A retro fan-favorite returns
Lovers of arcade retro games remember Asteroids fondly. Countless hours shooting space rocks and dodging alien ships can now be done from the comfort of your own home with Asteroids Recharged. While it doesn’t come with the lingering smell of nacho cheese and someone else’s sweat on the controller, the gameplay looks to satisfy the feeling of the original game.
The announcement video showcases bright visuals, throughout the trailer. A little neon blue ship floats throughout the galaxy, striking purple asteroids and dodging green saucer counter-fire. Along with its visual vibrancy, each shot from the spaceship pierces through the asteroids with a satisfying sound. Composer Megan McDuffee has brought life to the new version of Asteroids in its original soundtrack.
Asteroids Recharged has 30 unique and creative challenge levels in new territories. The game offers local and global leaderboards to reflect on that classic arcade feeling of needing to one-up your old rival. It also has powerful new abilities, including spread shots, rail guns, reflector shields, and more. The game offers “pulse-racing couch co-op” so you don’t have to face those UFOs alone. Coordinate with friends (or let them be your downfall) to face the endless challenges in the game.
When does Asteroids Recharged release?
Asteroids Recharged releases December 14 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Atari VCS for $9.99. Available on all the newest platforms, retro lovers won’t want to pass up on this new version of the game to see what it has to offer. Revitalized for the modern era, it looks like a fun and challenging game to play.