Asteroids – The Arcade Classic

AsteroidsContinuing this week’s theme of Classic Arcade Games I present, for your paying pleasure, the classic Asteroids.

The controls are simple.

  • Left and right arrow keys rotate your ship
  • Up arrow key turns on the thruster
  • Spacebar fires
  • “P” pauses the game
  • “Y” starts a new game
  • “Shift” gives you the hyperspace jump.

There is only one problem with this game. After all of your lives are gone it basically locks up. That’s not too much of a problem though. Just refresh the page and you’re ready to go at it again!

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  1. seo says:

    I like this game

  2. Danny says:

    I got only 24k man i stink

  3. Justin says:

    haha got 50768

  4. Justin says:

    I got 40678 yea

  5. Shawn Roberson says:

    i got 23000!! YEA!!

  6. asd says:

    got a live at 10K

  7. Garion says:

    Had to have a quick play its been years since I played Asteroids I remember playing it years ago on the old Atari system and the classic tank game.

  8. Brandon says:

    I love this game :)

    but… I’m not really able to sit and play them, because before I know it, it’ll be 5

  9. Derek Wong says:

    It’s such a simple game (and concept), and yet it is still fun! I mean, the graphics are never going to amaze anyone (it’s just white lines for crying out loud), but a classic is still classic!

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