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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.


Blasteroids Arcade 8 more to clear the galaxy.
Blasteroids Atari ST The level selection screen
Blasteroids MSX Intro screen
Blasteroids Commodore 64 Title - Part I

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Mar, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1988 9 out of 10 90
The Atari Times Arcade Jan 28, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Zzap! Commodore 64 Apr, 1989 83 out of 100 83
The One Atari ST Mar, 1989 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Atari ST Mar, 1989 76 out of 100 76
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Apr, 1989 746 out of 1000 75
Power Play Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 61 out of 100 61
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1989 5.2 out of 12 43
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 May, 1989 1.2 out of 12 10


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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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