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Asterock Asterock - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Asterock - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

Your spacecraft is dangerously situated among fast moving asteroids in an asteroid belt that can destroy your ship on contact. Armed with a front mounted weapon and the ability to hyperspace, you fly through the debris, destroying each rock one piece at a time. Alien saucers visit the playfield from time to time with an eye towards destroying your ship!

Asterock was produced by Zaccaria/Sidam in 1980.

Zaccaria/Sidam released only 1 machine in our database under this trade name. Zaccaria/Sidam was based in United States.

Other machines made by Zaccaria/Sidam during the time period Asterock was produced include:

Specs

Name Asterock
Developer Zaccaria/Sidam (United States)
Year 1980
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6937
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
Monitor
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Vector
  • Color: Black and White
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Buttons: Rotational (left, right)
  • Buttons: 3 - Fire|Thrust|Hyperspace
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Asterock Control Panel Image

Game Introduction

This is an obvious bootleg of Atari's Asteroids.

Asterock KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cabinet Information

The game's cabinet is a copy of Atari's Asteroids. The marquee and sideart are ripped off from the Atari designs. The Sidam version features a steep backwards-sloping control panel which doubles as a full width ashtray, cigarette holders are included on the lip of the panel!.

Miscellaneous

COPY OF: Asteroids

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Asterock Census

There are 14,754 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,474 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,463 machines (6,895 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 8 known instances of this machine owned by Asterock collectors who are active members. Of these, 7 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Asterock machine for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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