Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Arkanoid - Revenge of Doh'

Rating:3 User: Davey Davey

I always thought of Arkanoid - Revenge of Doh as a weak sequel to Arkanoid.

What made Arkanoid stand out for me was its colourful graphics and its smooth gameplay, both of which was missing in Revenge of Doh. Instead the graphics are too eye-catchy, especially with its backgrounds which makes things too complicated to control your bat and anticipate your shots. Also, the gameplay doesn't seem as smooth as the original, playing with almost like a floaty effect which I dislike, although it is a little bit easier to control than in the original because it is slower to begin with, although the complex texture in the backgrounds still makes this game quite tricky.

After the fun of the original, its sequel feels very flat. There was, and still is, a trend where sequels end up being less than what was anticipated and expected, Revenge of Doh is one such example.