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Asteroid Belt

Acorn Atom - Released - 1982

Asteroid Belt

Asteroid Belt

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1981

Asteroid Belt

Asteroid Belt

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1983

Asteroid Belt is a clone of Asteroids. Shoot the flying asteroids (that split and become smaller when shot) and the UFOs (which shoot around). You can use hyperspace to get out of hairy situations.

3DWorld

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

3DWorld consists of two games in one package, an early attempt at creating a 3D environment. The games are an asteroid shooter called Voyageur IV and a table-tennis game 3D Ping Pong. Both are launched from a common menu, together with a setup screen and an introduction to the 3D view system TunnelVISION. In the asteroid shooter, you are flying an armed spaceship tasked with protecting the Earth from incoming asteroids. On the first level there are ten asteroids, and you have three spaceships at your disposal. In order to hit, you must aim and fire the ships gun through a crosshair...

Aerolitos Deluxe

Aerolitos Deluxe

Arcade - ROM Hack - 1980

Aerolitos Deluxe (Spanish bootleg of Asteroids) Your space craft 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! The objective of Asteroids is to score as many points as possible by destroying asteroids and flying saucers. The player controls a triangular-shaped ship that can rotate left and right, fire...

Alpha Blaster

Alpha Blaster

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

Alpha Blaster is a vertical shooter. You control a space fighter at the bottom of the screen which can scroll from left to right in order to avoid oncoming bombs and kamikaze attacks from alien invaders and to fire your own missiles to fight back! Prepare to defend the earth from alien forces in direct combat. Blast your way through two waves of aliens and then negotiate the asteroid belt to dock with the mother ship. The main goal of the game is to reach a high-score. It awards 100 points for aliens, 200 for descending aliens, 10 for fuel and a mystery bonus for docking with the mother...

Alpha Blaster

Alpha Blaster

Commodore VIC-20 - Released - July 15, 1984

Alpha Blaster is a vertical shooter which is somewhat a clone of Megamania. You control a space fighter at the bottom of the screen which can scroll from left to right in order to avoid oncoming bombs and kamikaze attacks from alien invaders and to fire your own missiles to fight back! Prepare to defend the earth from alien forces in direct combat. Blast your way through two waves of aliens and then negotiate the asteroid belt to dock with the mother ship. The main goal of the game is to reach a high-score. It awards 100 points for aliens, 200 for descending aliens, 10 for fuel and a...

Asterock

Arcade - Unlicensed - 1980

Asterock was produced by Zaccaria/Sidam in 1980. 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!

Asteroid Fire

Asteroid Fire

Atari 2600 - Released - 1983

Asteroid Fire is an Action game, developed and published by Homevision, which was released in 1983. Also Published under Time Machine, Asteroid Belt and Great Escape.

Asteroid Miner

Asteroid Miner

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1983

A game where you must harvest precious metals from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, as well as fighting an enemy (a rival miner) who tries to stop you. In Asteroid Miner you have to collect the green asteroids, while avoiding the red ones, and bring them to your base. Programmed by Christopher Price.

Asteroids

Asteroids

Arcade - Released - 1979

Your space craft 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! The objective of Asteroids is to score as many points as possible by destroying asteroids and flying saucers. The player controls a triangular-shaped ship that can rotate left and right, fire shots straight forward, and thrust forward. As...

Asteroids

Asteroids

Nintendo Game Boy Color - Released - September 1, 1999

Your spaceship is trapped in a deadly asteroid belt. You will have to destroy the drifting asteroid boulders before they destroy your spaceship. But, watch out for enemy spacecraft. Fire your missiles to destroy the boulders and the enemy.

Astro Blaster

Astro Blaster

Arcade - Released - February 3, 1981

A multi-wave colour raster shoot-em-up. Features include speech, a warp button that slows enemies, docking to refuel and secret bonuses. Two items must be monitored throughout the game the laser temperature since overheating renders ship unable to fire and a fuel gauge that, when depleted, ends the entire game even if you have ships remaining. The game harbours many secret bonuses, some of which were mentioned in Tom Hershfield's book Mastering the VideoGames Bantam circa 1983, but others appear to be more elusive. The speech adds a great deal to the gameplay as it acts as your on-board...

