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Genre: Arcade, Shooter

Platforms: Atari 8-bit, PC (Microsoft Windows), Game Boy, Arcade, Atari 2600, Mac, PlayStation, Game Boy Color, Apple II, 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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Good 90%

Classic game. The arcade version from '79 is my favorite version to play. The controls and visuals are simplistic, but the challenge is one that gets increasingly harder as you play.

Positive points
Simple visuals do not overwhelm the senses, allowing one to focus on the game.
Negative points
As with many games of the era, once you master it, it is just a matter of not becoming fatigued.