Asteroids Deluxe Reviews (Atari ST)

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ST Action (Oct, 1988)
This is boulder-bashing at its best and the exclusion of that cowardly Hyperspace facility forces you to face the music at all times. You can't lose with this one - buy it!
I found It difficult to get enthusiastic about this offering due to the sluggish control method. lt is fun for a while, but personally I'd wait for Mlrrorsoft's conversion of Blasteroids -which shouId have a lot more depth than this.
The Atari Times (Sep 04, 2001)
It always remains a mystery to me why Atari never choose to sponsor a major innovative game concept instead of just porting over one game from their classic game library. At that time, Megaroids was available which is in many ways similar to Asteroids Deluxe but runs in mono and colour resolutions. The only addition to the arcade version is a title screen. There are now much better versions of Asteroids available – Asteroids Deluxe looks and sounds boring.

Bottom line: This simple remake of an arcade classic misses both the classicness of the arcade original and lacks any innovative ideas.
In terms of graphics the Deluxe version is certainly an improvement, but still quite poor while sound is just adequate. The underlying gameplay is incontrovertibly Asteroids, but with such minimal improvements that it soon becomes repetitive. An authentic graphics conversion would probably have been better if the programmers couldn't be bothered to add more to the gameplay.