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Genre: Action, Retro, Shoot em up :: Players: 1 :: Released: 12/7/07

Asteroid Zone Review

Developer: Connect2Media


Game Features


Interesting mission based structure
Great music and sound effects


Small sprites

Save Option
Bus/Tube Friendly
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Review Details
Handset Sony-Ericsson K800i
Time Played 3 hours
Game Progress Finished story mode

Costas Stephanides’s Review

Review Date: 12/7/07

Asteroids for the 00's

It shouldn't take a genius to guess that Asteroid Zone will bear some resemblance to the Atari classic. It does involve a little spaceship that can only move in 2 dimensions via a thrust and some side boosters. That's where the similarity ends. Your mission is to rescue as many astronauts and scientists as you can and then use their skills to upgrade your weaponry and ship. Life in the age of space travel is a lot simpler and rescuing the men doesn't involve any drawn out negotiations with the enemy. Find and destroy the enemy ship holding the men and then rescue them before their shields run out and they succumb to the horrors of death by vacuum. The story doesn't quite end there as you then have to deliver the men to the space station (or use them as human shields).

The game is set across 4 zones with 8 levels in each. Each level ends once all the ships have been destroyed and until there are no more men to rescue. There is no difficulty setting and the hardest part is mastering the control of the ship. To make things more interesting, a trophy room has been included. Once the story mode has been completed you are free to repeat any of the levels to try and collect all the trophies. Each level has its own stats and if you really want to make the most of this game, try and get 100% rescues for all levels in the games.

The graphics on the K800i are very good. This is mainly down to the detail in the space background. You do have an option to reduce the level of background detail and this should help out the weaker handsets. The graphics of the ships and sprites are actually a bit pants but then this is supposed to be an homage to Asteroids.

In closing, Asteroid Zone is a mobile game through and through; simple controls, small sprites but with decent gameplay that will bring a smile to retro fans.