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Asteroids is a classic shoot-em-up that has ported nicely, first to the PSX and now to GBC. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up. You won't be sorry.
I never really cared for the PlayStation rendition of Asteroids, but the game makes a lot more sense on the Game Boy Color handheld. I'd rather slap this puppy into the handheld for a quick game or two than wait for the PlayStation to boot it up. It's a lot of fun, but only in later levels -- skip the first dozen rounds by entering SPACEVAC into the password screen. That'll let you jump to Zone 2 -- a much more interesting round. The classic version is a good inclusion, but if you're going to do it, do it right. Overall, a good game for classic fans -- if you can manage to turn off the nitpick switch in your mind.
Grafisch präsentiert sich Asteroids zeitgemäß. Die umherfliegenden Felsbrocken drehen sich im Flug um die eigene Achse und brechen auseinander oder zerplatzen in kleinen Explosionen, wenn sie getroffen werden. Die verschiedenen Hintergründe sind sehr schon gezeichnet, leider aber etwas zu dunkel geraten. Über ein Link-Kabel kann auch ein Freund mit ins Geschehen eingreifen. Wer sich erst einmal auf die Jagd nach den Asteroiden begeben hat, der wird nicht mehr so schnell davon loskommen.
If you're a fan of the original, or if you're just really into space shooters, Asteroids for GBC might be your thing. The graphics are amazing, and the play is as good as ever. But in a market populated by (mostly) "deeper" games that involve more story and less repetitive play, it's doubtful that Asteroids will make many top ten lists.
Very little is able to survive, undistorted, the “Honey I shrunk the game” process of porting to the Game Boy Color. Asteroids is no exception. The tiny screen gives the player very little room to work with and changes the relative size of the asteroids and there’s heavy, ship stopping friction. The classic version, hidden away on the cartridge plays at a different, some would say, wrong speed from the arcade version. Still, Asteroids is a great game for distracting you for a few minutes from all the advertisements on the bus. What more do you want from your Game Boy Color?
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Lastly, the original arcade version of Asteroids is hidden somewhere in the game. However, you will need to pay close attention to the screen and look for any out-of-place asteroids floating around. Unfortunately, even with all its new additions Asteroids just doesn't bring a tear to the classic gamers' eye. It's way too easy to beat.