How to Play
Use the arrow keys to move around and align your ship so you can obliterate the asteroids. Pressing the down key puts you into hyperspeed which is useful for avoiding near-death encounters. Movement is an art in Asteroids as you balance your boosters and breaks to maneuver tactically around the deadly space obstacles.
As well as avoiding killer space rocks, there’s the occasional flying saucer that fires indiscriminately in your general direction. It’s best to move quickly and fire fast to destroy these ships so you don’t get annihilated by their chaotic firing patterns.
More Atari Games
Atari made some of the most influential arcade games of the late 1970s and early 1980s. If you liked Atari Asteroids, check out other Atari golden-era arcade games like Breakout and Centipede. Browse our arcade and classic sections for more retro games.
Release DateFebruary 2021 (HTML5)
DeveloperAtari developed the original Asteroids game.
PlatformWeb browser (desktop and mobile)
- W or up arrow to accelerate
- AD or left and right arrows to steer
- S or down arrow to use hyperspace
- Space bar to shoot