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Asteroids on Steroids

icon A remake of the classic arcade game Asteroids created by Atari, Inc. in 1979, developed with Fenix for GP2X in 2008, and now adapted for Dreamcast.

 

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The objective of the game is to destroy all the asteroids and flying saucers that appear from all angles of the screen, shooting a large asteroid will cause it to break into smaller and faster asteroid fragments, making them more difficult to destroy. 50 Points are scored for every large asteroid destroyed, the smaller the asteroid, the more points are available, the flying saucers are worth 500 points, and rescuing a drifting astronaut will give you a bonus score.

Asteroids on Steroids was created with Fenix by Snurty, level one of the game is fairly easy with a small number of asteroids to destroy, as you progress through the levels more asteroids appear. Control your ship by rotating left or right, use thrust to avoid collisions, and shoot at everything on the screen. Drifting astronauts will not be destroyed by your weapon, maneuver your ship directly at the astronaut to rescue him.

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This release comprises of the GP2X version of Asteroids on Steroids along with DCEvolution's version of Chui's Fenix SDL Loader (FSL) from November 2004, edited to exclude the Fenix splash screen and jingle, so the game loads directly.

The Dreamcast Fenix port does not have support for music in the OGG format, the soundtrack for Asteroids on Steroids (a four minute infinitely looping tune on the start screens only) has been excluded from this Dreamcast version. The start screen text has been edited to display the Dreamcast controls and the WAV sound effects have been balanced for volume. Due to the alterations made to the game for a Dreamcast release, a download for the original GP2X version has been made available (the GP2X Fenix runtime is also included in the download).

Controls

  • Start - Start Game
  • D-Pad L/R - Rotate Ship
  • B - Fire Weapon
  • X (or D-Pad UP) - Thrust
  • Y - Pause/Quit Options
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Credits

  • Asteroids on Steroids: Snurty
  • Fenix Dreamcast Port and FSL: Chui
  • Asteroids on Steroids adapted for Dreamcast and presented by DCEvolution

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