Astro Blaster

Astro Blaster

Atari 7800 - Homebrew - 2014

Astro Blaster is an Atari 7800 port of the arcade game of the same name, created by Robert DeCrescenzo, who has many excellent arcade conversions under his belt. In Astro Blaster, one or two players must advance through squadrons of alien ships in an attempt to dock with the mother ship. Players move their ship left or right and shoot at attacking squadrons. A special warp button allows the player to slow down the alien space ships and their laser fire, while maintaining his/her own ship and laser fire at normal speed. As players enter each new sector they encounter a different...

Blockade Runner

Blockade Runner

Mattel Intellivision - Released - December 1, 1983

Blockade Runner is a great visual concept in video games - play by yourself or team with a friend to bring home to earth four ships loaded with vital supplies. Enemy aliens have blockaded your route, so you must flash through a mine-filled asteroid belt to avoid destruction. You steer and shoot from your ship's nose-cone command post as the universe rushes past your eyes!

Blockade Runner

Blockade Runner

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1984

Blockade Runner is a 3D shoot 'em up. You have to guide a fleet of four merchant space freighters to Earth with vital supplies. Hostile aliens have sighted you and forced you enter a dangerous asteroid belt. And now, you must try to avoid these asteroids, to destroy the Robot mines and alien space ships and also contend with fuel shortages and prevent the deflector shields from over-heating.

Blockade Runner

Blockade Runner

ColecoVision - Released - 1984

A 3D shoot 'em up. You have to guide a fleet of four merchant space freighters to Earth with vital supplies. Hostile aliens have sighted you and forced you enter a dangerous asteroid belt. And now, you must try to avoid these asteroids, to destroy the Robot mines and alien space ships and also contend with fuel shortages and prevent the deflector shields from over-heating.

Blockade Runner

Blockade Runner

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

A 3D shoot 'em up. You have to guide a fleet of four merchant space freighters to Earth with vital supplies. Hostile aliens have sighted you and forced you enter a dangerous asteroid belt. And now, you must try to avoid these asteroids, to destroy the Robot mines and alien space ships and also contend with fuel shortages and prevent the deflector shields from over-heating.

Computer Spacegames

Computer Spacegames

Commodore PET - Released - 1982

Computer Spacegames is a book containing the following type-in games: Starship Takeoff: the player is trying to take off from a strange planet in an alien ship. The game tells the planet's gravity and the player has to guess the force necessary to take off successfully in 10 tries; Intergalactic Games: working for New Century TV, the player has to launch a satellite choosing the right angle and speed to transmit the Intergalactic Games; Evil Alien: Elron, the Evil Alien, is invisible and the player has to defeat him with one of last 4 bombs. To do so, the player has to enter...

Cosmic Debris

Cosmic Debris

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1983

Cosmic Debris is an archetypal clone of Asteroids. The player controls a spacecraft in the middle of an alien asteroid belt and must destroy all the asteroids to survive. The asteroids start off large and when you shoot one then it splits into multiple smaller asteroids, each of which are destroyed in one shot and new asteroids appear perpetually. Occasionally alien space ships appear that can be shot for points. You can rotate your ship 360 degrees as well as thrust forward and hyperspace into a random location on screen in a pinch. If you are hit by an asteroid or by shrapnel from a...

Dark Force

Commodore 64 - Released - 2014

It is the year 2173, and the Cygons are threatening to activate a huge laser satellite, which if activated, can destroy all of the planets in the solar system. War has broken out loose from all planets beyond. No such pilot survived the attack, except for the Cygons. You are a proud pilot of the Dark Force, the fittest hunk of junk in the entire galaxy. Your mission is to fly through 3 sectors, and destroy all 20 generators which control the power of the laser. The Cygons and their Allies will be out to stop you no matter how tough or weak you really are. Every 6 generators destroyed will...

Deep Space: Operation Copernicus

Deep Space: Operation Copernicus

MS-DOS - Released - 1987

It is the year 2123. The genetically-programmed warriors of the Andromedan Hegemony are making the first moves to enforce their government's greatest desire: the takeover of the United Planets of Solaria's fantastically wealthy new mines in the Asteroid Belt. On Earth, capitol of the United Planets, military and political leaders are beginning frantic efforts to marshal human and material resources to fight off the alien onslaught. There is a knock at the front entrance to your dwelling. You open the door, only half-surprised to see that your visitor is a courier robot, painted in the...

