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Asteroids
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A rare "Gold Asteroids" cabinet at Atari
Developer(s) Atari, Inc.
Publisher(s) Atari, Inc.
Designer(s) Lyle Rains and Ed Logg
Platform(s) Arcade
Release date(s) Arcade
  • NA November 1979
Genre(s) Multi-directional shooter
Mode(s) Up to 2 players, alternate turns
Cabinet Upright and cocktail
CPU MOS Technology 6502

Asteroids is an arcade video game released by Atari in 1979. In this game, the player controls a spaceship in an asteroid field. Every once in while, a flying saucer comes on the field. The goal is to destroy the asteroids and flying saucers, while not being hit by them.

The game was very popular, selling 70,000 arcade cabinets. It has been released on many video game consoles, including the Atari 2600, Game Boy Color, and Xbox 360.

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