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How to play Arkanoid(tm)
Their earth-like planet was devastated by a brutal attack of aliens. The
survivors roam the galaxy on their photon spaceship Arkanoid in search of a
new home. The Arkanoid is attacked and the survivors barely escape in the Vaus
spacecraft. Instead of finding safety, they are now trapped in a deadly space
If they are to be saved, you must summon all your courage and skill to shatter
the space walls and defeat the merciless enemy forces!
How to play
Your mission is to destroy the space walls with the energy ball by strategic
movement of your Vaus spacecraft.
There are three types of walls: colors, silver and gold. You earn points for
their destruction as follows:
Silver walls - 50 points times the number of the round. The number of energy
ball hits required to break the hard walls follows:
2 times - 1st to 8th round
3 times - 9th to 16th round
4 times - 17th to 24th round
5 times - 25th to 32nd round
Gold walls are indestructible.
There are 33 rounds in this game. In the final round, a huge enemy fortress
will loom before you as the ultimate challenge. While dodging bullets, you
must hit the fortress 16 times with your energy ball to destroy it.
white - 50
orange - 60
light blue - 70
green - 80
red - 90
blue - 100
pink - 110
yellow - 120
Some walls contain power CAPSULES. Each time you capture one you'll score 100
points and gain these super powers:
orange - slows movement of ball
pink - opens warp escape - advance to next round
yellow/green - catch the ball and release it
red - increase to Vaus laser fire power
light blue - splits energy ball into 3 particles
grey - awards an extra Vaus
dark blue/purple - widens the Vaus controller
How to operate
Be sure your control deck is turned off. Plug the Arkanoid controller into the
player 2 port of your control deck. Insert Arkanoid game pak in control deck.
Turn on the power switch to display the demonstration screen.
Choose 1 or 2 player(s) game.
Start the game by pushing either the fire button on the Arkanoid controller or
the start button on the main controller in player port 1.
Push the START button once during the game to pause.
Push START again to resume play
Use control knob to move Vaus left and right. Use fire button to launch energy
ball and fire laser.
If the Vaus does not reach the furthest right or left parts of the screen or
if it skips from right to left or left ro right, you can adjust it easily on
your own. Simply remove the small lid to the right of the knob. Insert a small
phillipshead screwdriver, turn it slowly and make any necessary adjustments.
NOTE: DO NOT USE A SCREWDRIVER THAT IS TOO LARGE. DO NOT TWIST THE SCREWDRIVER
TOO HARD OR TOO FAST.
Control pad moves the Vaus left and right.
A Button: launches energy ball and fires laser beam.
Vaus with laser power
No.1 - Konerd
No.2 - Pyradok
No.3 - Tri-sphere
No.4 - Opopo
The obstacles are debris from the planet that was destroyed. They are floating
around in space destined to get in your way, changing the direction and/or
angle of your shots and to drive you crazy. There is a positive side though -
Bonus points are awarded for each obstacle you destroy. You can eliminate them
with either the energy ball or the Vaus controller. You aim is everything!
Choose capsules carefully. Each one changes the one before it. Use them
cautiously to suit each situation.
You may advance through the levels up to the 16th!! To do this simply press
the START button and the "A" button at the same time. This must be done at the
beginning of each level - before any game play occurs.