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I’m a casual gamer, always have been. I don’t really get into creating characters. When I DO get a chance to play, I still love the old classics. That’s why I’m hooked on Asteroids for my Xbox 360. The best part is being able to hook the Xbox to my 42″ plasma screen tv, and have it in surround sound. It doesn’t get any better than that.

You can now buy and play the following old Atari games on your Xbox 360 and/or Xbox Live account:

  • Centipede/Millipede: defend your village against an onslaught of centipedes, spiders, army ants and more. In addition to the classic mode, the evolution mode offers high definition graphics and special effects like motion blur, trails and particle-based explosions to make the experience as enjoyable today as it was decades ago.
  • Battlezone: the original tank vs. tank action classic has received an Xbox Live overhaul, adding in exciting new multiplayer modes including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag. This updated version is truly a must-have for any fan of the original, which is also included. Additionally, players can use the Xbox Live Vision camera to watch live video of their opponents. Combine these features with new special effects for weapon firing, impacts and explosions and you have one killer classic as you’ve never experienced it before.
  • Asteroids/Asteroids Deluxe: rotate, thrust, flip, fire and jump to hyperspace as you blast oncoming asteroids to smithereens just like in the 1979 original, but in updated, beautifully rendered, high definition graphics that complement the classic original.
  • Missile Command: protecting your city from alien missile attacks has never looked better now that this classic has been overhauled with updated graphics and 3D rendered vistas. Choose from the evolved mode or the timeless original gameplay.
  • Tempest: clear a web of enemies before time runs out and advance to the next stage, using an arsenal of weapons at your disposal. This evolved version features a graphics overhaul while maintaining the same addictive gameplay of the original.
  • Warlords: a multiplayer classic that resurrects the competitive spirit of arcade games from years gone by. Knock out the other kings in their castles while keeping yourself protected at the same time. Up to four players can join the action with the game taking control of any vacant castles allowing for a variety of single- or multiplayer experiences. Gamers can also import their own pictures to their castles for an extra personalization.

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31 thoughts on “Asteroids!”

  1. For game reviews check out iRate Gamer or Attila or anyone on youtube. Chris isn’t entertaining when it comes to game, but i like his info. But gaming should be left to those who will review it and not just bable about cool hahahaha wow whew geee etc. Lame review.

  2. That is awesome that XBOX is bringing the old Atari games back. I used to play Ateroids and games like Centipeed 24/7. Now I really want to get a XBOX ontop of the already cool games it has.

  3. I think the ability to download games and other media content is the best feature of the current generation of game systems such as the 360, PS3, and Wii. Microsoft is slowly improving the 360’s ability to play media content from the web which is most notable seen in the recent update which includes computability with Divix. The PS3 (wish I had one) seems to be more media capable out of the box with its media card reader and such, but I haven’t experienced trying to use media files from the web on the PS3 or the Wii for that matter. I’d like to get a Wii, maybe in 3 or 4 months when the shelves are restocked. The interactive interface of the Wii makes its lower graphic ability an OK compromise.

    My favorite from back in the day is Battle one which I believe is on X-box live as well. Of course, being 42, I recall when these machines first hit the 7 11, the bowling alley, and Pool Hall that actually let us in to play even though we were 14.

    Keep on Blogging.

  4. I love Asteroids. I first heard of the game when my friend had it for the GabeBoy Color. Ever since then when I am extremely bored I pull it out and play it on my Nintendo DS.

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