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arKKube

icon A game that clones the classic arcade game Arkanoid created by Taito in 1986, developed with Fenix in 2001, and now adapted for Dreamcast.

 

arKKube screen 1


The game (which is more like a Technical Demo) only contains the basic elements of the old school Arkanoid, and uses geometric graphics as enemies to be destroyed. There are no points to score, there is only one type of enemy, you have infinite lives, and eleven levels infinitely loop for as long as you want to play.

arKKube was developed in 2001 by Devilish Games, it is only one of a handful of Fenix games that feature 3D-style graphics, if it had a demo feature it would resemble an interactive screensaver, it's also got a relaxing theme tune.

arKKube Credits

  • Programing and Graphics - David Ferriz
  • Music - Dani Sarria
arKKube screen 2


This release comprises of arKKube along with DCEvolution's version of Chui's Fenix SDL Loader (FSL) from November 2004, edited to exclude the Fenix splash screen and jingle, so the game loads directly.

arKKube has been compiled specifically for the Dreamcast. The Fenix port has slow movement mouse support with the Analog Stick, mouse control for the cursor within the menu remains, all other controls have been reconfigured, and the game now uses the D-Pad, which is smoother and quicker. The 3D cubes within one level have been reduced from 24 to 21 in order to avoid the frame rate dropping. The WAV sound effect when the level changes has been removed, the remaining two WAV sound effects have been replaced and the volume has been lowered. Due to the alterations made to the game for this release, a download for the original version has been made available (the original source is contained within the download).

Controls (Menu)

  • Analog Stick - Move Cursor
  • B - Select Option

Controls (Game)

  • A - Launch Cube
  • D-Pad - Move Paddle
  • Y - Return to Menu
arKKube screen 3

Credits

  • arKKube: Devilish Games
  • Fenix Dreamcast Port and FSL: Chui
  • arKKube adapted for Dreamcast and presented by DCEvolution

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Download (534 KB) Original Version (Including Source)