Hi-Res Adventure #0: Mission Asteroid

Critic Score User Score
Commodore 64
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4.4
FM-7
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PC-98
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4.5

Advertising Blurbs

Advert in Zzap! (Issue 4 August 85 p87) – UK:

    BORED WITH SHOOT'EM UP SPACE INVADERS?
    then it's time to

    VENTURE INTO THE UNKNOWN...

    64

    Enter the world of computer adventure. Each adventure takes several weeks to master, providing hours of fascination and intrigue. You must use your imagination and logic to unlock the mysteries of each adventure. Map skills are essential since each Sierra adventure contains over a hundred full-colour computer generated images which lead you in every direction. You'll need to muster up all your wit and logic and perseverance for each Sierra adventure will prove a test to you imagination and ingenuity. . .

    MISSION ASTEROID

    A terrible tragedy is about to happen...An asteroid of incredible size is headed in a direct collision with the earth. The predicted impact could easily destroy all life-unless something is done quickly.
    It's your duty to fly to the asteroid in a brave attempt to alter its course. But time is of the essence! You must travel quickly and carry out your task precisely if disaster is to be avoided. You have a predetermined time in which to achieve your objective. Be quick and careful. . .the future of the earth is in your hands alone!

    Contributed by FatherJack (58533) on Mar 27, 2015.

Back of Box - 1980 Atari 8-bit release:

    MISSION: ASTEROID

    HI-RES ADVENTURE #0

    There is a terrible tragedy about to happen to Earth. A small planet, also called an Asteroid is speeding through space directly toward Earth. This particular Asteroid was one of many small planets revolving about the Sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Somehow, this Asteroid jumped its orbit and is now threatening the life of every living soul on Earth. The only way to stop the Asteroid is to blow it up in Space before it gets to Earth.

    As an Astronaut, you are assigned the duty of rocketing to the Asteroid and blowing it up. There is no time to lose, though. If you don't do things exactly right and don't travel fast enough, there will be DISASTER.

    The Asteroid will hit the Earth at a pre-determined time. You are wearing a watch, which if checked periodically, will let you know how much time you have left.

    Be careful, don't waste any time, and you will save us all from certain destruction. Good luck!

    Contributed by General Error (4148) on Nov 04, 2006.

Front of Box - On-Line Systems 1980 Atari 8-bit:

    MISSION: ASTEROID

    HI-RES ADVENTURE #0

    $24.95
    40K Disk
    ATARI 400/800
    100% Machine Language


    MISSION: ASTEROID is an introduction to the HI-RES ADVENTURE family of games. This adventure is slightly easier and a little shorter than our other HI-RES ADVENTURE games. MISSION: ASTEROID is designed to acquaint beginning Adventure players to the wonderful world of Hi-Res Adventure.

    In this adventure you find that an Asteroid is about to hit the Earth and destroy it. It is your mission, as an Astronaut, to rocket to the Asteroid and blow it up before it reaches Earth. You must fight through the Red Tape at Mission Control, then enter the Rocket Ship and learn how to fly it. I hope you have a flight plan or you will never find your way through space to the Asteroid. Be careful with the explosives, as they can be very dangerous if not handled correctly. This game should provide weeks of Adventure.

    OVER A HUNDRED HI-RES PICTURES. (Looks great on b/w and color televisions).

    FULL 21-COLORED HI-RES GRAPHICS. (Each room a work of art).

    YOUR GAME MAY BE SAVED FOR LATER CONTINUANCE.

    THIS EXCITING GRAPHIC GAME WILL CHALLENGE YOUR IMAGINATION AND TEST YOUR CREATIVITY EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!

    ATARI SOFTWARE

    from

    On-Line Systems


    Contributed by General Error (4148) on Nov 04, 2006.