Asteroids

Atari’s classic turn-and-thrust shoot ’em up, ported to pretty much every classic gaming platform under the sun. The 2600 version is available on Atari Collection 1 and the 7800 version is available on Atari Collection 2 for the Evercade retro gaming handheld.


Developer: Atari
Publisher: Atari
Available on: Arcade, Atari 8-bit, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, Evercade


Articles about Asteroids

Asteroids 7800: Besteroids? - I was never a huge fan of Asteroids back in the day; I always found the “turn and thrust” controls to be a bit of a challenge to deal with. That hasn’t stopped me from playing numerous versions of this arcade classic over the years, though, including the Atari 2600 version, the Atari 8-bit version … Continue reading Asteroids 7800: Besteroids?
Atari A to Z Flashback: Asteroids (5200) - Hey look everybody, it’s Asteroids! Again. You’ll be pleased to hear that this is the last time Asteroids appears in the Atari Flashback Classics compilation, at least. Today we’re looking at the Atari 5200 version of the game, which didn’t actually see a commercial release despite originally being intended as a launch title for the … Continue reading Atari A to Z Flashback: Asteroids (5200)
Atari A to Z Flashback: Asteroids (2600) - It’s that time again: the time when we strap ourselves into a small triangle and blast some space rocks into increasingly smaller space rocks until they disappear. Yes, it’s Asteroids again, this time in its Atari 2600 incarnation. This was a well-regarded port at the time of original release, and noteworthy from a historical perspective for being … Continue reading Atari A to Z Flashback: Asteroids (2600)
Atari A to Z Flashback: Space Duel - How do you make Asteroids better in a more substantial way than just adding “Deluxe” to the name and making it look a bit nicer? Start by chaining two ships together and work from there. Atari’s Space Duel was designed as another successor to Asteroids after the aforementioned Asteroids Deluxe regrettably failed to replicate the success and popularity of its influential … Continue reading Atari A to Z Flashback: Space Duel
Atari A to Z Flashback: Gravitar - We all know “harder than Dark Souls” is a cliche today. If you really want to show your hipster retro gaming cred, describe something as being “harder than Gravitar”. Gravitar is indeed monstrously difficult, at least partly because of its “turn and thrust” control scheme, but there’s an undeniably addictive quality that keeps you wanting to … Continue reading Atari A to Z Flashback: Gravitar

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