Genre Action -> Arcade
Today's Rank 0
Date N/A
Publisher Activision
Date N/A
Publisher Activision
North America Retail Box ArtAsteroids, like other classic games from the original video arcade era, is still fondly remembered by retro gamers--and for good reason. This game reminds many gamers of an age when gameplay was more important than graphics. The first few levels play just like the original Asteroids game. Your ship starts in the middle of the screen, spins, and blasts asteroids. You can thrust about and pick up some nifty power-ups, but the game doesn't really heat up until later stages. For example, the second stage introduces dangerous black holes that you must avoid. Strangely enough, the final levels play somewhat like another classic game, Missile Command. There are lots of hidden goodies in this game, from new ships to an embedded version of the original wire-frame Asteroids. Fortunately, this version offers more than a simple facelift to the ageing arcade game. Asteroids is simple enough to pick up and play for a few minutes, yet addictive enough to keep you occupied for hours. Retro arcade fans should put this one on their shortlist. --T. Byrl Baker

- Revamped, 3-D version of arcade super-classic
- Rotate, thrust and shoot, just like the old days
- Grab power-ups for cool news weapons and gear
- Sweet graphics
- For 1 player
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