Arkanoid: The Revenge of Doh (or Arkanoid II) is a legendary 1987 breakout arcade game released by Taito and converted to several home computers in 1988. Is the sequel to Arkanoid game. This is the definitive bat and ball game. A real classic much like its predecessor!
STORY / GAMEPLAY The mysterious enemy known as DOH (from the first Arkanoid) has returned to seek vengeance for their previous destruction. You must once again take control of the "Vaus" (your space ship paddle) and go through different and challenging levels (64 in total) in order to destroy the DOH empire once and for all. There are some differences compared to the original Arkanoid and especially on the power ups section. By hitting and breaking certain blocks, capsules drop down and they provide bonuses from making your paddle larger to running a multi-ball sequence. To add a bit of spice there are also some little space invaders to hinder your progress. These alien "things" tend to deflect balls and send them in multiple directions. Arkanoid 1 is surely a great game, but this time, Arkanoid II: The Revenge of DOH is the definite blockbuster game of all times.
GRAPHICS / SOUND The Commodore conversion offers good visuals. The details look stunning, with nice colors much like the arcade version. Comparably, the CPC version offers more bright colors. Vaus and all the alien sprites around, move fast and quite smooth (actually a bit smoother compared to the CPC). The game's sound is great, offering a few nicely composed short tunes on the main menu and at the beginning of each stage and the sound effects are cool as well!