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Asteroids Arcade Game

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This is the free online game Asteroids, a classic video arcade game released in 1979 by Atari. The object of the game is for the player to shoot and destroy asteroids without being hit by the fragments. Use your mouse to click start, then use your keyboard to play the game. Press the SPACE BAR to Fire, press the UP arrow key to thrust, press the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to move left and right. A UFO will randomly fly out and try to shoot at you, you have to destroy it as well.

This game requires a browser that supports Flash.

Asteroids is an age-old classic video arcade game. There were no color computer displays in those days, so the game is in black and white to replicate the original experience. The object of the game is for the player to shoot and destroy asteroids and UFOs without being hit by the fragments, or being shot by the UFOs. Use your mouse to click start, then use your keyboard to play the game. Press the SPACE BAR to Fire, press the UP arrow key to thrust (move your spaceship), press the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys to move left and right.

The screen wraps around, allowing the player's ship, as well as asteroids and shots but not UFOs, to fly off the one edge of the screen and reappear on the opposite side. Once a level has been cleared of all asteroids and UFOs, a new set of large asteroids appear.

The original Asteroids arcade machine was a so-called vector game. This means that the game graphics was composed entirely of lines which were drawn on a vector monitor. This free online game represents the same (simple) graphics from the original arcade game.

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