version. I'm sure this game is cheap to buy and is better than most PD versions. The only bad thing that I can say about this game is that you can't make your own levels and the game doesn't come with all that many. That bad point aside I have to say that I'm glad this game is in my software collection.