Deep Space: Operation Copernicus

Deep Space: Operation Copernicus

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

From: Terran Defense HQ, UPSF Date: 5 June 2123 0714 SMT Fellow Fighter of Solaria: Seventeen hours ago, forces of the Hegemony of Andromeda made an unprovoked attack on United Planets Territory, treacherously killing over 200 of our citizens in the Herculis Quadrant of the Trajan group. Therefore, a state of war now exists between the United Planets of Solaria and the Hegemony. The Andromedan fleet is known to be making its way toward the Copernicus Quadrant, the richest and most densely populated portion of the asteroid belt. It is doubtless the intent of the Andromedan...

Deep Space: Operation Copernicus

Deep Space: Operation Copernicus

Apple II - Released - November 7, 1987

It is the year 2123. The genetically-programmed warriors of the Andromedan Hegemony are making the first moves to enforce their government's greatest desire: the takeover of the United Planets of Solaria's fantastically wealthy new mines in the Asteroid Belt. On Earth, capitol of the United Planets, military and political leaders are beginning frantic efforts to marshal human and material resources to fight off the alien onslaught. There is a knock at the front entrance to your dwelling. You open the door, only half-surprised to see that your visitor is a courier robot, painted in the...

Defcom 1

Defcom 1

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1989

Defcom 1 is a shoot'em up game released by Iber Software in 1989. It is the year 1992. Earth's nations are finally at peace. Suddenly, a threat from outer space puts the Earth into alert level Defcom 1 by the World Security Council. Your job is to defend Earth against an alien invasion with your powerful Black-Thunder helicopter. After you succeed you will travel with a space shuttle through an asteroid belt to reach the alien home world. There your will be able to pilot a combat ship with powerful weaponry for your final battle against the invading aliens.

Disco Dan

Disco Dan

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1984

Disco Dan may sound like a progenitor of Dance Dance Revolution but is far from it. As the game starts out on the Tatung Einstein, you fly your spaceship through an asteroid belt in chase-view 3D (of the old sprite-scaling kind). Hitting an asteroid wears down your shield, indicated by the colour of your vessel. On the ZX Spectrum, you first have to run down a corridor viewed from behind Dan running into the screen. Here you have to avoid lines of lasers or creatures by jumping them to reach the core of the reactor. Upon arrival at one of many nuclear reactors on the brink of meltdown, you...

Dot Arcade

Nintendo Wii U - Released - March 26, 2015

Step up and experience the brilliant 8x8 light cabinets of Dot Arcade! You'll enjoy a collection of 3 FULL COLOR GAMES, right on your TV or Wii U GamePad! Each dot game is focused on a different core of fun gameplay in its most simple form. Stunning "cabinet art" frames the game screen with the designs of featured artists you may discover additional hidden designs too! Have you become a local legend for your dot game skills? Take it global and share top scores on Miiverse. Friends everywhere are ready to have a Dot Arcade showdown with YOU! Mr. Snake - Become a galactic snakeback...

Great Escape

Great Escape

Atari 2600 - Released - 1983

In the space shooter, you move your ship by moving the joystick in the direction you want to go. You fire by holding down the button and moving the joystick in the direction you want to shoot. You can shoot from the front of your ship, from the back or from either side. As you move forward, you can increase to four speeds. You must avoid or shoot the meteorites, shoot the aliens (but be warned: they shoot back), and always run from the super alien. On the screen, at the top is your score, just below that is the short range scanner. This shows you, the aliens, the meteorites and, if you...

HyperZone

HyperZone

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 31, 1991

The year - 2089. The place - the desolate surfaces of the asteroids in the HyperZone Asteroid Belt. The enemy - time, the hostile environment, sweltering heat, bone-chilling cold, and the endless double track of HyperZone. Traveling at hyper-speed, skimming the surface of the asteroid, eyes burning from seeking an elusive enemy, finger coiled on the trigger - it's going to be a long, terrifying ride...

Jupiter Express

Jupiter Express

Apple II - Released - May 20, 1979

Jupiter Express is a simple action game that is played on a single screen. The player controls a space ship which is travelling between Mars and Jupiter and the aim of the game is to guide the ship through an asteroid belt without crashing. The ship starts out at the left and moves slowly forward while the asteroids move from the opposite direction. The player's control is limited to moving the ship up and down and by reaching the right edge of the screen the game is completed. Any contact with an asteroid leads to a crash and the game being lost. Before starting out it's possible to choose a...

