Donut Games has released an iPhone Arkanoid-alike known as Bricks of Camelot [link] through the App Store.  And while there's no lack of such titles on the platform, Bricks of Camelot is a a particularly well-done take on the formula.

bricks of camelot screen

Experience the EPIC ADVENTURES of CAMELOT in this action packed brick buster with a heavy artillery of power-ups. Collect treasures, armour and gold as you smash your way through the King's Castles, the dark dungeons and lots of exciting places.

Features listed by the developer:

  • Mystical medieval environments
  • 48 Levels (additional levels to come in the next update)
  • Smash bricks in non-traditional ways, including axes and thunder lightnings
  • Magic potions
  • Eagles that hunt treasures for you
  • 3 Difficulty settings

Indeed, the game features an unconventional array of power-ups that are well suited to the game's medieval theming (explosions of fire that burn wooden bricks, axe attacks that take out surrounding bricks, etc.).  The fit and finish of the title brings to mind some of the well-done games in this genre published for the Amiga in the early '90s.

At $.99 (limited time), it's a solid value, but a free, lite version [App Store] is available for those wanting to try before they buy.

See a gameplay video of the PC original that's nearly identical to the iPhone release.

App Store Link: Bricks of Camelot, $.99 (limited time)

TouchArcade Rating

  • Noah

    That actually looks kind of fun!

  • Noah

    That actually looks kind of fun!

  • Marc

    Purchased - very fun!!

  • Marc

    Purchased - very fun!!

  • zenchord

    ....I'm a sucker for Break Out Style Games....this one is good. I'm enjoying it. Smooth play and some different power ups and such....nice work. For .99 you can't go wrong if you like this style of game.

  • zenchord

    ....I'm a sucker for Break Out Style Games....this one is good. I'm enjoying it. Smooth play and some different power ups and such....nice work. For .99 you can't go wrong if you like this style of game.

  • Yariv

    I told touch arcade to check up on this game, and there it is! Whoohoo!

  • Yariv

    I told touch arcade to check up on this game, and there it is! Whoohoo!

  • Joel

    ...and there goes another brick breaker game on the iPhone !!!

  • Joel

    ...and there goes another brick breaker game on the iPhone !!!

  • Alichan76

    It's often the 59p games that I end up playing the most. Strange but true. Here is no exception. Loads of power ups, smooth. Cool theme. Don't know why, but it reminds me of Dark Castle, but in Arkanoid form...

    • zenchord

      ....Dark castle....yea! When is that coming out for iphone/Touch!

  • Alichan76

    It's often the 59p games that I end up playing the most. Strange but true. Here is no exception. Loads of power ups, smooth. Cool theme. Don't know why, but it reminds me of Dark Castle, but in Arkanoid form...

    • zenchord

      ....Dark castle....yea! When is that coming out for iphone/Touch!

  • http://macazine.skyrock.com benjamin

    this game looks quite cool indeed,i'll review it the minute it comes,but please for now,have a look at my review blog if you want a blog thats just about game reviews with comparing the price,graphics and features,then this blog is for you!!!

  • http://macazine.skyrock.com benjamin

    this game looks quite cool indeed,i'll review it the minute it comes,but please for now,have a look at my review blog if you want a blog thats just about game reviews with comparing the price,graphics and features,then this blog is for you!!!

  • http://macazine.skyrock.com benjamin

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  • http://macazine.skyrock.com benjamin

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