Asteroids Deluxe - Atari 7800



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...It seems as though you've been here before - but this time, it's much worse! The Asteroids are faster, the enemy ships are much more skilled marksmen than your first time through this galaxy...and what's this odd hexagon-shaped craft I keep hearing about? Asteroids plunge at you! Trapped in a gigantic cloud of asteroids, your struggling spaceship hurls towards its doom. You'll have to pulverize all the asteroids with your photon cannon to save your ship and your life!

Rubble from an exploding asteroid bounces off your ship's hull. A glowing blur flashes across your viewing screen. So that's where the rubble came from! The asteroid was blasted by an Alien Robot Saucer! Alien Robot Saucers are also trapped in the asteroid cloud. And they fire at you! You know that the metal in your ship's hull will register on their target finders before the asteroids do. The saucers could be a worse danger than the asteroids! More rubble strikes your ship. Its hull rings like a bell. If you don't get busy, that could be your death knell!

Robert DeCrescenzo brings another classic Atari arcade game to the Atari 7800: Asteroids Deluxe! If you're a fan of the original arcade game Asteroids or its sequel, Asteroids Deluxe, you'll want to grab your joystick and start blasting! Asteroids Deluxe brings new graphics and gameplay elements into play, such as the Killer Satellite that when shot breaks into smaller pieces that take direct aim for your ship! There are also two new game variations: Competition Asteroids where you compete against another player for points (and your shots destroy the other player!), and Team Asteroids where you and another player share reserve ships and don't need to worry about friendly fire. Asteroids Deluxe for the 7800 is an extensively modified version of the original Atari 7800 game Asteroids.

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

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If you'd like a boxed copy of Asteroids Deluxe, please select "Box Upgrade: Yes" at the top of the page before adding Asteroids Deluxe to your cart. Our boxes are professionally printed and include a box insert to hold your Asteroids Deluxe 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 2600 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.

Author Robert DeCrescenzo
Number of Players 1 - 2
Controllers Joysticks
Cartridge Size 32K
Label and Manual Graphics John Calcano
Funkmaster V on 05/01/2022 09:06pm
Hey, my original review of this game sucks and I'm embarrassed by it. I started playing Asteroids Deluxe at length last year and it's great. I'm upgrading this to a 5 star must buy.
Rictor Riolo on 09/12/2019 11:41am
This homebrew is perfect! What a perfect game for those of us that wished Atari made Asteroids Deluxe for their consoles. Finally after all these years.I can play Asteroids Deluxe at home.
Funkmaster V on 07/17/2017 07:09pm
Hey, it's Asteroids. Dig it. The original Atari 7800 version is pretty great, so if you don't have a lot of cheese to spend or you are not an Asteroids fan to begin with, I would suggest spending your money or some of the other funktastic Atari 7800 homebrew.
Trebor on 04/21/2016 04:38pm
Properly reprogrammed in a spectacular vector-like fashion, players are in for a treat in receiving a 2-in-1 deal. Both Asteroids and Asteroids Deluxe are presented in splendid detail and all the action with excitement recalled from the Arcade originals.

The physics are fantastic providing excellent gameplay with the aforementioned graphics, simple yet effective sound effects (as is the case with Arcade original), all being wonderfully showcased here.

Details spent on AI, including the various behaviors of the enemies is recreated very well, once again blurring the line between Arcade original and this must have port on the 7800. It is without question, a very much recommended title and awesome edition to your gaming collection.
Danny Vaughn on 03/23/2015 09:34am
Asteroids Deluxe is amazing - light-year's better than the GCC(Atari) produced version, for the 7800. Programmer Bob DeCrescenzo outdid himself, replicating vector graphics combined with near-perfect arcade action! Asteroids Deluxe is a non-stop, insane challenge!I find myself laughing like a kid, every time I get blasted by a UFO! Thank God I am not pumping quarters into this thing!
In addition, I love the label artwork - colorful and exciting - reminiscent of the original arcade cabinet art. Too bad Atari chose the drab silver and black scheme for 7800 labels.

Paul Young on 11/16/2013 11:25am
Love it even more than BdC's SPACE INVADERS, and that's saying something. It's even relatively easy to grab that first extra life, something I always appreciated about the arcade version of DELUXE, particularly because I saved most of my quarters for comic books and wanted the most bang for my gaming buck. I don't know how you did it so magnificently, but you did, and I thank you. It's like a kid-who-wishes-he-could-bring-arcade-machines-home-with-him's dream come true.
Nathan Strum on 07/11/2009 04:12am
Asteroids Deluxe is an extensive hack of the Atari 7800 version of Asteroids, re-creating the sequel to the original arcade classic. As in the original Asteroids, you control a space ship armed with an unlimited supply of ammunition, and must blast away at drifting asteroids and enemy flying saucers. Asteroids Deluxe ups the ante by adding another enemy - a killer satellite which will split into six smaller ships that try to ram your ship and destroy it. Also, you have a shield (instead of Asteroids' hyperspace) which will let your ship harmlessly bounce off objects and protect you from enemy fire - but only for a short time.

Asteroids Deluxe is a great translation of the arcade game. Gone are the 7800's round and rendered, brightly-colored spheroids, and in their place are finely detailed, sharp-edged, pseudo-vector graphics. While the limitations of the 7800 don't allow for the kind of resolution necessary to really pull off a true vector "look", the graphics are still very faithful to the original game, except the vectors are green instead of the arcade game's light blue (which was achieved with a colored overlay). The audio is decent, but lacks the punch of the arcade game. There are some nice options available, including a couple of two-player simultaneous modes, and a "hidden" version of the original arcade Asteroids. There are some minor quibbles, like a lack of exhaust flame on the player's ship in Asteroids, no "arcade" difficulty setting (and no explanation in the manual as to what the different difficulty settings mean), and somewhat inconsistent collision detection at times; but these are fairly minor points. The bottom line is - Asteroids Deluxe has all the fun and frenetic gameplay of two original arcade classics.

The big question is - if you already have Atari's 7800 version of Asteroids, is there any reason to get this one? The answer is yes, if you're after a more arcade-like experience. Asteroids Deluxe is two classic games in one, and if you have a 7800, you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy.
Scott Inman on 05/20/2008 09:50am
Any Asteroids Deluxe fan owes it to themselves to buy a copy of this cart! This game features great graphics, sounds, controls, and most importantly... gameplay. Well worth the price of admission!
Joseph Till on 02/26/2008 01:10am
Very good port of the arcade classic! It was obvious that every effort was made to make this as authentic as possible, just short of having the vector graphics of the original- even the slight green tint of the graphics are reminiscent of the color overlay from the original coin-op. Very fun game, and a great stress reliever! Nice job!
William Boblitt on 02/23/2008 08:28pm
My first impression was...WOW!!! I am amazed at the level of detail and artistic passion that went into this title! This is definitely better than what we would have seen had Atari released this back in the 80's. The rocks rotate, the shields work just as expected, the diamond-shaped enemy thingy breaks apart and chases after you just as I remember from the arcade. Take it from a very O.C.D. Atari game player, this game ROCKS! (no pun intended)

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