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Asteroid Asteroid - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Description

A timed game in which two players race upward on a black and white screen avoiding one-scan line "asteroids" flying from the left. Only speed can be controlled and when a player gets hit, he starts back at the bottom. When a player reaches the top of the screen, he gains a point.

Asteroid was produced by Midway Manufacturing Co. in 1973.

Midway Manufacturing Co. released 133 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1959. Midway Manufacturing Co. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Midway Manufacturing Co. during the time period Asteroid was produced include: Table Tennis, Flash Baseball, Dune Buggy, Golf Champ, Haunted House, Leader, Winner, Winner II, Duck Hunt, and Winner IV

Specs

Name Asteroid
Developer Midway Manufacturing Co. (United States)
Year 1973
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6938
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
Monitor
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: TV Monitor
  • Color: Black and White
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 2-way (up, down)
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Asteroid Control Panel Image

Game Introduction

This game features rocket-shaped players that race upward toward the top of the screen while avoiding the asteroids flying from the left. The player to make the most trips before the timer runs out wins. When a player is struck, his spaceship appears down at the bottom of the screen again.

Game Play

The length of play is regulated by a timer that starts when the start button is pushed. Players fly up towards the top of the screen, and can control their speed upwards. Asteroids (a one scan line high blob) fly from left to right, and the players try to avoid them. Whenever a player is hit, he starts again at the bottom of the screen. When a player reaches the top of the screen, he gains a point. The winner is the person with the most points.

Asteroid KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.63 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 5.00

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 4.25

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 4.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Miscellaneous

COPY OF: Space Race

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Asteroid Census

There are 14,743 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,469 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,447 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 20 known instances of this machine owned by Asteroid collectors who are active members. Of these, 18 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 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 Asteroid machine for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Asteroid circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Asteroid.

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.

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

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

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Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 17; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 17; Color photo

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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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