Sunday, June 05, 2016

Asteroidia


Dave Munsie seemed to have lots of fans (and strangely some anti-fans) during the 90s but I always liked his incredible games. A couple were even enhanced for Atari STe, like Asteroidia. Okay, it's hardly likely to win any originality awards because this is Asteroids but with a few twists and turns that spruce up the old arcade classic.

The graphics are amazing with the whole screen scrolling by at a silky 50fps that never lags to spoil the frantic action. This is because Asteroidia is making use of the Blitter coprocessor within the STe and STFM. However, the audio is disappointing because it's a looped sample, but the sound effects aren't too great anyhow. Thankfully the background music can be deactivated or simply removed (see my video for the caveman method I used lol).

Overall, this is Asteroids but with impressive Blitted graphics to admire zooming across your monitor. The gameplay addictive and is rock-smashingly awesome with bucket loads of fun. Highly recommended to Asteroid fans.

LINKS

 - Go on, you know you want to watch my awesome gaming skills in a video recording!
 - Download Asteroidia from the awesome AtariMania website.
 - Can you beat my hi-score?