Arkanoid XBLA wants extra money

800 MSP is only for first two episodes.

This week's Xbox Live Arcade offering Arkanoid Live! may include a hidden charge that users must pay in order to finish the game.

Microsoft asks for 800 Microsoft Points (GBP 6.80 / EUR 9.60) for Arkanoid Live!, but forum members (as well as Eurogamer readers and posters on the Major Nelson blog) claim this only covers episodes one and two, and that a further 400 MSP (GBP 3.40 / EUR 4.80) is needed to unlock episodes three and four.

The "Full Game - Arkanoid Live!" listing on XBLA only mentions the initial 800 MSP charge.

We've contacted Microsoft to comment.

Arkanoid is based on the old retro game Breakout, where balls bounce off a Pong-style paddle into block patterns above. The DS version was appalling, although we've yet to tackle the XBLA attempt.

Thanks, Chris L.

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