Thursday, March 19, 2015

Heavenly Body of the Week: Asteroids!

Back in the yesteryear of November 1979, came a video game from a little company called Atari. It was called Asteroids, and it was outta this world. By today's standards, Asteroids of course, looks quite an antique, and to many, probably quite lame, but back in the day (it was just Atari's second arcade release, and came just a sixteen months after Taito/Midway hit the market with Space Invaders), Asteroids was the shizzle and a half. It is actually Atari's most successful coin-operated game.

I remember I spent many a Saturday at the mall arcade playing Asteroids...among many other games of the early 1980's. Once I got my own Atari 2600 home arcade system (for you youngsters out there, that was my generation's PlayStation and/or Wii), I would play it all hours at home. Yeah, I admit I should have been doing home work, but what can I say, I was addicted. So that is why Asteroids has been chosen as this week's oh so Heavenly Body.

That's it gang. See ya 'round the web.


  1. I remember this game although I never played. I did enjoy a game called Kashi I think-ninja trying to save the me away from homework

    1. Yeah, I did many things to get out of the whole homework thang.