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Game name Asteroids
First released on
Wednesday 31st of December 1980
Genres Arcade, Shooter
Age ratings ESRB RP
Game modes Single player, Multiplayer
Publisher(s) Accolade, Activision, MacSoft Games, Atari, Inc.
Developer(s) Atari, Atari, Inc., Syrox Developments
Platform(s) GBC, Arcade, Atari2600, Atari7800, Atari8bit, Apple][, Game Boy, PS1, PC, Mac
Views 327 times
Rating 5/10 (1 votes) Submit your rating to get +1 XP

Asteroids Summary

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 player intervention unless the player applies thrust in a different direction. The ship eventually comes to a stop when not thrusting. The player can also send the ship into hyperspace, causing it to disappear and reappear in a random location on the screen, at the risk of self-destructing or appearing on top of an asteroid.

Asteroids releases

  Region Release date Platform
Flag North America Wednesday 31st of December 1980 Apple II
Flag North America Saturday 1st of February 1992 Game Boy
Flag North America Saturday 31st of October 1998 PlayStation
Flag North America Friday 20th of November 1998 PC (Microsoft Windows)
Flag North America Saturday 1st of July 2000 Mac

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