The Last Guardian

Atari 800 - 1993

The Last Guardian is a side-scrolling space shoot'em up game. The player is a space shuttle pilot attacking alien spacecraft equipped with numerous cannons and guarded by fighter brigades. The shuttle is equipped with a single cannon and the booms launcher. During the flight the pilot may find a lot of useful enhancements, such as double cannons, extra disruptor bomb, shield charger, extra capacity, cloaking field, temporary immortality, craft crippler, energy crystal, shield upgrade, bonus guardian, antimatter and many others. After a successful raid on an enemy cruiser the player must get...

Lunar Rescue

Lunar Rescue

Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Lunar Rescue is a variant of Taito's arcade game of the same name. The aim of the game is to rescue stranded astronauts from the surface of the moon. A mothership moves back and forth at the top of the screen, and from it the player drops spacecraft that he has to safely land on the moon's three landing platforms. The game is similar to Lunar Lander but here the player has to navigate through an asteroid belt. The player can steer left and right and use the thrust to decrease the speed. Once the player has landed successfully, an astronaut will enter the craft and the player can take off...

Magnatron

Commodore Amiga - Released

Game design & coding by Stuart Meek and Chris Leathley. Graphic routines by Chris Leathley. Music by Rod Utting (Aquila Audax). Aliens have begun a structured, methodical attack on the inner solar system while using the asteroid belt for cover and concealment. Earth calls into servicethe small fleet of building drones, defense forces and artificially intelligent Magentron device. The only chance is for the Magnetron to use the alien weapons against them. We can only hope it is skilled enough to defend us while we reposition our forces. Once Magnetron is gone, Mars is as good as gone.

Mars Mission plus Astro Blaster

Mars Mission plus Astro Blaster

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1985

Mars Mission A single player Lunar Rescue style space shooter written by Richard Arundale. You're tasked with rescuing your fellow astronauts stranded on the planet surface. To land safely on the designated sites you will need to avoid the swarms of asteroids. If you succeed, you are then faced with marauding, mine-laying aliens on your return flight to the mothership. Astro Blaster A single player scrolling space shooter written by John Wilson. You command the S.S. Destroyer in 3D space. Your mission is to patrol the asteroid belt, and by destroying them as they hurtle towards you,...

Mission Mercury

Mission Mercury

Commodore VIC-20 - Released - 1983

Mission Mercury is a clone of the arcade game Lunar Rescue, in which you have to rescue scientists stranded on the planet Mercury. As soon as you press the fire button to release the lander from the mothership, you have to steer very carefully through an asteroid belt to land on three pads so that the scientist can get on board. You then have to make your way back to the mothership while dodging the asteroids again. You can press the fire button to increase speed on the way back. Getting hit by one of the asteroids or touching the edges of the mothership will send you crashing to the surface...

Moon Shuttle

Moon Shuttle

Arcade - Released - 1981

Moon Shuttle was produced by Nichibutsu in 1981. Aliens have invaded our asteroid belt! It's up to you to get rid of them. Your space ship on the bottom of the vertically scrolling screen dodges and shoots at asteroids, hostile ships and the like. By moving left and right and firing rapidly, first you must clear a path through the asteroids. Only then you can take on the alien craft. Pushing up on the joystick increases speed, but crashing into an asteroid means death. A bonus is awarded if you pass through unscathed. Once on the other side, the aliens attack from the top and sides of the...

Moon Shuttle

Moon Shuttle

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Aliens have invaded our asteroid belt! It's up to you to get rid of them. Your space ship on the bottom of the vertically scrolling screen dodges and shoots at asteroids, hostile ships and the like. By moving left and right and firing rapidly, first you must clear a path through the asteroids. Only then you can take on the alien craft. Pushing up on the joystick increases speed, but crashing into an asteroid means death. A bonus is awarded if you pass through unscathed. Once on the other side, the aliens attack from the top and sides of the screen and drop missiles. The first wave is just a...

Moon Shuttle

Moon Shuttle

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

Aliens have invaded our asteroid belt! It's up to you to get rid of them. Your space ship on the bottom of the vertically scrolling screen dodges and shoots at asteroids, hostile ships and the like. By moving left and right and firing rapidly, first you must clear a path through the asteroids. Only then you can take on the alien craft. Pushing up on the joystick increases speed, but crashing into an asteroid means death. A bonus is awarded if you pass through unscathed. Once on the other side, the aliens attack from the top and sides of the screen and drop missiles. The first wave is just a...

