Arkanoid is a classic arcade game developed in 1986 by a Japanese video game software and arcade hardware company – Taito Corporation (acquired by Square Enix in 2005).
The aim of the game is to destroy the bricks at the top of the game arena with a ball that bounces off a player-controlled pad at the bottom of the arena. This simple yet addictive game gained vast popularity on every possible platform. From the 8-bit computers of the 80′ to the latest Nintendo Wii, XBox 360 or iPad versions, Arkanoid in its numerous variations continues to entertain new generations of gamers.
Arkanoid also continues to be very popular among aspiring game developers who practice through developing Arkanoid clones.