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  • Summary: Doughlings brings unique gameplay mechanics through its interesting characters and the world while combining together the best that all known Arkanoid games have to offer, polished with a modern look and design.
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  1. May 10, 2018
    70
    Doughlings: Arcade, at first glance, may seem like an outdated game from the early 2000s, but spend a bit of time with it and you'll soon see it's a fun, modern twist on a classic.
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  1. Jul 26, 2019
    10
    This edition is identical to the XBox One version (Microsoft, d'uh). So I'm slapping down my XBone review below. Enjoy both the review, andThis edition is identical to the XBox One version (Microsoft, d'uh). So I'm slapping down my XBone review below. Enjoy both the review, and also the game :-D

    There had never been a time when I didn't enjoy your run of the mill brickbreaker game. From Arcades to my first Amiga to my first BlackBerry, I've been sharpening my breakout skills for several decades now. Doughlings: Arcade definitely put me in the 5th gear from the moment I downloaded it, all the way through the sweet story mode, and all the way to the depths of the level creation engine.

    First off this game has really cool designs. The characters and the backstory is a adorable as it can be. The original world created for this game universe seems sizable and expansive. The controls are hella smooth and the power ups are incredibly satisfying. So much so that when the timer on them runs out you are left wanting more, which in turn makes you work harder to achieve the upgrades in the RPG style lab that enables you to keep the upgrades for longer and utilize even further satisfactory versions of the Show off attacks.

    There were 75 regular levels across 3 worlds that were different enough from each other to keep things novel. Additionally there were 15 secret levels where the goal of the level changes and it becomes more of a strategic battle. I actually wish there were more of these alternative secret levels. You keep facing more enemy varieties as the game goes along and it helps things never get stale.

    The level creation engine is made pretty robustly and I did end up spending a good bit of time on it. Playing games is one thing but designing them seems to be a whole other art form. At first I fumbled all over myself while trying to create levels. But then I played through the story mode again with a critical eye and picked up on a lot of design elements that I was able to express myself with in the engine. I enjoyed the fact that so many other players from all around the world and across platforms played my levels and I don't even have the top score in some of them.

    This game is the most technically advanced edition of a quintessential arcade classic. Considering how cheap it is, it is an incredible value. Just grab it and power it up whenever you feel like breaking some bricks, as you've probably been doing for decades at this point.
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  2. Aug 19, 2019
    10
    After playing the sequel 100+ hours, I wanted to come and check what was the first game all about. I was expecting another shooter but turnsAfter playing the sequel 100+ hours, I wanted to come and check what was the first game all about. I was expecting another shooter but turns out it's an Arcade Brick-Breaker! System is different but the main DNA is overall the same. Before the Invasion, our protagonist Morpheus, tries to saves its people, so rather than banishing Invaders with weapons this time, he cures it's people with the ball he invented. We simply throw & catch the ball, not to destroy but cure our friends to finish the stage. I've found out that, the DNA mechanic implemented to sequel thanks to its successor Doughlings Arcade. It was a clever and fun aspect, which felt fresh and unique for the game. It also made us take harsh decisions in the nick of time. There are different characters except Morpheus which I found entertaining. Doughlings: Arcade is an insanely fun game, just like it's sequel and Im happy that I've gave it a shot! I'll also try in other hardwares and let you guys know bout my experiences. I definitely recommend this game, especially for brain exercising, it's a great stress killer, unlike it's sequel! :) Expand
  3. Aug 10, 2019
    9
    The game is a very solid (and long overdue) entry into the genre and an excellent buy at $4.99. While it pays homage to the roots of the brickThe game is a very solid (and long overdue) entry into the genre and an excellent buy at $4.99. While it pays homage to the roots of the brick breaker games it also borrows mechanics from others games, namely RPGs, in how it has a lab in which you can spend resources to upgrade your character. The level creation engine is a boon that keeps on giving and packs incredible amounts of content into such an affordable entry. Expand
  4. Jul 31, 2019
    9
    Once I became aware of the Doughlings line of games, I had to try the brick breaker version and I have to say that I am very impressed! IOnce I became aware of the Doughlings line of games, I had to try the brick breaker version and I have to say that I am very impressed! I spent hours playing this type of game on my blackberry back in the day but playing it full screen with the awesome power ups adds a whole new dimension to it. Difficulty gets a little crazy at the end but definitely worth the "dough". Expand

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