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Blasteroids

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
...
3.4
Amiga
70
3.1
Atari ST
77
4.0
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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 DOS Selecting stage (VGA)
Blasteroids DOS Title screen (VGA)
Blasteroids Arcade Insert coin.

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The Press Says

Power Play Arcade Mar, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Zzap! Commodore 64 Apr, 1989 83 out of 100 83
The One Atari ST Mar, 1989 81 out of 100 81
The One Amiga Mar, 1989 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Amiga 1989 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Atari ST Mar, 1989 76 out of 100 76
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Apr, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Atari ST User Atari ST Apr, 1989 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 May, 1989 1.2 out of 12 10

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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.
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