Title Blasteroids Publisher Tengen Game Type Shoot-em-up Players 1 or 2 Compatibility All HD Installable Patch available Submission Chris Vella Profiled Reviewer Review This game is basically just a souped up version of asteroids with powerups and a choice of 3 different ships to choose from. The object of this game is to shoot all the asteroids and enemy ships and transport to the next level where you face more asteroids. Complete the required amount of levels and you will face a giant guardian that you can only kill by shooting off all its body parts. The asteroids come in different colors and some have to be shot many time before they break up into smaller pieces and finally disintegrate. You can switch between 3 different ships by moving the joystick down. Each ship has its strenghts and weaknessess. For instance, a ship has good fire power but moves slowly another ship moves fast but has less firepower, You can always choose between the 3 to suit your needs. Some asteroids when shot will release powerup icons, collecting these can give you better firepower or shields. A nice touch to this game is that 2 players can play at the same time on the screen, this works well and adds a little to an otherwise average game. The graphics are average and sound is basic. The game plays okay and the difficulty level is just about right but I feel this game should have been better. The graphics and sound should also have been better and I feel this would have added to the game. The levels are very similiar and although you can choose between easy and hard the game still gets boring. In conclusion, a very average game. It doesn't really add anything to the asteroids genre and I actually like the original asteroids better. This game is similiar to Stardust in many ways but doesn't even come close to that game's standards. Infact if you have Stardust than don't get this game! You will think that you are playing a C64 game. Blasteroids is not terrible but is not good either. I can't really recommend this game. If you like asteroids then check out PD versions or get the great Stardust instead.