Asteroids
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  • Atari
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  • Action - Arcade Port (example - Asteroids)
  • 1987
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Summary

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Port of the vector arcade game of the same name.  Destroy asteroids and the bonus U. F. O. that appears.  Use hyperspace in case of an emergency.  Also has various skill levels and a two player simultaneous match that was not in the arcade game. 

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Play a ton of classic games, new casual games, all for free!
(6/14/2010 9:59:43 AM)
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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.
(3/22/2010 7:03:00 AM)
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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

 

 
(submitted by: Darryl B. ), 4/16/2005 3:55:34 PM (edit)
Even though the date on the label might read 1984, the 7800 was ready in 1984, but had it's released delayed until 1987, due to Jack Tramiel taking over Atari and saying they were going to concentrate on the personal computer market only (until the NES was released, which Tramiel released the 7800 then).  

Asteroids - cart.
Atari 7800 - Asteroids (Box)