Asteroids

"Explosive rapid fire space action!"

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Asteroids is a space-themed multidirectional shooter arcade game designed by Lyle Rains and Ed Logg released in November1979 by Atari. 

The player controls a single spaceship in an asteroid field which is periodically traversed by flying saucers. The object of the game is to shoot and destroy the asteroids and saucers, while not colliding with either, or being hit by the saucers' counter-fire. The game becomes harder as the number of asteroids increases.

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Game Credits

Developed by:

Ed Logg

Lyle V. Rains

Project Engineer:

Howard Delman

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Developer:

Atari, Inc

Publisher:

Atari, Inc

Release Date:

November 1979