Meteor Shower



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Meteors are falling to Earth! Defend Earth's surface by blasting away at the falling rocks... But beware! Alien forces have learned what was happening and are taking advantage of our vulnerability to attack us!

These are your targets:

  • Rocks: A small rock gives you twice as many points as a big one. And small rocks that land unhit cost you twice as many points. When big rocks are hit they usually split in two.
  • Spinners: If a spinner lands, it costs you one laser base. Spinners make audible alarm signals.
  • Dive Bombers: These guided missiles try to home in on your base, and change course as they fall. Dive Bombers make a beeping sound as they attack. They are worth 8 big rocks when hit.
  • Saucers: When your score is over 20,000, Saucers occasionally fly past, dropping bombs on your active base location. You get no points for hit-ting the bombs, but each Saucer hit is worth 10 large rocks. Saucers make a distinctive sound as they fly across. Experienced players will find that at a certain score range, a second Saucer will appear as well.

Skill Levels

Each Skill Level starts the player at different points in the game (including the player's score):

  • Easy: You start at the very beginning, rocks and ene-mies fall slowly, and there are no Saucers..
  • Normal: You start at the 5,000 point mark where the rocks and enemies fall faster, are worth more points. There are still no Saucers.
  • Hard: You start at the 50,000 point mark where the rocks and enemies fall the fastest to start, and are worth even more points. The Saucer is active at this Skill Level.

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Meteor Shower Box

If you'd like a boxed copy of Meteor Shower, please select "Box Upgrade: Yes" at the top of the page before adding Meteor Shower to your cart. Our boxes are professionally printed and include a box insert to hold your Meteor Shower cartridge in place. We want you to play our games, so we have not sealed or shrinkwrapped the boxes in any way, allowing you easy access to the game cartridge and manual.

These boxes are the same size as boxes Atari produced for their games "back in the day". They look great sitting on a shelf with your other boxed homebrew games, or alongside games from the classic Atari library. We only have a limited number of boxes for each game, and there is no guarantee they will become available again once our supplies are exhausted. Click on the images to the right to see larger photos of the box.

Additional Information

Includes cartridge and full-color, four-page manual. Available in NTSC and PAL television formats, please select above.

Number of Players 1 - 2
Controller Joystick
Cartridge Size 16K
Programming Robert DeCrescenzo
Funkmaster V on 07/17/2017 07:38pm
Gonna be real. this game is very blah. I know it's the port of Intellivision's flagship Astrosmash. but. I have no nostalgia for it. Buy the Atari 7800's Space Invaders, Planet Smashers, Xevious, Plutos for your vertical SHUMP funk.
BenjaminR on 03/19/2014 08:34pm
A slightly updated port of the Intellivision's own "Astrosmash" from 1981, this version features slightly better graphics and MUCH better and more responsive control than the original (no stupid disc controller either). The game is plenty difficult enough and very addicting. If you like space shooters and need a break from Galaga, try this one out. As a hardcore Atari 7800 collector, it's cool to be able to choose either a blue or red version of the label, I'll eventually have to get them both because the game is worth buying twice!
Ivan Hornbeck on 12/11/2013 02:36pm
This game appears to be inspired by M NETWORK'S Astroblast. The graphics are far superior than that of the old 2600 astroblast and gameplay is much harder. So if you enjoyed playing astroblast on your 2600 you will love this version.

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