Asteroids
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Asteroids is an arcade port for the 5200, which can be played by 1-4 people. It was published by Atari.

Asteroids is extremely rare. While this doesn't guarantee that the title is sought after by collectors, it does guarantee that the title is nearly impossible to come by, and is likely sought after by collectors desiring a complete collection for the 5200. In good condition, the game is worth about $0.00.

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Play a ton of classic games, new casual games, all for free!
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First off, the unit is really solid -- it's not flimsy in the least -- it's thick and the joystick isn't stiff and brittle, surprisingly...
(3/24/2010 7:04:17 AM)
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Homebrewer John Dondzila sure has done a lot for the Vectrex, which included many "firsts": he released not only the first new Vectrex game in over 10 years after the Vectrex bit the dust, but that game was also the first Vectrex homebrew ever (of Vector Vaders, in 1996). He also released the first Vectrex cartridge with more than one game on it with Patriots, which contained that game and a hidden bonus one on the cartridge as well. And he ALSO broke down many barriers with All Good Things: it was not only the first 16K cartridge for the Vectrex ever, but it also had a whopping five games on it as well...another first.
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...the player controls an ugly spaceship at the bottom of the screen shooting up at colorful enemies that slowly descend downward...
(3/18/2010 7:00:44 AM)
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Star Wars, the arcade game from Atari, is still looked on by many today as to being the best arcade vector game that was ever released. Having voice samples from the movie (the first one, which was actually known as 'episode 4'), blowing away T. I. E. Fighters in space, bunkers and laser towers (something barely mentioned in the movie for only a few seconds) on the Death Star's surface, and then blowing up the latter as well really brought about a great gaming experience. Then, all these decades later, a modern remake of the game was created, and it wasn't screwed up either.
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Versions, History, Notes

 

Atari 5200 - Asteroids  
(submitted by: Skelix ), 9/10/2004 1:24:27 PM (edit)
Only one Asteroids prototype is known to exist. Found with it was a special controller designed to be used with Asteroids.

The controls on this game are horrible. Up to 4 people can play simultaneously (assuming you're using a 4 port console).

This game can be found on various multi-carts and unlicensed reproductions. Game appears to be complete.
 

Atari 5200 - Asteroids (Unlicensed Reproduction)