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  • Publisher
    MacSoft Games
  • Developer
    Syrox Developments
  • Release date
    1 Nov 1979

Asteroids is an arcade space shooter released in November 1979. The player controls a spaceship in an asteroid field which is periodically traversed by flying saucers. The objective of the game is to destroy both, asteroids and saucers. The triangular ship can rotate left and right, fire shots straight forward, and thrust forward. Once the ship begins moving in a direction, it will continue in that direction for a time without player intervention unless the player applies thrust in a different direction. The ship eventually comes to a stop when not thrusting. The player can also send the ship into hyperspace, causing it to disappear and reappear in a random location on the screen, at the risk of self-destructing or appearing on top of an asteroid.

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AGM score 72%
IGN 6.8
GameSpot 7.6
Metacritic 0
power up
destructible environment
high score
wraparound world
space battle
infinite ammo
single-screen level
shoot 'em up
multi directional
vector graphics
one button combat
neon particle system
plug and play games
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About Asteroids

Asteroids is released by MacSoft Games in 1 Nov 1979. The game is designed by Syrox Developments. Asteroids is a typical representative of the Shooter genre. Playing Asteroids is a pleasure. It does not matter whether it is the first or a millionth hour in Shooter, there will always be room for something new and interesting. Thrilling levels and gameplay Asteroids will not leave anyone indifferent. The complexity of gameplay increases with each new level and does not let any player get bored.

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A complete list of games like Asteroids can be found at AllGame here.

Asteroids is versatile and does not stand still, but it is never too late to start playing. The game, like many Shooter games has a full immersion in gaming. AllGame staff continues to play it.

Asteroids is perfect for playing alone or with friends.

At AllGame you can find reviews on Asteroids, gameplay videos, screenshots of the game and other Shooter representatives.


Screenshots will help you evaluate the graphics and gameplay of Asteroids.

Asteroids - scene 1
Asteroids - scene 2
Asteroids - scene 3
Asteroids - scene 4
Asteroids - scene 5


If screenshots are not enough, you can enjoy creative videos from MacSoft Games

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