Arkanoid: Revenge of Doh
|Arkanoid: Revenge of Doh|
|Publisher(s)||Taito Corporation, Romstar|
|System(s)||Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIGS, Atari ST, Commodore 64/128, Commodore Amiga, NES, MSX2, DOS, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Sharp X68000|
|Preceded by||Tournament Arkanoid|
|Followed by||Arkanoid: Doh It Again|
Arkanoid: Revenge of Doh (a.k.a. Arkanoid II or Revenge of Doh) is an action game originally published for arcades in 1987. The mysterious enemy known as DOH has returned to seek vengeance on the Vaus space vessel. The player must once again take control of the Vaus (paddle) and overcome many challenges in order to destroy DOH once and for all. Revenge of Doh sees the player battle through 34 rounds, taken from a grand total of 64.
Revenge of Doh differs from its predecessor with the introduction of "Warp Gates". Upon completion of a level or when the Break ("B") pill is caught, two gates appear at the bottom of the play area, on either side. The player can choose to go through either one of the gates - the choice will affect which version of the next level is presented. The game also features two new features for bricks. Notched silver bricks, like normal silver bricks, take several hits to destroy. However, after a short period of time after destruction, they regenerate at full strength. Fortunately, clearing a level does not require that any notched bricks be destroyed. Also, some bricks move from side to side as long as their left and/or right sides are not obstructed by other bricks. The US version features an entirely different layout for Level 1 that feature an entire line of notched bricks, with all colored bricks above it moving from side to side. The game features a mini-boss in the form of a giant brain, which will help you practice for DOH.
Like its predecessor, this game was converted for play on many home systems. In Europe, these conversions were all released under the original name. In the United States, however, many versions were sold as Arkanoid II: Revenge of Doh, while the Famicom and MSX2 conversions were simply sold as Arkanoid II in Japan. Home versions of Revenge of DOH also featured a level editor, where players could create their own levels or edit and replace existing levels, with the exception of two levels: the mini-boss and DOH.
The mysterious enemy known as DOH has returned to seek vengeance on the Vaus space vessel. The player must once again take control of the Vaus (paddle) and overcome many challenges in order to destroy DOH once and for all. Revenge of Doh sees the player battle through 34 rounds.