The year was 1979, and video games had, lets say...
lets resources available that today.

The main Asteroids game uses only 6 KB of ROM code and another 2 KB of vector ROM contains the main graphical elements, less resources that this html page.

That didn't matter to me, and loots of people of my generation, who spend a lot of time, and money, playing asteroids.

Asteroids was so popular that sometimes they had to install larger boxes to hold the amount of coins

The game

The objective of Asteroids is to score as many points as possible by destroying asteroids and flying saucers.
The player controls a triangular-shaped ship that can rotate left and right,fire shots straight forward, and thrust forward.
The player can also send their ship into hyperspace, causing it to disappear and reappear in a random location on the screen (with the risk of self-destructing or appearing on top of an asteroid).


small asteroid  100 points
medium asteroid 50 points
Big asteroid 20 points
Large Spacecraft 200 points
Small Spacecraft 1000 points

new life each 10000 points !

Play Asteroids

Add Asteroids to your website

Copy and paste this code to add Asteroids to your website:

<embed src=''
name='asteroids' width='500' height='375' quality='high'

Legal notice: This clone of the original Asteroids® game is not endorsed by the trademark and copyright of Atari Inc.