Publishers Atari, Inc.
Developers Atari, Inc.
Release date 1979
Genre Shooter
Game rating

Game Description

Asteroids is a space-themed multidirectional shooter arcade game designed by Lyle Rains, Ed Logg, and Dominic Walsh and released in November 1979 by Atari, Inc. 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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We might have the game available for more than one platform. Asteroids is currently available on these platforms:

Arcade (1979) (10.8MB)

How to play on Windows

  1. Download and Extract
  2. Open the “Game Files” folder and double click “launch.bat”
  3. Play the game

Default controls:

“5”,”6″ Insert coins – player 1,2
“1”,”2″ Start game – player 1,2
“TAB” Settings, options
“ESC” Quit
“ARROWS” Roate ship
“L CTRL” Fire
“L ALT” Move forward
“SPACE” Hyperspace jump

Atari 2600 (1981) (7.4KB)

Atari 8-bit (1981) (11.7KB)

Atari 7800 (1986) (64.3KB)

Asteroids Screenshots


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  1. Nice, it really feels like the real thing but I do think that the ship should turn and accelerate/decelerate a bit quicker. It makes avoiding UFOs a lot harder than necessary.


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