Asteroids Game Online

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Game Description

Asteroids is a popular 2D space-themed shooter video game originally released in 1979 by Atari. The player controls a single spaceship in an asteroid field and must shoot and destroy the asteroids and saucers while avoiding collisions.

The game screen is completely black, except for the asteroids themselves that appear as white outlines. As more asteroids are destroyed, the number increases and they start moving faster, making the game more challenging over time.

Pixel spaceship from Asteroids game firing missiles at asteroids in space

How to Play


Use the following controls to move your spaceship and shoot asteroids:

  • ⬅️ ➡️: Rotate your ship left/right
  • ⬆️: Engage thrust of your ship to move forward
  • Spacebar: Fire missiles to shoot asteroids


Your objectives are to:

  • 💥 Destroy asteroids by shooting them before they hit your ship
  • 🛸 Shoot flying saucers that appear on the screen
  • 🚀 Avoid colliding with both asteroids and saucers

The longer you survive by clearing asteroids and saucers, the higher your score.


These power-ups occasionally appear when you destroy an asteroid or saucer:

  • Shield icon: Gives temporary shield from collisions
  • Rocket icon: Better spaceship speed and missiles


You lose a ship when:

  • An asteroid or saucer hits your ship
  • You run out of remaining ships

The game ends when you have no ships left.

Tips and Tricks

  • Focus on clearing big asteroids first
  • Use ship momentum to slingshot around asteroid clusters
  • Shoot where asteroids are going, not where they are
  • Take risks to grab power-ups when safe to do so

Hope this overview helps you get started playing this classic arcade game! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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