Neutron Zapper

Neutron Zapper

Commodore VIC-20 - Released - 1984

You are the pilot of the fastest starship in the galaxy armed with dual anti-gravity thrusters and a powerful laser cannon that will zap any enemy force this side of Betelgeuse. You have to move through a radioactive asteroid belt, zapping the Imperial Star Destroyers. To complete the phase you are confronted by the evil Deranged Mutoids.

New York Bomb Blitz

New York Bomb Blitz

Spectravideo - Released - 1984

In New York Bomb Blitz, the player is an invader from the planet TROK and assigned to destroy the city of New York. Unfortunately the player's warp drive was damaged in an asteroid belt, thus the player descends slowly. If anyone in New York is still alive when the player lands it is certain death, so there's no other option than to destroy all buildings before the time is up. The player can drop bombs one at a time to level buildings. Successfully completing a level unlocks new levels with higher difficulties.

Pheenix

Pheenix

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1983

You are the only hope against the attacking Space Pheenix, and must travel to the alien mothership and destroy it to save the Earth. Before you get there, there are numerous waves of bad guys to be destroyed and an asteroid belt to be navigated through. Finally arriving at the mothership, you must blast your way through the defensive shield to kill the alien queen inside! Once done, you progress to the next, more difficult mothership.

Pluto Strikes Back

Pluto Strikes Back

Windows - November 1, 2006

Upon hearing of his downgrade to a "Dwarf Planet" the humiliated former planet goes on a rampage. Armed with a baseball bat, the asteroid belt and a resentment, Pluto rains devastation on the rest of the Solar System.

Pong / Asteroids / Yars' Revenge

Pong / Asteroids / Yars' Revenge

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Released - August 21, 2005

Asteroids: Your spaceship is trapped in a deadly asteroid belt. You will have to destroy the drifting asteroid boulders before they destroy your spaceship. But, watch out for enemy spacecraft. Fire your missiles to destroy the boulders and the enemy. Pong: First there was Pong. Easy to play, addictive, and fun, this legendary title ignited the entire video game industry. Now Pong has returned to wow a new generation of gamers. Your objective is clear, as it was in the classic game that started it all: for a high score, avoid missing the ball. Yar's Revenge: Journey to the Razak Solar...

Quasarius

Commodore Amiga - Homebrew - May 19, 2022

Destroy wave after wave of enemies, face the boss and then fly through the asteroid belt. Collect the green medals to raise your multiplier. The game gets harder as you progress, so earn your extra-ships and fight for the hi-score!

Redirection

Windows - Released - October 24, 2016

Redirection is a challenging 3D puzzle game set in Outer Space. As the Computer of an Interstellar Starship, only you can rescue it’s missing Robot crew from the perils of an unexplored asteroid belt. Across 45 hazard-filled levels, you must use the ship's teleporter to influence the paths of stranded Robots, and "redirect" them back to safety. As you progress through the game, you’ll discover new twists and mechanics, and uncover an exciting science fiction mystery story.

Rock Run

Rock Run

Commodore 64 - Released - 1996

An Avoid-it style space game. Make your way through the asteroid belt without impacting the deadly rocks. Speed is of the essence! Published in Commodore Zone Issue #05 (May/June 1996).

Rocket Away

Rocket Away

Commodore 64 - Homebrew - April 3, 2021

We tossed a rocket into the deep voids of space. However, the rocket has lost control and is heading towards and asteroid belt. Your task is to simply guide the rocket around the screen and avoid getting smashed by the asteroids. Your Rocket is controlled by an automatic system. It will speed up the rocket each level and peak at level 8. Good luck. Published in The C64 'Cassette 50' Charity Competition tape.

Rocket Away 2

Commodore 64 - October 15, 2021

This is a fun hi score attack challenge, suitable for parties and event competitions. This game is not suitable to be played if you have consumed too much alcohol. I think you might know why. :) Your rocket is controlled using a joystick in port 2. If playing on the web player, press "Spacebar" on the Blazon intro screen. Also press "Spacebar" or "Fire" to skip loading picture. Your task is to guide your rocket through an asteroid belt. After approximately one minute, the speed of the map scrolling will go up a level. While controlling your rocket freely through space. You should...

