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Console: Atari 2600
Region:U
Year: 1981
RFG ID #: U-005-S-00250-A
Part #: CX2649
UPC: N/A
Developer: Brad Stewart
Publisher: Atari
Rating:
Genre: Shooter
Sub-genre: Single Screen
Players: 1-2
Controller: Standard Controller
Media Format: Cartridge 8 KB x1
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Collection Stats:

  • 524 of 6517 collectors (8%) have this game in their collection
  • 4 of 6517 collectors (0%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 5 of 6517 collectors (0%) have this game for sale or trade.
Overview:

*From the back of the box*

Your spaceship is trapped in a deadly asteroid belt. You will have to destroy the drifting asteroid boulders before they destroy your spaceship. But, watch out for enemy spacecraft. Fire your missles to destroy the boulders and the enemy.

Extra Media:

Insert about differences from coin-op
Variations:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Atari 2600 New Zealand S Asteroids Atari 1983 Shooter
Atari 2600 U S Asteroids [Text Label - 64 Games] Sears 1981 Shooter
Atari 2600 U S Asteroids [Text Label - 66 Games] Sears 1981 Shooter
Atari 2600 U S Asteroids [No Copyright Info @ Startup] Atari 1981 Shooter
Atari 2600 Canada S Asteroids Atari 1981 Shooter
Atari 2600 U S Asteroids [Silver Label] Atari 1986 Shooter
Atari 2600 J S Asteroids Atari 1983 Shooter
Atari 2600 E S Asteroids [Silver Label] Atari 1987 Shooter
Atari 2600 E S Asteroids [Red Label] Atari 1988 Shooter
Atari 2600 E S Asteroids Atari 1981 Shooter
Atari 2600 U S Asteroids [Picture Label] Sears 1982 Shooter
Game Trivia:

The programmer for this game is Brad Stewart.

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