Arkanoid DS had some promise for arcade game lovers when it was released in Japan earlier this year. For the United States version, Arkanoid DS has lost all of its appeal as a decent arcade title and as a title even worth buying. Might as well go shove your hard-earned twenty bucks into an arcade machine; you’d come away with more satisfaction that running home to play this title. Taito actually made a peripheral to accompany Arkanoid. They created a paddle controller, which when used in an arcade game, directs your paddle left and right by turning the knob. The addition of this controller made classic arcade gamers wet their panties, but when it was left out of the US version, Square Enix doomed the title. Without this controller, Arkanoid is nothing. In fact, it is pathetic.