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Asteroids- Scroll down for instructions


[Note: Play this game with extreme caution! Can be very habit-forming!!]

It may be necessary to mouse click inside the game board. Use the keyboard controls described below to maneuver your ship, destroying as many asteroids as you can while avoiding collision with them. Also watch for the flying saucers armed with guided missles.

If you warp into hyperspace, your ship will momentarily disappear then reappear on another part of the screen, gradually fading in. During this time the ship is invunerable. Likewise, when your ship is destroyed, a new one will appear in the center of the screen. You can still maneuver and fire during this time so if you are in imminent danger, you have a couple of seconds to get out of it.

Controls
S Start Game P Pause Game
Cursor Left Rotate Left Cursor Down Reverse Thrust
Cursor Right Rotate Right Cursor Up Forward Thrust
Spacebar Fire Cannon H Hyperspace
M Toggle Sound* D Toggle Graphics Detail*
*Note: If the game appears to run slowly on your machine, try turning sound and/or graphics detail off. This will not affect game play.