Astrosmash

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Atari 2600
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2.7
Intellivision
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Mattel Aquarius
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Description

In Astrosmash, the player controls a laser cannon at the bottom of the screen; the goal is to earn as many points as possible by destroying the various incoming meteors, bombs, and other objects. Points are earned for destroying objects, while points are lost for letting them get past the player. Meteors are the most common item needed to defend against. They come in various sizes and colors, and some even split into two smaller meteors when shot.

Mixed in with the meteors are white spinning bombs. While letting a meteor get past, the player will only lower the score; the player have to shoot the spinners. If one gets past, the player will lose a life. On the more difficult levels, UFOs and guided missiles will also appear occasionally and attempt to destroy the player's cannon.

If trapped in a hopeless situation, the cannon may enter hyperspace and be instantly transported to a different location on the screen. Just be careful, sometimes the player may be transported to a situation worse than the one the player left! The game ends when all of laser canons have been destroyed.

Screenshots

Astrosmash Intellivision Watch out for the flying saucer
Astrosmash Intellivision A game in progress
Astrosmash Atari 2600 A game in progress
Astrosmash Atari 2600 Blasting incoming asteroids...

Alternate Titles

  • "L'Astrosmash" -- Canadian (French) title
  • "Astrosmash!" -- In-game title
  • "Astroblast" -- Atari 2600 title

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User Reviews

11 out of 10 stars! Intellivision hkfdmb khtfdkghsd (3)
A fun mix of classic arcade gameplay Intellivision Emperor MAR (2643)

Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Atari 2600 Jul 26, 2005 93 out of 100 93
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Mar 17, 2001 B+ 83
Atari HQ Atari 2600 2000 7 out of 10 70
Game Freaks 365 Atari 2600 2002 6.7 out of 10 67
All Game Guide Intellivision 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Video Game Critic Intellivision Mar 12, 2000 C- 42

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Trivia

Competition

An 18 year old named Manuel Rodriguez won the "$100,000 Astrosmash Shootoff." His take was $25,000. The play was timed for one hour and his score was 835,180.

Intellivision Master Component

In 1982, due to it's popularity, Astrosmash replaced Las Vegas Poker & Blackjack as the cartridge that was included with the Intellivision Master Component.

Releases

Astrosmash is available to play on some cellular phones along with other Intellivision games.

Information also contributed by J. Michael Bottorff
Contributed to by Rola (7613), Servo (55769) and JPaterson (9120)