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Full titleArkanoid
Year of release1987
PublisherImagine Software Ltd (UK)
Re-released byErbe Software S.A. (Spain)
The Hit Squad (UK)
Author(s)Mike Lamb, Ronnie Fowles, Mark R. Jones
Tie-in licenceTaito Corporation (Japan) (arcade coin-op: Arkanoid)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K
Number of players1
ControlsKempston, Interface 2 and Keyboard
TypeArcade: Action
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£7.95
875 ptas.
Budget price£2.99
AvailabilityAvailable as both Perfect TZX and non-TZX
Protection schemeMultiple schemes (see individual downloads)
Additional infoAppeared on side A of the compilation 40 Principales Vol. 3, Los (Erbe Software S.A.)
Appeared on tape 2, side B of the compilation Dixons Premier Collection for Your +2 (Dixons)
Appeared on side B of the compilation Dixons Premier Collection for Your +3 (Dixons)
Appeared on the compilation Lingote, El (Erbe Software S.A.)
Appeared on tape 1, side B of the compilation Magnificent Seven, The (Ocean Software Ltd)
Appeared on tape 2, side B of the compilation Taito Coin-Op Hits (Imagine Software Ltd)
Features a Breakout clone
Also listed on Wikipedia, Freebase and Lost in Translation
RemarksThere also was an Arkanoid Editor.
SeriesThis game belongs in the following series:
1. Arkanoid
2. Arkanoid - Revenge of Doh
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX and NES
Score 8.30 (117 votes)   See scores and vote!

Download and play links
FilenameSizeTypeOriginCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
Arkanoid.tzx.zip23,612(Perfect TZX tape image)Original release50131561107951987SpeedLock 2
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Arkanoid.tap.zip22,365((non-TZX) TAP tape image)1987
Run on-line with a 48K Java Spectrum emulator Arkanoid(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip22,204(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-7783-19871987None
Arkanoid(different)(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).tzx.zip23,144(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseM-7783-19871988Unspecified custom loader
Arkanoid(TheHitSquad).tzx.zip28,338(Perfect TZX tape image)Re-releaseAC0750131564103211990SpeedLock 5

Additional material
Arkanoid.gif3,920(Loading screen)
Arkanoid.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Arkanoid(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).gif1,187(Loading screen)
Arkanoid(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
Arkanoid.gif3,547(In-game screen)
Arkanoid.txt4,616(English instructions)
Arkanoid(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).pdf18,174(Spanish instructions)
Arkanoid(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).txt2,611(Spanish instructions)
Arkanoid.png43,008(Game map)
Arkanoid.jpg387,481(Cassette inlay)
Arkanoid(ErbeSoftwareS.A.).jpg59,788(Re-release cassette inlay)
Arkanoid(TheHitSquad).jpg129,638(Re-release cassette inlay)
Arkanoid.ay.zip1,153(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)
Arkanoid.mp3.zip1,084,990(Sampled in-game and theme music in MP3 format)

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