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Your spaceship is trapped in an asteroid belt. Watch out for enemy spacecraft and maneuver your way out.

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Your spaceship is trapped in an asteroid belt. Watch out for enemy spacecraft and maneuver your way out.

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New & exciting amusement game. See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

17 November 1979 (USA) See more »

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Cosmos See more »

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Atari See more »
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Mono
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"Asteroids" would later be in the Sierra PC game "Police Quest: Open Season" 1993 as a mini game at Short Stop Bar which featured an arcade game Carey can play, this version has updated graphics and color and plays the same way as the original version did. See more »

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One of my all time favorite arcade games
25 July 2005 | by FrankBooth_DeLargeSee all my reviews

Asteroids is a great game. It was made back in the day when graphics were simple, game rules were simple, the controls the simple, and everything was fun. There aren't any overly complex levels, it is just pure fun. At times, certain levels can get frustrating. As each level goes up, the asteroids are harder to destroy, this can get frustrating.

A few of my other favorite arcade games from this era are Galaga, Pac Man, Dig Dug, Tetris, and Galaxian. Even though these games are old, their levels are fun, and they are very addicting. At times, when you've been playing for a while, you just don't want to stop. That's what makes a game fun, when you never get tired of it.

This is a great game, I really enjoy playing it. Some day, I hope to find an old Asteroids machine and keep it in my basement, along with some of the other games I mentioned.


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