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I'm as agreeable to the concept of breaking blocks with a ball bounced off of a paddle as the next person, but unless it's a "classic" or does something "different" I'm generally not going to get excited about it. That said, I think it's safe to assume that ArkanoArena is "different" enough to pique my interest. In fact, it's a bit more than piqued at this point.
On a basic level, it's the same as any other paddle and brick kind of game: bounce a ball around, destroy the blocks, don't let the ball get past the paddle. It's the finer details that really set ArkanoArena apart. Details like using a steampunk vehicle situated on rails rather than a floating paddle and upgradable weapons and equipment. I'll admit, it's technically not "new" because iPad users have been able to enjoy this title for some time now, but it's new to those of us who don't own the Apple tablet. Regardless, it looks like something worth checking out.
ArkanoArena is available for both iPhones and iPod Touches, with 3GS and up (or equivalent) hardware, right now for $1.99. Arkanoid lovers: check this one out.
Coming this fall will be a game that's all about stacking bricks and fast. Yup, it's a concept we've all seen before but SEGA's Brick People does look like it's going to be a heck of a lot of fun!
Previously hitting the arcades, Brick People has been quite a hit already. Now on its way to iOS screens, it's all about stacking blocks in front of a screen in order to help the aforementioned brick people reach food. Predictably, it's not all smooth sailing with players having to keep an eye out for the Brick Monster who makes demands such as the building of specific structures in exchange for more time.
Brick People sounds like it's going to be a pretty frantic yet exciting affair. Multi touch will definitely be playing a useful role here and there'll be head to head multiplayer via Wi-Fi as well as on one device when it comes to the iPad version. There will also be the ever fun online leaderboards courtesy of GameCenter.
We'll be keeping a close eye on Brick People's progress. In the mean time, check out the gameplay video and screenshots below.