Asteroids Reviews (PlayStation)

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.0
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.9

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Okay, I just gotta say it, "Asteroids rocks!"....
Gamezilla (Jan 03, 1999)
This new version of Asteroids is one game that you won't master overnight. It doesn't take long to get used to the controls, but there is so much variety to this version that it will take you some time to get through all the zones. Getting through the first few should have you hooked. This is what makes it such a good game. It is challenging and fun, with excellent gameplay and multiple levels that will keep your attention for quite a while, especially if you're a veteran of the classic version. If you've never played Asteroids before, this is the best version to buy, and just might rekindle the Asteroids craze all over again.
Mega Fun (Dec, 1998)
Natürlich haben solche Titel bei mir stets einen gewissen Nostalgie-Bonus, doch auch für sich betrachtet macht die 98er-Version des Klassikers durch seine unkomplizierte Spielmechanik immer noch sehr viel Spaß. Freilich hält sich dabei die Spieltiefe und somit die Dauermotivation thematisch bedingt in Grenzen. Activision bietet diese Neuauflage daher auch zum Schnäppchenpreis an. Meines Erachtens ein sehr faires Angebot, zumal der Zwei- Spieler-Modus auch längerfristig Asteroids-Anhänger vor den Bildschirm zu fesseln weiß.
Power Unlimited (Apr, 1999)
Activision heeft met Asteroids een leuke game neergezet, vooral voor oude 2600-spelers. Het concept is in ere gehouden, maar de 3D departement is helemaal lau gegaan op de graphics. Leuk. Een nieuwe Space Invaders schijnt ook in de maak.
Asteroids delivers pretty much everything I'd want from an update to the classic coin-op. It packs cool power-ups, excellent visuals, a good variety of 'roids to blast - all while maintaining the tension of the original. The themed levels and interactive backgrounds keep things from getting too monotonous, repetitive game. You'll wanna fire this sucker up, blast rocks and zone out.
Video Games (Dec, 1998)
Wer gute Reaktionen hat, ballert sich voller Inbrunst durch über 70 hektische, aber höchst spannungsgeladene Level. Die Grafik ist sicherlich nicht das, was viele auf ihrer PlayStation erwarten. Trotzdem macht es einfach einen Heidenspaß, sich die Seele aus dem Leib zu ballern, auch wenn‘s auf die Dauer zu langweilig erscheinen mag. Simple Unterhaltungskost eben, die dennoch fesselt! Während der Asteroiden-Scharmützel werden des Spielers Ohren mit gut gelungenen Soundeffekten verwöhnt. Wer ein simples Ballerspiel sucht, der sollte auf jeden Fall ein Probespielchen wagen.
Consoles Plus (Jan, 1999)
Activision a remis ce titre au goût du jour, en y ajoutant des effets de lumière de la 3D. Le résultat est plutôt bien fait, et fera le bonheur de tous les nostalgiques. Malheureusement, les petits jeunes cracheront dessus.
GamePro (US) (Nov 24, 2000)
Asteroids also offers five semi-interactive environments, each of which advances through 15 levels of difficulty. There are some icky alien menaces and a cool level where you have to save Earth, but, ultimately, like the name, the game is still the same.
GameSpot (Nov 19, 1998)
Basically, if you liked the old Asteroids, you'll definitely like the new one. Sure, a lot of old games don't necessarily translate into a swell time these days, but this is an exception. With the variety of challenges found in the game, there's a surprising amount of replay value. Value, it should be noted, that is improved when a friend joins in. While it might make a better rental than a straight-up purchase, either way you won't go wrong. For old-school gamers and young ones alike, this game is worthy enough.
IGN (Nov 13, 1998)
Asteroids won't be on the top of my winter holiday list, but it's a fun game to own and have in your library for a game or two every so often.
Game Revolution (Dec 01, 1998)
For a game that was perfectly designed in the first place, one must wonder why a retrofit was required. Although several good games have come out of this recent fad, in the case of Asteroids, it was a mistake to try and update it. What we are left with is essentially the same game as the original, with the addition of a two-player mode. Is that what anyone really wanted?
The Video Game Critic (Dec 10, 2004)
This updated Asteroids is much easier that the original and not nearly as addictive. The load times are reasonable, but the two-player mode is completely worthless due to its unfair scoring system. The original version of Asteroids is also included, if only to illustrate how hard it is to improve on perfection.
Game Chronicles (Feb 04, 1999)
You are probably asking, "Is it really that bad?" I'm afraid so. This is definitely a title that is destined to "hyperjump" to the Bargain Bin. For $9.95 it may be worth picking up just for the 80's version of the game and the cool movies in the remake, but unless you "really" like insanely difficult and mindless shooters, stay away from this title. There are plenty of other great games out there for the PlayStation that are more deserving of your dollar.
Joypad (Jan, 1999)
Eh bien cette version PlayStation reste dans l'esprit de l'original en proposant des graphismes dépouillés et un principe aussi stupide. Sinon, environ tous les quinze niveaux, le décor change de fond avec une variation de quelques étoiles en sus... un véritable scandale graphique pour tout vous-dire ! Fatal pour les yeux et le porte-monnaie, Asteroids est le titre phare de la merdothèque.