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Blasteroids

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Amstrad CPC
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ZX Spectrum
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Commodore 64
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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.

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Blasteroids ZX Spectrum Watch out for the cyan droid
Blasteroids Arcade Asteroids get smaller.
Blasteroids Arcade Choose the next sector.
Blasteroids Commodore 64 Choose sector

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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
The Atari Times Arcade Jan 28, 2008 85 out of 100 85
The One Amiga Mar, 1989 81 out of 100 81
The One Atari ST Mar, 1989 81 out of 100 81
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Apr, 1989 71 out of 100 71
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 May, 1989 65 out of 100 65
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1989 61 out of 100 61
64'er Commodore 64 Apr, 1990 3 out of 10 30
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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