Asteroids   1 comment

Asteroids cabinetIn Asteroids the player controls a ship which shoots at asteroids and destroys them.  The games uses a top-down perspective on a vector monitor.  The ship is controlled using five buttons: left to turn counter-clockwise, right to turn clockwise, thrust to move the ship, fire to fire at the asteroids, and hyperspace which makes the ship disappear and reappear in a different spot on the screen.  Each time the player shoots an asteroid it splits in two, until eventually the pieces disappear.  There is also a UFO which the player must destroy before it destroys the player’s ship.

Asteroids was created by Lyle Rains and produced by Atari in 1979.


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