Asteroids Arcade Game
For all the fans of vintage arcade gaming out there Vintage Arcade Superstore has an original Asteroids arcade game up for sale! You can get this game with side art touched up by our in-house restoration team, or you can get your game fully restored with all new artwork for an additional $900. This game also uses the original black and white XY or vector monitor.
The original Asteroids arcade game was released on November of 1979 by Atari and it’s no surprise to most gamers that it grew to be Atari’s best selling video game of all time. The game starts with two flying saucers attacking you. Using your ship you have to shoot asteroids out of the sky in order to protect your ship.
During the arcade boom in 1979 to 1982 it was common to see two to three Asteroids lined up together for arcade-goers to play alongside one another. Players all over the world worked to figure out the most efficient way to destroy the asteroids and eventually settled on a play tactic called hunting. Players leave a single asteroid flying around, and hunt for the small flying saucer. Some players were so impressive that they even began to line up bonus ships across the entire top of the screen!
The following is from the Arcade Museum:
- Orientation: Horizontal
- Type: Vector
- CRT: Black and White
- 19-inch Electrohome G05-802/805
Number of Simultaneous Players: 1
Maximum number of Players: 2
Control Panel Layout: Single Player
- Buttons: Rotational (left, right)
- Buttons: 3 [FireThrustHyperspace]
Sound: Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
- Upright/Standard (262 Pounds – TNT Amusements)
Your space craft is dangerously situated among fast moving asteroids in an asteroid belt that can destroy your ship on contact. Armed with a front mounted weapon and the ability to hyperspace, you fly through the debris, destroying each rock one piece at a time. Alien saucers visit the playfield from time to time with an eye towards destroying your ship!
The most famous play tactic for Asteroids is the “hunting” strategy. The player destroys all asteroids except for one that almost clears the playfield and makes it relatively safe. This allows the player to hunt for alien saucers without worrying about being smashed by a lot of flying debris.
*Images shown are the actual pictures of the game that is for sale.*
*all games that are sold are refurbished and optimized before customers receive the final game. please allow a few months after purchase so our highly skilled technicians thoroughly go over your game. thank you!*
Looking for something else?
Click to browse online through our extensive showroom of classic and new machines