Overview

Let's Re-MakeCode a classic game: Arkanoid! It's lots of fun to look at classic retro games to learn what makes them tick, and to flex your skills at building games in MakeCode Arcade.

Arkanoid and Breakout were both huge hits when they came out, and they're still lots of fun to play today. In this guide we'll focus on the essential game mechanics -- one ball, one paddle, and lots of bricks to knock out!

We'll also add some graphics and sound inspired by the original Arkanoid, and build it all in MakeCode Arcade. Then, you can play it in your browser, or transfer the game to your PyGamer or PyBadge/PyBadge LC for handheld fun!

Microsoft MakeCode Arcade is a web-based beginner-friendly code editor to create retro arcade games for the web and for microcontrollers.

Beta Zone: MakeCode Arcade is still in its beta. It might still have a few rough edges.

Parts

Adafruit PyGamer Starter Kit

PRODUCT ID: 4277
Please note: you may get a royal blue or purple case with your starter kit (they're both lovely colors)What fits in your pocket, is fully Open...
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Adafruit PyGamer for MakeCode Arcade, CircuitPython or Arduino

PRODUCT ID: 4242
What fits in your pocket, is fully Open Source, and can run CircuitPython, MakeCode Arcade or Arduino games you write yourself? That's right, it's the Adafruit...
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Adafruit PyGamer Acrylic Enclosure Kit

PRODUCT ID: 4238
You've got your PyGamer, and you're ready to start jammin' on your favorite arcade games. You gaze adoringly at the charming silkscreen designed by Ada-friend...
$12.50
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Adafruit PyBadge for MakeCode Arcade, CircuitPython or Arduino

PRODUCT ID: 4200
Coming soon! Sign up to be notified when we have these in stockWhat's the size of a credit card and can run CircuitPython, MakeCode Arcade or Arduino? That's...
$34.95
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Adafruit PyBadge LC - MakeCode Arcade, CircuitPython or Arduino

PRODUCT ID: 3939
What's the size of a credit card and can run CircuitPython, MakeCode Arcade or Arduino even when you're on a budget? That's right, it's the Adafruit...
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Lithium Ion Polymer Battery with Short Cable - 3.7V 350mAh

PRODUCT ID: 4237
Lithium ion polymer (also known as 'lipo' or 'lipoly') batteries are thin, light and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This battery...
$5.95
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Mini Oval Speaker with Short Wires - 8 Ohm 1 Watt

PRODUCT ID: 4227
Hear the good news! This wee speaker is a great addition to any audio project where you need 8 ohm impedance and 1W or less of power. We particularly like...
$1.95
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USB A/Micro Cable - 2m

PRODUCT ID: 2185
This is your standard USB A-Plug to Micro-USB cable. It's 2 meters long so you'll have plenty of cord to work with for those longer extensions.
$4.95
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This guide was first published on Jun 04, 2019. It was last updated on Jun 04, 2019. This page (Overview) was last updated on Aug 23, 2019.