Shock Wave: Operation JumpGate

Shock Wave: Operation JumpGate

3DO Interactive Multiplayer - DLC - 1994

It has been 7 years since the alien attack on Earth has been repelled. Now, signs of the aliens have been detected within the solar system. It's again up to you to lead the assault before the aliens launch their second wave. This add-on to Shock Wave takes you to places in the solar system like Mars, the moons of Jupiter and Saturn and the asteroid belt in 5 new missions that feature new enemies. The story is again told through live-action cutscenes.

Shockwave: Operation Jumpgate

Shockwave: Operation Jumpgate

Sony Playstation - Released - October 18, 1996

It has been 7 years since the alien attack on Earth has been repelled. Now, signs of the aliens have been detected within the solar system. It's again up to you to lead the assault before the aliens launch their second wave. This add-on to Shock Wave takes you to places in the solar system like Mars, the moons of Jupiter and Saturn and the asteroid belt in 5 new missions that feature new enemies. The story is again told through live-action cutscenes.

Shuttle

Shuttle

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1983

Your objective is to guide your shuttlecraft down to the surface of the planet Nexon and rescue the stranded patrol who's space craft has crashed there. On a successful landing one crew member will run towards the shuttlecraft and enter. On you ascent you will have to pass through the asteroid belt again and dock with the mothership. You must continue the mission until all of the crashed patrolmen have been saved.

SkyRoads: Xmas Special

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

This Special edition of SkyRoads features 3 new worlds for Christmas and one for a training course to its existing worlds. However by this addition you will not able to play Satellite, Into The Sun, Asteroid Belt and The Earth again.

Sonic & Knuckles

Sonic & Knuckles

Microsoft Xbox 360 - September 9, 2009

The story picks up from the ending of Sonic 3 - Dr. Robotnik's orbital weapon, the Death Egg, has been badly damaged in the climactic battle between himself and Sonic The Hedgehog. As the satellite falls back to the Floating Island, landing in a volcanic crater, Sonic jumps off, landing in a mushroom filled woodland. Sonic knows there are many Chaos Emeralds hidden on the island, including the powerful Super Emeralds and the Master Emerald, the secret to the island's levitation powers. Worried that Robotnik may try to harness this power to fuel a repaired Death Egg, he sets off to try and...

Space Shaft

Windows - March 10, 2018

Space Shaft is a space simulator from the first person. Explore the asteroid belt. Collect the gas clouds to accumulate them into energy. Use this energy to accelerate and maneuver.

Starcom

Starcom

ColecoVision

The nefarious Emperor Dark is trying to take over our Solar system. The Shadow Force legions with their base ships and their fighters are threatening the Earth. You, as Colonel Paul Derringer also known as "Dash", take the control of a Starmax, a Class 1 Transport Missile Cruiser, to fly into battle to destroy the enemy fleet. You will attempt to stop them in the main asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

Starcross

Starcross

Apple II - Released - 1982

Starcross is a 1982 interactive fiction game designed and implemented by Dave Lebling and published by Infocom. Like most Infocom titles, it was developed for many systems. It was released for DOS, as a PC Booter, Apple II, Atari ST and Atari 8-bit. It is Infocom's fifth game. The game was Infocom's first in the science fiction genre. It takes place in the year 2186, when the player's character is a lone black hole miner exploring an asteroid belt. The player's ship, the Starcross, is fitted with a mass detector to look for "quantum black holes", which are such powerful sources of energy...

Starcross

Starcross

Commodore 64 - Released - 1982

The year is 2186. Humanity has established colonies on the moon, Mars, and several of the larger asteroids. Earth's sky is dotted with space habitats, and the spaceways are always busy. As usual, there is the urgent need for energy to power this advanced civilization; one of the primary sources of that energy is quantum black holes. In Starcross, you are a miner of black holes, scouring the asteroid belt in your one-man survey ship. Finding and harnessing a single black hole can make a person's fortune. It's a lonely business, fraught with the known and unknown hazards of space. You've...

