Box Art: Atari 7800 Asteroids (1987)


I never owned the Atari 7800 but the box art for their games were positively awesome, particularly this one for the arcade classic Asteroids. This port of the title did away with the Vector graphics of the original, instead it used colorful Raster graphics. The game also allowed for two player options that included team play, alternating plays, and a mode where you could destroy your friends ship with your laser blasts if you were not careful…or just vindictive.

Thanks to the AtariAge site for the awesome box scan as well as the screenshots.

VicSage

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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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