Hi. I have spent a few hours with this game and I'm very confused about how the emulators handle it.
I want to play using the DPAD because that is how I used to play it in my childhood (on a knock off Famicom compatible system) and I would like the chance to use a cheat code for extra lives so I can finally see the more advanced stages of the game, but I can't find a combination of core/settings that will enable me to do that and I'm very confused.
Here is what I have so far with the latest updates installed this morning (RecalBox 6.1.1) on a Raspberry Pi 3. I also tried updating cheat codes and databases from Retroarch Online Updater menu.
Core Controls Cheats
Quickness ✔️ ❌
FCEUNext ✔️ ❌
FCEUmm ❌ ✔️
Nestopia ❌ ✔️
In the two first cores I can move the paddle but cheat codes don't work. In the last two I can't move the paddle but cheat codes work.
I read that in the US Arkanoid was bundled with a special controller but I figured the emulators would work around this and allow the use of the standard controller (which the first two seem to do).
I have tried every single setting I can think of changing the control to auto/gamepad/gamepad with analog. etc.
If it makes any difference, I'm using an 8bitdo NES30 pro and tried both the dpad and left/right sticks with the same results.
Any help on how to achieve what I'm trying to do would be appreciated.
Update: I also tried plugin in a keyboard and mouse to the Pi. The keyboard works in all other NES games I tried but not in Arkanoid. The mouse doesn't do anything but I haven't try running the setup for the mouse to see if it makes any difference.