Your spaceship is dangerously close to colliding with an asteroid field! Masterfully dodging and crushing stones into smaller fragments, you need to pave your way to freedom. Seeing that you are in trouble, alien saucers sometimes fly up to help, or rather, finish off. It'll be hard. As a last resort, use hyperdrive.
Atari released a black and white vector version of the game in 1979-80 as Asteroids and in 1980/81 a color version of Asteroids Deluxe.
A terrible, unfinished version of the game, which, even in its final release, would have been no better! it only plays well with the Asteroids controller, which, like the game itself, was released in a single copy.