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App description: Asteroid 2012 - The original arcade shoot em up (shmup) returns in 3D! Get ready for some insane blaster action with asteroids, meteors and aliens everywhere around you! The old school arcade classic shmup has been reinvented for the 21st century. Asteroid 2012 shakes down the old Atari classic and catapults it into deep space - delivering wave after wave of asteroids and aliens. If you ever wanted to be a pilot flying an X-Wing this is as close as it gets!

Now with primary lasers that can be powered up to do more and more damage and multiple secondary lasers - destroying those asteroids was never like this!

Forget the old vector graphics of yesteryear and enjoy a full 3D shmup experience on your phone or tablet! Take control of your spaceship with virtual controls or your accelerometer!

Asteroid 2012 now contains upgradeable lasers, secondary lasers, bombs, multiple arenas accessible through portals, multiple enemy aliens, atmospheric lighting FX, a brand new UI and now Online High-Scores - Compete to be the best in this retro shoot em up and watch out for the occasional bullet hell bosses...

Got a problem? Email me on support@m-spacemedia.com rather than leave negative comments - please :)

AppScore said "If you loved playing Asteroid as a youngster then youll love this adaptation. The graphics and sounds really add to the eerie feeling of the game and the simple controls will definitely keep you gripped for hours." 9/10

148Apps said "Sometimes I dont want deep. Sometimes I just want a shmup to blow crap up. And I can think of worse outlets than this." 4/5

User Reviews
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"The future of Asteroid games is here with this well constructed shmup game, the graphics and sound are fantastic and the controls work well with my iPad 2. A must have for asteroid fans"

"This is simply stunning - I love it! The graphics are amazing and the gameplay rulez! Some people will love this for the nosalgia of the old coin-op classic, others will love it just cuz it's so freaking awesome!"

"Graphics are great, UI is really cool and the giro control is nice and responsive making it a pleasure to play. All the good points from the original with a modern overhaul and major improvements."

"This game ROCKS! No pun intended. I've been waiting for a great game like this. Similar to X-wing and the genre. Other space sims dont have anything on this."

"Neo Retro. Simplistic in nature - this game scratches that retro itch in a way that doesn't make me feel old! Pew pew laser laser!"


TAGS:: space, aliens, shooter, shoot em up, asteroids, arcade, classic, scifi, alien, shump, all your base

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09-03-2011, 06:51 AM
#2
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 108
Out now!! Leave your comments here or on the app store and let us make the next version even better, it already includes a new 'Retro 1979' mode - top down 2D chaos ensues... Just going through the app approval process again for the update !

09-03-2011, 07:23 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 108
Upcoming version also incorporates the ability to 'hyperspace' - ahh, makes me feel young again...
09-04-2011, 07:09 AM
#4
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 108
Thank you to everyone! We've just made it into the Top100 US iPad Arcade and Action Games!!

We're really pleased that we are gaining so much support and are actively working towards pushing out the next version with all the extra features!
09-11-2011, 09:30 AM
#5
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 108
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09-14-2011, 12:14 PM
#6
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 108
Asteroid2012 still available, reworded text and Atari have called off the removal request
11-02-2011, 07:06 PM
#7
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 108
Newly updated to version 1.17 - adds new retro 3D mode, atari made us remove the 2D version and also an all new radar, better gfx & sfx and improved ai...
06-04-2012, 12:11 PM
#8
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 108
Updated to v2.2.5 - loads of cool new stuff and added a promo video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye5CzVWO08M

Enjoy...
11-07-2012, 09:53 AM
#9
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 108
Just a quick **bump** to let people know I have re-written the game and UI from the ground up over the last few months and have just passed review on the iOS App Store - the game includes lots of new stuff such as upgradeable primary weapons, secondary weapons, bombs, realtime lighting FX, online leaderboards etc etc

Would be great if any of you that bought it a while ago would update and review the latest version and if you have any complaints throw them into this thread rather than the App Store

All the best,

MM

The very tired sole developer of Asteroid 2012