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Asteroids

Asteroids
Asteroids

SystemAtari 8-bit
Cartridge1

Atari

Atari 8-bit

Release Date: 1/1/1981
Manufacturer: Atari
 
Asteroids was one of Atari's most successful arcade games. This is the 8-bit port of the game. It is a little better than the 2600 version of the game but lacks the crisp graphics of the arcade version. In the game, the player controls a small, triangular spaceship lost in a treacherous Asteroid field. The only means of escape is to blast the Asteroids into smaller and smaller pieces as they approach you. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it) there really is no "escape" per-se. The gameplay continues to get faster as more asteroid fields are cleared.
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