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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.

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Blasteroids ZX Spectrum There's the end-of-level warp
Blasteroids ZX Spectrum Difficulty level selection
Blasteroids Atari ST Picked up a token as I completed this level
Blasteroids Atari ST Title screen

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Mar, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Zzap! Amiga Apr, 1989 88 out of 100 88
The One Amiga Mar, 1989 81 out of 100 81
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Apr, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Commodore User Arcade Apr, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Atari ST User Atari ST Apr, 1989 7 out of 10 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum May, 1989 693 out of 1000 69
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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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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