Cover of: Official Asteroids Ultimate Strategy Guide | Chris Jensen, Doug Radcliffe

About the Book

This is a hits, tips, and strategy guide to the 1998 space combat, action game "Asteriods" for the Personal Cpmputer {PC}, and PlayStation {PS, PSOne, PSX, PS1}. There are color screenshots, descriptions of various poewer-ups, and enemies. There are general tips to the games 75 levels, as well as tips on the origial 1979 game. There is a history of the original games release, along with interviews of the new games creators, as they mention their first contact with the original game. The book originally cost $12.99 in the USA, and £9.99 in the UK.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Astro-Mining Corporation Pilot's Manual 2
Spacecraft Controls 2
Playstation Controls 3
Windows 95/98 Controls 3
Difficulty Settings 4
Selecting a Spacecraft 4
Dagger 4
Longsword 5
Rapier 5
Excalibur 6
Spacecraft Features 7
Rotation 7
Thrust 7
Shields 8
Laser 8
Flip 9
Hyperspace 9
Wildcard Weapons 10
Chapter 2: Power-Up, Weapon. and Enemy Tactics 12
Power-Ups 13
Shield Recharge 13
Free Ship 13
Bonus Points 13
Wildcard Weapons 14
Gun Satellites 14
Mines 15
Armageddon 15
Plasma Sword 16
Homing Missiles 17
Plasma Drill 17
Trigger Bombs 17
Ramming Shield 18
Smartbomb 19
Laser 19
Wideshot 19
Robo Wall 20
Missile Armageddon 20
Enemies 21
Standard Saucer 21
Super Saucer 21
Asteroid Tug 22
Hex 22
Nuke Driver 23
Vulturoid 23
Kamikaze 24
Fuel Transport 24
Repulser Beam 25
Living Turret Cruiser 25
Regenerator 26
Crystal Ice Ship 26
Crystal Boss 27
Chapter 3: Single-Player Zone Strategies 28
General Strategies 28
Playing Center Field 29
Don't Overstay Your Welcome 29
Snag the Prizes! 29
Play the Angles 30
Edges and Corners 30
Scoring 30
Sigma Delta Zone 31
Growing Crystals: Not Cool 31
The Mined Asteroid 32
Fun with Weapons 32
Black Hole Zone 32
Black Holes Suck! 32
The Asteroid That Won't Budge 33
Fun with Weapons 33
Sun Zone 33
The Ring of Fire 34
Ancient Energy Asteroids 34
Uninvited Fireball Comets 34
Fun with Weapons 35
Worm Zone 35
The Angry Alien Queen 35
Eradicating Space Worms 36
Fun with Weapons 36
Save the Earth 36
Ignore the Bottom 36
Out of My Way, Satellite! 37
Avoid Crystallization 37
The Crystal Boss 38
Chapter 4: Multiplayer Strategies 40
Multiplayer Briefing 40
Getting Tricky 41
Rubble Trouble 41
Be Greedy 41
Power Hungry 41
Forget the Old Asteroids 42
Move the Debris 42
Zone Strategies 42
Sigma Delta Zone 42
Black Hole Zone 42
Sun Zone 42
Worm Zone 43
Point Values 43
Chapter 5: Cheat Codes, Easter Eggs. and Classic Asteroids 44
Cheat Codes 44
Playstation Cheat Codes 44
Windows 95/98 Cheat Codes 46
Easter Eggs 47
Uncovering Classic Asteroids 47
Playing Classic Asteroids 47
Scoring 48
Controls 48
Strategies 49
Classic Asteroids Cheat Codes 50
Chapter 6: A Brief History of Asteroids 52
The Dawn of Asteroids 52
The Creation of Atari 53
Pong Paves the Way 53
The Asteroids Revolution 54
Ideas 54
Asteroids Debuts 55
The Aftermath 56
Asteroids Remembered 57
George Broussard 57
John Cutter 58
Willem Knibbe 59
Bill Roper 60
Phil Steinmeyer 61
Chris Taylor 61
Asteroids Factoids 62
Appendix: Internet Resources 64
Getting on the Web 64
Asteroids 65
Activision's Asteroids Page 65
Game Archive's Atari Arcade Game Page 65
Killer List of Video Games 65
Atari 66
Atari Gaming Headquarters 66
History of Atari 67
Atari Timeline 67
Classic Video Games 67
Videotopia's Culturally Significant Video Games 67
I.C. When's History of Video Games 68

Edition Notes

Series
Official Ultimate Strategy Guide
Other Titles
Asteroids: Official Ultimate Strategy Guide {On spine.}
Copyright Date
1998

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
70
Dimensions
27.5 x 21.5 x 0.6 centimeters
Weight
9.6 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL11008057M
Internet Archive
isbn_9780782125047
ISBN 10
0782125042
ISBN 13
9780782125047
OCLC/WorldCat
41488451
Goodreads
1153890

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