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Classic Game Room – ASTEROIDS arcade game review

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Classic Game Room reviews ASTEROIDS from Atari released in 1979, the revolutionary arcade game where you shoot space rocks and run away from UFOs! Shoot space rocks with your triangle!! It’s the classic Atari arcade machine from 1979 with black and white vector graphics, button controls and gorgeous sci-fi artwork. Asteroids is insanely difficult and extremely fun to challenge yourself or friends to a high score. Enjoy the Jaws inspired music and monochrome glow of the ’70s, it’s Asteroids!!

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  1. Please More arcade machine reviews from late 70s early 80s…spy hunter etc

  2. They just remade this. Its called No Man's Sky. It doesn't quite have the depth of the original.

  3. In 80's I was an Asteroid Local Champion and I used to be playing longer than 3 hours with just one coin. I dont remember my highest score but I do remember when My extra ships were a long line across de screen. My favorite game and after seeing this video i want to play it again. Great Video.

  4. From what I can tell space duel plays like a co-op version of asteroids Deluxe because of the Shield

  5. Satellites(Big UFO's) shoot at random. Little UFO's are extremely aggressive.

  6. Odd question…. i notice on the screen a little dot with the circle around it center screen… is that normal?

  7. Mark, why did you change your name to turbo volcano? LORD KARNAGE is the best name ever!! Plus having commentary disabled to us makes us feel disconnected to your channel.

  8. Aliens roasted you! They get the high score.

  9. I love the glowing white shots the most.
    No emulator can replicate this experience.

  10. I can't believe you didn't end the video with the line "I've got some more asteroids to kick" ;p

  11. This was muy favourite one!
    Great review. I will have this machine at my living room if i could..

  12. The girls only played ms pac man and centipede. So, no matter. Never in thousands of hours in arcades during that time did I ever see a single female play asteroids.

  13. A couple of us came up with a software patch to help eliminate the bright spot in the middle of the screen which can be seen in the video. On old tubes the brightness has to be turned up which causes the issue, a new tube will fix the fault too of course, but it's cheaper to blow a new set of roms. If you still have this machine and want to try patching it let me know.

  14. Asteroids just raised the bar from Space Invaders which was, when released, mind blowing.

  15. I was hooked on this in college in 1980-81. I had little spending money but could not resist dumping quarters into it. Got pretty good at it and could play for 15 minutes but that damn little spaceship always got me.

  16. I like how there's a hint of blue in there, and how bright the bullets are.

  17. I love asteroids until that little UFO comes out, I hate that thing but it’s my favorite game.

  18. I would be so jealous right now if I didn't just get the Asteroids Deluxe cabinet today.

  19. ateroids universe is a sphere or a donut?

  20. I had this machine for a while but will never forget the bullets where so bright that a dark room was lit by their glow. Loved it. Asteroids without vectorgraphics is like a car without a body. You can drive it, but it has no style.
    Asteroids, Defender and Choplifter are my all time greatest.

  21. Don’t destroy all of the asteroids, Leave the last one, then You can drive straight up from bottom to top and keep taking out the ufo. Ask Gary davis. His acronym of GOD said it all. In 1980 GOD dominated all of the Santa Cruz boardwalk machines. … GOD.

  22. I was 22 when Asteroids was released. I discovered it in the games room of my fav bar/nightclub. All it took was one quarter and I was addicted. At first I was lucky to have 5 or 6 thousand points on the board before I lost my three ships. Within a year I could drop in a quarter and play til the score board rolled over – back to zero ( on a good day). Often, when you had the game going crazy, with everything it had coming at you – a small audience would gather round to watch the action. Totally loved it. Oddly, being a lefty, I had to cross my right arm over my left arm to play it . The layout of the buttons was completely backwards to how my brain thought they should be. I found it on line(asteroids – original) a few yrs ago and re-enjoyed many a game until the website disappeared. I haven't seen the arcade version anywhere in years and years !

  23. No graphic engine in the world today can match those analog light effects!! Amazing!!

  24. I own (4) of these!!! Love the Vector graphics

  25. having searched for "asteroids, the video game that used vector graphics" – i am glad i did see this video clip. thank you!

  26. I thought this was the game I used to play at a pharmacy, where the shooting was similar, but the targets were horizontally moving across the top. When you hit enough flying ships(?) or saucers(I'm trying to remember the name of the game), a very alien like voice would say, "LUCKY! …….LUCKY!" Then as you shot more down, instead of a flying saucer showing up, a voice would say, "DOWNTOWN HUMANOID!" as some white object showed up to challenge your skills to hit it. If you destroyed it, an alien voice would say, "LUCKY! LUCKY!" QUESTION(TO ANYONE)….Can someone recall the name of this game? It was like Asteroids – played on a standup arcade machine. THANKS!

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  28. My all time favorite game from the arcade era. There's just something about the vintage black and white monitors and images that simply interest me. Probably because that's how all the video technology started out; including standard television. I noticed on this Asteroids game there's an extra circle in the middle which on most games I never saw. Is that a glitch in the game or is that an extra feature that can be set on the game board to enable game play easier? The deluxe version I can't get interested into as much simply it's harder to see because of the mirror reflected image. I was born with a visual impairment so some of those arcade games with the mirror reflected image make it look like its 20 or 30 feet away. If I was able to collect these arcade games; I would include the Asteroids original game; along with Star Castle (mentioned on Star Castle video comments); plus some other arcade games that are my favorites. :))

  29. Asteroids strategy: Destroy all asteroids. Avoid being hit by asteroids or UFOs. All else is details.

  30. I don't know if anyone here remembers a space "Star Trek" like arcade game in the mid to late 1970s it had two players one Klingon other Starfleet ships had Multi option F key like buttons on the upper console center I don't remember its name but I was something Unauthorized by Paramount and was taken out because of it,. It was allot like Asteroids but you could play two players at the same time fighting each other and so on.. Does anyone remember this game ?

  31. I remember that kind of game from my almost vanished windows 95/98 era memories… It was just the same gameplay as this… But full of colors and pretty designs :3 With randoms thing to destroy, like giant eyes, pool balls… Still in my broken memorie i remember opening that stuff using a comet.exe thing.

    I'm pretty lost about finding back those old games… As i never use CD or floppy disks back in time they were already installed on the PC… It's also hard because those executable names are not the official name of related games… 🙁

    Those games were pre-installed with past windows editions? Or do my father/mother/brother found hacked stuff at this moment? xD

  32. No one has it restored! Just reminds me of the 80's

  33. I spent 3hrs. playing Asteroids on ONE quarter. The owner of the Pizzeria actually gave me $1.00 to end my game, I took the dollar 🙂

  34. Asteroids remains a classic to this day. Three games that set the foundation of video games, 1: Space Invaders, 2: Asteroids and 3: PacMan. No other Atari coin-op sold more units than Asteroids! Great review that holds up as well as this classic!

  35. This game is awesome! Light years ahead of Pong. You can MOVE around the whole screen!!! SO amazing! We will be on Mars by the 90s or 2000s at the latest!

  36. Hey, if ya wanna learn about asteroids im your guy

  37. Played this alot at a youth club in the school i was at I'd be around 14yrs old in 79

  38. Loved this as a kid but it sure would take your quarter quickly and eject you.

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