Asteroids Deluxe Arcade Game
Here is an Asteroids Deluxe arcade game for sale. This is the sequel to the very popular Asteroids game. It features similar game play with some extra features. This game has a snowflake type of object that comes out when you only have a few Asteroids to shoot. It breaks into smaller pieces when shot, and chases you. This makes it so you can not use the hunting tactic used on Asteroids and is harder to play. It has a very cool looking backdrop with a 2 way mirror which make a really nice 3D effect. This game was not nearly as successful as the original Asteroids, but is neat to look at and fun to play. This arcade game was Made by Atari in 1982. This game uses the black & white XY monitor.
The following is from the Arcade Museum:
Name: Asteroids Deluxe
- Orientation: Horizontal
- Type: Vector
- CRT: Black and White with a Color Overlay
- 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 [FireThrustShield]
Sound: Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
- Cocktail (136 lbs – TNT Amusements)
Pilot a spaceship equipped with shields and auto-fire as you blast through level after level of rotating asteroids. UFOs and multi-segmented Killer Satellites take chase, searching for an opportunity to destroy your ship.
Asteroids Deluxe features modified gameplay intentionally designed to challenge players who had mastered the original Asteroids. Hyperspace was replaced with a new option called “shields”, which creates a protective barrier around the players’ ship. This barrier is only effective when the button is depressed and held unlike hyperspace, and depletes with use also unlike hyperspace. The players’ ship was redesigned to include two side fins and a narrower body, keeping the overall ship dimensions identical to the original game.
The ship has the same maximum velocity as in Asteroids, but can accelerate twice as fast. Firing is automatic, holding down the fire button will release a maximum of four shots on screen at a time. The asteroids themselves rotate as they travel about the screen. Firing accuracy of the two saucers was improved, and the saucers shoot both “wrap-around” shots and shoot immediately upon entering the screen both features designed to discourage UFO hunting. Atari added extra challenge to the game by introducing the “Killer Satellite” or “Hexagon”, a snowflake-like object which breaks into three ship-chasing “Diamonds” once hit. Each diamond in turn can break into two “Sharks” or “Wedges” they resemble the dorsal fin of a shark which also pursue the players’ ship. Overall a much more difficult game than the original Asteroids.
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