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Asteroids

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
60
4.0
Windows
65
3.6
Game Boy Color
71
3.5

Advertising Blurbs

www.nintendo.com - Game Boy Color:
    Since its premier as a coin-op arcade game in 1979, Asteroids has held a special place in the hearts of die-hard game fans. The stressful task of destroying an onslaught of massive rocks had a way of quickening your pulse, in spite of primitive graphics and humble audio effects.

    Asteroids is now available for Game Boy Color, with greatly improved pre-rendered 3D graphics, new enemies and special battle zones. Activision is too smart to alter the basic mechanics of a classic, but they've added interesting twists like black holes to provide more diversity from level to level.

    Two players can play simultaneously via the Game Link cable, and Asteroids is backwards compatible with any pre-existing Game Boy unit.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53418) on Apr 28, 2005.

Press Release - Gameboy Color:
    Get Ready To Blow-Up Rocks... Asteroids for the Game Boy Color Blasts onto Retail Shelves

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 29 -- Rock blasting action is back! Gamers can experience the biggest arcade hit in gaming history anywhere and anytime when Activision, Inc. releases its ultra addictive edition of Asteroids for the Nintendo® Game Boy® Color and Game Boy systems. Based on Activision's successful 1998 PC and PlayStation® game console title, Asteroids will be available at more than 15,000 retail outlets throughout the United States and Canada and will carry a suggested retail price of $29.95.

    Set deep within hyperspace, the original Asteroids challenged gamers to shoot a path to the stars as they escape plummeting asteroids careening their way and take aim against invading flying saucers. Developed by Syrox Developments Ltd., the developers behind the 1998 PC and PlayStation game console remakes, Asteroids for the Game Boy will recapture the non-stop darting and blasting of the original, but will take the classic game to an all-new level by challenging players to brave a multitude of distinct space worlds or "Zones," each comprised of levels of advancing difficulty. Zones vary from an update of the classic, and a Black Hole world with deadly gravitational pull to a world where hostile suns shoot arching flames. A hidden ship and a new difficulty level have been created specifically for the Game Boy. Additionally, the game features eye-popping pre-rendered 3-D graphics, increasingly difficult space hazards, Game Boy printer support and multiple modes of gameplay, including multi-player games via Game Link cable.

    Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted revenues of $436 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999.

    Activision maintains publishing and development operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan and Australia, and distribution subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at http://www.activision.com.

    Contributed by skl (1145) on Feb 18, 2004.

Back Cover - Windows:

    BACK TO ROCK THE NEW MILLENNIUM



    Original Arcade Classic Hidden in the Game!

    The biggest arcade hit in history hits again in earth-shattering 3-D! Mind-altering graphics, innovative new features and explosive special effects transform the arcade classic into the ultimate intergalactic blastfest. Rock on.

    CLASSIC ARCADE ACTION
    Revisit the classic fire-shield-thrust gameplay - now in next generation 3-D graphics! Added enemies advanced weapons and explosive effects intensify the action.

    EXPLOSIVE WEAPONS ARSENAL
    Equip one of four asteroid-blasting ships with Smart Bombs, Ramming Shields, Gun Satellites, and other special weapons.

    INTERGALACTIC GAME ZONES
    Brave a multitude of hyperspace worlds - from hostile suns to a black hole. Awesome high-res cinematics take the interplanetary experience to the next dimension.

    THE ULTIMATE MULTIPLAYER BLASTFEST
    Compete against a friend on a single screen in a race to destroy large asteroid belts in two-player competitive mode.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69506) on Dec 03, 2003.

Back of Box - Game Boy Color:

    THE BIGGEST ARCADE HIT IN HISTORY HITS AGAIN ON GAME BOY!



    The arcade classic is back to rock the new millennium, with more addictive gameplay than ever before. Prepare yourself for the ultimate intergalactic blastfest. Warning: Once you start, you won't be able to stop!

    Intergalactic Zones
    Take on hyperspace worlds, from brutal suns to a deadly black hole. Find the original version hidden in the game.

    Futuristic Weapons
    Equip one of three asteroid ships with weapons hidden in each level, from ramming shields to homing missiles.

    Multiplayer Mayhem
    It's fast-paced multiplayer action, including turn-based and two-player simultaneous play via Game Link cable (Game Link is compatible only between two Game Boy Color video game systems).

    Dual Compatibility
    Blast away level after level of asteroids in color, or on the original Game Boy for more retro-blasting fun!

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69506) on May 04, 2003.

Activision website:
    Summary

    Asteroids is the revolutionary, new 3-D space shooter and ever-more addictive remake of the 1980s arcade blockbuster. Featuring immersive 3-D worlds, highly evolved gameplay, and replayability designed to perfection, Asteroids promises to be the action game hit of the year!

    F e a t u r e s

    Classic Franchise Intensity: Activision's all-new Asteroids melds the classic fire-shield-thrust style of gameplay and nostalgic sound effects with vast new hyperspace 3-D worlds, explosive effects, cinematic cut-scenes, plus more enemies, weapons and modes of gameplay.

    Inter-Galactic Game Zones

    Brave a multitude of distinct space worlds or "Zones," each comprised of sub-levels of advancing difficulty, a bonus level and major boss. Zones vary from a 3-D update of the classic to a Black Hole world with a deadly gravitational pull to a world where hostile suns shoot arching flames.

    Futuristic Arsenal of Weapons

    Equip one of three asteroid-clearing ships with an additional unique weapon hidden in each Zone. Search for laser nets, repulser shields, shock waves, gun satellites that orbit and add to your ship's firepower and more.

    Multiplayer Mayhem

    Enter frenetic multiplayer action on a single screen. It's every ship for himself in Deathmatch mode.

    Contributed by Lee Seitz (645) on Dec 28, 1999.