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Blasteroids (Atari ST)

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Description

As the name suggests, this arcade conversion updates the basic Asteroids gameplay. That means to say that the main gameplay consists of flying through single-screen wrap-around levels shooting at rocks, which split into smaller rocks when hit, eventually becoming small enough to disappear.

In this case the Asteroids are protecting Mukor, an evil being who is poisoning planets under the Colonising Corp’s control. Each level is split into either 9 or 16 sub-levels, which are chosen through a square in which any remaining level which is adjacent to the last level completed can be selected. There are 3 different ships (Speeder, Fighter and Warrior), which can be switched between at any time. Power-ups (including improved weapons, shield recharges and a faster thrust) can be collected by flying into them.

Screenshots

Blasteroids Atari ST The level selection screen
Blasteroids Atari ST Picked up a token as I completed this level
Blasteroids Atari ST The opening screen
Blasteroids Atari ST This backdrop puts you flying over an earth-like planet

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The Press Says

Power Play Mar, 1989 76 out of 100 76
Atari ST User Apr, 1989 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Blasteroids appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Martin Smith (63197) added Blasteroids (Atari ST) on Jun 21, 2005
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