History VideoGame / Asteroids

21st Feb '16 4:45:51 PM billybobfred
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** ''Comet Busters!'', a Windows 3.1 clone that added simultaneous multiplayer, which ended up being its most popular trait. The clone status was lampshaded in its help file, describing the game as "based upon the popular game A*teroids" and opening the rules section with "Rules!?!? Don't tell me you haven't seen this game before...!"

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** ''Comet Busters!'', ''VideoGame/CometBusters'', a Windows 3.1 clone that added simultaneous multiplayer, which ended up being its most popular trait. The clone status was lampshaded in its help file, describing the game as "based upon the popular game A*teroids" and opening the rules section with "Rules!?!? Don't tell me you haven't seen this game before...!"
12th Feb '16 11:06:39 PM billybobfred
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* FollowTheLeader (among others, ''Meteors'', a shameless near-exact copy for the Acorn Archimedes 7000)

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** ''Comet Busters!'', a Windows 3.1 clone that added simultaneous multiplayer, which ended up being its most popular trait. The clone status was lampshaded in its help file, describing the game as "based upon the popular game A*teroids" and opening the rules section with "Rules!?!? Don't tell me you haven't seen this game before...!"
23rd Jan '16 4:11:11 PM kraas
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* AsteroidsMonster: The TropeNamer. The asteroids will split in two twice, before breaking into fragments small enough to be destroyed with one shot.



* EveryTenThousandPoints, the player is awarded an extra life.



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%%* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: You want a game with asteroids? Then ''Asteroids'' is the game for you.



* NoPlotNoProblem: Here's a spaceship. Now shoot some rocks. Nothing more is needed for this game.

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* NoPlotNoProblem: Here's a spaceship. Now shoot some rocks.rocks and flying saucers in space. Nothing more is needed for this game.
23rd Jan '16 3:59:51 PM kraas
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* NoPlotNoProblem: Here's a spaceship. Now shoot some rocks. Nothing more is needed for this game.
28th Nov '15 1:18:05 PM bt8257
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17th Nov '15 9:56:42 AM Morgenthaler
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1st Sep '15 3:32:24 PM VicGeorge2011
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** Also, Astrosmash for the UsefulNotes/{{Intellivision}} started out as a clone of Asteroids called Meteor[[ExcitedShowTitle !]] (and the original version can still be found [[EasterEgg hidden within the final version of the game]]).

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** Also, Astrosmash ''VideoGame/{{Astrosmash}}'' for the UsefulNotes/{{Intellivision}} started out as a clone of Asteroids called Meteor[[ExcitedShowTitle !]] (and the original version can still be found [[EasterEgg hidden within the final version of the game]]).
27th Jul '15 9:11:07 AM kraas
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* UpdatedReRelease: Activision released [[http://www.ign.com/articles/1998/11/14/asteroids-3 an enhanced version]] in 1998 for the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, [[{{Nintendo64}} Nintendo 64]], UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor and UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows in 1998, featuring massively updated gameplay, graphics and sound.
8th Jul '15 5:17:46 PM pinballwiz45b
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* InNameOnly: ''Asteroids: Outpost'' as a first-person shooter. The only thing remotely close to the original is shooting the meteor-like objects ''VideoGame/MissileCommand''-style.
27th Dec '14 3:05:34 PM AnotherGuy
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* SplashOfColor: Achieved in ''Deluxe'' by translucent colored overlays.
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