Starcross

Starcross

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1984

The year is 2186. Humanity has established colonies on the moon, Mars, and several of the larger asteroids. Earth's sky is dotted with space habitats, and the spaceways are always busy. As usual, there is the urgent need for energy to power this advanced civilization; one of the primary sources of that energy is quantum black holes. In Starcross, you are a miner of black holes, scouring the asteroid belt in your one-man survey ship. Finding and harnessing a single black hole can make a person's fortune. It's a lonely business, fraught with the known and unknown hazards of space. You've...

Starcross

Starcross

MS-DOS - Released - 1982

The year is 2186. Humanity has established colonies on the moon, Mars, and several of the larger asteroids. Earth's sky is dotted with space habitats, and the spaceways are always busy. As usual, there is the urgent need for energy to power this advanced civilization; one of the primary sources of that energy is quantum black holes. In Starcross, you are a miner of black holes, scouring the asteroid belt in your one-man survey ship. Finding and harnessing a single black hole can make a person's fortune. It's a lonely business, fraught with the known and unknown hazards of space. You've...

Starcross

Starcross

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1984

The year is 2186. Humanity has established colonies on the moon, Mars, and several of the larger asteroids. Earth's sky is dotted with space habitats, and the spaceways are always busy. As usual, there is the urgent need for energy to power this advanced civilization; one of the primary sources of that energy is quantum black holes. In Starcross, you are a miner of black holes, scouring the asteroid belt in your one-man survey ship. Finding and harnessing a single black hole can make a person's fortune. It's a lonely business, fraught with the known and unknown hazards of space. You've...

Starcross

Starcross

Amstrad CPC - 1986

The year is 2186. Humanity has established colonies on the moon, Mars, and several of the larger asteroids. Earth's sky is dotted with space habitats, and the spaceways are always busy. As usual, there is the urgent need for energy to power this advanced civilization; one of the primary sources of that energy is quantum black holes. In Starcross, you are a miner of black holes, scouring the asteroid belt in your one-man survey ship. Finding and harnessing a single black hole can make a person's fortune. It's a lonely business, fraught with the known and unknown hazards of space. You've...

Starion

Starion

Atari 800 - Released - 1983

Starion is a 1-player side scrolling arcade game for the 8-bit Atari. Your goal is to rescue the asteroid belt castaways, by taking them four by four to the blue transporter tubes. The player controls a small spaceship which can move in all directions, including marginally backwards, but still steadily moves to the right. The player can only fire to the right. The player must maneuver past a number of dangers including alien lasers, moving walls, space vessels, and electrical fields. The player must reach into the cavern where the castaways are stranded, use their laser to pick up 4 each...

Staroc

Staroc

Philips VG 5000 - Released - 1984

Staroc is a horizontally scrolling shoot-'em-up. Players control a spaceship that can move up and down and can fire lasers. The players spaceship flies through an asteroid belt and then over hostile territory and has to contend with several flying enemies as well as missiles that are launched from the ground surface. Shooting down enemies earns the player points. The player starts the game with three spaceships. Once they are all lost, the game ends. The player can then enter their name on a high score list if their score is high enough to qualify.

Stellar Shuttle

Stellar Shuttle

Atari 800 - Released - 1982

Stellar Shuttle is a Lunar Rescue variant. The planet Ttam has drifted into a dangerous asteroid belt, requiring that all inhabitants be evacuated to a mother ship orbiting outside the belt. The player has the shuttle ships to work with, to fly through the asteroids and pluck the refugees one at a time from the surface. To help avoiding the asteroids the speed of the shuttle can be slowed down by using the shuttle's retro rockets. The retro rockets can also be used against dragons that star appearing at level two. Once the player has picked up a refugee he has to return up to the mother...

Super Asteroids & Missile Command

Super Asteroids & Missile Command

Atari Lynx - Released - 1995

So you think you're an ace, huh? Here's your chance to prove yourself. Fight your way out of an asteroid belt filled with hostile aliens in Super Asteroids. Too easy? Take a shot at saving the earth in Super Missile Command. These enhanced versions of your favorite coin-ops have never looked so good.

Superman: The Man of Steel

Superman: The Man of Steel

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1989

A selection of subgames based around the comic book hero Superman. You must guide the man of steel through several missions each prefixed by a page from a comic book, with speech bubbles outlining the task ahead. Each mission permits certain superpowers to be used, and in the first flight, infra-red vision, super punch and super breath are all available. The object is to battle through 'parademons' to meet 'the professor'. From there the superhero must rescue Lois Lane and Governor Lee from the terrorist-stricken Atlantis, anchored in Metropolis Harbour. Numerous nasties oppose you, but you...

