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Blasteroids

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
69
3.1
DOS
...
3.4
MSX
...
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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 Arcade Changed to the Warrior ship.
Blasteroids Amiga Another title screen
Blasteroids Commodore 64 Get the weapon power-up. This one gives you double shots
Blasteroids Commodore 64 Great!

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Mar, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The Atari Times Arcade Jan 28, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Atari ST Mar, 1989 76 out of 100 76
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Apr, 1989 746 out of 1000 75
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Apr, 1989 71 out of 100 71
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum May, 1989 693 out of 1000 69
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 May, 1989 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 61 out of 100 61
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1989 61 out of 100 61
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1989 5.2 out of 12 43

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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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