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Fire up your laser cannon – ASTROSMASH is back!

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ASTROSMASH is back!

If you were gaming back in the 1980s, then you were probably playing ASTROSMASH. An Intellivision phenomenom, it was all about making the most of the power of your laser cannon to destroy anything and everything that came your way. Now, some four decades later ASTROSMASH is back and on Xbox, Switch and PC. 

BBG Entertainment have picked up the rights to ASTROSMASH to reinvent and reimagine the old classic. It’s available right now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC, attempting to gather the shoot ’em up fans together. 

ASTROSMASH is back!

In ASTROSMASH you get to take charge of your inner astronaut as a space-epic awaits. Running vague similarities to the iconic game of the 1980s, this new ASTROSMASH will task you with once again controlling a huge laser cannon. Your job is to save the world from meteors, bombs and more. 

The thing is, your laser cannon is stuck to the bottom of your screen, only able to shift left and right across the cosmic plane. Swift movement is going to be called on here, as you fight off the dropping asteroids and occasional UFO. 

Multiple levels await in ASTROSMASH, each of which will ramp up the difficulty as you go. When you then add in some glorious backdrops, harmonious background music and tight gameplay, and there’s a chance ASTROSMASH will well excite. 

Key features

  • Single player mode
  • Co-op and versus mode
  • Local and online multiplayer modes up to 4 players (cross platform)
  • 10 different levels
  • Different kind of enemies like spaceships, asteroids, UFOs
  • Fantastic graphics
  • Superb sounds compiled and designed by famous game music composer Tommy Tallarico
  • Keyboard and Joystick support

Buy now!

With BBG behind the recent reimaginings of SHARK! SHARK! and DYNABLASTER, there’s a chance the next shouty-shouty- ALL CAPS release of ASTROSMASH will equally excite. We’ll let you know in review. 

For now, head to the Xbox Store and grab a download of ASTROSMASH for £12.49. It’s playable on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, fully optimised for the latter. 

You’ll also find ASTROSMASH on Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac. 

ASTROSMASH on Xbox Game Description

ASTROSMASH® was originally designed by John Sohl for the Intellivision® console in 1981 and quickly became one of the most popular games of its time. It sold more than a million copies and earned its spot in the top-5 best-selling Intellivision® games ever. In this space-themed game, players use a laser cannon to destroy incoming meteors, bombs, and other targets.

In ASTROSMASH® you control a laser cannon that scrolls left or right along a flat plane to target falling objects, such as large or small meteors, spinning bombs, guided missiles, or an UFO that crosses the screen from time to time at higher levels. Low hills and stars are seen in the background.

Neil Watton
Neil Wattonhttps://www.thexboxhub.com/
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S - mostly with the brilliant indie scene that has come to the fore. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
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