This Planet Sucks!

This Planet Sucks!

Atari 2600 - Homebrew

Your goal in This Planet Sucks is to rescue colonists trapped on the planet's surface, while avoiding the asteroid belt between your mother ship and the colonists. In addition to fighting gravity and avoiding the asteroids, care must also be taken not to squash the poor colonists you're trying to save! And to make matters worse, the asteroids turn into enemy ships after rescuing a colonist!

Typhoon

Typhoon

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1987

Typhoon is a vertically scrolling shooter in which the player uses a space ship to kill aliens. The game has about 50 levels in changing environments, e.g. an asteroid belt, a jungle or a futuristic city. Special symbols, available at the beginning of each level, grant an extra life or one of three special upgrades (like a better weapon or a shield). The latter are only temporary. The game features two especially dangerous enemies: indestructible, rotating plates and skulls which grant instant death when shot. The game always shows how many points are missing before getting a better rank in...

Utopos

Utopos

Windows - Released - March 29, 2021

Utopos is back! The original Utopos launched almost 30 years ago in 1993, but the magic is still there. Utopos is a multiplayer spaceship arena fighting game. Utopos is easy to pick up and provides countless hours of fun action with your friends! Situated at the Asteroid Belt, Utopos is a colonized world inhabited by humans who left the earth in the search of a better life. Rocketship fights have become a popular sport and it's up to you to fight your way to the top. Choose your ship and weapons and fight against other players to see how is the ultimate rocketship fighting...

War Hawk

War Hawk

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

Warhawk is a vertical-scrolling shooter set in space (its authors were inspired by coin-op arcade game Star Force). The player pilots a laser-armed starfighter flying into an asteroid belt, fighting against enemy starbases and waves of fighters, avoiding mines and meteor showers depleting ship's shields, while hunting for precious power-ups.

Warhawk

Warhawk

Amstrad CPC

Warhawk is a vertical-scrolling shooter set in space (its authors were inspired by coin-op arcade game Star Force). The player pilots a laser-armed starfighter flying into an asteroid belt, fighting against enemy starbases and waves of fighters, avoiding mines and meteor showers depleting ship's shields, while hunting for precious power-ups.

Warhawk

Warhawk

Atari 800 - Released - 1986

Warhawk is a vertical-scrolling shooter set in space (its authors were inspired by coin-op arcade game Star Force). The player pilots a laser-armed starfighter flying into an asteroid belt, fighting against enemy starbases and waves of fighters, avoiding mines and meteor showers depleting ship's shields, while hunting for precious power-ups.

X-15 Alpha Mission

X-15 Alpha Mission

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

America is being held to ransom by terrorists, so you are called in to stop them. You take control of a X-15 space-plane and you must fly through six different stages to destroy the terrorists orbiting space station. You begin the game on the runway where you have to take off. After a successful take off you have to fly through three stages in Earth's atmosphere shooting and dodging, helicopters, jets and missiles. Try not to take on too much damage. In space you have to shoot satellites in order to see the space station. When can see the space you place your cross-hair over it, and you...

Zargs

Zargs

Apple II - Released - September 13, 1982

Zargs is a 1-player arcade game for the Apple II. Intelligence has learned of the approach of several thousand mysterious bright objects from the region of the Crab Nebula. It has been concluded that the Earth will soon be under attack from alien spacecraft. The only hope is to complete and arm the top secret Zarg spaceships, military weapon superships constructed just inside the orbit of the great asteroid belt. As captain of each interstellar battleship, you must work against time to properly pilot, rotate, and precisely dock your spacecraft into one of the four Zarg ports before...

Zeta

Zeta

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1991

Zeta is an adventure game with light dungeon crawling elements. The star ship Pilgrims is sent to investigate an accident on the planet Z (or Zeta-3) in the Zeta star system, and find out what happened to the first investigation team sent earlier, and to search for the lost transport ship Sanctuary. A development base on Z was destroyed under mysterious circumstances 100 years ago, which is suspected to be related to the more recent disappearances. Players take control of crew member Kou Asamiya aboard the Pilgrims, as it encounters an emergency in an asteroid belt, and some crew members...

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