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Testing your Gaming Skills with Asteroids the Game

June 6, 2013

If you were born in the 80’s, then chances are, you have tested your gaming skills with the popular arcade game called Asteroids. Atari Inc. which was an American video game company developed and released Asteroids to the market which gained a lot of positive remarks both from occasional and as well as hardcore video game players.
Although there were many video games introduced during the 80’s, Asteroids has been branded as one of the top 10 games of the decade not only because of its variations but also because of the level of technicality and uniqueness of the game. In fact, the asteriods game was very popular since there were a lot of competitions with the said game. Every true blue 80’s kid has certainly enjoyed and spent hours on this game. Because of the extreme popularity of the game, many arcade owners have made sure that they install larger boxes to hold the coins and ensure that will not spill over.

The objective of the game
Asteroids the game was created by Lyle Rains while Dominic Walsh and Ed Logg programmed and designed the game. The game was so popular that it became Atari Inc.’s best selling game and has exceeded the fame and sales of most of the games that they have launched. The main objective of the game is for the player to achieve a high number of points by eliminating asteroids or boulders and as well as destroying flying saucers. The player must also make sure not to get hit by these flying objects and also not to get hit by the counter fire from the flying saucers. The player must be able to expertly manoeuvre the space ship to gain points and to proceed to the next level. The game also features a hyperspace wherein the space ship can disappear and after a few seconds appear in any random area of the screen.

Players must be very careful when going to hyperspace because their ship might appear in an area where it can collide with any of the flying objects.


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