DagazEhwaz

DagazEhwaz 1.5

Explore 25 levels in this Breakout remake

Arkanoid, or 'Breakout' as we called it in our hood, is one of the longest-running videogames out there, dating back to before some of you dear readers were born. Like all classic games, it's been copied hundreds of times over on a plethora of different platforms. This incarnation of Breakout is called DagazEhwaz. Don't ask me why it's called DagazEhwaz. It just is. I found this to be a pretty enjoyable version of the game, and it translates well to the small screen. View full description

PROS

  • Addictive gameplay
  • Variety of block behaviours
  • Lots of cool power-ups

CONS

  • Drab graphics
  • Jerky animation

Good
7

Arkanoid, or 'Breakout' as we called it in our hood, is one of the longest-running videogames out there, dating back to before some of you dear readers were born. Like all classic games, it's been copied hundreds of times over on a plethora of different platforms. This incarnation of Breakout is called DagazEhwaz. Don't ask me why it's called DagazEhwaz. It just is. I found this to be a pretty enjoyable version of the game, and it translates well to the small screen.

The format is the same as always: you have a little paddle, located at the bottom of the screen, which you need to slide back and forward in order to hit the ball that's bouncing around. Your objective is to use this system to destroy all the blocks that appear overhead. I'm sure there was once some kind of convoluted story explaining exactly why this was important, but it escapes me now.

Anyway, it's fun to play. There are 25 different levels to work through, increasing in difficulty as you go. There's plenty of variety too, with different blocks that behave in different ways when struck, and loads of power-ups to collect on the way, such as bigger paddles and sticky balls (actually that sounds like the subject of one of those spam emails I keep getting).

Graphically, this one isn't going to win any awards. Everything's really blocky, there are no background images and the animation and ball physics are little screwy.

DagazEhwaz is an extreme breakout style game with 10 different blocks, 10 different powerups and 25 levels. It is made for mobile devices such as phones and PDAs.

DagazEhwaz

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DagazEhwaz 1.5