Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Megaroids


Asteroids, a true arcade classic and converted to just about every home computer. Back in 1985 Megamax gave us Megaroids, an Asteroids clone written using their own C programming tool. Initially, I imagined a badly coded effort with laughable graphics and terrible gameplay but I couldn't have been more wrong!

Megaroids not only looks gorgeous (for Asteroids!) but plays with an authentic style. Gone are the vector graphics in favour of nicely drawn bitmaps which move along the screen like silk. Colour systems haven't been ignored, the programmers have used an interlace method that produces the same high-resolution - but in colour!

Guys, this is a brilliant Asteroids clone and it's superb fun so enjoy blasting rock chunks into smithereens.

LINKS

 - Download and play Megaroids right now. Yes, right NOW!!
 - I've recorded a rather thrilling YouTube video for y'all to enjoy. Check it out!