egzthunder1 · Jan 25, 2014 at 05:00 am

Blast ’em Blocks to Pieces with ArkanoidX

Children of the 80’s likely are not amused by today’s video gaming environment. While some hardcore gamers actually might be, games like TF2, Crysis, or even WoW are not so hype-worthy for the casual gamer. These people tend to like more relaxed and challenging games, and are eager to focus their attention on something that will test their skills, brains, and even reflexes. Brick breaker games have always been what many consider the king of games. And in this genre, no other game rules supreme like Arkanoid did back in the land before time (also known as the 80s). Since hardware has gotten good enough to be able to handle so much win,  XDA Forum Member hunfatal figured it was time to put the children (now old geezers) to the test.

ArkanoidX remains true to its 30+ year heritage. As always, the objective is to obliterate anything that you see on the screen by means of a paddle and a ball that accelerates over time. The ball follows physics on how it bounces (both direction and magnitude), and breaking the blocks might reveal hidden surprises and power ups. The game itself is very well made, with about 170 levels, 4 game modes, 3 speed levels, and much more. Paddle movement can be controlled either by touch screen or accelerometer.

The dev has been developing this game for the past two years, and it seems that he has not given up yet. So, please reward his perseverance with some good old fashioned feedback and reviews/opinions of what you think of the game. Did I mention that the game (unlike its ancestors) is completely free and ad-free? Oh boy, how do times change… Back in the day, we used to pay a whole quarter to play this game. You youngsters have it too easy in this day and age. You can find more information in the original thread.


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egzthunder1

egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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