Arkanoid domination

My favorite video game of all time is called Arkanoid. It came out in 1986 (the best year ever) and became an instant arcade arkanoid_title_screen.jpgclassic. If you haven’t heard of Arkanoid, I can pretty muchguarantee you’ve seen other games like it. It’s a “ball and arkanoid_level_one.jpg
paddle” game–you know, where you control a little paddle at the bottom of the screen and try to keep hitting a ball against bricks at the top. Arkanoid was based on Breakout and has inspired thousands of clones. Anyway, I thought it might be of interest (to a select few, at least) that I finally filmed myself playing a perfect game of Arkanoid–meaning I beat all 33 levels without dying–and uploaded the video to Google. (I would’ve put it on YouTube, but that site no longer allows videos over 10 minutes.) So if you have some time to kill and want to witness some true Arkanoid domination by the world champion himself, CLICK HERE. It’ll take you to a page that looks like this…




    ok zack, on the last entry, the thing that needed to be changed was: when i said i said that i used 11 balls to spell puck collector. i actually used 111.

    my dad has brickbreaker (pretty much a modern arkanoid) and its addicting)

  2. nymetsgrrl94

    and just so you don’t think i’m some freak with no life, the video is playing in the background while i do homework.
    P.S. I’ll stop commenting now.

  3. zackhample

    I’m not making any judgments. (And hey, *I* am the nerdy one who filmed and posted this video in the first place.) I’ve certainly watched my share of video game performances. I love all those speed attempts on Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. THAT is sick. Anyway, thanks for checking it out.

  4. districtboy

    I am watching the third level now, and uuum, yep, I am completely deaf.

    Arkanoid is pretty fun, but my current addiction is on “N”, and on “N 1.4”. COMPLETELY different type of game than Arkanoid, though.


  5. zackhample

    Yeah, when the ball gets trapped in a pattern against those gold bricks…yeesh. Thankfully the programmers were smart enough to make the ball speed up (after a minute or so) and bounce in another direction.

    Nice, but not even close to playing the real thing (as you know).

    I wish you hadn’t given me those links. I’m supposed to be working right now!


    ok zack, so last night i had a dream that i was in the Montreal canadiens gift shop, and they had a book section, and you had written a book about yankee stadium and its closing. thats all i guess.

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