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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 Commodore 64 When you destroy an asteroid, getting the floating power-up increases your energy
Blasteroids ZX Spectrum There's the end-of-level warp
Blasteroids ZX Spectrum Watch out for the cyan droid
Blasteroids Commodore 64 The beginning

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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
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Zzap! Commodore 64 Apr, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Power Play Amiga 1989 77 out of 100 77
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Apr, 1989 746 out of 1000 75
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Apr, 1989 71 out of 100 71
Atari ST User Atari ST Apr, 1989 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 61 out of 100 61
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1989 5.2 out of 12 43

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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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