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.
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 !
Add Asteroids to your website
Copy and paste this code to add Asteroids to your website:
<embed src='http://blog.char95.com/demos/asteroids/swf/asteroids.swf' name='asteroids' width='500' height='375' quality='high' pluginspage='http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' allowscriptaccess='always'></embed>
Legal notice: This clone of the original Asteroids® game is not endorsed by the trademark and copyright of Atari Inc.