Arkanoid
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Taito's Space Invaders Infinity Gene [$4.99] has to be one of the most well received games here on TouchArcade. We loved it, and our readers loved it, and it really demonstrated how a classic could be properly revived on the iPhone platform.

Next on Taito's list is Arkanoid -- the 1986 brick breaker that modernized Breakout and has been endlessly imitated. Arkanoid introduced special bricks, enemy ships, power ups and more to the classic brick breaking formula. According to Taito "a new legend is about to be born" and that they are bringing Arkanoid back and it will be "all new".

We've confirmed with Taito that this version will be coming to the iPhone. Little else is known so far, though details and a video are going to be released shortly.

Update: Video has been posted

  • rickyy

    OMFG OMFG OMFG I LOVE ARKANOID!!!

    Haha I play it on my nes emu all the time

  • rickyy

    OMFG OMFG OMFG I LOVE ARKANOID!!!

    Haha I play it on my nes emu all the time

  • DannyV

    This game will DEFINITELY need the 3GS! He he he...

  • DannyV

    This game will DEFINITELY need the 3GS! He he he...

  • Skamando

    They're prob gonna release the version they have on XBLA and WiiWare.

  • Skamando

    They're prob gonna release the version they have on XBLA and WiiWare.

  • jecebn

    Best.Brickbreaker.Ever.

  • jecebn

    Best.Brickbreaker.Ever.

  • crsrc

    I woulda rather had bubble bobble

  • crsrc

    I woulda rather had bubble bobble

  • http://www.myspace.com/moonsofjupitermusic RM imagery

    I'm also stoked and play this on my PSP emulators. If S.I.I.G. is any indication, this should be awesome.

    • crsrc

      I don't know why people like s.i.i.g. That game was so overhyped and way too short. The claim of "infinity" was a flat out lie since it hasn't gotten any play since I finished the game in less than an hour.

  • http://www.myspace.com/moonsofjupitermusic RM imagery

    I'm also stoked and play this on my PSP emulators. If S.I.I.G. is any indication, this should be awesome.

    • crsrc

      I don't know why people like s.i.i.g. That game was so overhyped and way too short. The claim of "infinity" was a flat out lie since it hasn't gotten any play since I finished the game in less than an hour.

  • Sithious

    So you finished each and every level of SIIG in less than one and a half minutes? Liar.

    • crsrc

      Are you telling me there was 40 levels? I only got through 21 and the game ended, or so I thought. Please tell me how to get the rest of the levels and maybe I'll change my opinion. 40 levels still isn't infinity though. The original game is more deserving of having infinity in the title than that game.

  • Sithious

    So you finished each and every level of SIIG in less than one and a half minutes? Liar.

    • crsrc

      Are you telling me there was 40 levels? I only got through 21 and the game ended, or so I thought. Please tell me how to get the rest of the levels and maybe I'll change my opinion. 40 levels still isn't infinity though. The original game is more deserving of having infinity in the title than that game.

  • Jimmy_James

    Still waiting for Bubble Bobble (Bust A Move) here in the U.K...

    • crsrc

      you're waiting for puzzle bobble. Bubble bobble is what I am waiting for, lol.

  • Jimmy_James

    Still waiting for Bubble Bobble (Bust A Move) here in the U.K...

    • crsrc

      you're waiting for puzzle bobble. Bubble bobble is what I am waiting for, lol.

  • http://www.chucksmith.de/ Chuck Smith

    Wow, Arkanoid is my all-time favorite arcade game! I remember once staying on a single quarter for 45 minutes... can't wait for this to hit the App Store! I just wish they could make a Mac desktop version and a USB spinner controller and fire button. :)

  • http://www.chucksmith.de/ Chuck Smith

    Wow, Arkanoid is my all-time favorite arcade game! I remember once staying on a single quarter for 45 minutes... can't wait for this to hit the App Store! I just wish they could make a Mac desktop version and a USB spinner controller and fire button. :)

  • Mike

    This looks great but I'd take BurgerTime over this.

  • Mike

    This looks great but I'd take BurgerTime over this.

  • http://myspace.com/thesoundmarshals jon

    if its as polished as space invaders' ill buy it.
    i these ball and brick games are the ultimate mobile phone games

  • http://myspace.com/thesoundmarshals jon

    if its as polished as space invaders' ill buy it.
    i these ball and brick games are the ultimate mobile phone games

  • http://www.ravensword.com Josh Crescent Moon

    One of my favorite games of all time. If this comes for Iphone I'm IN.

  • http://www.ravensword.com Josh Crescent Moon

    One of my favorite games of all time. If this comes for Iphone I'm IN.

  • Jay

    "they are bringing Arkanoid back and it will be "all new".

    Why must they always change, update, modernize and redesign the classic arcade games? Some people prefer the games just as they were in the arcades.

  • Jay

    "they are bringing Arkanoid back and it will be "all new".

    Why must they always change, update, modernize and redesign the classic arcade games? Some people prefer the games just as they were in the arcades.

  • SteveJ

    This will be a must-have for me if they do it right, which all indications are, from their other efforts, that they will. I can't wait for it!

  • SteveJ

    This will be a must-have for me if they do it right, which all indications are, from their other efforts, that they will. I can't wait for it!

  • David R

    I hope that they also have an option to play the classic Arkanoid. I love it! Sometimes I drive over to DisneyQuest in the evenings just to play Arkanoid.

  • David R

    I hope that they also have an option to play the classic Arkanoid. I love it! Sometimes I drive over to DisneyQuest in the evenings just to play Arkanoid.

  • http://grannycoder.blogspot.com Granny

    Arcanoid is great game. I used to play it with my kids. Can't wait to play it on my iPhone!

  • http://grannycoder.blogspot.com Granny

    Arcanoid is great game. I used to play it with my kids. Can't wait to play it on my iPhone!