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Asteroids (1981)



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Houston...we have asteroids!
29 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

The Atari 2600 version of Asteroids is not a thing of beauty, however it is a game that is simple to play. So simple that even I, a child could make the high score board loop over. I used to think that was so awesome, that I was great at the game, then I picked it up as an adult and was able to do it again. This time my thoughts were not how awesome I was, but how easy this game is. You are a pilot, in a space ship flying in space. Suddenly asteroids come at you, wave after wave! You must use your blaster, something every ship has, but the government keeps it from us! While blasting the asteroids you may have to take out a satellite or two. Things become really scary when aliens attack in their small UFO that has a blaster as well! Space is a scary place full of a bunch of junk that must be eradicated! The game does a good job for an Atari game with the movement of the asteroids and the way they fragment into pieces and it is somewhat enjoyable to play. Unfortunately, the difficulty does not seem to get any more difficult as the game progresses. Hence, the ease that a gamer will have making the score loop around back to zero. Not like Yar's Revenge where the difficulty becomes noticeably greater the further you last or nearly any other Atari game of this era. Then again, a lot of those games got to hard like Space Invaders where they shot across the screen once and crushed you!

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