History VideoGame / Asteroids

21st Mar '17 6:54:34 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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/Nintendo64, UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor and UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows in 1998, featuring massively updated gameplay, graphics and sound.
16th Feb '17 10:17:18 PM bt8257
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* UpdatedReRelease: 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.
28th Oct '16 1:59:58 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


One of the most popular games of TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames. Debuting in 1979, it first appeared in the arcade, but was quickly ported to the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}, and has made its way onto most platforms since.

to:

One of the most popular games of TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames.UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames. Debuting in 1979, it first appeared in the arcade, but was quickly ported to the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}}, and has made its way onto most platforms since.
5th Sep '16 2:31:49 PM tropower
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WrapAround: 4-directional.

to:

* WrapAround: 4-directional.All-directional.
21st Aug '16 6:30:02 AM DarkStorm
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AsteroidsMonster: The TropeNamer. The asteroids will split in two twice, before breaking into fragments small enough to be destroyed with one shot.
* DeflectorShields: The follow-up game ''Asteroids Deluxe'' replaced Hyperspace with Shields.

to:

* AsteroidsMonster: The TropeNamer. The asteroids will split in two twice, before breaking into fragments small enough to be destroyed with one shot.
shot. Moreover, ''Asteroids Deluxe'' added killer satellites, slow-drifting hexagonal ships that split into three diamonds that made a beeline for your ship, which each split into two wedges that made an ''even faster'' beeline for your ship.
* DeflectorShields: The follow-up game ''Asteroids Deluxe'' replaced Hyperspace with Shields. The Shields slowly wear out over the course of each stage, so they couldn't be used indefinitely, and you couldn't fire while the shields were raised.
** The shields on the Atari 2600 version, however, [[{{Intangibility}} let asteroids and other enemies pass through your ship instead of deflecting them.]]



* FollowTheLeader:
** ''Meteors'', a shameless near-exact copy for the Acorn Archimedes 7000.
** Also, ''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]]).
** ''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...!"



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

to:

* NoPlotNoProblem: Here's a spaceship. Now shoot some rocks and flying saucers in space. Nothing more is needed for this game. (Some home versions add a small amount of backstory - your ship accidentally flew into an AsteroidThicket, and now you have to blast your way out - but it's not necessary)
* PowerUpLetDown: The Atari 2600 version had a third option if you didn't like Hyperspace or Shields: Flip, which simply rotated your ship 180 degrees instantly. Useful in certain situations, but not as useful as the others. (Technically, there was a fourth option, which was having ''no special power at all'').
21st Aug '16 6:04:29 AM DarkStorm
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

In 1987, Atari released ''Blasteroids'', a SpiritualSequel with two-player simultaneous action, transforming ships, power-ups, and a lot more enemies (including an actual FinalBoss, Murkor, who appears to be a distant descendant of VideoGame/{{Sinistar}}), but the same basic shoot-the-rocks gameplay.
21st Feb '16 4:45:51 PM billybobfred
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''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...!"

to:

** ''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* FollowTheLeader (among others, ''Meteors'', a shameless near-exact copy for the Acorn Archimedes 7000)

to:

* FollowTheLeader (among others, FollowTheLeader:
**
''Meteors'', a shameless near-exact copy for the Acorn Archimedes 7000)7000.


Added DiffLines:

** ''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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.



%%* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin

to:

%%* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* NoPlotNoProblem: Here's a spaceship. Now shoot some rocks. Nothing more is needed for this game.
This list shows the last 10 events of 34. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=VideoGame.Asteroids