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Computer and Video Games (CVG)
The only disappointments are the gaudy backdrops (the sprites are excellent, though) and the mediocre sound. But I suppose you can't have everything. Still, the gameplay is adrenalin pumping, and Blasteroids is easily the best ST shoot 'em up to date.
The fact that the backdrops are only four colours doesn't make Blasteroids any less playable. In fact, the option to play either in 50 or 60 Hz mode makes up for the hardly apparent lack of colour.
Das ist Blasteroids, wie es leibt und lebt: mit allen Levels, Gegnern, Extrawaffen und neckischen Features wie dem innigen Koppeln zweier Raumschiffe. In höheren Levels kommt immer wieder etwas Neues dazu; die guten Extras fallen einem auch nicht gerade in den Schoß. Was zunächst wie ein leidlich aufgemotzter "Asteroids"-Enkel aussieht, hat Klasse und durchaus Eigenständigkeit.
The Games Machine (UK)
Good as this conversion might be it is still based on a very dull original idea. The gameplay is all there (if a little easier than the first time round) and the two player option is great fun to use. Together with four skill levels to provide constant variation and ever-tricky inertia to master it isn't Asteroids
but (and it's a big but) it's an unsophisticated and ultimately limited game.
Atari ST User
A novel and colourful adaptation of the old Asteroids theme. Good fun and loads of speedy joystick control needed if you are to succeed, but there is nothing here that you haven't seen before.