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Genre: Arcade, Shooter

Platforms: Arcade, Atari 2600, Mac, PlayStation, Game Boy Color, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, PC (Microsoft Windows), Game Boy, Atari 7800

Asteroids is an arcade space shooter released in November 1979. The player controls a spaceship in an asteroid field which is periodically traversed by flying saucers. The objective of the game is to destroy both, asteroids and saucers. The triangular ship can rotate left and right, fire shots straight forward, and thrust forward. Once the ship begins moving in a direction, it will continue in that direction for a time without... Read More


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AkinNahtanoj
17 reviews

Fair 70%

In Asteroids, you avoid (or shoot) asteroids and shoot UFO's spawning from left or right. As all arcade games from the time, there is no way to complete Asteroids. The main goal is to get a good ranking on the highscore list. There are a few ways to do this, but still, it's possible to do it in more than one way. On one hand you can avoid the asteroids and wait for the UFO's to show up, for a more patient gameplay, picking higher scores on one... Read More

Positive points
Asteroids opens up different styles and tactics of gameplay
Negative points
The game is really repetative