- Atari 2600
Astroblast is a space-themed fixed-shooter video game in which players mount a large laser cannon and take aim at falling meteors, missiles, and UFOs. The gameplay has been described as a unique blend of both Asteroids and Space Invaders. Ultimately, you want to keep any of the above obstacles from hitting the Earth. Astroblast was actually an Atari 2600 port of the Intellivision game Astrosmash. Mattel wanted to take full advantage of the Atari's popularity over Intellivision to increase sales. The port remains mostly the same, minus some graphical resolution and the soundtrack of the original.