Blasteroids © 1987 Atari Games Corp.
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|Blasteroids was released in February 1988.|
2,000 units were produced in the USA. The selling price was $2,345.
The game was originally to have areas in which a certain ship form was required to get through them, but the game's production was pushed forward, and it didn't receive the fine-tuning that was originally planned.
Background space-scapes, pictures of space ships, asteroids and other obstacles are actually digitized pictures of real-life objects. The asteroids were digitized by non other than ILM (Industrial Light and Magic), Lucasart's industry-leading special effects company.
Mark Twitty holds the official record for this game with 2,773,840 points on April 20, 1988.
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