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Asteroids (Picture Label) - Atari 2600

Asteroids (Picture Label) - Atari 2600

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Asteroids is an iconic arcade-style shoot 'em up video game developed by Atari, Inc. for the Atari 2600 console, released in 1981. The player pilots a spaceship in a two-dimensional representation of space, surrounded by randomly placed large and small asteroids. The objective is to shoot and destroy the floating rocks while avoiding collisions and enemy UFOs. The screen wraps around, so leaving one edge makes the ship appear on the opposite side. As asteroids are hit, they break into smaller, faster pieces, increasing the game's difficulty. The game's controls include rotating, thrusting, and firing, as well as a hyperspace button for evasive maneuvers. It is notable for its vector-like graphics and its addictive, challenging gameplay that epitomizes the golden age of arcade games.

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Platform: Atari 2600
Release Date: December 31, 1980
Genre: Multidirectional shooter
Developer: Atari, Inc.
Publisher: Atari, Inc.
Gameplay Mechanics: Asteroid destruction, spaceship navigation
Visual Style: 2D graphics
Controller: Standard
Single Player: Yes
Local Multiplayer: 1-2 Players
Online Multiplayer: No

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