Asteroids & Deluxe Xbox 360

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5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8

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  1. Dec 11, 2016
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    I don't normally get so pissed at a product that I have to vent, but how do you screw up "Asteroids" so badly? "Asteroids Deluxe" is screwed up as well — missing the background image that the graphics were layered over to distract you from the fact it's basically the same game — but few really played/remember that game. That's like screwing up "Joust 2" or "Mappyland."

    "Asteroids,"
    I don't normally get so pissed at a product that I have to vent, but how do you screw up "Asteroids" so badly? "Asteroids Deluxe" is screwed up as well — missing the background image that the graphics were layered over to distract you from the fact it's basically the same game — but few really played/remember that game. That's like screwing up "Joust 2" or "Mappyland."

    "Asteroids," though, is iconic, and part of that iconography is the "Duh....DUH...duh...DUH..." music/heartbeat. To release what is supposedly an accurate port of that game without that music is unforgivable.

    (Sorry for reviewing a 9-year-old port of two 35+-year-old games, but I just bought this on a whim last night.)
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55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Official Xbox Magazine
    70
    You can also play with the old graphics and relive that '80s charm. [Oct 2007, p.74]
  2. A product of their dated environment for sure, but still two fine examples of video gaming when considered within context.
  3. It's simple, accessible and briefly entertaining.