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

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