Asteroids – Classic Arcade

By May 20, 2015 Arcade

Arcade cabinets at Versus Gameplay Arcade do not require quarters!  Arcade machines are Free-To-Play with your VGArcade pass.

One of the first true blockbuster video game titles from the 1970s.  Asteroids is a simple concept, but fast-paced and challenging even today. Black & white vector graphics give Asteroids a classic look with up to 128 different objects moving on screen at the same time.

Your space craft is dangerously situated among fast moving asteroids in an asteroid belt that can destroy your ship on contact. Armed with a front mounted weapon and the ability to hyperspace, you fly through the debris, destroying each rock one piece at a time. Alien saucers visit the playfield from time to time with an eye towards destroying your ship!*

The soundtrack is reminiscent of the movie Jaws which came out during the game’s development.  Flying through the screen from top to bottom and the use of random hyperspace were innovations of their day.  We have many full-size, old-school, arcade classics that are free-to-play at VGA.

*For more information visit the Arcade Museum online.

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