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Project X - Amiga
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Wrath Of The Demon - Amiga
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Alien Soldier - Megadrive
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Arkanoid

Arkanoid
GenreBreakout
Developer / PublisherTaito / Imagine
Released1986
Media1 x tape
Rating
Graphics:8.5
Sound:8.0
Gameplay:9.0
Overall:9.0
Reviewed byndial
A great smash hit and one of the most popular arcades ever released, Arkanoid promised plenty of fun even today! Ported on most common 8/16bit home-computers and consoles back in 1986! It totally playable nowadays too!
 
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ArkanoidMuch like the game Breakout, you control the Vaus, a space vessel that acts as the game's paddle which prevents a ball from falling from the playing field, attempting to bounce it against a number of colored bricks. The ball striking a brick causes the brick to disappear. When all the bricks are gone, you go to the next level, where another pattern of bricks appear. There are a number of variations (bricks that have to be hit multiple times, flying enemy ships, etc.) and power-up capsules to enhance the Vaus (expand the Vaus, multiply the number of balls, equip a laser cannon, break directly to the next level and lots more!), but gameplay remains the same. The Arkanoid was so famous and highly accepted that released in almost any 8bit/16bit home-computer and video-consoles systems!

The Speccy port is quite good in terms of sound and visuals. It uses bright colors on the bricks and on the background but most of the original detail is missing here. But again, I was very pleased with the colors used here according to the limited Spectrum's palette! Sprites (and the paddle) move relatively fast most of the time having a few frame-rate downsides when too many sprites appear on screen (same as in all 8bit home-computer ports except for the C64). The sound is also good featuring memorable short tunes and sound FX. Overall a well technically designed game for the Speccy!
 
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MSX
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Hardware information

ZX Spectrum

ZX SpectrumCPU: Z80 @ 3.5 MHz
MEMORY: 16 KB / 48 KB / 128 KB
GRAPHICS: Video output is through an RF modulator and was designed for use with contemporary portable television sets, for a simple colour graphic display. Features a palette of 15 shades: seven colours at two levels of brightness each, plus black. The image resolution is 256x192 with the same colour limitations.
SOUND: Early models (48k) had sound output through a beeper on the machine itself. This is capable of producing one channel with 10 octaves. Late models (128k) fetured a three-channel audio via the AY-3-8912 chip, MIDI compatibility
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The ZX Spectrum (default) color palette
3bit RGBi 15-colors palette (15 on screen)
 
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