LinksPosted on July 7, 2010
General Information & History:
- Arcade History.com: A great overview of the game’s history and technical details.
- Wikipedia: General article on Asteroids
- The Atari Library: Asteroid’s creators talk about its creation and why it’s great.
- thedoteaters.com More history of the game’s invention.
- Atari Times: Another history, including versions.
- Asteroids Troubleshooting Encyclopedia: In-depth technical resource for the arcade console.
- AtariGames.com: Good library of service updates, manuals, etc.
- Andy’s Arcade: Great collection of links, including repair information.
- ARCade ARChves at xmission.com: The most complete collection of Asteroids arcade schematics we’ve seen.
- Asteroids Mini: Documentation for a mini Asteroids cabinet with arcade PCB and Vectrex display.
- Suzo-Happ: Major arcade game component distributor.
- Textfiles – Arcade Manuals: Manuals for Arcade games, including Asteroids.
Locations and Community:
- TwinGalaxies.com: The officially recognized international video game scoreboard.
- ArcadeLocations.net: Big list of arcade locations (this links to search=asteroids)
- Aurcade.com: Community for arcade gamers, with a list of locations (this links to search=asteroids)
- Atari.org: “The definitive Atari resource.”
- PatrickScottPatterson.com: Video gaming personality
- RetroGarden.co.uk: Retro Game Reviews and Features from Retro Garden
- Facebook page for this website.
- Facebook official “Atari” page: The official Atari page.
- Facebook “Atari” community page: Unofficial interest group, fans of Atari.
Emulation and Online Play:
- Atari: Play classic games online (official site).
- MAME: Official development site for MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator)
- Stella: A Multi-Platform Atari 2600 Emulator. Not the arcade version, but good.